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Title: Newbie welcome video - 2nd video -Post formatting posted for review
Post by: Steamtyme on October 18, 2019, 10:06:01 PM
So I've considered doing this for a while, the hold back was I have next to no experience in creating this sort of content. Either way I decided to just run with it and put together my first of several planned videos. This one is titled Creating an account and getting started (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xle0x1b3Dk&feature=youtu.be&hd=1)

Let me know what you think this was the first time I've used screen capture, and the editing was definitely a learning experience. Love it hate it, anything in between I'm interested in your feedback. I'm also looking for things I may have missed or topics for future videos, as I'm sure I haven't thought of them all. I do mention some planned ones in the video as well.

Edit: So Noddabawts first topic was deleted. Not surprising as was useless in it's current form, at least they weren't nuked. I wasn't able to link it in on the project before work this evening, but they will be making a much better first post second time around in another video.


Videos after suggestions
Bitcointalk.org Getting started with a new account (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nT5HPhO2MA8&t)

Rough cut videos

Bitcointalk.org - Post formatting (https://youtu.be/7NHfaViknzM)


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: jackg on October 18, 2019, 11:01:22 PM
I've been considering making a topic on asking someone to do this since wednesday.

Great job, I'll have a watch of it all (I just watched the first 3 minutes) and see if I can offer anything but it's started off pretty good.




edit: after watching it it looks really good for newbies as a roundup of the basic features of the forum. I'm not sure whether something on the rules more specifically might be helpful but I'll leave that up to you to decide as it could be a tedious readthrough of what is already written.

If deemed neccessary by the community (perhaps you could make a poll) theymos could add a link to it from the registration screen). I mean literally doing a youtube search of bitcointalk.org the first two options you gert are ICO SCAM and Bitcoin SV (that's not something we want)...


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: Steamtyme on October 18, 2019, 11:47:25 PM
Thanks for the feedback. The length was something I struggled with as I wanted it to be an easy watch but not lacking to much introductory info.
I have an idea for another video that covers some posting pitfalls, unfortunately it's sort of opinion based. I think that would be a nice one to cover rules more in depth. My hope though is that people will still go to the threads and read through them.
I didn't think about a poll or anything but if enough people voice their support or opposition if this, I'm sure theymos would take notice.
Edit: I went back and changed the title to include Bitcointalk.org; might help with the search not sure. I also linked in this topic and others referenced.


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: JeromeTash on October 19, 2019, 04:08:19 AM
You did more than great for a person with no experience in creating video content ;)
This can be very helpful for newbies who might not know where to look first after registering (I personally got to see the forum rules after 3 months in the forum since i wasn't a regular of meta  ;D)


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: o_e_l_e_o on October 19, 2019, 06:18:32 AM
Great effort. I particularly liked that you mentioned theymos' Welcome Message, which I still really hope he will implement at some point. Also going straight to the rules thread after registering was nice.

I would make a couple of constructive criticisms, though.

First, I think it's too long overall. We have enough trouble getting newbies to spend 2 minutes just scanning the rules thread or even clicking on a sticky or two (for example: The sticky at the top of lending which says newbies asking for no collateral loans are very like to end up red trusted, and yet we see it happening several times a day.) I suspect that most newbies aren't going to watch a 13 minute video and will quickly skip sections or just give up on it altogether.

Secondly, I think you spend too much time talking about the marketplace and trust for what is an introductory video. I like the parts about how to create an account, stickies to read, how to post, etc. However, I don't think newbies who have just created an account should be diving straight in to the marketplace section. Ideally they would spend some time on the forum, getting a feel for how the trust system and the marketplace work, before going straight to making a trade. A single sentence or two saying to be careful in the marketplace because it is filled with scammers, and you will discuss the trust system in a future video would be fine I think.


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: QueenVera on October 19, 2019, 06:48:22 AM
I would make a couple of constructive criticisms, though.

First, I think it's too long overall. We have enough trouble getting newbies to spend 2 minutes just scanning the rules thread or even clicking on a sticky or two

That's because most forum users aren't fans of reading and you can see that when they drop their replies on a topic been discussed, most of what they'll say has already been written by previous contributors to that discussion and they would had noticed that if they had taken some time to read through the thread. Video are a better medium to pass on an information as it's a visual presentation that doesn't read viewers to do much than just listen therefore, I would say he (video creator) did a great good overall (timing+presentation).


