May 22, 2008

Watching "American Idol."

This is Chris — for 1 minute and 20 seconds — watching last night's final results show. Can you tell if he's enjoying it?

That's taken with my new Flip camera, which seems pretty handy. The actual video quality is much better than what shows up on YouTube.

ADDED: I had to take the clip down because of a technical problem. I'm really having a lot of trouble uploading to YouTube. I keep getting the message "unable to convert video file." I had one version that uploaded — in MPG4 — but it got horizontally compressed (with vertical bars on the sides and distorted video). I'm editing AVI files in QuickTime Pro. Any advice?

10 comments:

vbspurs said...

I use the PC version of this Shareware programme, IMToo. Here it is for the Mac.

The trial has full functionality, which is rare with trial software.

Cheers,
Victoria

Ger said...

Got the latest firmware upgrade?

Bratso said...

"Can you tell if he's enjoying it?"

MadisonMan said...

Hard to tell when you can't see the video. I'll guess and say yes -- was the clip of Brooke singing?

Ann Althouse said...

No, he looked bored in a way that -- I though -- looked subtly angry.

Smilin' Jack said...

Gosh, I sure do hope you get this problem fixed soon, because the only thing more fascinating than watching AI would be watching someone watching AI. I'm so looking forward to it.

And once you do get the clip up, can we please have another clip of someone watching it? That would be true Nirvana....

Chauncy said...

Can somebody please tell me who "Chris" is, and what he's supposed to be enjoying ?

????????

Chet said...
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George said...

I use the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG9 9MP Flash Memory Camcorder (about 250 from amazon) and upload directly to my mac-

no intermediate conversion/editing program needed-

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, but George, I want to edit and then be able to upload to YouTube. That's the problem spot.