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By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 24, 2004 | Post #103 | Topic #81

Hey Asmund-- i can hear your video, but i cant see it. i really want to check it out. it's in quicktime? im viewing on a mac. > I want people to be able to > 1. Film with whatever device > 2. Transfer the video from the device to the computer > 3. Use a web form: Browse to choose video file to upload, type in text, push > "Upload" button. Done. Im totally in line with your vision, and it sounds like you have the programming knowledge to get it done. what do you need from us? Jay -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



using phones to videoblog

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 24, 2004 | Post #104 | Topic #97

Thanks Ryan. Peter is this what you need to video blog in India? looks like this(http://dream.berkeley.edu/~jtowle/mbot/faq.php) is a piece of the puzzle. Peter is going to India this summer and plans to video blog. problem is that you cant count on fast connection, correct software, correct interfaces everywhere. seems the best way is if he had a videophone that could upload straight to his blog. is this how he could do it? You got to forgive me becasue im a little ignorant of some of this stuff. i can shoot, edit, and teach other people to do the same. But videobloggin is still new to me.(i just got a blog 6 months ago). I bought a phone that took videos about a year ago. I returned it after a week becasue i couldnt figure out what to do with it. plus the videos looked like total crap. Quoting Ryan Shaw <ryanshaw@...>: > Jay Dedman wrote: > > > where can we get some of those phone cameras? > > did you post from the phone itself? > > i use a nokia 3650. you can take a (crappy) video, and then mail > it from the phone--a friend of mine has procmail set up on a server > that will receive the email and put it into a blog, captioned with > the subject/body of the email. 1-click (OK maybe few-click) > videoblogging. if you have a cameraphone that does... [View]



Day Five : TV is like an antique

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 25, 2004 | Post #107 | Topic #106

Here is my Day 5 entry for videoblog week. I really like watching what everyone is doing over time. Like Steve said, it's difficult to do a video a day at first. but then you get people to dance! or you record a quiet moment like Eric did. I want to see more stuff from outside the US. Peter, have you checked out that stuff about the videophone? -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: [videoblogging] introduction

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 25, 2004 | Post #113 | Topic #110

> Because the Webjay playlist editor wasn't designed with video in mind, it > has a lot of flaws in that regard. If there is anything I can do to > support the videoblogging community with technology, please don't hesitate > to ask. The bugs are getting fixed and the features are being added, and > eventually I think it'll be a fine tool. Lucas-- very cool if it works... Can you briefly explain to us how we could use this to edit video? does it post straight to a blog? Optimize? have you tried to do video with this application? jay -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: introduction

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 25, 2004 | Post #123 | Topic #110

> The application is useful for assembling collections of media on the web. > It allows you to put several videos together or to layer > audio+video+images in a client-side remix. Client-side remixing is a > crude but surprisingly powerful way of doing things. 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? -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



what we're trying to do….

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 25, 2004 | Post #126 | Topic #110

I think that its the overall "thing" we've created here. all of us, different styles and personalties, all make little videos and putting them online. no one else is doing this that I know of. everyone's videos make me laugh. I get to know people much better than in their text blog. and hopefully, we can figure out a way to make it all easier. easier tools. more storage. more bandwidth. this video phone concept is exciting me. but it seems the US cellphones are way behind europe and Japan. imagine if we could take videos, edit them in the phone, and post them to our blogs. you could do this on your trip in India. let's figure out a way to do this. Maybe MAPAJ(our French friend) can advise us... Quoting PeterV <peter@...>: > > > > Wow. This videoblogging thing you guys are doing is > > mindblowing when I see it in action. > > I guess you liked it :) Can you explain what you liked about it? It's > really a fairly stupid entry, in and by itself... I want to find out > what the strenghts of videoblogging are... > > Peter > > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: [videoblogging] what we're trying to do….

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 25, 2004 | Post #128 | Topic #110

> What if you could just push a button on the camera and have it posted > to the web? so you'd put the phone(ability to connect to the internet) in the camera... instead of the camera in the phone... who do we need to convince that this is a good idea? I think our continuing developing of the process AND creating examples of work is the key... people can SEE how cool it is... -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: videoblogging from a i-mode phone

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 25, 2004 | Post #129 | Topic #108

> We are using the amazing new NEC n400i mobile phone with our mapaJ > service, that allows real time video publishing... over a GPRS > network, at about 20/30 Kb/s rate, audio quality is good and video is > not so bad. are these phones available for purchase? (NEC n400i) just in Europe? can they upload to any site...or just a specialized site? are things just in the beta stage or are they ready for prime time? can they edit or just straight capture? youve really sparked interest... -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Videoblog week: Day 6

