Video Clip Service

Video Clip Service

Clip Request Form

The Robertson Media Center can digitize video clips for faculty to use in teaching and research. Clips save time by isolating portions of videos to show in class, release faculty from the need to fast forward or watch previews, provide a consistent viewing experience, and allow collection of related material in one location.  Clips can be used for in-class viewing on a DVD player, and/or made available for streaming online within Collab.

NOTE: Clips are made available for internal teaching, research, and educational uses only and not for external distribution.

A few other things to know

  • The service is for instructors only (faculty or grad).
  • The service is not for entire videos but only for short scenes or collections of scenes.
  • Video clip requests will typically require a week to process, longer if the video needs to be purchased first.
  • Clips can be delivered as a video DVD, or as MPEG-4 files burned to a data DVD or uploaded into Collab.
  • Clips are saved for 30 days but they will not archived.

How it works

To make a clip request, simply fill out a clip request form available at the Clemons information desk, or the online form. We will need:

  • The version of the video from which you want the clips (if we don’t own a copy of the version you are using, we will need to purchase it for the Library or use your personal copy).
  • The start and end times for each clip requested.
  • A brief description of the content being clipped, especially at the start and end points.

Clips can be delivered either as a video DVD for viewing with a DVD player, or as medium-resolution MPEG-4 files, suitable for streaming over U.Va. networks.  We can copy the MPEG-4 files to a data DVD or drop them into your Collab site.  Copies of clips are saved for 30 days in case you need access to them again. They are not archived.

Notes on use of video clips in an educational environment

Individual faculty members assume full responsibility for complying with copyright law. As noted above, clips are provided by the Library solely for educational use in teaching, learning, and research at the University of Virginia. Distribution of clips of copyrighted content outside of the educational learning environment may be a serious copyright infringement. For more information on this topic, please see “Web Stewardship, Web Responsibilities”.

Contact

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us at clem-vid@virginia.edu.