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Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Jay dedman | Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> | kinshasa2000
September 27, 2005 | Post #23232 | Topic #23232

We found out that O'reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks book. The = word from Chuck, the editor, is that their marketing department determined = that this book and 2 others were too risky financially. what does this mea= n? Answers are unclear at this point. We are still negotiating the terms o= f the cancellation. we should know more by Friday. One possibility is to ma= ke it an online community project...a growing book that everyone contribute= s to over time. Might even be better since we can add hyperlinks and screen= casts. We have over half the book complete. No bad feelings towards O'reil= ly...its a business choice on their part. Reguardless of what happens, we'l= l make the work we've done help the people who are leaning to videoblog. p= lease send any questions my way. Jay -- Adventures in Videoblogging <URL= : http://www.momentshowing.net&gt; <http://feeds.feedburner.com/Momentshowing>= [View]



Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Digital | "Digital" <digitalbuddha@...> | digitalbuddhas
September 27, 2005 | Post #23234 | Topic #23232

DIY. http://www.lulu.com --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > We found out that O'reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks book. > The word from Chuck, the editor, is that their marketing department > determined that this book and 2 others were too risky financially. > > what does this mean? > > Answers are unclear at this point. > We are still negotiating the terms of the cancellation. > we should know more by Friday. > One possibility is to make it an online community project...a growing > book that everyone contributes to over time. Might even be better > since we can add hyperlinks and screencasts. > We have over half the book complete. > > No bad feelings towards O'reilly...its a business choice on their part. > Reguardless of what happens, we'll make the work we've done help the > people who are leaning to videoblog. > > please send any questions my way. > > Jay > > > -- > Adventures in Videoblogging > <URL: http://www.momentshowing.net&gt; > <http://feeds.feedburner.com/Momentshowing&gt; [View]



Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Gena | "Gena" <compumavengal@...> | compumavengal
September 27, 2005 | Post #23235 | Topic #23232

Is it possible to consider on demand self-publishing options? I don't know what the contract says about repurposing content intended for O'Reilly but maybe this is an option. Maybe after expenses some of the money could go to establishing Nodes all over the joint. In any case, major hugs and a pint of Cherry Garcia ice cream. Gena http://outonthestoop.blogspot.com ******************* --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > We found out that O'reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks book.> The word from Chuck, the editor, is that their marketing department > determined that this book and 2 others were too risky financially. > > what does this mean? > > Answers are unclear at this point. > We are still negotiating the terms of the cancellation. > we should know more by Friday. > One possibility is to make it an online community project...a growing> book that everyone contributes to over time. Might even be better> since we can add hyperlinks and screencasts. > We have over half the book complete. > > No bad feelings towards O'reilly...its a business choice on their part.> Reguardless of what happens, we'll make the work we've done help the> people who are leaning to videoblog. > > please send any questions my way. > > Jay > Adventures in Videoblogging > <URL: http://www.momentshowing.net&gt; > <http://feeds.feedburner.com/Momentshowing&gt; [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Jay dedman | Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> | kinshasa2000
September 27, 2005 | Post #23236 | Topic #23232

> Is it possible to consider on demand self-publishing options? I don't > k= now what the contract says about repurposing content intended for > O'Reill= y but maybe this is an option. Maybe after expenses some of the > money cou= ld go to establishing Nodes all over the joint. > In any case, major hugs a= nd a pint of Cherry Garcia ice cream. we'll know if we still own the right= s to the work done by Friday(hopefully). It would have been nice to have an= Oreilly book on videoblogging. I guess I thought it'd give us credibility.= But the more I think about it, maybe this is just as well. We can publish = an online version that will grow over time. Like Ryanne says, it'll have hy= perlinks, screencasts, and can be updated over time. A super freevlog. we = got to work out the details before we know for sure. we also must work with= all the contributors that spent a lot of their time helping us write the b= ook. we want to do right by them. jay -- Adventures in Videoblogging <UR= L: http://www.momentshowing.net&gt; <http://feeds.feedburner.com/Momentshowing= > [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Kunga | Kunga <kunga@...> | kunga47
September 27, 2005 | Post #23238 | Topic #23232

