Sunday, October 07, 2007

10.7.07 New iPhone Ad Man Uses Mobile Safari To Save The Day

Man explains how he used his iPhone to get info he needed at a dinner party.

10.7.07 New iPhone Ad 4 In 1

Man explains how iPhone replaces his iPod, digital camera and two mobile phones. HD Source.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Sony HDR-HC7 Illinois Snow Neighborhood HDV Master Reduced To iPod Compatible Size

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Example of footage from the new Sony HDR-HC7 HDV Video Camera which just arrived in stores this week. Shot by Jeremy from the Sony HDR-HC7 Forum in a suburb of Chicago 2.8.07. Thank you Jeremy. 14 second original H.264 export of native 1440x1080 HDV file from Final Cut Express HD was 165 MB. I ripped a DVD image from it with Toast 8 then crushed to a maximum iPod compatible size with Handbrake leaving only 4.2 MB. Still looks pretty darned good don't you think? Taylor Barcroft Santa Cruz CA

Thursday, May 25, 2006

NBC "iPod Nation - Core Values" Steve Jobs Humble Innovator On To The Next Big Thing

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Part 2 of Brian Williams' interview with Steve Jobs last Friday May 19, 2006 just before the doors opened on the new 5th AV Apple Store with the CUBE on the plaza of the GM building. Medium resolution @ 1000kbps iPod compatible.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Steve Jobs At New 5th Avenue 58th Street Apple Store

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Steve Jobs At New 5th Avenue 58th Street Apple Store speaks with Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News. Part one of a series of Jobs moments to be featured next week on NBC Nightly News.

Friday, February 03, 2006

CBS-Rocketboom Part of CSI-"Killer" 2.2.06 by Jerry Bruckheimer

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Last night on CBS' #1 show on all of TV, CSI, Amanda Congdon appeared in a FAKE Rocketboom from above the Las Vegas Strip warning the locals not to go where two were recently murdered in the same evening. You can't buy this kind of publicity. Yes it's not a REAL Rocketboom episode. And neither are the murders REAL. This is another classic moment in the evolution of Video Blogging and product placement publicity. Congratulations Amanda and Andrew Baron of Rocketboom and thank you Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer, for placing them inside an episode.

This is from an EyeTV2 HDTV source recording and is Video iPod compatible.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

11.8.05 CBS-NBC 99 TV Show VOD on Comcast Cable and DirecTV Systems Early 2006

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CBS News Reports it and NBC will offer hit TV show Video On Demand (VOD) for only 99 on Comcast Cable and DirecTV systems. This is only half the $1.99 Apple is charging for ABC shows, shorts and music videos via iTunes. Will Apple match their price? Will consumers be able to record what they pay 99 for? Will they be able to burn ripped versions to CDs or DVDs. And will the shows be offered in their original widescreen HD versions?
These are the questions that need answers between now and when these new services begin early next year.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Bambi Francisco discourages anyone from buying an iPod. Alexis Christoforous intro-outro.

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This is a most confusing "report" from Bambi Francisco who on the one hand describes lots of free content on the web followed by a recommendation not to buy the video iPod because she says it's got lots of expensive limitations that will be fixed with an enhanced version in January.

1. 44% web users have created their own content.
2. Not easy to move your existing collection of videos to the iPod Video
3. Will cost more money to make them work on iPod
4. 10% of all video on the web is home or new studio made

Alexis Christoforous asks, "Do you think the Apple Video iPod is worth buying at this price point? A little hefty between three and four hundred dollars to watch movies on a two and a half inch screen." - ignoring it still plays music and displays photos and has 50% more space than the previous 20 GB model that was $299 two weeks ago.

Bambi - "Right. First of all there's limited content out there. If you can watch a two and a half inch screen for an hour long then this product is for you. But then I don't think for the majority of people out there. It also takes a long time to download content onto that video iPod. And also a lot of the files that you have on your computer these days will have to be converted. And that's going to take money. And if you want to watch those videos on a TV, that's going to cost an additional amount."

Bambi - "So wait for January, there's an enhanced version coming out. That's what I hear. So save your bucks and wait 'til then."

