April 11, 2008

Finally, Videos on Flickr

Woohoo, flickr is now supporting videos... sweet! I just stumbled on the news and am trying to give it a test for myself to prove that its actually true. Unfortunately my Shozu (mobile uploading app) is totally whacked ever since I upgrade to the latest version (nice!) but no worries, I can still upload via my Notebook. Some items of interest about flickr video. Obviously a Pro account is suggested as that removes any upload restrictions on size. Also, videos are restricted to 90 seconds max. so keep that in mind. Some more details from Flickr... Video on Flickr grew out of the idea of “long photos” and as such, we’ve implemented what might seem like an arbitrary limit of playing back the first 90 seconds of a video. 90 seconds? Individual video files must be smaller than 150MB in size. See www.flickr.com and check out the FAQ. I'm now going to trying hitting m.flickr.com and upload a clip from my N95 via WiFi... hang on!

Ok, my test from the N95 is having issues as I need to re-install a couple of things, however, I did manage to upload an old video clip from my notebook. Nothing too exciting, but see below for a video montage I created from some pics I took in Paris in 2003. Can't wait to build out my Flickr Video gallery! Oh, like YouTube, there's also an embed option where you simply grab some code and paste into your blog.

1 comment:

Palmetto Equipment and Supply said...

I like this new feature too, but it seems that some aren't as fond of it. I think 90 seconds is a terrific amount of time to make a few quick how-tos for surveyors in the field....
Your blog is always full of such great GPS/GIS related topics. Have you seen the new-ish Land Surveyors United social network for surveyors? You should join and set up your page so that all of this relevant information can be reached by surveyors who need it. If you want, just send me an email, i'll send you an invite to join.. In fact, you seem quite tech saavy as well...maybe we could talk about helping with moderating. Check it out: http://landsurveyorsunited.ning.com

Hope to see you there, man!