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Streaming — Beyond Quicktime Broadcaster for video streaming, the TechSoup team also uses Audio Hijack and Nicecast to pull audio from ReadyTalk webinars onto the web and into Second Life for global participation. This post was written by Evonne Heyning , part of TechSoup's Community team.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Graphics and Video

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Itunes/Quicktime comes native with MacOS, and Windows Media Player for Windows. There are some very interesting comparisons to make in this realm, and, I’d say first off, that the proprietary tools are in the lead, for sure. I’ll start with basic graphics – graphic manipulation tools. Of course, on the proprietary side is the ever present and predominant Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. And, honestly, they are very good tools, and considered industry standards.

I'm Video Blogging from NetSquared Year 3!

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Well, off to double check my compression settings for QuickTime I left Australia on Sunday afternoon and arrived in the Bay Area on Sunday morning. I'm here in Silicon Valley for Netsquared Conference and last night the conference got underway.

Excellent Use of Video in A Personal Fundraising Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He documented it on film several versions are available, including a higher quality quicktime - The Water Buffalo Movie. Robert Thompson, an American musician who lives in China, went out and bought a water buffalo and presented it to a poor family in China. It is a terrific example of story telling and use of video as tool to support a personal fundraising campaign.

March of the Penguins!

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Click To Play Flash Version Click To Play Quicktime Version Music: Voyage Black. I made that yesterday after I scored two blow-up Penguins for Harry and Sara. The Penguins made their appearance outside my hotel room and I was instructed to bring them to the morning breakfast at the NTC.

10NTC: Don't Be Afraid of Low-Tech Communication

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A colleague of mine was a programmer on Apple's original QuickTime team in the 1990s. He told me that one of the QuickTime programmers didn't use email or even voicemail — just an old-fashioned answering service. One of the sessions at NTC I enjoyed a lot was Are You For Real?! Working With a Virtual Team. Host Ian Rhett of Civic Actions was joined by his coworker Jenn Sramek and Tom Heck of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators.

Two Short Films for a Laugh

Have Fun - Do Good

You can watch it with Quicktime or Windows Media here , or watch it on YouTube. It is a dreary grey Monday morning here in the Bay Area. If you need a laugh over your coffee or lunch break today, here are links to two Internet movies that are good for a chuckle.

Nonprofits and Videoblogging: Janitors Own Words: Video from SEIU

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One thing we learned is You Tube is an easy way to get video out to people without also having to give them a crash course in what software to download to watch this QuickTime, or that Windows Media. In a few weeks, there will be a video blogging geekout session at NTC.

Learning Journal: Experimenting With Adding Music to Web Videos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tools: -Windows Movie Maker -QuickTime Pro. Reflection: This time I experimented with using QuickTime Pro as the audio editor and video editor. The next technique that I am exploring in my screencasting/videocasting skill set is the addition of music. I've resisted adding music for three stupid reasons: 1. My (incorrect) perception that non-copyrighted music is crap. Why add KB or MB to the file size when my content instructional.

Flickr As Presentation Tool: Screencast #2

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I rendered ten different versions (6 in SWF with different audio sampling and video frame rates and sizes) and 2 in Quicktime and 2 in WMF.) View the Screencast here. As a follow up to last week's screencast on how to use flickr as a visual resource, here is a post about how to share your wonderfully visual powerpoints with others via your blog or flickr.

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Guest Post by Alan Levine: Social Media Recap from NMC 2009

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We managed to get a medium quality Quicktime stream that we put into Second Life, and higher quality Flash video stream , that we made available on the web.