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 26, 2004 | Post #136 | Topic #136

I put up my Day 6 video late last night. http://momentshowing.typepad.com/momentshowing/ I went to see Fahrenheit 9/11 last night. I couldnt help but think the obvious: many of the problems today are caused by lack of information because the companies that should bring us the stories and pictures are not. But if putting video on the web was simple and normal, everyone would be a witness to the world and could just post it in here. Think the prison photos from Iraq. As much as I love still images and well-written articles, there's something about video that brings it all home. I think it's so strange that my country, the US, has been at war in Iraq for over a year now....and I really havent seen much of what the place looks like. Our TV networks dont show us the people or places. They dont give us a sense of what it's like to be there. I have no idea what Iraqis are like. good or bad. there's little information. so what's the obvious idea: videoblogging. -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



new videoblog entry

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 26, 2004 | Post #137 | Topic #137

everyone check out Andreas's videoblog. http://www.solitude.dk/ His is the first dramatic piece for VideoBlog week. what I want to know is: was it easy? i know you only had a webcam and a shitty editing program. what do you think of the process? explain it if you would. -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: [videoblogging] formats

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 26, 2004 | Post #142 | Topic #140

> Open standards are a very good thing for bloggish collaboration. My guess > is that mpeg video is more likely to be watched than any of the other > formats, and more likely to lead to a healthy collaborative environment. It's funny you bring this up. Peter and I just talked about how we cant get our heads around the layout of all these different applications, codecs, etc. no real standards. how do they all fit together? Forinstance, i use and Mac with imovie/FCP and quicktime. Peter uses a PC with Vegas video. i think he compresses into quicktime. i bet everyone in Videoblog week used a somewhat different process to create their entries. -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



totally impressed.

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 27, 2004 | Post #145 | Topic #140

two things. Peter, Im totally blown away by the player. is this new? ive neevr seen anything like this so forgive my ignorance. this is exactly like what we spoke about today. and it only took you two hours!!! the only thing id like to see is the text below each video. maybe the original text blog and even comments(with all the email links). how can I do this. you got to standardize it now for a schlub like me. and Ryan put it perfectly: "It's pretty exciting that open multimedia standards seems to be gathering momentum: SVG, SMIL, MPEG-4... I hope to soon see the day when someone can throw together a video production app as quickly as hackers roll their own blogging tools today." Who can we approqach to get this video production app made. we're certainly getting the presentation part down.... Im most impressed. -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Day 7 videoblog entry

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 27, 2004 | Post #146 | Topic #146

Here's my last entry of this week. http://momentshowing.typepad.com/momentshowing/ -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: [videoblogging] what we're trying to do….

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 27, 2004 | Post #163 | Topic #110

> patience, with ubiquitous wireless there will be a myriad of > intergrated and new objects. the problem is *not* to do existing > practice with this but invent new practices (like blogs are a new > genre...) can you explain? you mean NOT do videoblogs..but something else? ive researched online and see that people have been put video in their blogs since the beginning of 2003. very kind of limited. but it's not normal yet. there's no conversations going on. it's got to be a back and forth. what else would you do with video on the web? -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



storage and bandwidth problems.

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 27, 2004 | Post #169 | Topic #140

Im with you. we all kind of jumped in to videoblog week. it was a great jump. i know my Typepad account gives me 3GB of bandwidth per month. Ive had about 500 visitors this past week. But this is good. The Tools, Process, and Presenatation are one set of challenges that we all seem to be overcoming, or at least working on. Now there's problem of disk space and bandwidth. Peter and I(jump in here Peter..) want to rent our own server specifically for videoblogging. if we get at least 5 people, it'll be cheap and we'll have crazy amount of storage and bandwidth. Peter has the details... unfortuantely, i dont see any other way around it. Ive glanced at Bit Torrent, peer-to-peer, but i dont think it'll work for a video I want to host on my blog. Bit Torrent seems to be best for downloading high-quality movies, videos, and DAT files. My friend uses it to get David Bowie concerts that were recorded live with DAT. they sound perfect. but not what we're doing with streaming videos on our blogs. Quoting Steve Garfield <steve@...>: > Agreeing to the video blogging week was a big step for me. > > I've been putting my videos up for my weblog readership and friends. > > I realize that the videos are out there for the whole web audience to > see, but I've never had any bandwidth issues. >... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Videoblogging server

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 28, 2004 | Post #178 | Topic #140

