[IMC-Satellite] Newsreal Archive Encoding
bmedia at riseup.net
bmedia at riseup.net
Sun Apr 24 13:36:08 PDT 2005
greetings from pdx. i tried to send something out earlier re the roll call, but
wound up accidentally just sending it to lotus. oops. anyway, i do video
production. other than that, i'm fairly technologically challenged. i mean, i
can use any technology related to shooting/editing video, but anything beyond
that, forget it. still, i would love to help with the newsreal, but can't
really help with the online archives because...well...see above.
u mention bittorrent though. the pdx indy video collective has been working with
bittorrent recently, and it seems to be favored by those with more tech
expertise than i have. i am forwarding your comments on to them, in the event
that they might have useful suggestions.
Quoting Ethan Crawford <hazmat at ethang.org>:
> Thanks to everybody who made contact for the Newsreal roll-call, those
> who haven't yet, please tell us who you are, and describe your interest
> in helping the network grow.
> I feel that the most pressing task is to get the Newsreal archives
> available online. We should agree on a few encoding methods and get
> those videos posted and linked on the Newsreal site ASAP.
> Mark- How many of the tapes do you have? Can you concentrate on encoding
> the past shows so we can get a complete archive?
> Tony has volunteered to encode future programs, so maybe we should split
> those two tasks since they're going to be time-consuming. How does that
> Regarding encoding methods - can we get some video techs to speak up on
> the most usable formats? I'd suggest posting at least two different
> versions, a full-broadcast version and a smaller web streaming version.
> Should we offer those in .mov, .rm, .avi or another format?
> Here are some ideas on the forefront of video publishing:
> Bittorrent is a powerful new protocol for distributing files, and I
> think it would be useful to encode and offer our programs in this format
> for broad distribution. (http://www.bittorrent.com/protocol.html)
> Blog Torrent is a publishing forum that utilizes Bittorrent, but makes
> it even easier for the end user. (http://www.blogtorrent.com/)
> We could set these up and provide documentation for both producers and
> consumers of our program. Any thoughts on that? If you have any
> experience with these, could you describe how it worked for you?
> Lotus suggested a good idea on streamlining the segment submission
> process, such as having online submission forms where producers could
> submit their segment information (and hopefully upload their content or
> send a link to it). I think that's a great idea, if there's no
> objection I say let's move on that. Lotus can you offer a time line of
> how & when we could start implementing that?
> What am I forgetting or ignoring? Please speak up with your ideas and
> suggestions, thanks.
> Ethan Crawford
> hazmat at ethang.org
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