I’ve been playing with video a lot more recently and was hopeful that I could add inline video clips to my blog similar to flickr pix. So far its been a long arduous experience.
My girlfriend, mo, got me a pocket video camera for chanukah and by now I’ve amassed around 30 clips ranging from 2-10 mins and 3-75 megs.
The first problem is the camera records to an ‘.asf’ format which is only readable on my pc so I can’t access the more user friendly mac software. I’ve downloaded programs that allow editing and conversion with very bad results so far.
The next problem has been uploading which doesn’t seem to work with the asf format.
I’m curious whether any of you have had better experiences with video. Also, what are you videotaping? For me its been covering new yrs and my friend’s 40th. Are you video’ing for your own use or with intent to publish?
I’ve been wondering where all this video will go? That is how will avg people create it or for what purpose. It takes a lot more effort and thought than blogging. And talking heads are boring so I’m not believing we’ll all become v casters.
Also, I don’t see the world getting excited about everyones home videos. No, I see potential for something more like flickr.
Could a community come together to share and tag video clips that could be used in similar ways to flickr?
I ‘clip’ my hotel or visit to nairobi so others can use it to make travel decisions? I ‘clip’ a political candidate, restuarant, museum.
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