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#1 SubMariner

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:46 AM

In order to upgrade our email newsletter & blog, we would like to include a video. But we are pretty clueless as to the whole process.

1) We have a Flip Ultra HD video cam that we will be using for 30 second "commercials". Other than the editor that comes with the Flip, is there an easy-to-use video editor out there that is either free or available at a minimum cost? (Once upon a time there was a pinned thread about free programs but I don't seem to be able to find it anywhere since the Board was re-organized.)

2) Can the video be imbedded in an emailed newsletter that is self contained? Or does it have to be hosted someplace? Unfortunately, the people that host our website say they don't have enough server power to host videos for us. So what is our alternative? YouTube is NOT a good option for us as a business, because it shows "related" videos including what would probably be our competitors. Also we don't need people to be able to comment on the video, just watch it.

3) If the video has to be hosted someplace, where can we go that is cost effective?

Thanks in advance for all your help,




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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:25 AM

The freeware list is pinned at the top of Software - All Other Applications.

I've never managed to embed a video in an email; I've sent some as attachments, but this might not be practical
if you have a huge list.

I believe hosting is the best way to go, but I only have experience with Photobucket, which is free but limited.

Photobucket Pro may be worth a look, but check out the limitations there, even though you pay for that service.

Otherwise, Googling will put up several options; if anyone here uses a commercial hosting service, perhaps they can chip in.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:21 PM

I think what he is looking for is a commercial video hosting service like Bright Cove.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:02 PM

Ok. So it looks like for the time being we are going with Youtube, but setting it so it is "private"& only "invitees" can access it. We'll see how this works out.

I'll update you as to pros/cons in the future. :)

Thanx,


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