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I am new to videoblogging and new to this list. I would like to purchase a camera, but it needs to be under $500. I would love some advice from vloggers on this list before I make the investment. I like the idea of doing interviews, so I'm thinking audio would be important, and maybe the ability to attach and external microphone. Other than that, I think other issues would be: a) Need to be able to easily get video files onto my computer (of course). b) I think I would want to be able to carry it around for a fairly long time and store a lot of video, so battery and storage on the camera might be important.. ... other than that, I'm not really sure about important issues since I haven't done video blogging, so I'm thinking you guys will know. ... any help would be much appreciated! ... thanks ... Richard ********************************* Richard Hall http://www.richardshow.com ********************************* [View]



advice on camera purchase
I am new to videoblogging and new to this list.<BR><BR>I would like to purchase a camera, but it needs to be under $500.<BR><BR>I would love some advice from vloggers on this list before I make the<BR>investment.<BR><BR>I like the idea of doing interviews, so I'm thinking audio would be<BR>important, and maybe the ability to attach and external microphone.<BR><BR>Other than that, I think other issues would be:<BR><BR>a) Need to be able to easily get video files onto my computer (of<BR>course).<BR>b) I think I would want to be able to carry it around for a fairly long<BR>time and store a lot of video, so battery and storage on the camera<BR>might be important..<BR><BR>... other than that, I'm not really sure about important issues since I<BR>haven't done video blogging, so I'm thinking you guys will know.<BR><BR>... any help would be much appreciated!<BR><BR>... thanks ... Richard<BR><BR><BR> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">*********************************<BR>Richard Hall<BR><A href="http://www.richardshow.com/">http://www.richardshow.com</A><BR>*********************************</P&gt; [View]



Re: [videoblogging]

By Richard Hall | Richard Hall <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 12, 2005 | Post #10952 | Topic #10908

Jan, It is a dell lap top and it does have a firewire port ... Richard At 10:00 PM 5/11/2005, you wrote: >What computer do you have? Does it have firewire? > >Jan On May 11, 2005, at 9:58 PM, richard@... wrote: > I am new to videoblogging and new to this list. > > I would like to purchase a camera, but it needs to be under $500. ********************************* Richard Hall http://www.richardshow.com ********************************* [View]



Re: [videoblogging] advice on camera purchase

By Richard Hall | Richard Hall <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 12, 2005 | Post #10957 | Topic #10936

What type of camera is it? Is nigh vision mode important? ... thanks ... Richard At 09:17 AM 5/12/2005, you wrote: >Hmm. Our exchange rates appear to finally be doing us Justice in Canada >here. > >I can't seem to find a miniDV cam with 25x optical zoom and night vision >mode here for more than $500 CDN. There are all like $495. > >Also, my webcam I just bought was only $49 CDN (futureshop.ca) and I see it >all over the net for $50 USD. > >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Chris Daniel" <chcdaniel@...> >To: <videoblogging@yahoogroups.com> >Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 5:50 AM >Subject: Re: [videoblogging] advice on camera purchase > > > > On 5/12/05, Josh Leo <jdl2@...> wrote: > >> Sorry Richard I saw this post before, but I thought that somebody else > >> with > >> more knowledge would have posted a reply. > >> > >> The only advice that I can give you is what I just recently purchased > >> (and > >> have been borowing from my school for the past few months to make my > >> vlog) I > >> ordered a Sony HC20 off the internet. It is a really small minidv camera, > >> with a pretty good quality image. I believe that it is the only model of > >> the > >> HC20-HC41 handicam models that has a microphone port (I dont know why >... [View]



time to upload to Internet archive?

By Richard Hall | Richard Hall <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 15, 2005 | Post #11288 | Topic #11288

I made my first video and I'm trying to upload it. Since the video was more than 10MB (22MB), I downloaded the tool from Internet archive for uploading and followed the directions and think I got it uploaded correctly. Once it was uploaded the message said that it would be posted within an hour and, in the freevlog tutorial, it only took 10 minutes. I have been checking the status of my contribution it currently reads "verification and derivations completed" it's been one hour and 47 minutes when I last refreshed the browser window. Of course, I'm sort of excited to get it posted since this is my first video, but I'm sure I will survive even if I have to wait a while. Mainly I just want to know if this indicates there was some problem in uploading, or does it sometimes take a while to load? ... any help would be much appreciated ... impatient in Missouri ... Richard [View]



Re: [videoblogging] time to upload to Internet archive?