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: Steamtyme on October 19, 2019, 07:02:04 AM
Thanks again for the kind words, they are greatly appreciated. It's funny the more I watch it I keep finding small issues in the editing I previously didn't notice. Not the worst of things but they bother me a little more with each viewing. I do believe the next time I make one I will shoot for a 1 shot take or work on my pauses to better edit in other audio. I was more concerned with it looking choppy using the cutting sections, but now think that would have been a better route.

First, I think it's too long overall. ~
Secondly, I think you spend too much time talking about the marketplace and trust for what is an introductory video. ~
Thank you for the critiques. For whatever reason I was determined to have the first post in the video. If anything I feel I should have just left it out, and use it as section in another video. I was planning on originally trying to limit this to a 5-7 minute video but just felt like I was missing something. It doesn't help that I freewheel every speech or presentation I've ever made and like to talk.
I couldn't settle on a good board as a target, and this is where freewheeling brought me. I actually cut out and had to catch myself again on a large portion of "trust". It really could have been any board/childboard combo, but I just kept thinking of Sandy-is-fine and others discussing lurkers falling for scams in that area and just ran with it. That was before the warning flags for unregistered users.

What I will do though as I know people who can't focus on a 2 minute video sadly enough is create some timestamp links and put those in the description.


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: Upgrade00 on October 19, 2019, 07:29:40 AM
To get around the length of the video, you (viewers) could increase the playback speed. It's an option available on the YouTube drop-down icon. It is difficult to follow the first time, but you get used to it with time. You can equally use it on other videos you watch on YouTube.
A welcome video is a good idea and doesn't require as much attention as a read would.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: hugeblack on October 19, 2019, 02:00:24 PM
Good effort but let's talk about some negatives:

 - long video: try to make it short and consist of 4 to 5 minutes talking about a particular subject such as a Merit or trust system.
 - Customizing topics: I do not expect learning how to create an account is difficult but the basic skills to define boards, how to do make a search, and improve the quality of posts.
 - Define the rules better: Perhaps the rules are one of the things that need to be explained (with some fun.)

Generally, what I liked was the clarity of the sound and the accuracy of the explanation.


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: o_e_l_e_o on October 19, 2019, 02:31:45 PM
That's because most forum users aren't fans of reading and you can see that when they drop their replies on a topic been discussed
You are right, and it's hilarious to think about, actually. A forum based entirely on written word communication, and a bunch of bounty spammers who can't be bothered to read.

What I will do though as I know people who can't focus on a 2 minute video sadly enough is create some timestamp links and put those in the description.
That's a great idea. You could probably also cut out the bit about why you should make an account. If someone is clicking on a video titled "Creating an account", you can probably assume they are going to anyway.

To get around the length of the video, you (viewers) could increase the playback speed.
It's funny you should mention that. I've recently started watching everything that will allow me to at 1.25x speed. It seems weird at first, but after a while you don't even notice it. It is especially good for recording of lectures or conference presentation, which often I find too slow otherwise.

Generally, what I liked was the clarity of the sound and the accuracy of the explanation.
Yeah, the sound quality was good, and your accent and speed were both clear enough for most non native speakers, I think.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: Wexnident on October 19, 2019, 03:50:08 PM
You guys could put this into a must-watch when creating an account here. At least, newbies wouldn't have the excuse of "I didn't read about it" or "I didn't know" about it. Recommendations would probably be instead of the forum itself put up let's say drawings I guess? The explanation was clear and the voice is hearable enough and clear. You could also try a bullet type of important things to note when discussing each thread I suppose? Heck if I only knew how to animate stuff I would've tried to create a beginner's guide filled with drawings and such.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: malevolent on October 19, 2019, 07:14:02 PM
Nice that you took the initiative!

But as others said, it's too long, 2 minutes is the maximum length before a lot of people will start getting bored. Maybe it would be better if there were several 2 minute-long videos, each about a different aspect of the forum. I'll only ever watch something on YT for more than a 2-3 minutes if it's something that really interests me, or if it's something I have otherwise a strong motivation to listen/watch/learn about. For some Internet forum I just registered on, there's no way I'd spend >10 minutes staring at a screen. But maybe that's me, I don't mind reading stickies and whatnots if I register somewhere.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: theymos on October 19, 2019, 10:48:15 PM
Great video! It really makes me feel that I haven't done enough to make the newbie experience welcoming enough...


