Integrating Technology in the Second Language Classroom

Jean LeLoup & Bob Ponterio 
SUNY Cortland 
© 2007
     Video Capture, Crop, and Trim
RCA ports S-Video port
RCA cables are common in audio and video equipment. Don't forget to make audio as well as video connections and to plug in your speakers ;-)
Stereo mini-plug Mono mini-plug 1/4 inch stereo plug


A Firewire connection or DV in/out (digital video) is a high speed digital link that lets a computer communicate in both directions with a digital camera. It can do many other things as well, but we're only interested in its use for digital cameras for the moment. It will allow you to move the videeo and audio back and forth between the machines and also control one machine from the other. The two ends of the cable are different. The four-pin connector attaches to the camera, and the six-pin connector plugs into the computer. (Though some computers may have a 4-pin Firewire connector.)

Your camera may also have a USB cable and this may or may not work for video transfer. Some video cameras use USB to transfer only still photos.

A typical Firewire (IEEE-1394) card for a PC with 6-pin connectors

A digital camcorder stores its video and audio in digital format on a tape or disk. Analog cameras store the signal in a format that is more like a TV signal. Copies of a digital video file are exact duplicates, but copies of an analog signal always show some degradation.


Capturing Video in Premiere

Setting IN and OUT points


Using your digital still camera

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