Online Video Hosting Services Cost effective way to deliver videos to your user YouTube is far and away the most popular Several other services provide similar hosting, some with better features
Advantages of Online Video Hosting Cost Accessibility Ease of use Potential to reach more clients
Disadvantages of Online Video Hosting Quality concerns Size and length limitations Less control over how users access the video
YouTube Nonprofit Channel http://www.youtube.com/nonprofits Branding benefits Rotation of your videos in the "Promoted Videos" areas throughout the site The option to have a Google Checkout "Donate" button Listing on the Nonprofit channels and the Nonprofit videos pages Application process: Must provide information about your organization, including your fed tax id number to prove youre a 501(c)(3)
Other Hosting Services Max SizeMax Length ResolutionStereo? BlipTV1 GB? – over 10?? OurMediaUnlimited? – over 10?? Vimeo500 MB? – over 101280 X 720Yes YouTube1 GB10 min480 X 360N0
PALawHelp.org example Media is uploaded to http://ourmedia.orghttp://ourmedia.org Free hosting service through the Internet Archive (registration required) Can be used for video or audio Like YouTube, it generates code required to embed player in another web page Automatically creates other formats (MPEG4, Flash etc.)
PALawHelp.org example Use Blogger blog as the interface to integrate videos Create a new blog entry for each audio or video file Embed OurMedia code into HTML view Go to Edit view of post, right-click and copy shortcut Post link as LawHelp resource
Production tools Audacity – free audio recorder and editor Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/) – open source tool for converting DVDs to MPEG fileshttp://handbrake.fr/ Any Video Converter – free and paid versions Windows Media Maker
Video Cameras Webcam Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass $25 Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 $100 Flip Video Camera HDV Camera
Flip Video Camcorder Effgie: http://www.flickr.com/photos/effigie/2690348459/
Video Editing Software Free editing solutions Microsoft Movie Maker Apple iMovie Wax VirtualDub Mid-Range QuickTime Pro Adobe Premiere Elements More expensive options Final Cut Pro Adobe Premiere
Microphones Audio is important – poor qualify audio can really ruin a web video Test your camcorders audio quality – it may be sufficient Other options: Techsmith USB Condenser Microphone Audio-Technica USB Condenser Mic Blue Snowflake
Multimedia widgets Sprout is popular -- and free -- option Allows non-technical staff to create multimedia Sprout "badges" Badges can include text, images, videos and more "Share" link allows supporters to paste the badge into their own website or blog You can track where the badge is appearing
NTC Sprout includes live links to NTEN website, blog, Twitter feeds and more.
Using Sprout Free, but registration required Choose templates from a gallery or integrate your own graphics and branding Publish your Sprout to generate embed code Manage and monitor your Sprout
Mash Ups Application that allows you to combine and display data from multiple sources into a single integrated tool. Technology to create mash-ups has become very accessible. Classic example is a Google Maps mash- up.