Saturday, October 30, 2010

Just Trying to Upload!

Even after all these years of making films with students and being a Global Learner, sometimes things don't always go smoothly. I enjoy using Flip cameras with my students because they are so easy to use. What I don't like about them is how I can't just use the video file how I'd like to without converting it first. Real Converter is a great free conversion software that works to convert to a windows media file, but it can take a very long time. Many hours.

I wanted to post my students natural disasters newscasts on our classroom website. It took so long for blogger to upload my large file or even small files from Flip that I decided to convert them to windows media. This still didn't work...Then I tried to upload my Flip film to you tube. This still didn't work. Then I created a film of all of them with Movie Maker and tried to upload those. Still no luck. So what to do? Keep trying? Of course! I guess just upload bits and pieces over time. I think keeping films short and sweet works the best for uploading. Anyone have any uploading suggestions?


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3 comments:

Dave Tarwater said...

Emily,

Your Kids News Network is great. Regarding uploading, have you tried the YouTube Advanced Java Uploader? You can upload video files up to 20 MB. I will email you the link to the YouTube advanced uploader.

Jeremy S said...

I am having similar problems with flip cameras I just purchased, I was thinking I may return them and get a different brand of camera if someone knows of something that works better.

Kelly Berry said...

Maybe I can stop by and borrow your flip camera. So much work for you!

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