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Stock Footage on AlamDV.com

Posted: Sun, 10th Nov 2002, 4:07pm

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danial_02

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Anyone think it would be a good idea to maybe store stock footage that we film ourselves?? Say, if someone needs a beach and they live in Iowa then people like me could walk out my front door and start shooting. Or stuff that we have filmed we can just share. If someone films a car blowing up (not likley) we could share that. Anyone going along with this idea???

The only downfall is that it will take up more server room. Web guys, I have no idea how much is left, but to make a part of the site with full size video make take alot of room.

Just an idea!!

Dan
Posted: Sun, 10th Nov 2002, 4:29pm

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b4uask30male

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it's been suggested before
have a look here.
http://www.csb-digital.com/alamdv/community/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4972&highlight=share
Posted: Sun, 10th Nov 2002, 5:52pm

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moebius

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I don't think it'll ever happen, unfortunately smile It'll completely massacre the server bandwidth.
Posted: Mon, 11th Nov 2002, 12:53am

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sidewinder

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MECHA SEZ:



/me Shakes his head . . . . rolleyes
Posted: Mon, 11th Nov 2002, 2:08am

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be56

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Hhhhmmmmmm, that would be nice to have some stock footage. I probably could use some of it.
Posted: Mon, 11th Nov 2002, 2:26am

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be56

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I really think Alamdv.com should do this. This would make the website grow, and the product, plus Alamdv would get even more popular. I seriously think they should do this, if they can.
Posted: Tue, 12th Nov 2002, 9:55am

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malone

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Theres no way we could afford to do this for free. The disk space would cost a fair amount but the biggest problem is like moebius said; the huge amounts of bandwidth (which doesnt come cheap either).

The only way I can really see it working is if somebody setup a peer to peer file sharing thing (like kazaa and all of them) but just for movie footage. Then everyone hosts their own clips themselves. The bandwidth requirements would still be large tho, and it would pretty much rule anyone out who is using a 56K modem or below.
Posted: Tue, 12th Nov 2002, 9:07pm

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er-no

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Well, hopefully I will be able to offer you all a few hundred megabites each through my brothers server. However, he will want some money for it but I think it will only be £5 a year or something stupidly low.

I think thats a good price, I will keep you all informed. smile
Posted: Tue, 12th Nov 2002, 10:34pm

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danial_02

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I agree with the P2P idea. The only downfall is that, whatever you download would have to have a detailed description of the video clip. Who would want to sit for 4 hours for a clip to download to find out that it is at the wrong angle or even the wrong clip all-together. Plus, to add to the file size, most of this stuff would have to be pretty high quality video in order to use it well enough.