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The internet has been won, for this day.

Order has been restored to my little digital universe.
Finally.

Order has been restored to my little digital universe.

Finally.

[Meta]: My internet connection was back up and running this morning.

Over t’weekend, I was having intermittent technical hiccups with t’internet connection - after a few restarts, much profanity, and a phone call to Virgin Media, it seemed - seemed, to be back to normality this morning.

I shall, of course, find out more when I’m back home.

He’s a comin’…

So that video thingy finally finished processing.

Hmm…

The lighting isn’t spectacular in the rendered version that’s sitting on my HDD, but the quality is - there might be some strange lighting on my face as it goes along, but you can clearly make out most of the relevant details, such as when I put a book front of camera.

The uploaded and processed version, looks a wee-bit washed out. And the quality leaves a lot to be desired.

This be why, I planned on four / five months of either uploading ‘em as private videos, or unlisting them - to firstly figure out local issues such as lighting, audio etc. but also so as to figure out the best format / settings, for uploading to Youtube.

It also goes without saying, I need to get quicker with the editing software. If I’m only going to upload at 720p, then perhaps it makes sense to take the original full record that’s output from the camera, convert it to 720p, and then, start editing it.

I’m guessing for a start it’d make the editing process faster - part of the reason it took so long was waiting for the editing software - and of course, the computer itself, to play catch-up.

There are a few, waaay simpler tags I can make videos from, in terms of not needing sooo many overlays, inserts etc. so hopefully the next video is a wee-bit better.

In all likelihood, however, I’ll revert back to the original plan after the next two / three videos - continuing to make ‘em, but doing so as test videos, with the intention of going “live” as planned, in December 2014 / January 2015.

I’m going to go off on a limb, and say that my experience reading a well written and coherent tag post, will be better than your experience watching a strangely lit rambling video that’s about 3x longer than most of the videos I’ve seen for that tag!

I’m going to go off on a limb, and say that my experience reading a well written and coherent tag post, will be better than your experience watching a strangely lit rambling video that’s about 3x longer than most of the videos I’ve seen for that tag!

It finally finished processing!

After Seven[!!] hours of editing, and a failed upload, my first “Front of Camera” Booktube video is finally up on t’interwebs. It’s the “A to Z Book Survey" tag - Warning in advance: As I used it as a sort of introductory video, it’s a wee-bit on the long side.

My internet decided to go tits up, whilst uploading.

Just got up to grab a glass of water, expecting to see it had uploaded, processed, and was ready ‘n’ waiting to be made public.

Instead, I’m re-uploading it again. It’s about 41% done, apparently. I’ll give it a half-hour - if it hasn’t finished by then, I’ll leave it in the lap of the Gods, hope it goes through OK this time, and make it public later.

We’re past the 20 Minute Mark People.

I’ve yet to reach the half-way point in the Alphabet.

Oh boy…

I look forward to reading it!
It’s a good tag - I was going to go with the standard newbie tag, but this one seemed like a good option - in terms of giving me a good run through of the editing software. I hadn’t actually planned on making it public - hence the wearing a shirt a good size too small [desk job; pub breakfasts; pub lunches; lack of exercise etc.] and me saying at one point I’m 31 - which I will be, when I’d planned on actually uploading these things publicly!
I also may or may not have created this, for inserting after my answer to “E”

I look forward to reading it!

It’s a good tag - I was going to go with the standard newbie tag, but this one seemed like a good option - in terms of giving me a good run through of the editing software. I hadn’t actually planned on making it public - hence the wearing a shirt a good size too small [desk job; pub breakfasts; pub lunches; lack of exercise etc.] and me saying at one point I’m 31 - which I will be, when I’d planned on actually uploading these things publicly!

I also may or may not have created this, for inserting after my answer to “E