Vlogs take advantage of web syndication to allow for the distribution of video over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for automatic aggregation and playback on mobile devices and personal computers.
Video blog, a portmanteau combining video, web, and log, (usually shortened to vlog) is a blog that includes video. Though many vlogs are collaborative efforts, the majority of vlogs and vlog entries are authored by individuals.
New technologies have eased to snap images and to produce a video. Anyone with a digital camera or camera cell phone and an Internet service provider (ISP) can create a video blog. Videoblogging is attracting people who want to share commentary, stories, and opinions in video format.
The video clip is compressed and placed on a Web server. The content is also placed in an RSS feed and the URL shared with the videoblogging community. Video blog aggregators (like FireAnt) automate the downloading and display of video blogs through easy point-and-click interfaces.
- Video blogs can deliver richer content than sites using just text and still images. It positions vlogs in a special class.
- Video allows to express a person more naturally and with greater facility than static, text-based sites.
- As video software and hardware capabilities advance, video enthusiasts web designer could have a significant influence on web site design and development for instructional purposes.
- Video blogging is an extension of the self-publishing phenomenon exemplified by blogging.
- Video blogging has the potential to expand communication options and individual expression with personal video posts. Video blog content bypasses traditional media distributors, delivering video to aggregation clients and websites.
- Video logging may also gain significance because of the media literacy of today's students.
The greatest shortcomings of video blogging are:-
- Resources required to capture, store, and distribute video.
- A significant investment of time and money may still be required.
- Internet-based video distribution has extensive space and bandwidth requirements: the larger the video files, the greater the network demand and download time.
- Videoblogging must eventually address issues of indexing, storage, and retrieval.
- Video files need metadata for users to be able to access archival material, and the consistency with which metadata is applied will affect how useful a video blog will be to audiences.
- The tools are becoming more common, less expensive to create video blogs.
- Camera cell phones, Digital cameras, Webcams can record short video sequences. As content capture and editing tools become more prevalent and easier to use, a digital video might become a significant communications channel.
- Video blogs a likely tool for recording lectures, special events, e-portfolio projects, digital storytelling and so forth.
- It is based on the popularity of blogs and podcasts, as well as the growth in video tools, videoblogging is likely to grow in popularity.
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