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: Steamtyme on October 20, 2019, 03:13:55 AM
~snip~
 - Customizing topics: I do not expect learning how to create an account is difficult but the basic skills to define boards, how to do make a search, and improve the quality of posts.
 - Define the rules better: Perhaps the rules are one of the things that need to be explained (with some fun.)
I appreciate and welcome the criticisms. I wanted to include account creation just to start forum life right from the beginning. I am currently reviewing it to figure out what parts I can easily remove from that section without feeling like there are gaps in what I provide. I do plan on having a video specifically for the rules. This one was more to show people where they were, and most of my videos will likely contain a bit more humor than this one. I have to be careful to still keep it informative at the same time. Likely, it will be Noddabawt posting and breaking the majority of the rules - nothing to crazy but laughable non the less.

That's a great idea. You could probably also cut out the bit about why you should make an account. If someone is clicking on a video titled "Creating an account", you can probably assume they are going to anyway.
My thoughts on this were that should these be utilized in anyway, this video may have been something a lurker would see somewhere around News. I will still take this into consideration and at least try to trim it.

Recommendations would probably be instead of the forum itself put up let's say drawings I guess?You could also try a bullet type of important things to note when discussing each thread I suppose?
That may fall further outside of my skills lol. I did choose to use the actual forum and demonstrate the navigating in real time, as I've always found this to be a decent way to train people. Sometimes things get lost in the mix when you try using infographics or images as opposed to a direct example. I like the bullet points idea and think that might be easily done in the editing portion of the program I'm using, it's nothing crazy but offers basic features that are fairly easy to use. Appreciate the input.

For some Internet forum I just registered on, there's no way I'd spend >10 minutes staring at a screen. But maybe that's me, I don't mind reading stickies and whatnots if I register somewhere.
I think people see this forum somewhat different from many others, mostly because you can monetize yourself here fairly easily with some effort. I do still feel I ran long and will be trying to figure out the best way to break this and others into smaller videos that still contain enough relevant information. Might wind up being 4X as many videos as I originally thought. You would definitely be in the minority unfortunately I do wish more people would read stickies, but I was bad myself as it took me a while to do most of these things. Hell I remember getting a referral link deleted super early on and it was only then did I find the rules I believe.

Great video! It really makes me feel that I haven't done enough to make the newbie experience welcoming enough...
Thank you, that means a lot. It's easy for me to come in here and put something like this together. I don't have the entire forum and varying levels of accounts to think about when I make a decision or put out content. You have done a lot to ensure that when a Newbie shows up they have the ability to participate, with minimal restrictions. That's a huge step in welcoming them, I'm just trying to fill in some gaps in the meantime.
I am open to you providing any ideas or submissions you would like to see done as a video. I know you tend to choose your wording carefully so if there are any descriptions or points you would like to see made as well I'm all ears.


So far ideas I have for videos include the following:
Posting - This will have a portion on the use of the buttons and their functions. It will also include a section on posting techniques related to the quote function like trimming, and replying to multiple people. Nothing hard and fast but enough to tackle nested quotes. Might include a brief description of merit here, or in a mini offshoot video as it's not a large topic but is still important.
The Forum rules- A more in-depth review and examples of how not to break them.
Account recovery - Staking an address, and how to sign/verify a message.  ~ I need to do a bit more research on the account recovery side of things, so it may be a 2 parter where I stake an address then lose my password and actually go through the steps.
The trust System -  This will attempt to clarify things like the DT network, Custom Trust Lists, the difference between feedback and trust lists. This will be a few videos in itself and likely come after the others mentioned.

I don't really have an order yet that I would like to create them in but would like to tackle them in blocks if multiple videos relate to the same core subject. I am also going to try and keep these lacking opinion and as neutral as I can be. It is also a goal to just guide users so that they still have to do at least a bit of reading,but know where to look.