Alexis - "Post Holiday Gift."

Monday, October 17, 2005

iMac-iPod-iTunes SteveNote 10.12.05

Friday, October 14, 2005

Vid.Vlogosphere to NBC Today - This Is Not A Test 10.13.05

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Alexis Glick for Today, Thursday 10.13.05
Steve - "...and you kinda get video for free as a bonus."
Continuous Caption: Handheld TV - New iPod Plays Video

Anonymous Consumer in an Apple Store - "I've actually been looking for something that I could play video on."

Omar Wasow, Technology Analyst - iPod has gone from an early adopter technology buff market to a mainstream mass market phenomenon now a part of our culture.

Alexis - "Their new test is to find out if people will buy video they have to watch on a two and a half inch screen."

This is not necessarily the case. You can watch on your TV and you can watch on a video headset or external portable TV with a bigger screen - can you say light FLAT screen?. Let's be clear Alexis. THIS IS NOT A TEST. There is no downside for Apple to add video playback capability for no more money and 50% more space at the $299 price point. You get a free video with every album you buy. Video Podcasters now have a way to reach the consumer like never before. And broadcasters have a way to sell shows after they air in a new window between original air and rerun, before and after DVD sales. NBC could Video Podcast the Today Show with advertising included for free and sell that market to advertisers for a small premium or others who will pay less for VidPodcast ONLY ads. The revolution is being Video Podcast and is being vlogged now. You do not have to watch videos on the 2.5" screen.

Steve - "There is no market for video on the go today. So we're going to have to create it." We think there is a large market for video on the go today. And Apple is not going to have to create it. What Apple is doing is providing the solution to a long standing challenge. And that is huge. Kudos to Apple. I love Apple. But the market has been getting pent up with anticipation for this solution for years. Remember Archos? It is like an iPod only bigger, heavier, and more expensive without a Mac interface. But it is also a DVR which iPod most certainly is not yet.

I will be very surprised if Apple will be able to keep up with demand for these new iPods before sometime next summer, IF THEN. I think there is going to be a waiting list from here into next Spring at the soonest. It will be a case of capacity incapable of meeting demand for a long time.

Affordable technology and our new inexpensive broadband internet distribution system has just now fallen into place. So it's really about the synergy of pent up demand meeting new affordable technological advances - not Apple creating a market or doing a test.

Thanks to Al Roker for ordering his last night. You the man Al.

Matt Lauer's close - "I know it's going to be huge. Absolutely. Everything they do is huge right now." You took the words right out of my mouth Matt.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Vid.CBS Early Show - TV Shows For Sale, Falling Apple Stock, A Confusing Tool To Lose Your Hearing & Sight

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Sandra Hughes reports for The Early Show - TV Shows for sale - ABC's TV Shows "Desperate Housewives", "Lost", "Night Stalker" & two Disney Channel sit-coms "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" and "That's So Raven" are for sale for $1.99 an episode from the iTunes Music, or rather now Media Store (iTMS). Jeffries & Company analyst Adam Benjamin thinks Apple has a 6-month to almost a year competitive lead with the video enabled iPod and videos for sale at the iTMS. Sandra mentions Apple stock falling due to Wall Street's lower than expected iPod sales. Yeah, they were only through the roof as usual. Two women in the street - one clueless while the other totally gets it. At $299 she says, "Considering what an iPod cost when it first came out, that's a steal."

The post package quad anchor desk chit chat implies iPods are hard to figure out and may damage your ears and next your eyes. Nobody there expressed the least level of marvel at this development.

Interesting few seem to understand the iPod has had video output since the introduction of the iPod Photo a year ago. Let's not forget video headsets you can wear to have a large screen experience out of that little iPod. On researching this product, I've noticed they are currently not in strong supply and cost $300-$400 based on old designs. So I imagine this development will inspire AV engineers all over the world to making the development of a new generation of inexpensive video headsets an engineering priority for introduction ASAP. These will be light, run on AAA batteries and have independent LCD "screens" that can individually be flipped up so you can watch vids with one eye while you walk, jog, or ride mass transit. This may be the hot iPod video accessory for 2007.

