“If the church could catch a vision for using video technology to present an authentic presentation of the life of the church — not rehearsed videos, but spontaneous records of conversations, laughing with one another, weeping with one another, people sharing their lives, etc. — the average person might take notice”
VideoBlogs are a great idea and there has been a lot of new support services in the past few months that have solved the bandwidth and storage issues. I have used a few runarounds, like adding nyud.net:8090 to the end of the address. But all that has changed and nothing stands in the way of posting as many videos as you want. Heres the best way I know how to get those videos up without paying any money for storage or bandwidth.
1. Go to Ourmedia.org and register. Once you get an account, they will show you have to publish your videos and will give you a blog if you dont already have one. I have heard Vidblogs is another solution but have not worked with them yet.
2. Make your video and compress it to less than 10 Megs. It can be in QT, Windows or Real format. I usually go with 320 X 240 size and (being a Mac user) choose Quick Time. For videos more than 10 Megs you will need their OurMedia Publisher tool.
3. Get an account with archive.org This group will store your video for free and you will not have to pay for bandwidth.
What would be really cool is if people uploaded video clips from significant emerging church events over the past 5 years to give us all an historical archive.