Edit: Forgot to mention. In regards to this video I think I will recreate it, with some cuts to content I can put elsewhere. Should be sometime this week, and hopefully I'll get it down to somewhere in the 5-7 minute range with timestamps.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: Saint-loup on October 20, 2019, 08:48:54 AM
Thank you for this video but I think it could be a little bit shorter IMHO, in 2019 most of internet users are able to manage the standard basic features of a SMF forum I think, and if they aren't there are few chances they will understand/like what a cryptocurrency is...
It would be useful to also explain how new people have to manage a ban of their proxy/vpn/ip range. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=credit;unproxyban
You could also talk about the captcha bypass code https://bitcointalk.org/captcha_code.php


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: LTU_btc on October 20, 2019, 07:28:53 PM
You did great job, your video is very informative. But as other said, it's too long. I know it's difficult to cover everything in 5 mins, but it's reality of current generation - many people now simply can't keep their attention on subject for long time, especially when they see some static views of forum without much action - it may look boring for them.
If I would make such video, probably I would describe basics in few words and then would give directions to other my separate videos where I everything in more detail. For example things like rules, trust system, merits and other stuff can be explained in short separate videos.
Anyway, I'm wondering how newbies can find this video. So far there is only less than 60 views. Maybe it can be uploaded to one of sticky topics?


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: jackg on October 20, 2019, 10:45:09 PM
You did great job, your video is very informative. But as other said, it's too long. I know it's difficult to cover everything in 5 mins, but it's reality of current generation - many people now simply can't keep their attention on subject for long time, especially when they see some static views of forum without much action - it may look boring for them.

Especially if it's monetised I prefer a 10-15 minute video it's probably the size of the videos I watch.

Also, I'm disapointed smart tvs with rakotu (or whatever it's called) os don't have a speed up option in youtube (as a person who likes to watch things at 2x ir's really missed)...

I have an idea for another video that covers some posting pitfalls, unfortunately it's sort of opinion based. I think that would be a nice one to cover rules more in depth. My hope though is that people will still go to the threads and read through them.

If you get a basic idea of some points I'd be happy to see if I can add any more to them or discuss the ones you have if you want a second opinion (I normally use telegram to discuss things with people on here but I haven't configured a username)...

Great video! It really makes me feel that I haven't done enough to make the newbie experience welcoming enough...

The users were my issue as a newbie so maybe it is a good idea to offer some information to them and try to build the experience. Although most of us are "guests" here for a few months before we actually bother to join up. It was at my point of discovering linux so I was very much enthusiastic towards both, maybe other people miss that though if they're not here for the fundamentals.



The timestamp idea was a good one too @steamtyme I see a lot of epople doing that and it's pretty helpful if you could get especially the rules and welcome message linked.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: Steamtyme on October 23, 2019, 01:56:44 PM
~snip~ in 2019 most of internet users are able to manage the standard basic features of a SMF forum I think, and if they aren't there are few chances they will understand/like what a cryptocurrency is...
It would be useful to also explain how new people have to manage a ban of their proxy/vpn/ip range. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=credit;unproxyban
You could also talk about the captcha bypass code https://bitcointalk.org/captcha_code.php
You would be amazed, this is the first and pretty much only forum I've ever participated in. Most of what I've learned was picked up by quoting others posts to see how they did things. I will likely put a text bubble in with a link if possible or a description about the IP bans, I'm not sure how many people it affects but it could be helpful. I'll try and find a good spot to link to for that. Same for Captcha bypass. Thanks
~snip~If I would make such video, probably I would describe basics in few words and then would give directions to other my separate videos where I everything in more detail. For example things like rules, trust system, merits and other stuff can be explained in short separate videos.
Anyway, I'm wondering how newbies can find this video. So far there is only less than 60 views. Maybe it can be uploaded to one of sticky topics?
It's funny you say that. The redo is going to have a 30 second to 1 minute video describing the project and linking to the first video, as time goes on I'll edit in links to the others. All in all , I figure it will take me a few weeks to put together these planned videos and redo them to incorporate suggestions.
~snip~Especially if it's monetised I prefer a 10-15 minute video it's probably the size of the videos I watch.
I don't really understand the youtube Ad space. I know I have the option to monetize videos but if that's what causes Ads to be placed throughout the video, not worth it. I threw down some donation addresses and if they never see anything not really a big deal. I really just want at least one person at some point to find these useful in getting started or understanding the systems around them better.
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If you get a basic idea of some points I'd be happy to see if I can add any more to them or discuss the ones you have if you want a second opinion (I normally use telegram to discuss things with people on here but I haven't configured a username)...
I'll keep that in mind. I might just keep it going in this vein though where I produce a video, take the critiques and then redo the video. Feel free to reach out anytime with ideas or points you would like to see in any of the planned future videos.

