Home > All Posts > Sort by Author
Adrian Miles

Re: [videoblogging] a tool for Steve's Mom

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 2, 2004 | Post #252 | Topic #180

On 28/06/2004, at 5:03 PM, Jay Dedman wrote: > Peter drew up real rough plans for a tool a couple months ago. > http://www.me-tv.org/wakka.php?wakka=DeskTopTool&v=15x7 > Take a look. > Already I see that it needs an editing function. > Maybe just being able to put clips back to back, and cropping. > Maybe be able to add a soundtrack and narration. > Then, it should optimize. > Then, it should post. > What am I forgetting? optimise should be like quicktime, simple settings or custom if you want and know what you're doing. it should automatically extract a poster frame and make that clickable to load the video. both should be uploaded to your nominated server account. posting should include appropriate metadata, including date, data size, director/author. metadata including clickable urls should be an option and presented into the movie as text tracks. but the above is imovie, why reinvent the wheel? a plugin for imovie that did the poster movie and posted to a blog would do 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] free blog space?

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 5, 2004 | Post #254 | Topic #210

On 02/07/2004, at 8:30 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > > does anyone know of a free blog service that supports video? > I use Typepad, which is 8.95 a month. > any http server can deliver video. whether they are happy about it is another matter. 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] what we're trying to do….

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 5, 2004 | Post #255 | Topic #110

On 02/07/2004, at 6:02 PM, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > Can you elaborate a bit on this? It sounds very interesting about how > the > context will change. just think about phones. once you had a fixed object with a nnumber attached. to use it you had to be wehre the object was. you had a number for work, home, and so on. change homes, numbers change. etc. then we got mobile telephony. now the network follows you. so we get sms, originally a business application but now a social tool. theoretically we have one number that can follow us, through homes, jobs, and locations. it becomes a personal object, decorated, ring tones, and so on. we've added radios, music players, cameras and video to it. WAP too. So, with wireless everywhere, devices will no longer be singular things. already you could make your fridge talk to yoru bluetooth phone with a shopping list, so with video, and images and sound. they could be recorded from any device. add a video camera to your ipod, with wireless. i was in switz. got sms coverage on top of mountains. imagine wireless up there. shoot, publish. do i want to lug arund a big camera? maybe, but domestic level, from my phone, my gps system, my walking stick. hell, i even saw a swiss army knife that had a blade and a USB keychain, soon it will be bluetooth. the problem for... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] internal links within a video stream

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 5, 2004 | Post #256 | Topic #140

On 03/07/2004, at 12:01 AM, Lucas Gonze wrote: > With HTTP, you can use ranges to link to 1:30 without having to serve > 0:00-1:29 first. I believe this is pretty well supported. thanks Lucas is this via byte serving? any idea what you would need to know to actually make it happen? 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] internal links within a video stream

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 5, 2004 | Post #259 | Topic #140

On 06/07/2004, at 12:46 AM, Lucas Gonze wrote: > Jon Udell did some investigating. Let's see... The best I could find > was > this ref; there's a better one that I couldn't find. > > http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2004/05/18.html Thanks Lucas on a WebStar server I ran years ago they had a plug in that enabled byte based delivery, with pdfs specifically in mind. something like this is very interesting and potentially very useful, though you'd also want a simple way to know what range you wanted, so for time based media it should translate to timecode. So i could request the first 30 seconds... SMIL can do this, and a system we built as a proof of concept a few years ago used SMIL and RTSP and you could 'roll back' 10, 15, or 30 seconds from any point to see a shot 'in context' (it was a film analysis engine). But this was SMIL with a RTSP, not progressive download... the future has more possibilities than I guess we imagine.:-) 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] videoblogging paper

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 5, 2004 | Post #260 | Topic #258

