Videoblog Values – part one of five

By , 3 September 2005 3:44 pm

I’ve seen several attempts to somehow define what “videoblogging” is. Indeed, I’ve even had a go myself.

Recently it has occurred to me that there will likely never be a definition that satisfies enough people to be considered the definition. So I’ve tried a different approach – an inclusive rather than exclusive one.

Instead of attempting to constrain or limit what videoblogging must be for everyone, I have just tried to clarify some of the things about videoblogging that are important to me. Along the way, I add some observations and comments about areas I feel the videoblogging community might be wise to address, but essentially, this is just a way for me to explain my personal view and values.

I have chosen five topics, and over the next few days I plan post a videoblog about each one.

I’d love to hear which aspects others value, perhaps by comments here, or (even better) as video posts on other weblogs.

Take a look, and see what you think.

3 Responses to “Videoblog Values – part one of five”

  1. richard says:

    I really enjoy this series you’re doing. With respect to this one it motivates me to want to go back and re-do all my videos and add meta-data to the quick time and wmv files that I didn’t add before.

    I’m going to add all these to RichardsPicks … keep it up

  2. Frank says:

    Thanks for the comment, Richard. I was beginning to wonder if anyone had watched any of these yet!

    I hope you enjoy the rest!

  3. Randolfe says:

    This is an important observation. I think every vlogger should take the trouble to have copies of everything they produce in two or three formats.

    You could burn a CD and/or a DVD. You could also even make a VHS tape. I have had some VHS tapes that played well twenty years later.

    I even had a video tape made with an early CV Sony recorder that still played this year although it was made in the late 1960s. Other tapes stuck and could not be played without expensive restoration.

    Curiously, some archivists say that old fashion film survives the best of all. I find that hard to believe. While home movies from the 1960s still play, old commercially produced porn fades and becomes discolored in ten or fifteen years.

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