Wow! That's a shock to me. -- Taylor Barcroft http://www.blogger.com/profile/11159903 New Media Publisher, Editor, Video Journalist, Webcaster, Futurecaster Santa Cruz CA, Beach of the Silicon Valley URL http://FutureMedia.org RSS http://feeds.feedburner.com/FutureMedia iTunes http://tinyurl.com/8ql87 On Sep 27, 2005, at 5:37 PM, Jay dedman wrote: > We found out that O'reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks book. > The word from Chuck, the editor, is that their marketing department > determined that this book and 2 others were too risky financially. > > what does this mean? > > Answers are unclear at this point. > We are still negotiating the terms of the cancellation. > we should know more by Friday. > One possibility is to make it an online community project...a growing > book that everyone contributes to over time. Might even be better > since we can add hyperlinks and screencasts. > We have over half the book complete. > > No bad feelings towards O'reilly...its a business choice on their > part. > Reguardless of what happens, we'll make the work we've done help the > people who are leaning to videoblog. > > please send any questions my way. > [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Sheldon Pineo | Sheldon Pineo <icenrye@...> | sheldon-andice
September 28, 2005 | Post #23239 | Topic #23232

On 9/27/05, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> wrote: > We found out that O'= reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks book. >> what does this mean? = Check out: http://www.lulu.com/ This was started by the guy who came out = with Red Hat linux. He was on TWiT a few weeks back. They have complete i= n-house publishing services. Shel. -- http://www.icenrye.com http://www.icenrye.blogspot= .com http://www.icenryelikes.blogspot.com [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Videoblogging book is cancelled

By BevSykes | "BevSykes" <basykes@...> | basykes
September 28, 2005 | Post #23241 | Topic #23232

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Re: [videoblogging] Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Michael Sullivan | Michael Sullivan <sulleleven@...> | sulleleven
September 28, 2005 | Post #23243 | Topic #23232

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Video resolutions

By Richard Bennett-Forrest | Richard Bennett-Forrest <richardb@...> | kashumrjb
September 28, 2005 | Post #23244 | Topic #23232

Since upgrading to Final Cut Pro 5, I've playing with Apple's Compressor application a bit, and I've found that it will compress H.264 better than the FCP5 export, sometimes a lot better. This is even after tuning the advanced options in FCP5, and I think its because Compressor does multiple passes and applies more logic to the compression. It takes much longer, but is way smaller. So much so that in my tests I was able to compress my standard H.264 320x240 videos down to a much smaller file size with roughly the same video quality, but at 480x320 and 640x480 resolution, depending on the content. Smaller file, same quality, larger resolution. Sounds good 'ey? I think we all standardised on 320x240 because it was a small file size and consistent with client windows in Ant and other apps. Which begs the question, are people happy with 320x240, or would a larger size be preferable? Would Ant choke on larger sizes? Would they be displayed at the larger size, or just be scaled to the 320x240 window? Same questions re the new iTunes video playback. With bandwidth exploding, I'm seriously considering upping my output resolution for roughly the same file size. Does anyone have any concerns or feedback on this? Regards, Richard -- Vlog: http://www.zipworld.com.au/~kashum Feed: http://www.zipworld.com.au/~kashum/rbf.pl?c=rss2.xml [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Video resolutions

By Mat Wall-Smith | Mat Wall-Smith <mat@...> | psychosophonis
September 28, 2005 | Post #23245 | Topic #23232

I have been (shock horror) watching vlogs in itunes since 4.9. There are a number of reasons for this mostly because its there and its easy. One thing I did enjoy was the ease of the full screen option. 320 *240 blows up suprisingly well to full screen but for the TV playback 640*480 or 720*576 would be grand - depends a lot on other compression settings tho. Some have argued that vlogs should maintain there current resolution due to 'screen real estate' issues...Adrian Miles has argued that a smaller window allows for a kind of granular engagement that is more appropriate to the medium. (correct me if I am wrong)....he has also written about bandwidth issues I think. It would be interesting to take a poll on how vlog entries are watched (on TV, on Monitor, Aggregator, Browser, living room, work....) On 28/9/05 3:37 PM, "Richard Bennett-Forrest" <richardb@...> wrote: > Since upgrading to Final Cut Pro 5, I've playing with Apple's > Compressor application a bit, and I've found that it will compress > H.264 better than the FCP5 export, sometimes a lot better. This is > even after tuning the advanced options in FCP5, and I think its > because Compressor does multiple passes and applies more logic to the > compression. It takes much longer, but is way smaller. > > So much so that in my tests I was able to compress my standard H.264 >... [View]



Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Susan | "Susan" <kitykity@...> | kity1kity
September 28, 2005 | Post #23249 | Topic #23232

...and, you would be making money off of it. :) I know that I for one would have purchased one... and I would have suggested the O'Reillly book for anyone who was starting vlogging. My one question is... and I'm surprised no one has asked... What would have been the animal on the front of the book? ;) Susan --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "BevSykes" <basykes@d...> wrote: > I know a couple of people who have worked for Lulu and recommend them highly. Quality is good, service is prompt, customer service actually *exists*. It's a very good alternative. > -- > Bev > Blog: http://funnytheblog.blogspot.com/ > Video: http://basykes.blip.tv/ > Video: http://www.ourmedia.org/user/24663 > Journal: http://funnytheworld.com > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Sheldon Pineo > To: videoblogging@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:04 PM > Subject: Re: [videoblogging] Videoblogging book is cancelled > > > On 9/27/05, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > > We found out that O'reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks book. > >> what does this mean? > > Check out: http://www.lulu.com/ > > This was started by the guy who came out with Red Hat linux. He was > on TWiT a few weeks back. They have complete in-house publishing > services. > > Shel. > -- > http://www.icenrye.com > http://www.icenrye.blogspot.com > http://www.icenryelikes.blogspot.com > > > SPONSORED LINKS Individual Fireant Typepad > Explains > > > -------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- > YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS > > a.. Visit your... [View]



Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
September 28, 2005 | Post #23254 | Topic #23232

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > We found out that O'reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks book. > The word from Chuck, the editor, is that their marketing department > determined that this book and 2 others were too risky financially. > > what does this mean? > > Answers are unclear at this point. > We are still negotiating the terms of the cancellation. > we should know more by Friday. > One possibility is to make it an online community project...a growing > book that everyone contributes to over time. Might even be better > since we can add hyperlinks and screencasts. > We have over half the book complete. Damn, I'm so sorry to hear that. You should think about making this into an ebook. Traditional books are great (I'm in the publishing business, so I like books, paper, print) but an ebook might be a better fit for this project. They can be edited easily, so they can be updated as the technology changes and it changes pretty fast. This would also mean there would still be a source of income which you all deserve. If you've got three quarters of the book written already it would not be that hard to convert it to an ebook. Check out what the TidBits people are doing with ebooks. I'm not sure, but I think an ebook could have hyperlinks and screencasts too. Jack droppedframes.blogspot.com agringoinmexico.blogspot.com [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Michael Sullivan | Michael Sullivan <sulleleven@...> | sulleleven
September 28, 2005 | Post #23256 | Topic #23232

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Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By jonny goldstein | "jonny goldstein" <spamjonny@...> | jonnygoldstein
September 28, 2005 | Post #23259 | Topic #23232

I wonder if like 500 people wrote O'Reilly saying we'd buy the book and promote it on our vlogs, they would recondsider? --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Michael Sullivan <sulleleven@g...> wrote: > i agree about ebooks and my first reaction to this O'Reilly deal was like... > nah man... do an indie eBook! thats more in synch with our style ;-) > but I understand the benefits of a paper book too... > O'reilly prob will just deal with revising the podcast books to include > video... and call it video podcasting AHH! heheh. > > sull > > On 9/28/05, Jack Nelson <jack@b...> wrote: > > > > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > > > We found out that O'reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks book. > > > The word from Chuck, the editor, is that their marketing department > > > determined that this book and 2 others were too risky financially. > > > > > > what does this mean? > > > > > > Answers are unclear at this point. > > > We are still negotiating the terms of the cancellation. > > > we should know more by Friday. > > > One possibility is to make it an online community project...a growing > > > book that everyone contributes to over time. Might even be better > > > since we can add hyperlinks and screencasts. > > >... [View]



Re: Video resolutions

By Steve Watkins | "Steve Watkins" <steve@...> | elbowsofdeath
September 28, 2005 | Post #23260 | Topic #23232