On 06/07/2004, at 2:30 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > http://infodesign.no/diablog/index.php?p=190&more=1&c=1 (just text) > http://www.infodesign.no/artikler/Blogtalk/pres_blogtalk2004.html > (pictures) > > everyone may have already seen this, but Jon Hoems wrote up an article > on > Videoblogging. > he focuses on doing collective documentaries. > gets into a lot of the deeplinking issues we've been discussing here. good to see. He's working with the people I originally worked with in Bergen where we developed 2 prototype SMIL systems. One was using Potemkin's Odessa Steps sequence. Every shot was given metadata about scale, direction, movement and so on. You could then search for (eg) close ups with left to right movement. The engine found all shots, and could then play them all for you in sequence, regardless of where they occurred in the original. The second used the entire length of John Ford's The Searchers. I added metadata about doors in the film. If there was a door then was the camera inside/outside, looking inside/outside. you then searched for, say, doors inside looking inside. Every shot that met the criteria was pulled out and formed a comic strip panel. selecting any of those showed you the shot in context (and we were going to add roll back features so you could nominate how much surrounding context you wanted, the default was, from memory 15 seconds). This could have strung them all together but that wasn't the point of this system. My proposal at... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Another videoblog week?

By Adrian Miles | "Adrian Miles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 12, 2004 | Post #287 | Topic #266

>>> videoblog@... 07/06/04 9:03 PM >>> In case everyone doesn't check the wiki as religiously as I do: Peter Lawrence is proposing having another videoblog week with a theme of "My day": <http://www.me-tv.org/wakka.php?wakka=VideoBloggingWeek&gt; With a dead hard drive i'm well and truly off the map for I don't know how long. :-( (and have to use web mail to try and keep up with the world...) Does anyone have recommendations? I want a normal camera, not a video camera, but being able to record videos (with sound) would rock since I would be able to experiment more with videoblogging instead of just talking about it. I have been looking at a Canon A80 which I should be able to get for $300. I'm looking for something that is easy to use for 'travel photos' but at the same time has a possibility for getting a bit more into different settings (because I like to experiment and maybe even learn a thing or two about photography). ideally one that captures in a sensible format. i open what my canon ixus captures in quicktime then convert successfully. cheers adrian miles [View]



Re: [videoblogging] hello from Craige

By Adrian Miles | "Adrian Miles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 12, 2004 | Post #288 | Topic #262

>>> craige@... 07/07/04 1:52 AM >>> Andreas Haugstrup said: > to solve mov to avi get quicktime pro. will do it fine. qt pro is not a movie editign program in the traditional sense. see http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/desktopvogging/desktopvogging.html for an intro to how you would 'edit' in it. good for crude stuff, but for editing qua editing that is not the point of qt pro. it is authoring environment, not editign environment. cheers adrian miles [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: free editing software for PC

By Adrian Miles | "Adrian Miles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 12, 2004 | Post #289 | Topic #262

>>> jay@... 07/12/04 1:58 AM >>> > > someone i work with said you can download free Avid editing software. > > probably very simple but maybe like Imovie for Macs. > > http://www.avid.com/freedv/ > > let us know if it works. > > It doesn't seem to be available right now - the download link goes to > a "not found" page, and searching the site doesn't turn up anything > useful. Try downloading the free Avid again. i just downlaoded their version for Mac. http://www.avid.com/freedv/ it made me fill out annoying personal info(i make it up) before i can download. then it gave me a serial number to install it. now it works. avid is the industry standard for PC editing. you may have to learn a little bit if youve never edited video on a computer. it looks like it has an export function to create small movies for the web. plus its free. not sure about free pc version but the mac version did/does appalling job of exporting to qt, don't remember since long time since used it but exported into uncompressed qt then used something sensible to compress for online delivery. cheers adrian miles [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Server side optimizing?