On that note, I didn't get around to making the remaking this video yet, should have something up by Sunday, as I'm back on shift and have a bit of travel to do this weekend.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: chr1stian12 on October 27, 2019, 11:53:57 AM
Thank you so much 😊 It's such a great help for us newbies to start with.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: Steamtyme on October 28, 2019, 09:34:26 AM
Here is an updated version of the video I placed the link in the OP. It is under 6 minutes and I think it still delivers the message. I put in a few timestamps but they aren't linked, still have to sort that out. I will work on the next videos soon, still not sure which order I will go.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nT5HPhO2MA8&t

Edit: I believe I figured out how to create a link to timestamps accidentally. The best kind of learning. So I will update the description soon.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: TMAN on October 28, 2019, 02:56:08 PM
awesome work dude - hopefully we get some newbies watching and digesting over the standard tripe threads that pop up.

props dude


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: Steamtyme on October 28, 2019, 07:37:35 PM
Appreciate it man. I have a few nightshifts to bang out then I'll likely have one or two more of these up this week. My "recording studio" or corner of basement to some is about to become home to my miners again so I'd like to get more done before then.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: Noddabawt on November 05, 2019, 04:51:50 AM
1. No zero or low value, pointless or uninteresting posts or threads. [1][e]
2. No off-topic posts.
32. Posting multiple posts in a row (excluding bumps and reserved posts by the thread starter) is not allowed.
33. Posting plagiarized content is not allowed.[e]
These are some of the rules being touched on in the video I'm creating. Not sure when I will get it posted.



Edit:
awesome work dude - hopefully we get some newbies watching and digesting over the standard tripe threads that pop up.
props dude
Family friendly so you're in the video  :P

Thank you so much 😊 It's such a great help for us newbies to start with.
Glad you like it you made it into the second video

Edit: So Noddabawts first topic was deleted. Not surprising as was useless in it's current form,
Wow, no Chill calling out a newbie like that.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: Steamtyme on November 05, 2019, 06:18:23 AM
Well I didn't cover everything I wanted to, and almost managed to come in under 5 minutes... give or take 20 some seconds.
Here is the link to Post formatting already timestamped. - https://youtu.be/7NHfaViknzM

Let me know what you think. Now that I have 2 videos to go off. I believe Noddabawt will create a topic for finished, critiqued and tweaked videos in the Beginner's and Help section. I'll continue to use this thread to post original cuts, for feedback as it's super helpful. Let me know what you think, and what you would like to see next.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video
Post by: Upgrade00 on November 05, 2019, 06:53:16 AM
Nice video, covers almost everything on post formatting and how to make threads nice and easily readable. This is an area were not only newbies make mistakes but also higher ranked members.
Let me know what you think, and what you would like to see next.
How about a custom video for boards similar to stickie threads? This would likely be under a minute and only specific boards have enough rules and guidelines to make up a video. This could be redundant as the stickies are never long reads and should be easy to digest. However some learn better with audio and visuals.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 2nd video -Post formatting posted for review
Post by: Steamtyme on November 08, 2019, 10:22:15 AM
Thanks for checking it out, was hoping to get a bit more feedback on it so I've updated the thread title. This wasn't the most important topic, but seemed like a logical progression. I agree this is somethig that members of all ranks can struggle with.  I think I'm going to start down the account security/recovery vein next. I will keep your idea about individual boards in mind, hopefully enough people watch the first video and get the idea from reviewing the rules topic.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 2nd video -Post formatting posted for review
Post by: pugman on November 08, 2019, 12:39:39 PM
I saw both of your videos, good shit dude. Little too long, but that's okay! You're still learning, that's the point, you're learning AND helping others. Not many people willfully do that.

Suggestions: If you want to edit videos as a professional, use DaVinci Resolve (https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/) or Adobe Premier Pro (https://www.adobe.com/products/premiere.html?promoid=KFOIK&s_cid=70114000002CfGJAA0&s_iid=70114000002ChdJAAS).

Video topic suggestions: Explain the merit system too if you're making the other videos you previously suggested. Also, I am sure a lot of people would love to collab with you on this, so more the merrier.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 2nd video -Post formatting posted for review
Post by: Steamtyme on November 08, 2019, 10:33:42 PM
Thank s for the input. Yeah I'm tough to pin down for a solid collaboration, but am always open to suggestions advice or ideas people want to see implemented. That's a big reason why it's important for me to drop them here first for critiques people have.

