Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N1KWW, Apr 17, 2019.
Which pretty much equals unboxing porn! (Though, yes, not just for packaging engineers.)
Is there any possible topic that this tired old argument will not make its way into on the Zed?
I'm complaining that there are far too many complaint threads by people complaining about things that don't mean squat to people with legitimate complaints.
First world problems....
I just watched a youtube video on how to convert my portable bicycle pump from a Presta to a Schrader valve. Fifteen minutes long WITH MUSIC, but never did get to the part I needed. Had to figure that out on my own. (The manual was equally worthless) Good gravy....if you want to make an ART FILM....CALL it that.
Cal Worthington got run out of Southern California on a rail, and ended up in Alaska. I guess that's how most folks end up here.
People doing these videos are providing a real service. They've kept more than a few hams out of trouble and made doing what could've been hard easy (including me...I was able to interface my SDRplay receiver, my rig, HDRuno, and Ham Radio Deluxe together without shedding a tear!). That said, if you're making a video, keep a few things in mind.
It's OK to mention Fido or Fluffy briefly if they walk into the frame our something, but keep on task and get to the point of the video in a hurry.
Adequate lighting is a must.
Focus is off on that closeup of the front panel (or whatever)? Do it again, and keep doing it again till you get it right. There's ample free editing software on the web that will allow you to do as many takes as you want and splice everything together. Trying to edit in the camera most often leads to an ugly looking video.
Frame your subject appropriately. If you're going to be discussing front panel controls and indicators, move the camera in close enough that we can see what you are talking about.
Get your camera on a tripod. There are even tripod brackets for cellphones.
Make sure sound is good--no hum, appropriate level.
Be prepared for what you are going to say. Try to keep the pauses, uhs, and umms to a minium.
Cal Worthington's ad that has him riding across his lot on a hippo is forever burned into my brain.
Wrong-o, junior! I say it was making us stop using spark and go to that new fangled CW that killed ham radio.
I'll never forgive them for that. Had to build all new gear.