By Adrian Miles | "Adrian Miles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 12, 2004 | Post #290 | Topic #283

>>> peter@... 07/12/04 2:37 AM >>> Does anyone know of any server side video optimizing software? I'm trying to figure out how to optimize video's while travelling, and the nicest option I can think of is doing it serverside. Other ideas include taking my own software on the road, but I won't be carrying a computer and I doubt internet cafe's will let me install software... Peter I use QT on laptop and save to mpeg4. from memory Cleaner lets you set up a watch folder but problem with that is you hve to upload *enormous* files to be auto compressed which is impossible without *huge* bandwidth. i don't understand your model given this? a large file would need to be placed on a server to be server side compressed so what are you gaining? or i might have misunderstood. (with DVT from the flight home, now a dead hard drive, i'm rather addled just now...) cheers adrian miles [View]



Quicktime start and end times

By Adrian Miles | "Adrian Miles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 12, 2004 | Post #291 | Topic #291

hi all was wrogn when i said Qt doesn't support start and end times in html: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/authoring/embed2.html#starttime http://www.apple.com/quicktime/authoring/embed2.html#endtime explain how to do it. lets you only play nominated section of movie. been available since qt4. like what i expect to happen in Real that isn't delivered via RTSP, if you set a start time of 1'30" this data *will* be delivered to client whether or not they see it. cheers adrian miles [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Server side optimizing?

By Adrian Miles | "Adrian Miles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 12, 2004 | Post #294 | Topic #283

>>> peter@... 07/13/04 11:27 AM >>> The movies I make with my small camera are about 2 megs each. (few hundred K after optimizing). So that's very doable to upload to a server and optimize serverside for future downloads by users... > I use QT on laptop and save to mpeg4. from memory Cleaner lets you set up a watch folder but problem with that is you > hve to upload *enormous* files to be auto compressed which is impossible without *huge* bandwidth. Could you explain again how that works? Sounds interesting... From Adrian: http://www.discreet.com/products/cleaner/cleaner6/ run it on os x, set a watch folder, anything in here will be compressed for you. haven't used it but would expect it to use settings you control. on os x would just make the folder available to you via ftp or ssh, or via a http upload, also on os x you could write an applescript that takes the output and puts it somewhere else, including a webpage (which would be very cool). cheers Adrian Miles [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Server side optimizing?

By Adrian Miles | "Adrian Miles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 13, 2004 | Post #297 | Topic #283

>>> jay@... 07/13/04 2:39 PM >>> wait a second. so this is a server side compressor folder? peter could just FTP (from any computer)a small MPEG to a folder on his server and it would compress the video...and maybe even post it to his blog? no way.... must it be OSX? 1. yes could ftp to server and it will compress the video. cleaner is cross platform as far as i know, but as everyone on this list has realised, just because its cross platform doesn't mean that it works the same or as well where audiovisual media is concerned. 2. post to blog. well on os x you could do this with applescripts, but that would be my case since hypertext.rmit is a os x server so it would be simply moving the file from one folder to another on the same machine... not sure if applescript can publish remotely, but probably can. even if it can't you could certainly set a server to email the movie somewhere... -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org Yahoo! Groups Links [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Server side optimizing?

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 13, 2004 | Post #308 | Topic #283

On 14/07/2004, at 12:26 PM, petertheman wrote: > That *does* sound cool. I'd have to run an OSX server, right? (I'm > used to running Linux servers...) depends what cleaner needs. if you could run it on windows, mount a volume from your linux box onto the windows machine, and make that the watch folder (dunno, but could be worth a try) then you'd be fine. for me i'm os x kinda guy so i'd just run it plain vanilla os x all the way. these days it is unix under the hood so if you've got linux skills then os x would be a breeze. just keep away from os x server - expensive but they put .config files in non standard places. on normal os x http config files for apache are just where they are supposed to be, so much much easier to use. (os x default installation includes apache) 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: Server side optimizing?

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 14, 2004 | Post #309 | Topic #283

On 14/07/2004, at 8:07 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > IF YOU CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN, this is a real piece of the puzzle to > making > the videoblogging process cleaner and easier.\ > enjoy the vacation. i need to upgrade my version of cleaner 5 to cleaner 6. am probably willing to run it on a trial basis on a machine with a watch folder on a server. bandwidth costs might be an issue so i'd need to probably password protect it so that only those on the list had access, and i'd probably change the password weekly.... are people interested in trying this as an experiment? 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: Server side optimizing?

