How to submit your video ?
About the recorded material
- You could use anything to record your material, until it keeps one rule: the sources and the result must be CC-BY-SA, and if possible OggMedia / Theora format.
- Videos is licensed by CC-BY-SA when Video submit progress complete.
- Must have an intro/outro for official video - please ask if you need special clip, or added detail at the opening / closing scene.
- Video quality must be smooth and with clear sound
- If you don't talk English, please make subtitles, or copy your speech into text. The accepted formats are SSA, SRT, SUB files.
- Video contributor(s) can record Non-English language but, if you know English please be international for all user.
- You have to speak fluidly on your language, but first choice is English
- If you can't speak English, then if possible make your subtitles (English is the best, or copy your speech into text), to let have the others to translate. With this you support your own community in your mother language, but also you support the international community. It's also compensating if you have bad mic (cracle, popping sound), and the text stays readable. In such case, please consider to choose "demo format" - where is no speech, only music along with the video.
- You have to use the right, and correct words (no bad, profanity, sex, or racist words)
Advices for beginners
- Speak clearly, calmly, fluently, and with constant gentle, strong voice - if you make an error, don't worry - make it in multiple parts, those are can be post-edited
- Reduce the filling words (eg. ummm), don't make long pause where you have to talk
- Prepare yourself always, and make notes about the structure, what do you want to share, and always say greetings, and goodbye if you finish.
- Videos created for the Project must be licensed by CC-BY-SA. More information about Licenses
- You can use different source materials (from outside of Fedora), eg. music, inserts to make videos. Please keep in mind that copyright must be CC-BY-SA. Or something similar This needs to be more well defined, we can use more permissive licenses also.
If you are unsure if the license is acceptable for source material ask in #Fedora-Videos.
Currently not many pure FOSS editors are available. We do suggest you try some of them. Also, here is no best software; we are aware that people have varying skill levels. This is only a partial list. Choose your tools, and be awesome.
- OpenShot (best for clips)
- Imagination (best for slideshows, if you have series of pictures) - Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj2CBlS-sx8
- Gnome shell recording capability (webM format) - Tutorial:
- Kdenlive (as KDE Video editor tool)
- Recordmydesktop (it's capable to record directly into Oggmedia /Theora)
- Gimp (The GNU Image Manipulation Program)
- Blender (is the open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation.)
- Inkscape ( Open Source vector graphics editor, similar to Illustrator or CorelDraw, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. )
- Sozi - inkscape plugin (Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOuf7w_Qesk)
- Synfig (if you are creating animations) - Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7RMZnZhFYA
Further recommended optional tools
- guvcview - it's an special software for web-cams, and you could add yourself to your video. It gives an resizeable window - so it makes a bit personally that people see your face.
- Subtitle editor - http://home.gna.org/subtitleeditor/ - It can be used for new subtitles or as a tool to transform, edit, correct and refine existing subtitle. This program also shows sound waves, which makes it easier to synchronise subtitles to voices.
- Gaupol - http://home.gna.org/gaupol/ - It supports multiple subtitle file formats and provides means of creating subtitles, editing texts and timing subtitles to match video. The user interface is designed with attention to batch processing of multiple documents and convenience of translating.
- Gnome Subtitles - is a subtitle editor for the GNOME desktop. It supports the most common text-based subtitle formats, video previewing, timings synchronization and subtitle translation.