I will definitely cover the merit system, it would be hard not to. I was kicking around a few ideas on the best way to approach it. So keep an eye out for it. I will likely do it after this account recovery/proof of ownership vein I want to dive into this weekend. It's going to involve an aspect of actually obtaining a legit version of Electrum ~ just what I'm mostly comfortable with and have some knowledge on, still learning myself. I just want to make sure I don't put anything in there that could be used to burn a newbie in the space in the future - unsafe or inaccurate download information.

With that though community input will be able to tell me if I F'd it up well before it gains visibility.

I'll look into that software as it would be nice to have a few more options for improving the quality of the video, just have to make sure my ancient PC setup can handle it, and will likely stick with the inexpensive/free option. I paid for a year of my capture software which was fairly inexpensive so I'm going to try and keep costs down as much as possible. I appreciate the links though.


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: SFR10 on November 09, 2019, 09:21:37 AM
Great idea, great video [simple and yet good enough] and sound [I really like how clear you pronounce everything but the sound quality is a bit on the low side].

Edit: I went back and changed the title to include Bitcointalk.org; might help with the search not sure. I also linked in this topic and others referenced.
- You should use better tags [try to add the "title itself" into your tags, not just a few words for each tag]
  • Try to maximize it as well [use more tags].
- Use custom thumbnails [helps in making people clicking a video].

I threw down some donation addresses and if they never see anything not really a big deal.
I can make you [for free] an overlay with your donation addresses [not in an annoying way for viewers].

Also, I am sure a lot of people would love to collab with you on this, so more the merrier.
Me, me :)

I paid for a year of my capture software which was fairly inexpensive so I'm going to try and keep costs down as much as possible.
I suggest using "OBS (https://obsproject.com/) [free and open source]".
- Easy to learn and it's flexible enough [you can improve the quality of your sound a bit as well].

On a side note:
- If you can record and upload in 1440P, YouTube automatically uses its high quality encoder [VP9] for your videos [disregarding your subscribers count] as opposed to AVC [it's the low quality encoder that is being used on your videos at the moment].


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 2nd video -Post formatting posted for review
Post by: Julian ogan on November 09, 2019, 01:01:45 PM
Great @Steamtyme! Good video for Newbies, thank you.

All newbies should watch this video to know how to get started on Bitcointalk. A small suggestion to OP, if this video was posted on Beginners section, then more newbies would have benefited. Can you post this video in Beginners section? Because most of the Newbies come on Beginners section for asking their queries.


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: Steamtyme on November 11, 2019, 05:10:51 PM

- You should use better tags [try to add the "title itself" into your tags, not just a few words for each tag]

I can make you [for free] an overlay with your donation addresses [not in an annoying way for viewers].

I suggest using "OBS (https://obsproject.com/) [free and open source]".
- Easy to learn and it's flexible enough [you can improve the quality of your sound a bit as well].

- If you can record and upload in 1440P,
Thanks for all the suggestions they are really helpful. I'll go back over the videos and drop any and all tags I can think of. Anyone can feel free to suggest some as well for me to add in.
I'll definitely look into that OBS option, I haven't had much time, but thanks to your suggestions I think I'll work on leveling up my skills a bit before I create a new video.
I'll see what I can do about uploading in 1440P. This is where a lack of knowledge hurts me, as I hadn't even considered adjusting anything to improve the video quality. I'm sure it's somethign I can do easily, if not I'll come back with questions, lol.
The sound issue may be an issue with the PC, and voice recording setup I'm using. I'll check out that software and play around with some of the videos I have currently over the next week or so to see what sort of improvements I can come up with.

I really appreciate the banner offer, and would definitely include it in the videos. Thanks again, I've found your suggestions and offer to be extremely valuable.

A small suggestion to OP, if this video was posted on Beginners section, then more newbies would have benefited. Can you post this video in Beginners section?
I will post a topic there today, for these 2 videos. They are a good start, and likely won't be redone or edited in anyway in the foreseeable future. I also haven't heard anything problematic that makes them less than valuable, so I'm comfortable unleashing them further. Glad you like them.

Edit: Beginners and Help topic created - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5200715.0


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: Julian ogan on November 12, 2019, 03:42:35 AM
I will post a topic there today, for these 2 videos. They are a good start, and likely won't be redone or edited in anyway in the foreseeable future. I also haven't heard anything problematic that makes them less than valuable, so I'm comfortable unleashing them further. Glad you like them.

