Another day, another dollar… spent…
Well, a friend sent me a video of mine from way back in 1999 (it was in a VHS-C tape), and off course I wanted to put it on the web so the people on the video could see it (I should add that this video was from my farewell party when I moved from Margarita Island to Caracas), well, I converted it from DVD to IPod Video and then from that one to MPEG with Roxio suite software, and then the trouble started.
For some reason or another, every time I try to upload the video into YouTube (or Daily Motion) it losses the connection, I though it was the sizing of the video so I re-sized the video a couple of times (which made movie maker look for roxio software because apparently Roxio uses a proprietary codec) with the same result. Then I tried places like Megaupload and Rapidshare with the same result (it would actually never crash, but it would get stuck in certain percentage of upload and never move from that percentage), so needless to say, I was really frustrated because I kept sending emails regarding the status of the upload and I would never meet the deadline (in retrospective, I should have waited until the video was up before making all the fuss about it), thank god I found Phanfare and I ran a couple of test with some other similar size videos I have in my office computer, and so far, it seems like it might work (EDIT. It worked, the videos are up).
In judo news, on 8/16 we have the Dragon’s Challenge tournament in Delray Beach and hopefully it would be as busy as last year, I walked away with the silver medal last time, hopefully I would nail the gold on this installment of the tournament.
Well, I was having the little ZLR vs. DSLR cameras argument going on inside my head, so I contacted the professionals; first I contacted one of my favorite photographer, and ask him for validation on my question, I’m still waiting for an answer… so I contacted the nice people at The Digital Photography Show and after some back and forth emailing, I decided that I’m gonna take the plunge into DSLR at some point this year, I’m deciding between the Canon EOS 30D, or the Canon Digital Rebel XSi, so any suggestions would be welcome.
Well, I think that’s it for now, visit The Digital Photography Show if you’re into photography, and have a nice week.