Its come up a few times in the past. I like to talk about this sort of thing too much, I will try to summarize briefly (lol fat chance) Some people want higher quality versions, a lot of people dont seem to mind what theyve got already. The safe option is to offer both a 320x240ish one and a higher res one, I prefer native DV res of 720xWhatever(varies depending if you are NTSC or PAL) rather than 640x480. What bitrate are you using? This matters to people at least as much as res, because it determines filesize. Also if you use a higher res, interlacing issues will occur unless your camera records in a progressive mode. Doesnt show up on 320x240 stuff because halving the vertical resolution of the footage removes interlacing issues, but if you use a higher res, you'll need to deinterlace your footage, before you encode it (or dring encoding if your compression app supports it). Application support varies too, and we have yet to see how popular portable video is, and whether its worth, for example, encoding video to match the resolution that the psp can play (which is 320x240 and other similar low resolutions). Personally Im kitted up with widescreen HDV camera now, which is 1920x1080 interlaced. so when I get back to publishing videos, I will probably offer them in 2 sizes: 480x270 25fps h264 600kbits/sec 960x540 25fps h264 2000kbits/sec Theres not all... [View]



Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By johngaltsjournal | "johngaltsjournal" <schlomo@...> | johngaltsjournal
September 28, 2005 | Post #23265 | Topic #23232

Yeah, it was going to be my holiday gift for a couple people... Don't worry, they will want one next year. > My one question is... and I'm surprised no one has asked... > What would have been the animal on the front of the book? ;) I vote the Pygmy Marmoset!!! schlomo http://schlomolog.blogspot.com http://vlogme05.blogspot.com http://wearethemedia.com http://webzine2005.com [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Jay dedman | Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> | kinshasa2000
September 28, 2005 | Post #23262 | Topic #23232

> You should think about making this into an ebook. Traditional books are g= reat (I'm in the > publishing business, so I like books, paper, print) but = an ebook might be a better fit for > this project. They can be edited easil= y, so they can be updated as the technology changes > and it changes pretty= fast. This would also mean there would still be a source of income > which= you all deserve. If you've got three quarters of the book written already = it would not > be that hard to convert it to an ebook. Check out what the T= idBits people are doing with > ebooks. I'm not sure, but I think an ebook c= ould have hyperlinks and screencasts too. this is a case of easy come, ea= sy go. they came to us...and we just started writing. now that we have a bo= ok written...we got to learn how to get it published. or the online project= . this will take some work to figure out. jay -- Adventures in Videoblog= ging <URL: http://www.momentshowing.net&gt; <http://feeds.feedburner.com/Momen= tshowing> [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Video resolutions

By Adam Quirk | Adam Quirk <bullemhead@...> | cassiusbullemhead
September 28, 2005 | Post #23264 | Topic #23232

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Re: [videoblogging] Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Jan McLaughlin | Jan McLaughlin <vze4pnhk@...> | janmclaughlin08
September 28, 2005 | Post #23267 | Topic #23232

Every single vlog (just about) owes its existence and flourishing to those who wrote this book. Damn straight: every one of us would promote the tarnation out of it - regardless of publisher. Jan -- "It isn't done alone. Pay more." http://groups.yahoo.com/group/roadnode101/ - education http://fauxpress.blogspot.com - motion http://blog.urbanartadventures.com - sound http://vlogpresskit.blogspot.com - media http://the-hold.blogspot.com - literature . On Sep 28, 2005, at 12:40 PM, jonny goldstein wrote: > I wonder if like 500 people wrote O'Reilly saying we'd buy the book > and promote it on our > vlogs, they would recondsider? > > > > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Michael Sullivan > <sulleleven@g...> wrote: >> i agree about ebooks and my first reaction to this O'Reilly deal was >> like... >> nah man... do an indie eBook! thats more in synch with our style ;-) >> but I understand the benefits of a paper book too... >> O'reilly prob will just deal with revising the podcast books to >> include >> video... and call it video podcasting AHH! heheh. >> >> sull >> >> On 9/28/05, Jack Nelson <jack@b...> wrote: >>> >>> --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> >>> wrote: >>>> We found out that O'reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks >>>> book. >>>> The word from Chuck, the editor, is that their marketing department >>>> determined that this book and 2 others were too risky financially. >>>> >>>> what does this mean? >>>> >>>> Answers are unclear at this... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Bruce Braunstein | Bruce Braunstein <bruceb@...> | bruceb
September 28, 2005 | Post #23269 | Topic #23232

History of Video Blogging http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlog [View]