By Richard Hall | Richard Hall <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 15, 2005 | Post #11292 | Topic #11288

Josh and others, I want to make sure that I'm clear that I think ourmedia/Internet archives is a very noble and cool thing. I definitely was not trying to be critical. The whole idea and philosophy of making a free space for all of us to upload media and share. It's amazing that it's free, and those who are behind it are to be commended! This whole culture is sort of magical. I'm willing to wait a day, two days, maybe after a week I would think about alternatives, but maybe not. Since I am a beginner, I was just afraid that I had done something wrong and that, perhaps, it would not load at all. I appreciate others' responses, so, now I know it appears that it's just a matter of patience and I can do that. ... thanks for the reassurance and thanks to the Internet Archives and the ourmedia folks! .... Richard (patient in Missouri) At 07:54 PM 4/27/2005, you wrote: >ourmedia.org and its partnership with the internet archive is still a >service that's in alpha right now. At the moment it definitely has >it's drawbacks and limitations, but this is too be expected of new >technologies while they are still in the testing phase. Apple's new >Tiger operating system has quite a few problems with it and that's a >product from a multi-million dollar company that utilized extensive >private alpha and beta testing. Ourmedia is a... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] time to upload to Internet archive?

By Richard Hall | Richard Hall <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 16, 2005 | Post #11343 | Topic #11288

--=====================_6103215==.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed Jay, I'm not exactly sure which URL you mean, but on my contribution page, the item that's says that verifications and derivations have been complete, that has been there for 15 hours has the task id 113407 And when I click on the item name <http://www4.archive.org/details-db.php?mediatype=items&identifier=RichardHallOzarkBirdfeeder>RichardHallOzarkBirdfeeder it goes to this url http://www4.archive.org/details/RichardHallOzarkBirdfeeder and says some message about not being able to find it ... any help would certainly be appreciated ... thanks ... Richard At 08:52 PM 5/15/2005, you wrote: > > I uploaded Saturday afternoon. No sign yet. The last > > one took two days. Too slow for news! > >Ive been told that they are making changes to the Archive that will >make uploads much quicker. >but it's a process. >we're all testers. >The Archive is going from being an archive to being an active server. > >if you need instant upload....you need to rent your own server space. >Typepad.com is a good place to start...cheap....no enforced limitations. > >if anyone has problems...please send me the individual URL of the page. >i know this weekend...everything has been backed up. > >Jay > > > >Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > --=====================_6103215==.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" <html> <body> Jay,<br><br> I'm not exactly sure which URL you mean, but on my contribution page, the item that's says that verifications and derivations have been complete, that has been there for 15 hours has the task... [View]



first post issues

By Richard Hall | Richard Hall <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 16, 2005 | Post #11373 | Topic #11373

I attempted my first video post ... I relied heavily on stuff from freevlog (Thanks!) I also appreciate all the people who helped me with regard to ourmedia and internet archive (Thanks!) I tried to add a feed to mefeedia. By the way, it's at http://www.richardshow.com Issues: 1) Size. I edited the video with adobe elements and exported it as quicktime. There weren't many options for exporting options, so I just selected the generic "dsl" for format. The resulting video was 22MG and the size of the window was tiny (151 by something). I did it a second time and selected the generic LAN setting and the size of the video window was appropriate 320 X something) and the size of the file was a wopping 90MG. When I play it back on the web I can never get the big one to play the whole way through and the little one takes a while. Perhaps this size is appropriate given the video/audio and other stuff I added, or perhaps I need to do more compression. I like adobe elements, so I would like to edit with that, but, perhaps I can just export it as an avi and use another tool to compress with more quicktime settings ... any help would be appreciated. 2) Streaming. I have experience with using a real media streaming server so the file downloads as it plays, and the quick time files seem to... [View]



beginner lessons learned

By Richard Hall | Richard Hall <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 18, 2005 | Post #11555 | Topic #11555

I joined this list just about a week ago and, in that time I've created a vlog and my first video and I've learned a couple of things that may be useful to beginners: First, the practical ... compression 1) I use Adobe Elements to edit, and I tried to use it to compress and ended up with a .mov file that was 27MG and with a very tiny window, or 77MG with a big window, for only a 2 minute clip with some music 2) I bought quicktime pro ($30) (6, since I use windows). I exported the Elements file as a .avi, and was quickly able to get the file down to 10MG, by exporting it into quick time and just selecting the generic large dsl option, and the quality was not discernibly different from the 77MG version and the window size was the same - I'm sure I can get it smaller once I play around a little with the settings, and still maintain the quality. Second, the maybe less practical 1) The VLOG community is great, and a lot of the posts come from people who got me interested in the first place, when I saw their vlogs the "famous video bloggers" to me ... more everyday people become "famous" to me each day ... 2) The amount of information on the list is overwhelming, but really interesting, ranging from all levels of technical detail to... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] beginner lessons learned

By Richard Hall | Richard Hall <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 19, 2005 | Post #11628 | Topic #11555

