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Re: [videoblogging] (unknown)

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 14, 2004 | Post #11 | Topic #10

On 15/06/2004, at 12:47 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > For those of you actively videoblogging, what problems are you having? > Technically and creatively. have a software application that lets me vog easily. eg: shoot and capture. set in and out points. nominate some hotspots and basic mouse events. publish directly to my blog. ecto have just provided QT support, so this is very useful, but you still need to produce all of your content somewhere else. > We're kind of making this up as we go (which is exciting), but let's > get > specific. > And secondly, What are you trying to do with video in your blogs? express something about my daily life. explore what how and why networked video (and here i mean network a la internet not tv networks) is different to broadcast media. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] BloggerVision

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 15, 2004 | Post #13 | Topic #12

On 15/06/2004, at 4:07 PM, Yaron Samid wrote: > I'm an entrepreneur in NYC that has recently secured funding for my > broadband media startup. Our product/network will enable anyone to > broadcast DVD quality video over the Internet to an unlimited number > of viewers at no cost. I'm particularly passionate about helping > video bloggers and independent content producers to get their visual > stories to the world by entirely bypassing the bureaucracy of > traditional offline distribution channels and the technical, quality > and cost limitations of streaming video online. hi Yaron ok, I'm regularly going to play devil's advocate here, ok? largely in the spirit of pushing ideas and making things better. so, front up question. What's the big deal about DVD quality material? Lots of things work not because they are high rez but because their content works, or the content model works. (SMS, early html, early cinema, early radio spring to mind.) I'm not sure if it is a relevant analogy, but on my desktop i want small video works, not monuments. I want monuments I'll go to the cinema. At a major end of the spectrum it isn't about the production values in this sense. In the same way I guess that blogs aren't books, and don't try to be. What empowers more is a tool that makes it easy to make, much like a pencil and sketchpad. We don't need galleries to... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] BloggerVision

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 15, 2004 | Post #22 | Topic #12

On 16/06/2004, at 1:18 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > Is anyone working on a blogging tool that you know of? I know that Aisling Kelliher was working on something like this, but I'm not sure where the project is up to. They were at the Media Lab at MIT and also MIT's Dublin Media Lab. they're videoblog is at: http://www.audiovisceral.net/ and more details at: http://web.media.mit.edu/~aisling/ also Eli at http://www.chapmanlogic.com/blog/ is working on stuff to do with prosumer tools that would achieve these sorts of things. btw eli has a good list of links. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] BloggerVision

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 15, 2004 | Post #23 | Topic #12

On 16/06/2004, at 1:21 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > And if I have 500 people watch my video every day(not inconceivable), > I will > run out of bandwidth within a week. > Peter and I are talking about renting our own server and sharing the > costs with > other videobloggers. > > would anyone be interested? now i need to be careful here, but I can provide some hosting space/bandwidth from my server. it is in Australia (in a small room downstairs), but i can do this for you for free. the proviso's are: 1. the content must adhere to fair use provisions 2. it can't slander, vilify, etc 3. it must fit the research stuff i'm trying to support (providing some kickstart help for videoblogs is ok) 4. it is a research server which means there is definitely *no* 24/7 support and minimal backups are kept. given all that, is some people are interested in say 1Gb of free server space to serve from for a while, let me know and we'll see what we can come up with. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] BloggerVision

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 15, 2004 | Post #24 | Topic #12

On 16/06/2004, at 5:56 AM, Yaron Samid wrote: > Now imagine a push-button desktop publishing tool and global network > leveraging the efficiencies of P2P with the convenience of a viewer > experience embedded directly in your blog. Subscribed viewers are > notified of your new post, launch your site, and watch the video > (which has already been delivered in the background to their local > disk) directly in your blog post. No server space, memory, or > bandwidth costs whatsoever. Does that model work? I'm confused by this, though intrigued. by p2p do you mean there may be multiple copies of the vog distributed via p2p to n clients so that when client x requests the video it is served from client y who already has it? cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] BloggerVision

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 15, 2004 | Post #25 | Topic #12

On 16/06/2004, at 10:07 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > looks like they'd developing the kind of video interface that Peter > dreamed up. > http://www.audiovisceral.net/facts/this.html also check out http://weblogs.media.mit.edu/mupes/ to see the nokia project they're working on. > cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] some thoughts

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 15, 2004 | Post #26 | Topic #15