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 14, 2004 | Post #310 | Topic #283

On 14/07/2004, at 7:06 AM, =C5smund Garfors wrote: > I'm looking at comma= nd line encoding tools like mencoder (and ffmpeg, > transcode, > etc.) Sti= ll experimental for me. Some mac-oriented people are talking > about OS X = > and this watch folder, and it seems ok, I've just tried it. But I'm > tr= ying to > figure out how to do this with free software (I'm running FreeBSD= ). > But both > Cleaner and mencoder has some problems not being able to d= ecode as > many formats > as I would like, meaning they aren't able to enc= ode them. I don't know > which > tool's able to support most formats. Ther= e seems to be difficult to > automate > this, meaning that some user confi= guration/tweaking for every uploaded > file may > be necessary. Ideas, any= one? hi =C5smund sorry i didn't meet you when i worked for Intermedia and= medievitenskap at Bergen :-) I have a really basic suggestion which runs= counter to a lot of the basic ideas of projects like this (which I like b= tw). Insist on a standard. Rather than making tools that support everythin= g, make something that works well and make sure people follow the standard= that you set. This is crucial because then we all know what sorts of vide= o objects are coming out the other end, and how to use... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Fire on Dane

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 15, 2004 | Post #335 | Topic #316

On 14/07/2004, at 11:04 PM, Steve Garfield wrote: > Then I tried to upload to TypePad and got an error: > > -65795; msg = "HTTP/1.1 502 Proxy Error"; > > So I had to go back to FTPing the file up to my host and wrapping an > HTML file around it. > > Frustrating. offline so can't confirm specific error, but do you hit a file upload size limit in typepad? movable type default installation is 1mg but its configurable. dropped frames are also problems, things like imovie very good at domestic end, just ignores them on basis that it's for domestic production. 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: %ages

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 16, 2004 | Post #353 | Topic #332

On 16/07/2004, at 9:59 AM, petertheman wrote: > >> 35% use quicktime >> 35% use windows media >> 30% use real player > > If you use MPEG4, would any of these work? Quicktime 6.x, I believe Real have announced full support for playing MPEG 4 in their client but don't know if it has happened yet. No idea about windows media, anyone else? 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
July 16, 2004 | Post #351 | Topic #110

On 16/07/2004, at 1:18 AM, poetaster12000 wrote: > I have a new G4 portable with the new iSight camera which should be > good enough for interviews. I might buy a new digital video camera in > addition. My question has to do with the display side of things. I > would like to find a service that would provide and webpage interface > for viewers and Quicktime streaming of my clips. I am not all that > technically interested, but can learn how to capture, encode, upload, > etc. Hopefully there will be semi-integrated tools to support these > functions. I am familiar with Quicktime Pro isight will be limiting since you can only shoot with laptop in tow. typepad. buy ecto to upload and spend an hour learning how to upload QuickTime through ecto to your typepad account. capture into imovie, quick cut, export via quicktime using expert settings. i'd use mpeg4, the data rate depends on what you expect to happen at the client end. in ecto just choose the quicktime clip and upload it, ecto builds the embed tag etc and off you go :-) 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: geek my ride

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 16, 2004 | Post #352 | Topic #327

On 16/07/2004, at 12:45 AM, petertheman wrote: > The quality of the "small" file seems totally fine to me :) But I'm > coming to understand that not everyone is willing to live with > highly optimized video as I am... > > Here's a little system I've been thinking about: have a server side > system that counts hits (or even measures bandwidth), and then serve > the high quality file as long as you can every month, and by the end > of the month when you start running out of bandwidth, serve the low > quality file instead. Should be pretty doable with a simple > scripting language... hi Peter wouldn't a problem with this be its inflexibility? It rewards those who visit early in the month but not late, which is at odds with the timing of publication in blogs... perhaps it ought to be that current (let's say work published in the last week) gets lots of bandwidth, work that is older than that is choked down? Or is low quality instead. You could script this quite easily, several scenarios possible of course. The issue would be to compress two versions (this is where something like cleaner comes in handy, since you can set up a batch that does this automatically). The high quality one (which would always be called nnnnn-hi.mov for eg) would be embedded on the home page, while on all archive pages... [View]