These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Friday, June 24, 2016

It's Online for Our Perusal

It takes forever to get video out of our camcorder and onto YouTube. First our new camera saves in mp4 format but each scene is an independent file; therefore, first they have to be 'stitched' together with a special program on my laptop. Next, I generally upload long videos in several 'chunks' so they can be joined online and have a title page created. From home it takes hours and hours to upload to the YouTube servers. Also, in most every situation now, their software finds some copyrighted music in the mix and won't let me edit. So, I need to let them 'cleanse' the offending song or music. If you ask me it is silly as I never am trying to profit from my personal videos. These are just my little way to preserve real life! Lastly, I have to organize the resulting file on my YouTube page.

Screenshot 2016-06-24 16.00.22

Let me warn you about these videos. They are just a way for us to augment memories. Generally, Jay is the one with the camera and we put the resulting thing onscreen in it's entirely. There's no editing. There are no fancy transitions. Even the goof-ups remain. I know if I posted relevant clips, the scenes might be interesting to others. That is not what I do this for. This is just a way to get the videos off my original media (first cassettes and now SD cards) and into the cloud for safekeeping.

We seldom sit through an entire showing as it'd be pretty boring even though we remember the situations. We can use these files to show a part of particular vacation to friends or relatives. We display via our living room TV and skip through to specific parts. You'd definitely not like watching an entire two hours of any of these videos. If you stop by the house though and we'd like to show you something, we can!

Mexico in 2014/15 was already there. I just wanted to add that today, I got our second winter of early retirement up too. As a result, Egypt in 2015/16 is online, ready to go.


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