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Resources for Video Projects

SPU’s Library Front Desk assists students in creating and publishing video projects. The following outline provides guidance for video consultations with students.

Software and Accounts


YouTube is an easy-to-use resource to publish a video project. The upload can be done in a way only those given the specific URL to the uploaded video can view it. The steps are as follows:

  • Create account
  • Upload video
  • Edit video info
  • Edit video
  • Share video privately with particular users
  • Share video as “unlisted” with a unique URL


Vialogues is a simple interface for asynchronous viewing and commenting on videos. Users are able to embed their YouTube video and allow others to comment.

  • Create account
  • Embed YouTube video
  • Adjust privacy settings
  • Share video privately with particular users
  • Comment by clicking on video playhead or entering the time code
  • Post questions

iMovie on OS X

iMovie on iOS

Apple iMovie support (

Video Capture Device Recommendations


  • iOS devices (iPhone 4S/5/5S/6/6+) and iPad (Air or Mini))
  • Flip video cameras or similar devices (Kodak)


  • Notebook computer with external USB camera/microphone) MacBooks using Quicktime
  • Digital video camera (DV tape or hard drive)


  • Devices not listed must obtain Front Desk approval to verify compatibility.
  • Do not use a DVD-based video camera

Video/Audio Tips

  • The recording device should be placed on a stable surface, such as a tripod
  • Take notice of external noise that may impact audio capture (such as tapping the cameras or moving your hand over the microphone)
  • The camera should adequately capture the subject
  • The microphone should clearly capture audio


Video Capturing Devices to Check Out or Use at the Front Desk

The Front Desk has various video capture devices and other equipment available for check out for those without their own. It is imperative to not wait to the last moment to check out a device to record the footage. Devices are available on a first come basis. Most items have a three-day check out policy. Listed are the devices held at the Front Desk:

Assistance Available at the Front Desk

For any assistance in capturing, editing or publishing videos, Front Desk Consultants provide training assistance at the Front Desk during normal library hours. Dedicated assistance is available by appointment while quick drop-in assistance is available during normal library hours. 


Questions or Assistance?

Contact the Library Front Desk which is located on the Main Level of the Ames Library at Seattle Pacific University.

206-281-2228 |


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