Photocentric.tv *Call for closed beta participants!

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  1. Sean

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    Hi All,

    I am looking for some participants to help me get video content onto Photocentric.tv before launch. Not 100's of videos or anything like that, but a handful so the site doesn't launch with a blank page. If you own any photography related videos that you would like to upload please contact me by posting in this thread or sending a pm. The categories for now are:

    Traditional - Tutorials
    Traditional - Equipment
    Traditional - Reviews
    Traditional - Photographers
    Digital - Tutorials
    Digital - Equipment
    Digital - Reviews
    Digital - Photographers
    Hybrid - Tutorials
    Hybrid - Equipment
    Hybrid - Reviews
    Hybrid - Photographers

    Public domain videos are also welcome, for example an old video of Edward Weston was floating around at one point which was public domain, we can add a lot of these.

    I'll be ready to take uploads tomorrow so just contact me to make arrangements.

    Thanks!!

    Sean
     
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    Would you please kindly write me in which format do you need this movies?
    I do have few movies in the form of mini-digital cassettes, but not sure how I could upload to the site as I do not have any s/w or h/w connecting to my computer.
    I am looking forward to hear from you.
    Thanks
     
  3. Sean

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    Most video cameras have a web friendly mode and that is the easiest way to post videos. Other than that for your situation you'll need a way to get them into a video editing program to edit and downsize them a bit. On upload to the site the original video is converted into flash format and easily viewable over the web. Pretty much identical to how youtube works..
     
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    Have you had a rummage through the public domain films over at www.archive.org ?
    I've just had a quick look and although it seems to be biased towards motion picture subject matter there should be a few suitable films, especially in the Prelinger Archive.
    Here's what I found after a cursory look:
    Alchemist in Hollywood
    and
    cheesy Kodak Instamatic commercial

    Their streamed flash versions are a bit flakey but you can download the full file in various formats and resolutions.

    OK, so people can go there and see them themselves, but it will save a lot of searching and will pad out things fro when you launch, assuming this is the sort of stuff you're after.
     
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    I'll have look, thanks!