CBS iPod Video Reports Ignore Vlogs & Video Podcasts

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The interesting thing about these two reports is that Video Blogging & Video Podcasts are completely ignored as a source of content that may drive sales of the new Video enabled iPod even though Apple lists "Video Podcasts" in the new iPod's Video menu pane:

Video Playlists
Music Videos
TV Shows
Video Podcasts
Video Settings

Steve didn't even mention there are already thousands of video podcast posts in the iTunes Podcast Directory to help sell the reason to buy a video capable iPod now rather than until movies are for sale next year which Jeffries & Company analyst Adam Benjamin posed is a reason consumers may not buy one yet.

This is the first of three broadcast reports I am posting today with comments about each one. Details of Steve's Presentation will follow tomorrow with a PDF full of links to Apple's many pages of descriptions.

Monday, October 10, 2005

iTunes Doesn't Always See Our Posts

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We've made two posts in recent days that have failed to appear in the iTunes Podcast directory and FireANT. So we're resorting to posting this PDF so you can have the links to these missing posts this way. We don't understand why iTunes and FireANT simply can't see some posts that work fine from the browser and are all seen by <a href="" target="_blank">NetNewsWire</a> for Macintosh.<p>
Looks like we are in an era of the early iTunes multimedia client not fully understanding all feeds from a registered site due to some html code problems in the original posts that iTunes can't sense are corrected later. We have had errant bizarre html code mysteriously appearing in some posts that had nothing to do with the way we entered the code to begin with. Sorry for the delay in letting you know. Thanks for your understanding and patience with our continuing learning curve.<p>

</p>Here are the permalinks to each of the two recent posts iTunes doesn't see.<p>
<a href="" target="_blank">Vid.42mb.45.5min.Webzine 2005 Session 2 Jacob Appelbaum's Odyssey</a> posted October 6, 2005.<p>
<a href="" target="_blank">Empire "iBook" High. Tucson Arizona Bookless CyberSchool</a> posted September 22, 2005.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Webzine 2005 Session 1, Leveling The Playing Field - Journalism Online

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Justin Hall, Annalee Newitz, Susan Mernit, Adriel Hampton, George Kelly, Nicole Lee, Daniel Terdiman, Glenda Bautista, Jackson West, Moderator discuss the state of online journalism. September 24, 2005 San Francisco CA

Friday, September 23, 2005

Dr. Peter Chen Researching Video Blogging

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Dr. Chen calling for everyone here to fill out his simple private research quesitonaire please and why.

CBS - iBook High. Vail Arizona Paperless, Bookless CyberSchool

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CBS's Hattie Kaufman shows us a wonderful high school in Tuscon Arizona suburb Vail with no paper, no books - all Apple iBook G4's.

Featuring Calvin Baker, Superintendent, Vail Unified School District. Amanda & Andy Shea students. Cindy Lee, Principal Empire High School. Jeremy Gypton, Teacher. Wayne Gritis, Site Tech. Melinda Jensen, Teacher. From a 9.20.05 CBS Early Morning broadcast segment.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Vid.Josh Kinberg Describes 2004 to 2005 VlogoSphere Creation 27mb.28min

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Joshua Kinberg tells of his development of the Video Blog Culture and FireANT since last year to date and predicts the future of it. At 26, the youngest of the founding fathers of the video blogging culture and technology describes how he came to help create the means for everyone to become webcasters of video to everyone else. Exclusive interview to FutureMedia 9.16.05 at the Digital Media Factory, Santa Cruz CA Cinemar Schmoozefest.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

36MB-19.5min-Jay Dedman On Vlogging - 2004 Classic

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This is a classic early 2004 recording of CNN veteran - now reformed Vloger, Jay Dedman of, explaining the prerequisite days and then beginnings of vlogging.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Best of World's Diarists - Cream of the Crop Links

Here's the complete list with links of those chosen as "World's Best Video Diarists, Cream of the Crop" by Tomas Rawlings of London's The Independent online edition on Monday 8.29.05. See our reaction in previous post.