Id like a little more storage space. how about a Gig? so 300$ per year. Id be interested especially if we could develop a videoplaylist..and got other people who posted videos fairly regularly. Quoting PeterV <peter@...>: > > > Peter and I(jump in here Peter..) want to rent our own > > server specifically for > > videoblogging. > > Here's what we want to do in order to experiment with videoblogging for > a while. I figure that, to do videoblogging for real, we need something > like 30 Gigs of bandwidth a month per person available (I know it's hard > to estimate these things). (1 x 500K videoblogpost/day * 2000 views * 30 > days = 30 Gigs a month). > > 1. I will rent a server. > I've been doing a lot of research (and I've hosted many sites with many > hosting services before so I have some experience) into hosting options. > > 2. I will invite a few people to join, maybe 5. > 3. Each gets about 20-30 gigs of bandwidth/month and something like 200 > Megs storage. > 4. I will build some videoblogging specific tools (to make it very easy > to do things like stop deeplinking, to create entries, ...) over the > next year. > 5. Next year, if it works well for all involved, I might turn it into a > commercial hosting service optimized for... [View]



a tool for Steve's Mom

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 28, 2004 | Post #180 | Topic #180

Alright, we got another project to work on. We're going to dream up a videoblogging tool for Steve's mom. She's the oldest blogger on the internet. Mildred Garfield is 78! http://jenett.org/ageless/supporters/ Here's her blog: http://mymomsblog.blogspot.com/ Steve said: My Mom is 78 and I asked her what she thought about Videoblogging week. She loved it. She liked it better than text blogs because it gave her a great idea of what I was doing. It's really a whole new way of thinking about blogging. She said she'd be interested in video blogging if she had a camera and if it was easy to do. Now is videoblogging easy to do? Debateable. Maybe, if you know a lot of tools and applications. There's a definite learning curve. So Steve's been exploring and will hopefully get his Mom videoblogging. maybe with an I-sight web cam, Imovie, and emailing it straight to her blog. A Mac workaround. What we need to do is encourage her when she posts. I know I make better videos if I know people are watching. Now here's the project. Let's imagine the perfect videoblogging tool. One that is simple enough for Steve's Mom to use, and powerful enough for the more experienced like us. Many of the people in our group havent posted videos so I dont know how much they understand the process of videoblogging. Peter drew up real rough plans for a tool a couple months ago.... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Videoblog definition

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 28, 2004 | Post #199 | Topic #187

> Is there a definition of 'what a videoblog is' that we all or mostly > agree on? Right now, a videoblog is just a need to share information, to connect. It's also being done by people who know it's never been done. a challenge. one we're up to. I believe that videoblogging is similar to the beginning of photography. A small group of serious amateurs concocted the chemistry needed to make photographs happen. It was very very clunky and needed a lot of equipment and free time. But it spread through Europe and into America. People took mainly photos of themselves, their surroundings. Portraits were a huge business. only professionals could really afford camera equipment. Companies sent photographers all over the globe to take pictures of exotic lands. Most of humanity had never seen these places before...ever. Then, a guy name George Eastman in Rochester NY developed a photographic process that was dummy proof so everyone could take pictures. and everyone did. it was cheap. people took photos of their families. artists took different kind of photos. business blew up with photo advertising. now is videoblogging exactly like this? no. but it's starting out with dedicated enthusiasts with tools and time. no money involved. now they have to find a way streamline the process. make the tool, develop a community who gets it, and see what happens. Let people play. Videobloggers will be: college kids will use it for... [View]



creating a standard

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 29, 2004 | Post #214 | Topic #140

> If a group of videobloggers want to make a playlist of their combined week's > output and some use mov and some wmv they are up shit creek. The web > could not have become what it is if its components competed to the > extent that video technology currently does. Competition, of course, > can be a good thing but users are getting very little value from it. so maybe we as a small group of videobloggers need to agree on what we use. Maybe we all agree on .MOV or MPEG 4 or whatever. the people who are coding thes eplayers and use metadata and all that should tell us what is best for them. then we all start using it exclusively. rigth now, we're really the only ones on the whole web really doing videoblogging to any extent. also, we should make a list of what we like or dont like about certain players and maybe we'll get some changes made. -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: [videoblogging] our new videoblogger

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
June 29, 2004 | Post #216 | Topic #210

> I'm a week late for official 'video blogging week' ,but im going to > put a daily video up for the duration of my free trial month at > typepad. Im taking cues from what people are talking about and > doing in this group. you can check it out at > http://publicaddress.typepad.com/hello/ Alright we have our first new blogger. and she's in for a month... I know Mica and this is something she's been thinking about for a long time: how to put up little videos easily. We hung out for a couple hours yesterday working with typepad, had a long phone fight, and then she's videoblogging. (if she didnt have a Mac, i think the process would be much more difficult. Imovie makes it so easy). now im going to get her into Ecto, and she's off. watch out. we need more videos. -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]