January 21, 2008

Wikifest Video Reflections

Here are the video reflections that participants of the Wikifest 2008 at Outward Bound Singapore shot on the last day.

Part One: Meet the 'Wikis'

Part Two: What we learned, and how it will benefit our schools

Part Three: Next steps and outtakes

These videos were shot with RCA Small Wonder video cameras which were thoughtfully donated to the project. My apologies that some of the footage shot by participants does not appear above.

Although the video cameras are quite easy to use they do have some limitations. The mic is fairly limited and does not pick up audio from a moderate distance. As you can see from the videos, the audio also doesn't start recording until a half second after the video. The cameras like PC's more than Macs and save files as .avi. I used the free iSquint program to convert them to a Mac friendly format.

That being said these are a great low cost way to shoot video, they are quick and intuitive to use, shoot good quality within their optimum range and have a handy built in USB jack so you don't need to worry about bringing a cable with you.

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