Rocketboom - a lighthearted look at our alternate reality. Most popular vlog in the world
FutureMedia - new media news, reviews, interviews, analysis, expos, press events, parties - hey that's us
The 05 Project - one vid a day all year long
Vlog~Flux - this man is very prolific and a brilliant videographer with an interest in left wing politics
Fast Moving Animals - tom of london - genius design, simplicity, elegance
Mobuzz TV Magazine - wow! very sunny disposition going on here
BENched - ben avilez of vista california gives us an inside look at today's high school hero
29fragiledays - Duncan of Bridgwater, Somerset UK is a brilliant designer and video artist
Kong is King - my favorite movie vlog. you get the illusion peter jackson is a personal friend of yours
Vlog Map - where are we? where are you? Using google map, this site helps you find other vloggers
Nowheresville, USA - it's not easy being green. a really interesting interface on the cover
Drinking with Bob - is very angry. he has a problem with pamela anderson's lifestyle and more

Thank you, Tomas Rawlings, for choosing us as among the best. Congratulations to everyone who made this cut. You are all making history everyday. And congratulations to all the rest of you vloggers out there - you too are making history with every post you persevere to make. You too are the Champions of the World of Vlogs.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

We Are The Champions

I would like to thank Tomas Rawlings of London's THE INDEPENDENT ONLINE EDITION for blessing us with his opinion that we are already among "The world's best video diarists, cream of the crop" . As he has chosen to also try to explain us in a very small amount of their limited space, I would like to elaborate on what we are and are not.

1. This is not a diary site. This is not a Blog. It's a NEWS site. We are merely using Blogger™ technology to facilitate the publication of NEWS in multimedia forms of audio, video and pdf. The fact that this is on what is labeled a "blog" has nothing to do with how and what we publish. We reject wholeheartedly the notion that using this form marginalizes our ability to deliver news in a way that heretofore was impossible by fully qualified journalists who have been shut out of the process for decades due to the oligopolistic domination of mass media. That time is over and out. Since Tuesday June 28, 2005, when Steve Jobs and Apple Computer released iTunes 4.9 RSS Media Client, new media communication possibilities that have been in early development since last summer have suddenly taken root while the oligopolies continue their ever accelerating decline into oblivion. As Alvin Toffler approaches his 77th birthday October 3, 2005, he lives to see his prediciton of total media fragmentation become even more obviously accurate. What a thrill this must be for him to see. While satellites gave us a few hundred video and audio choices from the ruling oligopoly, these new technologies now give us thousands on the way to tens of thousands and ultimately millions of individual voices available for all. We are at the dawn of a new age and it feels fantastic.

2. This is not an Apple Macintosh oriented site. Although we personally prefer to use Apple Macintosh G5 PowerMacs and PowerBooks on the road, this is a New Media oriented site and we take a platform agnostic approach to reporting.

3. QuickTime is a cross platform multimedia technology that is just as effective on PCs as it is on Macs.

4. iTunes is a cross platform multimedia receiver and player technology that is just as effective on PCs as it is on Macs.

5. We are about delivering information about new media solutions not about Macs or PCs.

6. We use Macs to produce FutureMedia. We love Macs. But we recognize that 95% of the world uses PCs and we respect and report for ALL users. Some of our reporters exclusively use PCs. Some use BOTH for different situations and applications.

7. Some of our reports will be Apple centric as that is typically where real new media innovation happens first followed by knock offs on the PC side.

8. But we will also have any number of Windows XP and Vista centric reports as well.

9. Note that our longest report to date is the IBM Linux Keynote from LinuxWorld SF a few weeks ago. I thought any objective observer would get from that post how we are highly objective when it comes to reporting about what is going on for everyone - not just for Mac lovers.

10. Our permanent address is This allows us flexibility for future growth no matter how we choose to serve you in the years ahead. We are in this for the long haul and will probably outgrow this platform sooner or later. But no matter what, our address will still be

New Media - That's our beat and the beat goes on. No matter what platform you use, we are on your team for new media video reports. Please tell us with comments what you want us to cover for YOU not for us. We are here to serve you a generous dish of information in a way you have not seen nor heard before - the way industry insiders see it, not the way PR agencies spin mass media to tell it in small bites. We will strive to give you all of the information in depth and unedited as much as we can be granted permission to do so.