Edit: Beginners and Help topic created - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5200715.0

Thank you for including this topic under beginners section. This will definitely help many Newbies.


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: SFR10 on November 12, 2019, 09:22:03 AM
I'll go back over the videos and drop any and all tags I can think of. Anyone can feel free to suggest some as well for me to add in.
This might come in handy: How To Properly Tag Your YouTube Videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B1-u4_XvX0)

I'll see what I can do about uploading in 1440P.
If your monitor doesn't support it [hardware limitations], you can still trick YouTube into using VP9 encoder by increasing the resolution of your videos in post edit [actual video quality remains the same but it leads to YouTube using its high quality encoder].

I really appreciate the banner offer, and would definitely include it in the videos.
Kindly let me know whenever you need it :)

Thanks for all the suggestions they are really helpful.
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Thanks again, I've found your suggestions and offer to be extremely valuable.
You're very welcome, happy to help [especially when it comes to doing stuff for a good cause].


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 2nd video -Post formatting posted for review
Post by: pugman on November 12, 2019, 01:27:40 PM
Thank s for the input. Yeah I'm tough to pin down for a solid collaboration, but am always open to suggestions advice or ideas people want to see implemented. That's a big reason why it's important for me to drop them here first for critiques people have.

I will definitely cover the merit system, it would be hard not to. I was kicking around a few ideas on the best way to approach it. So keep an eye out for it. I will likely do it after this account recovery/proof of ownership vein I want to dive into this weekend. It's going to involve an aspect of actually obtaining a legit version of Electrum ~ just what I'm mostly comfortable with and have some knowledge on, still learning myself. I just want to make sure I don't put anything in there that could be used to burn a newbie in the space in the future - unsafe or inaccurate download information.

With that though community input will be able to tell me if I F'd it up well before it gains visibility.

I'll look into that software as it would be nice to have a few more options for improving the quality of the video, just have to make sure my ancient PC setup can handle it, and will likely stick with the inexpensive/free option. I paid for a year of my capture software which was fairly inexpensive so I'm going to try and keep costs down as much as possible. I appreciate the links though.
Just to add on to the previous suggestions, have you considered making videos on tutorials regarding bitcoin or crypto itself? You could quite possibly become one of the better crypto based YouTubers given your progress.

And oh, you'd rather want to use Obs than any other screen recorder. You can add overlays while recording amongst so many other things. It's truly an amazing software. Are there any other issues you're facing with which the community can help you out?


Title: Re: Newbie Welcome video
Post by: Steamtyme on November 14, 2019, 03:32:49 AM
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You're very welcome, happy to help [especially when it comes to doing stuff for a good cause].
Thank you once again, I will take some time and sort through the resources you have provided. I'll be in touch when I decide to start on the next video. I'm going to play around with some of the workarounds you've given me and keep my eye out to see if I can cheaply get around my current hardware limitations. Good ol Black Friday/Cyber Monday - more of a 2 week event these days - could help with that.

Just to add on to the previous suggestions, have you considered making videos on tutorials regarding bitcoin or crypto itself? You could quite possibly become one of the better crypto based YouTubers given your progress. Are there any other issues you're facing with which the community can help you out?
Never really considered trying to become a crypto YouTuber, if the videos get picked up all the better - more chance they help some folks out. My next video is actually less forum related, because I found myself seeing gaps in my plan. I was going to dive right into securing your account and realised there are plenty of people who don't know how to sign messages or how to properly download a wallet that you can do so from. So while I'm no expert, and must admit have taken liberties with actually verifying signatures myself before downloading wallet software - I am working through those problems as if I were a newbie to try and create a well rounded series on that. Then I can proceed with signing a message and forum account recovery.
In a different life I would probably take a weeks vacation and just lock myself in the house with some tunes and jam through these learning as I go and redoing them to improve multiple times. For now it will just be a slow steady grind in my freetime - generally after 10PM and whatever learning reading I can do on the job.

