Preparing Video Files
Basic hardware required:
You will need a video capture card for your computer.
You will also need either a video camera, web cam or VCR and the correct connecting leads. Consult your local computer specialist for advice on what is suitable for your computer.
To convert a video file to Real Media, you can download free software from the Real Media Web Site. What you use will depend on whether you have a Mac or PC.
Scroll down the Real Tool Index Page until you find the text (below) and make your selection - Mac or PC.
Real Producer G2
Our free creation and
publishing tool. Replaces
RealEncoder G2. Download
(Macintosh and UNIX users
need previous version 5.1 or
For PC users: Download Real Producer G2
For Mac users: Download Real Encoder G2, version 3.1 or 5.1 (depending on your model of Mac)
Instruction files are available as well.
Using Real Producer and Real Encoder G2
These programmes allow you to record directly from a media device (PC camera, VCR etc) or from a video file already on your computer. The Programmes are well designed and user friendly.
Viewing Video Files on Earth Calendar Online
You will need to download and install Real Player G2.
Other Useful Real Media links
Real International Index - Select language - 10 available
Japanese Real Media Site
Download Real Player G2 (Japanese)
This page last modified 30 September, 1999 by Lynne Ralph