One more thing. We are on both sides of businesses who are working very hard to serve you with new media solutions and you who need straight answers to questions you have about new media in your lives. We are not out to paint bad pictures or dig up scandals. This is information about information and not about politics. We are not going to dwell on political issues in this industry. Explain sure. Dwell no. That's for some other sites - not for FutureMedia.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

iTunes Podcast Directory Listing Anomalies

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Learning how to Podcast while podcasting is quite a juggling act because all of us are inventing this medium by the seat of our pants. Please bear with us while we develop all the details that will make it possible to deliver a lot more content in the months to come. The iTunes Podcast Directory doesn't always display how many Podcasts a site has transmitted to date. If the publisher changes the cover page's quantity of posts to less than all to date, the iTunes Podcast Directory only lists what's left on the cover page.

I am working out how to embed video in the pages so you can read while you watch - but also so none of the vidcasts will download until you press the small Play arrow on the left side of the progress bar. That way the home page can have many videos without any of them loaded so the page will download fast - even with a lot of enclosure links and posts. iTunes also only sees the first of multiple enclosures in a single post. Therefore, any one story with more than one multimedia element (IE Audio, Video and/or PDF) must be broken up into multiple posts for you to get them all automatically.

This and other details of system management and website display are what's keeping new posts from appearing more frequently yet. Please stay subscribed and I promise there will be many more original enclosures posted soon and more frequently. Thank you for your subscription and your support.

Taylor Barcroft
Publisher, Editor, Video Journalist

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

CBS Features Rocketboom Leading Vlogger Revolution • Andrew Baron Admits $25-A-Day Expense • Amanda Congdon Shines • Jim Axelrod Giddy With Exclusive

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Friday August 19, 2005 may be remembered as the moment in media history when the new media man bit the old media's dog. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Watching CBS veteran Jim Axelrod on the CBS Evening News Eye On America segment enter the VLogoSphere as a kind of alien news man who is so blown away by what the Rocketboom team is doing that he can barely contain himself from his sense of amazement. Hats off to the CBS News team for doing such a great shoot and editing job on this story. Producer Sally Garner really went the extra mile to include viewer turned Los Angeles Correspondent Zadi Diaz 3,000 miles away. "It's really the global show-and-tell," she notes. Very cool. And so true.

I love CBS and I admire Les Moonves. He has already declared the CBS News division is being mobilized to become primarily an internet news source rather than a TV one. That takes a similar kind of vision that Axelrod tells producer Andrew Baron he has. Andrew is incredibly modest and calm. What a rock. Amanda Congdon is the height of low key. She's really a dream anchor - so incredibly mature, modern and sophisticated yet youthful and fancy free.

I made a Quicktime Movie version from the CBS Real Player with Snapz Pro X v2.0.2 for compatability purposes only. CBS reserves all rights to this video and we will remove it from this post upon their request at any time. If you have QuickTime Pro I suggest you save this while you can for historical archival purposes and not to resell. Source CBS NEWS VIDEO page is here for Real Player and Windows Media Player versions.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Don't Use H.264

Took me until after Saturday's Flash Meeting to "GET" my mistake last week. I wanted to be state-of-the-fart using the FutureMedia H.264 video codec for my CURRENT REPORTAGE. WRONG!

That way I was insuring that no one would see my reports. So I've learned my lesson and will not be doing that any more. Pardon my redundant posts. At least you can see what I'm doing now.

IBM LinuxWorld Keynote San Francisco CA 8.10.05

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Steve Mills, VP Software Group IBM, Explains The Linux Popularity Trend
Ron Sebastian, Senior Consultant IBM Demonstrates A Modern Linux Client
This is a NEW NON H.264 version still at only 1 frame per second demonstrating that long form video can be compressed and delivered small. The original H.264 compression stills are stil on this version. I have spent a lot of time correcting my H.264 encoding blunder from last week and need to move on to edit and encode more from last week's LinuxWorld Show.