All I ask of the community is if you see a deficiency and have some insight into how I can improve upon it point it out and offer any guidance you have. So far it's been great and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to contribute their opinion in any way.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 3rd video - Feedback
Post by: Steamtyme on January 24, 2020, 03:09:52 PM
Okay so this has taken me longer to get back into than I expected. I did decide in the end to begin with delving into the trust system and will go back to wallets and security later. I tried a few times with OBS and was finally able to improve my video quality but struggled to put the video together and edit it, so I went back to my other program. It's just a better fit for me. I haven't added in the links or done any timestamping with this video, I simply want to see what people think about the content and if there is anything missing or unnecessary added. @LoyceV

https://youtu.be/JpVi8yAV4qs - Feedback


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 2nd video -Post formatting posted for review
Post by: Lafu on January 24, 2020, 03:20:01 PM
Realy awesome nice Video you have done !
Well explained and for new Users for sure a starting help to understand the basic and that they look at it !

+1


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 3rd video - Feedback
Post by: LoyceV on January 24, 2020, 07:29:28 PM
I simply want to see what people think about the content and if there is anything missing or unnecessary added. @LoyceV
There are some glitches in the audio, for instance at 0:22 and a smaller glitch at 0:04. Probably because of editing.

Suggestion:
"The list for DefaultTrust 1 is 100" > "There are 100 users on DefaultTrust level 1. In short: DT1." Or maybe leave out the part about the number of DT1 users, and only mention that DT1 picks DT2.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 2nd video -Post formatting posted for review
Post by: Steamtyme on January 24, 2020, 08:09:44 PM
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Thanks
I simply want to see what people think about the content and if there is anything missing or unnecessary added. @LoyceV
There are some glitches in the audio, for instance at 0:22 and a smaller glitch at 0:04. Probably because of editing.
Suggestion:
"The list for DefaultTrust 1 is 100" > "There are 100 users on DefaultTrust level 1. In short: DT1." Or maybe leave out the part about the number of DT1 users, and only mention that DT1 picks DT2.
Thanks. That's the sort of input I was looking for, I'll see what I can do about a cleaner edit on the audio glitches. Shouldn't be an issue to word the DT1/DT2 relationship in a better way with a voice overlay.


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 3rd video - Feedback
Post by: pugman on January 24, 2020, 10:15:06 PM
Okay so this has taken me longer to get back into than I expected. I did decide in the end to begin with delving into the trust system and will go back to wallets and security later. I tried a few times with OBS and was finally able to improve my video quality but struggled to put the video together and edit it, so I went back to my other program. It's just a better fit for me. I haven't added in the links or done any timestamping with this video, I simply want to see what people think about the content and if there is anything missing or unnecessary added. @LoyceV

https://youtu.be/JpVi8yAV4qs - Feedback
I gotta say, your voice is amazing to hear to. Like I'd listen your podcast if you would ever have one, especially on crypto OH MY!

What was your issue with the obs? I have used obs and i have never got a problem. Also which software do you use for editing?


Also, do you record your video first, and then add voiceover?


Title: Re: Newbie welcome video - 3rd video - Feedback
Post by: Steamtyme on January 24, 2020, 11:02:29 PM
I gotta say, your voice is amazing to hear to. Like I'd listen your podcast if you would ever have one, especially on crypto OH MY![/quote]Well thank you very much, I've always felt I had the face for radio now I know I have the voice as well lol.
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What was your issue with the obs? I have used obs and i have never got a problem. Also which software do you use for editing?
I spent about a week or so getting my video the way I wanted then  I realized I had to tweak the settings to achieve a decent image quality. Which in itself wasn't so bad. For what I need from it though, which is legitimately just screen capture and voice recording it's a tool well above and beyond my needs. I could see the benefit to it if I were to say stream something or capture webcam footage as well, but for now it was more than I needed. This led it to being a very clunky session of recording and attempted editing.

I went back to screencast-o-matic... I believe. It's just simpler for me and more intuitive for the rookie from what I can tell. It also allows me to record and then edit immediately. It has more than enough features for what I plan to use on these videos at the moment anyways.
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Also, do you record your video first, and then add voiceover?
I do it all in real time. I generally do a mini run through in my head or recording to get an idea of the volume and attempt to get any linguistic roadblocks out of the way. This generally gets me about 4 or 5 outtakes at the beginning ending in a laugh and curse word or 2. I did a little voice-over in parts where my wording just seems off, or I feel it can be better explained with a second go around. This one actually had about 3 minutes on the back end of it going over some of the feedback nuances, in the end I felt it was better with what I originally had in place.