--=====================_4851686==.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed Thanks Adam ... I checked out your site and enjoyed your videos ... I couldn't get the comment thing to work on the second video (Saturday music), but I was trying to say that I thought you definitely did NOT suck ... Richard At 12:00 AM 5/19/2005, you wrote: >You've picked up quite a bit in a week, Richard. >I feel the same way about this community, and I think everyone else here >does too. >It's a pretty incredible thing. > >-Adam ><http://bullemhead.com>bullemhead.com > >On 5/18/05, Richard Hall ><<mailto:richard@...>richard@...> wrote: >I joined this list just about a week ago and, in that time I've created a >vlog and my first video and I've learned a couple of things that may be >useful to beginners: > >First, the practical ... compression > >1) I use Adobe Elements to edit, and I tried to use it to compress and >ended up with a .mov file that was 27MG and with a very tiny window, or >77MG with a big window, for only a 2 minute clip with some music > >2) I bought quicktime pro ($30) (6, since I use windows). I exported the >Elements file as a .avi, and was quickly able to get the file down to 10MG, >by exporting it into quick time and just selecting the generic large dsl >option, and the quality was not discernibly different from the 77MG version >and the... [View]



Fwd: [videoblogging] Ourmedia Publisher: Unknown Error

By Richard Hall | Richard Hall <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 20, 2005 | Post #11691 | Topic #11691

>Hello > >Clicking on the final button of the Puvblisher to start uploading i >Receive the error window with the statement: > >"Ourmedia Publisher has encountered an error. We apologize for the >inconvenience. You can help make this software better. Click OK to >send an error report to the Creative Commons (this may take a minute >or Two). > >No personal information will be transmitted, only information about >the state of the program when it crashed. > >If you would like to be notified when a solution is available, please >enter your e-mail address:" > >Any other facing the same problem? > >Nick ... yes ... I got the same error yesterday, and just used the publisher on the ourmedia page (my file was just over 10MG) and it worked, though it took a little while ... Richard ********************************** Richard http://www.richardshow.com *********************************** [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: vb classics

By Richard | Richard <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 20, 2005 | Post #11694 | Topic #11617

This is a great one Eric! ... thanks for sharing it ... I recommend it for all video bloggers .... At 01:09 AM 5/20/2005, you wrote: >One of my all-time personal favorite videoblogs is by that handsome bowl >of ramen, Chris >Weagel. > >In response to the Slashdotters dissing videoblogging, he gave us the >classic "Another >Gimmick". http://www.human-dog.com/lab/HDvidblogs04/110904.html > >I crave MSG now, beyatch. > >ER >http://www.ericrice.com > > >--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, ryanne hodson <ryanne.hodson@g...> >wrote: > > hi all > > since micheal and i started the new vloggers vlog: > > http://feeds.feedburner.com/freevlog/classics > > http://feeds.feedburner.com/freevlog/newvloggers > > to keep up with the new vloggers > > > > we thought we would also post video classics > > for new people to know the "older" vloggers > > and the older vloggers to remember our roots (i'm full of shit) > > so send them our way if you can think of some classics! > > > > http://feeds.feedburner.com/freevlog/classics > > > > comments@f... > > > > thanks > > > > -- > > ~Ryanne Hodson~ > > Start a Free Videoblog...Right Now > > freevlog.org > > -------------- > > -transcending traditional media- > > http://ryanedit.blogspot.com > > > > > >Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > ********************************** Richard http://www.richardshow.com *********************************** [View]



Re: [videoblogging] A Soldier's Story

By Richard | Richard <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 20, 2005 | Post #11700 | Topic #11679

Wow ... this is powerful ... very well done ... I particularly like the way you used the videos from the internet archive, in that I guess that's what it's all about ... thanks ... Richard ********************************** Richard http://www.richardshow.com *********************************** At 10:37 AM 5/20/2005, you wrote: >Hey guys, I never promote my vlogs here, but I'm curious to see what you >think of this new >one. I kind of feel obligated to tell people about it because the soldier >I interviewed thought >that maybe it could help some people out, or at least get people talking >about what war >means, how we can hold our government responsible for its actions, and >what we can do as >citizens for our war vets. He also had a difficult time talking about it, >so I don't want it to be >in vain... > >I know there are tons of vlogs to see, but if you get a chance - here is >the address: >http://smashface.com/vlog/ > >Thanks, >Zadi [View]



no audio with ant?

By Richard | Richard <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 21, 2005 | Post #11789 | Topic #11789

I just downloaded fire ant and the videos play back with no audio ... any thoughts on what could be causing this? ... thanks ... Richard ********************************** Richard http://www.richardshow.com *********************************** [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Rocketboom Makes the NYT!