Michael Sack, Exec.VP & Chief Technology Officer Explains Inceptor's BIDCENTER Self-Service Search

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a short lesson in one new marketing tool developed by Maynard MA's Inceptor by Michael Sack, Exec.VP & Chief Technology Officer, Direct 978.298.1532,, 4 Clock Tower Place Suite 300, Maynard MA 01754
This is a NEW NON H.264 version and completes my redos for this site. I have learned not to use the latest technology if I want many people to see my posts. 

Taylor Explains Remote Record + Compression + Posting Proof-Of-Concept for Trade Show Reports

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Taylor Barcroft explains the difference between the Safari Recorder Compression vs. Final Cut Pro DV Recording and direct Compression to H.264 MPEG4. Taylor Explains this test from this FCP DV recording NOT compressed with H.264 MPEG-4. This is a 3 minute 4 MB file. Very small 1.33 MB per minute and still ok quality. Not as good as H.264. But everyone can see this one. Keep in mind that the Safari Recorder is ALPHA with plenty of time and space for improvement before it is done. This is NEW NON H.264 version. @ SearchEngineStrategies San Jose 8.9.05

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Interview with Johnny Jai Shin, New Account Sales Manager,,, Interview & Recording by Taylor Barcroft NEW NON H.264 version.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Mac Video Pioneer Marc Canter Leads Again With

He's back. Or is it me that's back? The creator of the original Macintosh video program and the company that became Macromedia, now a part of Adobe, is now leading the free video serving movement with Four months into this wild west of free serving, Marc says we may only have two more months of this freedom before yet to be determined restrictions are imposed. Well, at least we have until October...

Read more about it at Momentshowing . Thanks Jay.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

QuickTime 7 Required

We don't do Windows but Windows does us. Because we exclusively encode with the H.264 codec in Apple's QuickTime 7, if you are running Windows, you need to download and install the latest version of QuickTime 7 for Windows Public Preview 3. We will let you know each time there is a newer version so you can keep updating.

Of course if you are running a Mac, you should already have installed QuickTime 7.0.1 long ago unless you never run or ignore your Software Update... If so you better get busy. If you're still running OS 9, forgetaboutit.

H.264 Codec Helps Long Video Be Small File Size Yet Retain Quality

In keeping with the philosophy that 90% of video is audio and the reality that no matter how little "video" there really is, it still eats space...

Challenge - 49.5 minute 10.5 GB trade show keynote DV file. At the frame rates I have seen on the Vlog scene to date, 3-5 MB per minute, that would be between 150 and 250 MB. Too Big.

So I figured out how to make Video Podcasts with the file size 763 kbit per minute and still convey all of the information recorded in only 37.8 MB. And this may not be as small as possible. The secret? H.264. Steve was right, as he usually is. It makes blowing down some humungous video to an internet transmissible Video Podcast size - retaining picture quality in spite of incredibly small data rates.

From the FCP File Menu-> Export-> Using QuickTime Conversion...
Change the Format popup to MPEG-4 and press the Options... button
To reveal the settings pane. Here you begin by changing everything to these settings. The trick is to radically lower the kbps data rate and customize the frame rate all the way down to ONE frames/sec. What you wind up with is a slide show of stills with the speaker's voice fully in tact and high-fi. You can get the drift of how he was presenting and you can read all the details of all his slides on the big screen. No need for real time VIDEO when his pitch is all AUDIO and STILLS on a screen. If there is a demo that demands full motion video, I would break the presentation into parts, retaining this one frame rate for all but the motion PART which I would compress at 10 fps which is PLENTY for full motion. I think keeping the bit rate very low is the key to streamlining internet video sizes without sacrificing quality thanks to the miracle of H.264. I am really not interested in experimenting without H.264. QuickTime 7 is free and universal. If an internet viewer is unwilling to download and install it, I don't think they can be very serious about using internet video for information acquisition.
Press the Video Options button to reveal key H.264 settings you MUST change to maximize quality within this small size video so when it is run in full screen mode it still looks great.
Then make sure to reduce the audio rate as well.
This is for voice only. Go 64 kbps stereo for music.
But keep Best and 32 kHz Output Sample Rate.
Leave Streaming off.

