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March 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm #156281
I work for a training division in the FDA and we decide where to host our videos based on the intended audience. If the video has proprietary information that needs to be protected, we use our servers and post it to the intranet. If it is intended for the general public, we host it on our YouTube channel.
The nice thing about YouTube is that you can either simply use a text link to the video’s page or you can very easily get the embed code and embed the YouTube player right in your own webpage, keeping viewers on your website. YouTube also has a couple other great features that few people are aware of. First, if you upload a text file of your transcript, it will work out the timing and create captions automatically. And if you prefer to limit access somewhat, you can change the privacy settings so that it won’t show up in a search, only if the viewer has the direct link.
If you’re looking for an alternative with more privacy options, I really like Vimeo. You can set it so that the video can or can’t be downloaded and embedded and can limit embed permission to only certain websites, so you know that other websites aren’t using your video as their own.
If you have someone with experience in Flash (or HTML 5, as Flash seems to be dying a slow death), you can convert your videos to one of those formats and embed them directly into your webpage. However, that is a much more labor intensive option.
Hopefully, this gives you an idea of your options. If you have any more specific questions, let me know and I’ll be happy to help in whatever way I can!
August 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm #138339
You know you’re a govie when you’re still on Windows XP, Microsoft 2003, and IE6!
(But, IT swears we’ll all be on IE7 by the end of the year and they’re rolling out Office 2010 sometime in 2012! Uhh, yeah, sure…)
August 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm #138341
Or you’re always correcting them by saying, “It’s not the government, it’s the politicians!”
August 11, 2011 at 3:18 pm #138104
May 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm #129937
Our first dance was the jazz standard “Cheek to Cheek”. We couldn’t get hold of the Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald version at the time, so we went with the Frank Sinatra recording, not AS awesome, but still great! “Cheek to Cheek” has always been a favorite of both of ours and it’s a great first dance choice as it’s about dancing cheek-to-cheek, has a good tempo, is easy to dance to, and is super classy!
We also played big band and swing for the whole reception and it was a blast! Our DJ thought we were crazy when we asked him to stick to that and tried to play some more modern dance music, but when our guests started asking him to go back to the swing, he finally realized we knew what our guests wanted. It was great! And I have some fabulous photos of us and our friends and family on the dance floor!
May 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm #129375
I thought the military uniforms looked wrong! Now we know why whoever “shooped” it blacked out so much (including epaulettes). It would have immediately given it away.
It’s interesting to note how many “OBL death” photos and videos are circulating right now. A lot of people seem to need to see a photo to make it real, to gain closure.
May 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm #114302
And a list of free FCP plugins, also from Stephen Smith:
(I love, love, love Too Much Too Soon’s Flashframe and Patrick Sheffield’s plugins are really great, too!)
FxFactory is actually a plugin management system with some free plugins and some paid:
(Beware, some plugins are only free for a limited time and after that they stay in your list and taunt you every time you try to use them!)
May 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm #129387
Agreed. I’d also like to point out that the people in the World Trade Center, in the Pentagon, and on Flight 93 (and many others around the world) were all unarmed when he sent his suicide squads after them. And I definitely agree that a trial would have been a complete mess. Better to make this a quick, clean, and very clear reprisal. This man has gone far beyond being a war criminal and a trial would have only legitimized him and his “cause”.
May 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm #129397
Just heard on NPR that they have not released any photos yet. They are debating whether or not to do so. Apparently, he was shot just above one eye and the photos are pretty grizzly, but they may decide to release them anyway to allay the rumors that he’s still alive somewhere.
May 2, 2011 at 6:43 pm #129417
Oh, FOX… (sigh…)
May 2, 2011 at 6:21 pm #128743
This is great, Justin! Thanks for posting! I just shared it on my blog (with full credit to you for finding it, of course)!)
May 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm #129461
That really is an odd photo. I would guess they blacked out faces (rather than cropping them out) to protect identities while still showing a bit of environment for context. Still, it makes for a really creepy photo. Where did you find it?
May 2, 2011 at 2:10 pm #129485
I heard on the news that they collected DNA and did testing to confirm that it was actually him before making the announcement.
March 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm #114250
Hey Aaron! Thanks for joining us. Your news show looks great!
March 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm #124585
You mean something like this…? 😉
I’ve been eyeing this puppy for months, but for now my Kindle is sufficient!