Create an Audio/Video File for iTunes U

Tips for creating your audio & video content.

Make a Recording

Whether you're videotaping a lecture or making an mp3 from an interview, you'll need equipment.  Both the UNC School of Medicine Multimedia Lab and the UNC Media Resources Center loan out free digital recording equipment to faculty and staff on an event-specific basis.  Students can check out equipment at the Media Resources Center.

  • If digital recording is new to you, you may want to get equipment from the School of Medicine Multimedia Lab, and ask for a brief demonstration of the equipment.
  • Visit the 'Getting Help' page for a list of digital recording equipment available for check-out at each location, plus hours and contact information.

Capture & Edit the Recording

Both the UNC School of Medicine Multimedia Lab and the UNC Media Resources center provide digital audio & video editing stations.

  • If digital editing is new to you, the School of Medicine Multimedia Lab offers free assistance.
  • Visit the 'Getting Help' page for a list of digital audio & video editing software available at each location, plus hours and contact information.
  • Apple and Windows operating systems come equipped with free downloadable digital video editing software.  Visit the 'Online Resources' section of the 'Getting Help' page for information about these programs, and links to free digital audio editing software.

Recommended File Formats for iTunes U

  • Audio files (AAC, MP3) with appropriate file extensions (.m4a, .mp3).
  • Video files (MPEG-4 with H.264 compression) with appropriate file extensions (.mp4, .m4v, .mov)
  • PDFs can also be uploaded to iTunes.

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