Now you're good to go. My 49.5 minute 10.5 GB video compressed at these settings down to 37.8 MB in only about 20 minutes with a dual 2.5 PowerMac G5 with 3 GB of ram.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Murphy's Law

At LinuxWorld San Francisco. Recorded the MOZILLA Keynote by Mike Shaver. Capturing to PowerBook - oops not enough space left. Quick hook up the auxillary 40 GB FW drive from iomega. Doesn't mount? Switch port connections. Copy 2-4 GB of Back up about when the Keynote begins. DV Tape rolling. Finally get capture working first then copy each DV files from yesterday one at a time but that causes the capture to fail twice thanks to the power (lessness) of ONE 1.25 GHz G4. Yes the processor setting is on "Highest". Capture another 16 minutes b4 another glitch. Battery failing after only 35 minutes!! It was Fully Charged. Change batteries after what I thought was another 20-25 minute capture. Afterwards that segment is nowhere to be found. So it's going to be back to tape dub tonight. Sorry folks.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Michael Sack, Exec.VP & Chief Technology Officer Explains Inceptor's BIDCENTER Self-Service Search

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From Search Engine Strategies, San Jose CA Convention Center we get a short lesson in one new marketing tool developed by Maynard MA's Inceptor

Michael Sack, Exec.VP & Chief Technology Officer
Direct 978.298.1532
4 Clock Tower Place Suite 300
Maynard MA 01754
Videography and H.264 MPEG 4 compression by Taylor Barcroft, Video Journalist on a 1.25 GHz PowerBook G4 with FCP 4.5 under Mac OS X 10.4.2. NOTE: Tiger appears to have broken the Compressor 1.2.1 application part of FCP 4.5.
Time 3:08 Space 6.6 MB, 320 x 240, 2.2 MB per minute and it looks great even at full screen.
Time 3:08 Size 6.7 MB

Taylor Explains Remote Record + Compression + Posting Proof-Of-Concept for Trade Show Reports

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Taylor Barcroft explains the difference between the Safari Recorder Compression vs. Final Cut Pro DV Recording and direct Compression to H.264 MPEG4. Taylor Explains this test from a FCP DV recording compressed with H.264 MPEG-4. This is a 3 minute 6.2 MB file. Very small 2 MB per minute and still high quality. Keep in mind that the Safari Recorder is ALPHA with plenty of time and space for improvement before it is done.

Search Engine

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Search Engine Strategies Conference & Exp

San Jose Convention Center CA
Interview with Johnny Jai Shin, New Account Sales Manager
Interview & Recording by Taylor Barcroft

DTV Beta for Mac OS X Released - One Giant Step Closer to the Death of Old Media

Looks like the revolution is unfolding faster and faster every day. And this time Macintosh OS X is given the leadership role. Today is the launch of an open source way for anyone to become a global publisher NOW. But only if the publisher uses a Macintosh running Mac OS X.

Only mass ignorance and hypnosis is keeping old media alive now. Follow this link to the Participatory Culture Website. The revolution is being televised on the internet.
Industry Luminaries Declare Old TV Days Numbered

Broadcast Machine for all website video publishing Channel Creation. Offers optional torrent technology to minimize bandwidth expense for any popular site's serving load. Yet another technological equalizer is making mass or narrow casting possible for all creative individuals. Blowing my mind again. How 'bout yours?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Lan Bui Premieres Video of the Moment's "Fishes" on iTunes

Lan Bui is a genius. "Fishes" is a brilliant essay on the reality of DEATH as a FACT-OF-LIFE.

I recommend subscribing to his new "Video of the Moment" PodCast at the iTunes' Podcast Directory. Keyword "Video".

Current TV Is Internet Video On Demand (VOD)

But not Video Podcast yet. No sign of Current TV at the iTunes Podcast Directory. Wonder how many days b4 they are there?

Watch Current_TV VOD clips here.

Watch "Jumper" by Mark Rienhart. It was featured on the Tonight Show Monday evening. Brilliant piece of video.

Wonder how long it will be 'til Current TV Video Podcasts are more popular than the satellite-cable feed. My guess is weeks not months. 75% of Current's target audience gets their information from the internet - not TV.