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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:27 AM

Most of the regulars here at Appliantology know about my YouTube channel where I make videos of problems I encounter on service calls and show how to fix them.  It's good to see other Brethren starting to make similar videos, notably Brothers Strathy and Durham.  

 

Videos are a great way to not only convey information but to let your Brethren in The Craft watch you in action and put a voice, maybe even a face with your Appliantology username and posts in the forums.  

 

It's really pretty easy to make videos and upload them to YouTube.  It just takes a little time.  What I want to do here is share how I make videos to de-mystify for folks who have no idea how to do it.  

 

If you're currently making videos, like Brothers Durham and Strathy, I hope you'll chime in on this topic with some of the tools and tips you use.  

 

How the Samurai Makes Videos

 

I use an iPhone so I'm totally in the Apple orchard.  There are pros and cons to that but, for me, it's almost all pro because I'm not a computer geek-- I use the computer as a tool to do real world stuff.  As such, I don't want to spend a lot of time learning to use a tool or getting it to do what it's supposed to.  And Apple excels at making stuff dummy-proof, that's why I like and use their stuff.  

 

I shoot the videos using the built-in Camera app.  There are lots of fancy-schmancy video camera apps out there.  I've tried a few and found that, for my uses, they're too complicated, in some cases buggy, and just a waste of money.  The built-in Camera app is rock solid stable and has the distinct advantage of one-touch deployment as soon as you wake up your phone.  

 

Right now, I'm not using a tripod.  Although I've purchased a couple of small portable tripods, I've just found them inconvenient or awkward to use.  I know my videos suffer from a lot of shakiness and distracting movement.  Still refining my technique there.

 

I do all the editing and production on my iPhone using the iMovie app.  It's a snap to use and has amazing features with a very short learning curve.  After playing with iMovie for about 10 minutes, I had fully mastered it.  It lets me do soundtracks, voice-overs, bring in photos, Ken Burns effects, and captions.  

 

After the video is all done and the way I like it, I upload it directly to YouTube from within the iMovie app.  

 

I'd love to hear some of the devices and software that others use.  



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:02 PM

I have a Nikon camera.  Is there any information about how to produce a video or an editing tool for the windows PC.


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:19 PM

I have a Nikon camera.  Is there any information about how to produce a video or an editing tool for the windows PC

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:06 PM

I have a Nikon camera.  Is there any information about how to produce a video or an editing tool for the windows PC.

Upload the video to YouTube and use their editor.







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