On 15/06/2004, at 8:49 PM, Eli Chapman wrote: > The problem I have with videoblogging (a problem I'm intent on > solving) is that it is not a natural extension of what I do with a > camera and computer. Text-based blogging is. I browse the web, I read > blogs, I link, I comment, I post. We were all doing it before > blogging existed, whether for ourselves, or on message boards, in > email, or in word docs. For videoblogging to be this natural, all the > video sources I consume and produce daily need to be available > (permalinked) for easy reference and annotation. That means films, > tv, dvds, and tapes. Then, when 1000s of videobloggers are doing the > same, the network of reference and usage and personality will emerge. > absolutely :-) i have a very old piece of work which is actually a sketch in photoshop that I turned into a QT movie, when you mouse into it it loads jpegs from a Norwegian newspaper's webcams. This is very straightforward to do in something like LiveStage, but it would also be relatively easy to make a movie that would let someone enter urls and the movie would display these urls. in fact I've got a MA student now who is doing something like this (he's not quite there yet but check out http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/~dpwolf) and is certainly about to start loading remote movies into... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] BloggerVision

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 15, 2004 | Post #28 | Topic #12

On 16/06/2004, at 11:36 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > --we need to solve the problem of bandwidth so I wont go broke if a > bunch of > people decide to follow my Moments day to day. as is so often the case Ted Nelson's original ideas would have been handy here. He envisaged a system of micropayments for IP so that if you view my work i earn n cents. if i view your work you earn n cents. if i quote your work same deal. at the moment ISPs pay for bandwidth and data flow, then charge this down the line to end users. so the business model is basically wholesale v. retail, but Nelson's model is essentially P2P, and of course means if your content is popular you earn more, rather than pay more (the irony online remaining that if your content is popular it costs you, which is generally the reverse of other economic systems). cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: BloggerVision

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 15, 2004 | Post #29 | Topic #12

On 15/06/2004, at 5:09 PM, Yaron Samid wrote: > Quality of service, namely picture quality (resolution and screen > size) is important to mainstream viewer adoption. Its been proven > time and again in the media world. Cable TV killed that antenna on > top of your old TV set because of picture quality, not because of > the 100 channels you never watch. You'll be switching to and paying > extra for HDTV soon to. That being said, I've always felt the > plumbing is only worth the shit it delivers. Picture quality or not, > you're 100% correct, content is THE main driver of viewership and > always will be. I'm too far out of trad. media studies these days to know how accurate this is :-) But i'll still keep the hat on and suggest it is only half true. In Aust. cable uptake has been low, and in Britain it (I think) was kick started by Murdoch buying football rights and sticking it on the satellite. Here digital TV is being kicked off by home DVD + theatre, not to get the digital signal. People are buying bigger tvs with better sound systems so the extra few dollars for the decoder is no big deal, but it is still secondary. now, on top of that, keep in mind in the US you have NTSC and we have PAL (as does Europe) which does look better, so... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Catching up

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 15, 2004 | Post #31 | Topic #30

On 16/06/2004, at 12:43 PM, petertheman wrote: > (PS: http://me-tv is the wiki I created with this list, feel free to > add/change/edit it) I'm getting domain not found, is the url correct or is this a new name and my local DNS not refreshed yet? ;-) cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] getting the code for a videoblogging tool

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 16, 2004 | Post #34 | Topic #12

On 16/06/2004, at 3:10 PM, Jay Dedman wrote: > I got in touch with the guy, Kow Atta-Mensah, who helped the MIT woman > build a > pseudo-videoblogging tool. > http://www.audiovisceral.net/facts/this.html > He said they built it a couple years ago. > The only thing they didnt do was give it an FTP function. > > He said we could possibly get the code for it. > would anyone be interested in figuring it out if we could get the code? well one possibility is that I try to get Apple University Consortium money here in Australia to finish it and release it. Though if it is MIT's then I'd assume they own it. Other suggestions welcome. I can't program Java but this is certainly I project I might be able to get funding for. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] how would you use a videoblogging tool?

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 16, 2004 | Post #37 | Topic #12

On 17/06/2004, at 4:09 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > how would you use it? well next year i have 50 students who will all be doing at least one small project around video blogs. so something that lets you: capture, do a quick cut, set in and out points, publish straight into your blog CMS. iMovie does everything except the last bit, but given the things out there for iPhoto to publish to a blog, etc, I'm assuming it would be possible to write a plug in for iMovie that would do this. not sure about the 95% of the world on pcs though. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



imovie and blogs

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 16, 2004 | Post #38 | Topic #38

hi all just had a quick look again at iMovie. it already publishes directly to a .mac account so probably via WebDav or similar. This means it should be relatively easy for someone to write a small hack that lets you publish to any web server. these already exist for iphoto and ical. apart from this iMovie already meets all the requirements. you can also publish only a nominated clip, so could if you wished just capture and publish all from the one application. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Process

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 17, 2004 | Post #44 | Topic #38

