VideoCue is a computer program for Mac OS X that is used in conjunction with a webcam to quickly make compressed videos, ideal for video blogs, vodcasting, or just practicing speeches and presentations. Gustavus has two stations set up for people wishing to use VideoCue: one in the ground floor of the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and one in the Culpeper Language Center's Media development station.

Using VideoCue in the Library

  • Sit down, log into the computer, position the iSight to your liking, and click start.
  • The program will start recording when the words reach the red area and the camera comes on.
  • When you are done, hit stop. The program will then ask if you would like to view the video, re-do the video, or save the video.
  • When you are satisfied with the product, choose to save the video. The program will then automatically save it to a web folder and e-mail you the link. With that link you can view, share, or download the video.
  • The link will remain valid until the end of the semester.

Using VideoCue in the Culpeper Center

  • VideoCue is currently only available on the Media Development Station computer in the Culpeper Center.
  • Launch the VideoCue program from the Dock or the Applications folder.
  • Position the iSight to your liking.
  • Hit the red record button, the program will start recording when the Start speaking now text reaches the red zone.
  • The program is by default set-up to record for 10 minutes or less if you want to record for longer, please see the center assistant for help.
  • When you are done recording, hit the square stop button.
  • Once you hit stop, a save box will open. Name your file and save it to the appropriate place. If you save it to the local hard drive, please save to HD2, it will remain there until the end of the semester. Assuming you have the available space, it is recommended that you save it to your Home Directory.
  • When you are done, quit the program.