By Richard | Richard <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 22, 2005 | Post #11817 | Topic #11815

Very Cool! .... thanks for letting us know ... I'm just disappointed I did= n't see the add ... what a dream job ... I missed my chance to be a star := ) ... Richard (the weatherman wannabe) ... At 10:48 AM 5/22/2005, you wrot= e: >http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/nyregion/thecity/22weat.html? > >-- >= best regards, >Deirdr=E9 Straughan > ********************************** Ri= chard http://www.richardshow.com *********************************** [View]



Fwd: [videoblogging] imovie compression tutorial!

By Richard | Richard <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 22, 2005 | Post #11835 | Topic #11835

This is great ... just what I've been looking for ... thanks ... Richard p.s. One thing is that you might note that this applies to anyone using quicktime for compressing files, whether you're using imovie or not. I've been saving files I create in premier elements as .avi and then doing the compression with quicktime pro 6 (since I use windows) >hey all >i made a tutorial for freevlog on how to compress out of imovie. >so if you ever get questions about what the best settings are >send them here: > >http://freevlog.org/wordpress/index.php/2005/05/22/tutorial-imovie-compression-settings/ > >i'm working on one for Final Cut Pro >and michael is making one for movie maker as well. > >no more compression woes! > > >-- >~Ryanne Hodson~ >Start a Free Videoblog...Right Now >freevlog.org >-------------- >-transcending traditional media- >http://ryanedit.blogspot.com > > > >Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > ********************************** Richard http://www.richardshow.com *********************************** [View]



Re: [videoblogging] imovie compression tutorial!

By Richard | Richard <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 24, 2005 | Post #11971 | Topic #11830

Ryan, I wanted to thank you for this video. This reduced my most recent video about from 35 to 25MB. I had been simply using the high quality quicktime setting (6, since I use a PC) and the difference in the quality was much less than what I gained in the size. I know that there's been a bunch of discussion about the specific details of your tutorial and compression, but the main thing is that my file is significantly smaller and the quality is not significantly diminished. ... thanks ... Richard p.s. the movie that I'm referring to is the most recent post at http://www.richardshow.com (http://feeds.feedburner.com/richardshow) At 02:44 PM 5/22/2005, you wrote: >hey all >i made a tutorial for freevlog on how to compress out of imovie. >so if you ever get questions about what the best settings are >send them here: > >http://freevlog.org/wordpress/index.php/2005/05/22/tutorial-imovie-compression-settings/ > >i'm working on one for Final Cut Pro >and michael is making one for movie maker as well. > >no more compression woes! > > >-- >~Ryanne Hodson~ >Start a Free Videoblog...Right Now >freevlog.org >-------------- >-transcending traditional media- >http://ryanedit.blogspot.com > > > >Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > ********************************** Richard http://www.richardshow.com *********************************** [View]



new video

By Richard | Richard <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 24, 2005 | Post #11997 | Topic #641

Since I joined this list, 2 weeks ago, I've watched a lot of videos, learned a lot, and made 4 videos. I just finished one and like to think I'm improving. I would much appreciate it, if anyone was willing to give it/them a look and give me some feedback. http://www.richardshow.com http://feeds.feedburner.com/richardshow ... thanks ... Richard ********************************** Richard http://www.richardshow.com *********************************** [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Rebranding – HELP!!!

By Richard | Richard <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 25, 2005 | Post #12119 | Topic #12003

At 03:33 PM 5/24/2005, you wrote: >I can help you with two questions: > >Josh Leo wrote: > > > > 6. Can I set up a domain to directly forward people to my blogger vlog? > >yes. I think most domain registrars let you do that. (although I can't >say 100% if blogspot will give you some kind of problem or not). If you >have hosting with your new domain and you are using apache, then you can >use a Redirect directive in a .htaccess file to redirect people. ... for example, if you register with godaddy.com, they make it really simple and you get the forwarding for free with the cost of registration ... just an example, I'm sure others will do that too ... ********************************** Richard http://www.richardshow.com *********************************** [View]



Re: [videoblogging] sun solute

By Richard | Richard <richard@...> | richardshowvlog
May 28, 2005 | Post #12393 | Topic #12388

Drew, The following video is all about sunrises and sunsets ... Richard http://www.richardshow.com/2005/05/sunrise.html At 04:39 PM 5/28/2005, you wrote: >For memorial day on Rocketboom, on Monday, we are planning on showing >video of sunsets and sunrises in honor of troops who have been killed >in war. While this is a typical American thing, we want to extend the >message to anyone who has been killed in war from anywhere at anytime. > >If you or anyone would be willing, go out and record a sunset or >sunrise today or tomorrow and send it to us by Sunday midnight EST >for a compilation. > >Thanks! >Drew > > > >Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > ********************************** Richard http://www.richardshow.com *********************************** [View]