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video: Major Tool for Video freedom 'transcodeit.com' is my find for the month - 08/06/08 02:15 AM
Up till today all my video was uploaded to several major sites and I would embed their code to run their flash players on my blogs. This is a good exchange and one I am pretty happy with. There are times I have video that I do not want to send out the entire internet and Google Video's private video function makes the video too small anf degrades the quality. Here is a website I was referred to today and it not only transcodes my video to Flash, but provides a non branded player to embed on my blog pages. (2 comments)
video: Full Motion Listing Videos - I am Sold on it - 07/02/08 07:50 PM
Well I just finished my 5th listing video, I forgot that I made one back last fall so officially I have 5. I did shoot video of a house I sold. My clients were from out of state and they were getting on the plane the day after we wrote the offer. I wanted them to have something they could show family and friends at home, so I used Youtube to carry the message. While I feel Like Lewis and Clark in the Simi Valley Real Estate Video genre. Being the only agent in a 700 member Multiple Listing Service that offers this feature (5 comments)
video: Active Rain user please support embedding Video on our Profile pages - 07/01/08 05:28 PM
I wanted to embed this video clip on to my profile page. I tried a few different ways and could not get it to work. I see this as beneficial in that we can add another dimension to our profiles and make our profiles really come alive. How can I get this idea infronto of the right people on AR to make it happen? If you think this is a good or bad idea, please comment below (3 comments)
video: Trulia picked me to be the top story for their blog today!!! - 05/28/08 05:47 PM
Wow, this was not expected. I have been really attacted to online video and Twittered Trulia yesterday to explain that I thought they should include seesmic or utterz style commenting in Trulia Voices. Another Voices real estate pro had already posted video before my two posts on Monday and Tuesday. This could be a very useful way of answering questions. Here is the link to Trulia's Blog: Trulia Voices Video Comments On The Rise
video: Single use Camera or FLIP Video pick your poison - 05/28/08 02:09 AM
V570 This post is to explain whether this is all worth the time and trouble to have a digital still camera that also shoots video and then go out an buy a new FLIP Video Camera. The claim is if you have the Kodak Easy share V570 you can do everything with one camera and the FLIP would be a waste of time. I agree on the face of this position, but respectfully disagree for the following reasons:
1. A single use camera is great but the whole idea behind the FLIP is to make Video easy. (5 comments)
video: Flip Camera time to put it through some tests - 05/23/08 12:30 AM
I got my hands on the office FLIP VIDEO camera. Here is a quick look at this amazing little device. It will not replace my Sony Mini DV camcorder, but I can see where this can be used for some interesting applications. My overall first impression before turning it on that it was big and the plastic gave it a cheap feel, but after working with it a for few hours it is really growing on me. I shot a video blog just a few minutes ago on my Green Screen setup with the FLIP and will post it later. Now (16 comments)
video: Camcorder Stabilizer comparison It really helps! - 05/07/08 12:50 PM
Video stailizer blog The two videos below show the difference with the use of a stabilizer. I purchased a Hague Mini Motion Stabilizer on the internet for use with my Sony HC38. This tool is really going to give me greater flexibility to run tape in different situations. There is still movement when you shoot by hand, however with the stabilizer the jerks and shakes are smoothed out enabling me to now shoot while driving the car.
84% of all buyers start their search on the Internet. The top three Internet sites hit are Realtor.com, Zillow and Craigslist. 3 out of the top 23 searches are for agents, but these 3 don't even show up before the top eight. The above information is critical to the sale of your home. The Realtor you interview to sell your home in Simi Valley better know these quick (2 comments)
www.animoto.com 30 second teasers like the video above are free. Longer videos have a fee. Unlimited for a year is $30. If you use the referral code wnrtgesd you get $5.00 off the fee. Another sugeestion is to get a go daddy domain for the property address and point it to the url for the video. .info domains are on sale for 99 cents for 12 months. (23 comments)
I have seen some great posters on Lincoln and his tribulations. It is surprising to many as he is considered one of our greatest presidents. I like how this short puts together all these different people. Enjoy and please comment especially if there are other famous failures that were not on this video. (6 comments)
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