I feel it would be best to concentrate on the less-well-known blogs and news sites
we can certainly do that :)
I like the idea of the show and didn't find the mug a distraction. What sensitive viewers you have.
Given the number of shows you will do over a season you should be able to cover a huge range of websites so I don't think it would be a good idea to limit yourself to certain categories.
I like the new show, casting from the sofa relaxes matters a little.
The one available from the web site worked fine for me but the Itunes download didn't play correctly: with voice out of synch after about a minute and worsening.
I've not come across that on Itunes so far, so I'm just reporting. Redownloaded it, and it still was out of synch. I'll have another go tomorrow morning and report.
I like the idea of the show and didn’t find the mug a distraction. What sensitive viewers you have.
It was a tongue in cheek comment - mainly 'coz everything else is so professional looking I couldn't think of anything else to say.
Also didn't realise it was a bit of strategic product placement!! I do like the car btw!
Fair point about the green screen - the set is not really an issue - its the content and presenting style that counts & I reckon that is spot on.
The one available from the web site worked fine for me but the Itunes download didn’t play correctly: with voice out of synch after about a minute and worsening.
thanks for the heads up. we had an email earlier today, with someone having a similar issue. i can't repeat the problem, but we're going re-export and re-upload the whole shebang later this evening (takes a couple of hours), to see if that helps.
will let you know once it's complete.
It was a tongue in cheek comment - mainly ‘coz everything else is so professional looking I couldn’t think of anything else to say.
not a problem, i can see what you mean about the background and we're always open to criticism. you can't please everyone, but that won't stop us from trying!
Also didn’t realise it was a bit of strategic product placement!!
in that case it wasn't very successful :) we'll try harder next time.
Given the number of shows you will do over a season you should be able to cover a huge range of websites so I don’t think it would be a good idea to limit yourself to certain categories.
also a good point, but i'm hoping that more independent f1 sites will appear throughout the year.
are you watching them on this site, or downloading to a podcast client like iTunes?
I watch your videos on this site, or at least I try to :p
however, we don’t want to leave anyone out, so we still upload our videos to Dailymotion, blip.tv and YouTube. videos on these sites are more compact and should play smoothly.
please let us know if that helps at all?
YouTube is fine for me :)
YouTube is fine for me
good stuff, thanks for that. apologies that you can't view them properly here.
when we get a minute, we could probably add a "hi-res / low-res" option so that viewers can customise the viewing experience.
not sure how difficult that will be, but worth trying methinks.
but we’re going re-export and re-upload the whole shebang later this evening
okay, file now uploaded again. if you were having issues before, please could you try download a second time to see if this helps at all?
for those interested in what changed with this video versus all the others, here's a geeky explanation. if you've no interest in the techy details, please move right along :)
<begin geeky explanation/>
we encode all of our videos into h.264 format. this is a good idea because that happens to be the iPod's format of choice. however, we encode at the videos native resolution (720x404), and sadly that's too large for the little pod screen. so we then export again into iPod format using quicktime pro.
at this point things start to go awry because for some unknown reason this process appears to brighten the video. usually it's only a subtle change but it does appear to be getting more extreme. as an experiment, this week we decided to use VisualHub to do the job instead.
the hub did its job well, the video encoded to the right size and the colour was an accurate representation of the original video and it played on the iPod. hallelujah.
so we uploaded it.
then we get a couple of messages saying all was not well.
because we can't repeat the issue, we've gone back to the old way for the time being. and in order to stop the unwanted washed-out effect, we've had to artificially darken the whole video first.
this is patently a complete waste of our time, so we're looking into it. we're not the only ones suffering either. why this video should be much worse than the others is unclear, and why VisualHub only causes issues in certain players is also a mystery.
still hopefully all should be well for the time being :)
<end geeky explanation/>
I am always accused of being contrary - but I really liked the informal (homely) setting with the laptop in front (good to see you promoting Macs) and the corporate coffee mug in the background - it made it personal and inviting. Sidepodcast videos are always professional (the only slip-up I remembered were the hand gestures in Xmas message - but actually its quite funny and we all learn from these - love to see Christine doing a sign language podcast). Keep the good work up - but get some sleep - I cannot image how much time was spent on all of this upgrade!
I cannot image how much time was spent on all of this upgrade!
i think the word would probably be "enough"
just wanted to point peeps in the direction of shaun's post:
Weekly F1 TV podcast program
the response regarding this show has been amazing, thank you all.
Just watched your new news show - good idea I'm a pretty lazy F1 fan so having you do all the hard work is just great! Is the intention to replace the audio Sidepodcast with the video as I'm not sure I understand why you are doing both? For those of us with just a audio MP3 the audio podcast is great won't they start to overlap? I love listening to Sidepodcast while I work so the longer half hour audio is really good. To watch a longer video requires a break time so does not work so well in that respect.
Having said that 4 mins is not exactly long!! And it is nice to have photos or video of what you are talking about.
On the mug controversy - mug was fine and liked the little model but not sure about the candle. Also can you tape the auto queue thingy to the underside of the desk or is that just a ridiculous idea you have already discounted :)
On an entirely different topic - I have picked up various F1 yearbooks in second hand shops recently which is great as I get to know some of the history in the last decade or so but I am thoroughly confused as to what team is what now...Minard?? Bennetton??? Jaguar?? Stuart???where did they go? It seems F1 teams change their names and sponsors so often and morph with their corporate paymasters. Have you ever done a family tree of who was who and what they are now? is there one out there? the whole Spyker/Force India thing is a case in point. It seems only Ferrari, Williams and Mclaren go back any length of time. Any ideas? I'm confused.
PS excellent choice of music on Vid 22 - nothing like a good bit of Manics :)
Is the intention to replace the audio Sidepodcast with the video as I’m not sure I understand why you are doing both?
good point, we're still figuring that one out, but in simple terms the audio show is more of a discussion. whereas with the video, one of us has to operate the camera, so it becomes more like a news show.
Also can you tape the auto queue thingy to the underside of the desk or is that just a ridiculous idea you have already discounted
good thinking, we haven't. it's quite heavy but worth a try.
It seems only Ferrari, Williams and Mclaren go back any length of time.
that is a fine idea for a mini series, i'll have a word with the boss :)
PS excellent choice of music on Vid 22 - nothing like a good bit of Manics
ahh, don't thank us, we'll play any commercial artist who's open minded and forward thinking enough to allow their music to be used on a podcast.
99.9% of artists aren't, so credit to MSP for that.
Any More F1 Rewinds on the horizon??
Any More F1 Rewinds on the horizon??
oooh yes, we've been working on things this weekend.
expect a launch very soon :)
oooh yes, we’ve been working on things this weekend.
expect a launch very soon
i look forward to it :D :D
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