On 18/06/2004, at 10:46 AM, PeterV wrote: > 1. film with my small digital photocamera. (1 minute) > 2. take out memory card, plug in computer, put movie on computer (1 > minute) > 3. preview: no editing needed. > 4. optimize (using Vgas. Overkill, but I lost my Sorenson trial and > haven't found another good way of optimizing. Tips?) > 5. reoptimize with different settings. Looks ok now. 188K > 6. 7 minutes passed so far > 7. upload to MT i'd recommend ecto at this point which has QT support. removes step 8 :-) > 8. enter embedding code (had to go look it up) > > The whole thing took 10 minutes. Should be able to shave half of that > off, especially the optimizing bit and the embedding code bit. in terms of codecs and picking up an earlier question about standards. i use QT for everything because i do interactive work and it is the best architecture (daylight to the next one). These days for generic non interactive QT i use MPEG4 as per Apples implementation. the codec isn't great but it is compliant to ISMA specifications which means any mpeg4 compliant client can view it, anywhere. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Process

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 17, 2004 | Post #46 | Topic #38

On 18/06/2004, at 12:12 PM, PeterV wrote: > Feedback on the videolanguage is also always welcome! Just playing > around. not sure what you mean by videolanguage :-) what is important in blogs is that a) a post can stand alone but b) it is also a serial form of production so i figure vogs need the same structure. each one standsalone but there needs to be a serial structure as well. since a few people here are interestd in regular blogging, eg daily, perhaps we could propose an experiment where those interested agree to videoblog one clip per day for a week? just to see what's involved and what is made/happens? what do people reckon? (having said that i'm in switzerland next week and will be filming but network access won't be happening for a lot of it!) cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: imovie and blogs

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 17, 2004 | Post #47 | Topic #38

On 17/06/2004, at 3:03 PM, Jay Dedman wrote: > Okay, Eric, can you list these seven steps? > What about compression? Quicktime is pretty clunky. > You got to get these video files SMALL if you want to have any kind of > blog > with updated videos. > Ive found that Sorenson is the best game in town for small size and > pretty > decent quality. this varies, Sorenson 3 is excellent but tends to be very cpu intensive and compression is of course slow. These days I'm relying a lot on apples mpeg4 because it is quite good, but also because it is ISMA compliant and helps get round some of the standards wars that could threaten videoblogging. also makes it trivial to pump out material for a mobile phone, a streaming server, and for progressive as they are all mpeg4 standards and all available within quicktime pro. i used to use Cleaner all the time. but it is expensive and apart from some fancier stuff i like the production flow: shoot, capture, export, publish. less tools in there the better. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



next week..

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 20, 2004 | Post #63 | Topic #63

hi all i'm off for a week at a conference so apologies, there will not be much news from me for a while... cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]




By adrianlmiles | "adrianlmiles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 21, 2004 | Post #70 | Topic #70

On 18/06/2004, at 9:41 PM, Steve Garfield wrote: That's why I switched to having the video sit on an HTML page of it's own. Even though I have a template HTML page that I use, I'd prefer to have my weblogging tool grab my HTML template and edit the .mov filename. ok, first of all use postermovies. make a one frame movie and in the embed tag for the .mov just include the href. I'm offline at the moment (and these days embed the href inside the movie itself) but visit the apple quicktime tutorial and you'll find the code. it is something like href="url of movie" but you also need to specify target=myself (or something similar) Further, I'd like the tool to be able to upload the new HTML file and my pre-compressed video up to my host via FTP. ecto on os x, there is a windows version but not sure about its quicktime support. I worked on a project before where something like this was done with a UNIX command line on the Mac. I bet it would be easy for someone to write up an Applescript to do it. I could probably do it. BTW, in a recent Wall Street Journal article, the writer said that TypePad could store video. I emailed the guy and he told me that yes, TypePad can store video. not sure what you mean by this. any server can host video,... [View]




By adrianlmiles | "adrianlmiles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 21, 2004 | Post #71 | Topic #71

On 20/06/2004, at 10:26 PM, Steve Garfield wrote: Yes, I spread my videos around to different servers. I could put a video up on TypePad, but wouldn't want it to load each time the page is displayed. You could link to the video file itself, without any HTML code around it, but then you'd loose the ability to give the viewer information about the video, with links back to your site. That's what I don't want to have happen, people just linking to the .mov file and loosing all the information about me and the video. are you also using poster movies? if you place a poster on your blog, which could be on typepad, then the poster movie can load the real video from any viable url, which could be from where you're hosting the video from. the other advantate of the poster movie is that viewers are only looking at stuff that's the same size as a jpeg and it only downloads if and whne they request it. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: introduction

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
June 26, 2004 | Post #151 | Topic #110

On 26/06/2004, at 9:11 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > Peter, is this what you were talking about when you wanted to play all > the > Videoblog week videos back to back. > something to with SMIL. > can we do this? like a TV channel? > This application just plays all the videos seamlessly from different > servers? > btw this can also be done using QuickTime. QuickTime can read XML, you would generate an XML file with the urls you needed and a simple play interface. a student of mine is doing this sort of thing, see: http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/~dpwolf and apologies if I've already posted that, i'm sitting at Zurich airport trying to catch up on email, pissed off that i've had to miss videoblog week, and experiencing highly indeterminate time zones. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]