Thursday, October 18, 2012

The vlog that made me prematurely gray

Okay so I actually already had the grays but seriously doing this vlog almost made me go off the deep--end. Normally I re videos with my FlipCam and edit them in Camtasia (amazing software and only $99 for Mac users, $300 for PCs boo) but I decided to use my Canon 60D since it is much better quality. Well...turns out it imports as a .mov file which is extremely hard to convert to an mp4 and Camtasia won't upload .mov files. Long story short....this took forever to put together, I used a sketchy service to convert the first half to mp4 and it left a water mark. Oh and you will notice 12 minutes in, we change clothes! That's because my nifty camera shut off after 12 minutes on the tripod. 

Wow that felt good...to vent about this dang thing. We had fun doing it though! Sorry if our answers are long and drag on, I would have trimmed stuff down in Camtasia but I don't even want to go there. I realized I am pretty long winded but hey...at least Ernie is cute (and yes we have tombstones in our formal living room).

Part 1


Part 2

If you made it to the end...I commend you! I should have made a huge announcement at the end or done a surprise giveaway to see how many people actually listened :). I sound like a little girl on camera. And Ernie sounds like a pig :-)

So a question for you bloggers....what is the best way to do a vlog? I don't like using the camera on my laptop and love the quality of my 60D but hate the mess it makes. I am on a PC too (and have no interest in switching to a mac). Thanks!!!


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24 comments:

Lily said...

I use realplayer to convert (I use PC too) and it's AWESOME! Doesn't leave any watermarks and converts almost anything.

Ashley Slater said...

you guys are adorable. the end. :)

Casey said...

AH how cute are you guys?!? Why can't I know you in real life? Oh yea, because there's an ocean between us. Sad face. Seriously loved this vlog and all of your answers! I totally would choose teleportation, too! I loathe driving and riding in cars. Now you've got me wanting to do a vlog with my hubby...although convincing him to do it would be exactly like pulling teeth. lol

Ps-I owe you an email about a super awesome prize you won! lucky duck!

Christina said...

You guys are too cute :)
I was sent a website when I was going through some tough stuff and thought it was pretty cool and wanted to pass it along after you were talking about searching for bible verses for different things in life: http://www.divinepeace.com/yellow/Gods_Yellow_Pages.html

The website is God's Yellow Pages and has references to verses for different things going on in life.

Have a great day :)

Sarah said...

Loved your vlog!! You answered my question, too!! It was the long one you guys were answering before the camera died lol :) Thank you!!

Great answers - it was fun getting to know you and Jon a little better! I'm excited to see what God has in store for you two :)

KRISTIN said...

You guys are SO cute. I love Ernie so much! xo.

Carolyn said...

HAHA! Love it! :) You two are so adorable... and don't even get me started on Ernie! He can totally marry Grace, although they'd have to have a long distance marriage.

Shannon Marie said...

I love when Ernie JUMPS onto your lap in the second video! haha. He's great. Also, I just want to tell you that I admire your relationship. My boyfriend is pretty shy and I doubt he'd ever be in a vlog with me!

I haven't done a vlog before, but I do send videos to the students that I oversee at work rather than send them lengthy emails and I've only used my webcam to make them... So I don't really have any advice for you.

Whatever you choose to use in the future, I'll be watching! Happy Thursday! XO

{[Jessica]} said...

i love the videos!!!
Ernie is adorable.. wanting to play with the kids walking by and how u noticed he loves blondes!!! :)

on a side note if u dont mind me asking, what kind of camera and lens do you use?

Erin said...

Totally showing this to my hubby tonight. I keep trying to convince him to vlog with me!! ;)

Love your cute family as always... especially the furry guy ;)

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

haha "we're practicing, but not trying" love that and your whole answer about when are you having kids, we keep getting the "sawyer (our almost-2-year-old) needs a brother or sister" comment and I just want to scream haha

Krista said...

Loved the vlog! It's so fun to see people's mannerisms and hear the inflections in their voices. You two are so cute, and Ernie too of course!

Have a great day!

Shalyn said...

Muffins!!! :) I miss you! Let's get together soon please! MUAHHH!

Heather said...

Just so you cuties know, you can actually go outside in the snow and ice and even in a blizzard! And it can be fun if you're on a snowmobile or skiing down a mountain side. Come visit and I'll show y'all.

Chelsea said...

Love the video and Ernie is Adorable! If you don't want to switch to MAC you can use Quicktime Pro 7 ($30 download) to convert and save files as Mp4 or others. Quicktime Pro is also great because you can actually trim the .mov clips and then save the selection as an MP4 if you want to save time! (My life as a video editor coming out..) Feel free to e-mail me with any questions! cpatthoff (at) gmail (DOT) com.

Celeste said...

First of all, I cannot believe you don't think the heat in Texas is extreme! Ahhh, I hate the summer here so much! I seriously feel like my skin is melting when I walk outside in July/August. I have like a strange passionate hatred for the summer heat, so my apologies. Also, you guys are so adorable and I wish Ernie and Addie could get together for a play date...he seems awfully sweet though so her craziness may frighten him. And I'm with you, if I could teleport to work everyday I would be a much happier girl...so much wasted time just sitting in traffic! Love the vlog girl, hope you guys do more ;)

GingerPeachT said...

It was so nice to get to know you two better!!
Let's see, praying together daily is a must in our marriage too.
I can't stand clutter either.
Lol don't work in d.c. My hubby has an hour commute one way using bus and metro.
If you ever want to come visit d,c, you can totally stay with us! I think we would have a fun time! :-)

CMae said...

I loved hearing that you and your hubby don't have phones or TV on at dinner! That's how I grew up! To this day we are still not allowed to bring anything technology-ish to the dinner table when at my parents or if they are in town!

Marie said...

that was so fun to watch! You two are too cute!

Jenna said...

Loved it!!! Makes me sooooo happy when I see couples who truely are in love with God!!!! It is almost a rarity!! Watching you two was the rose of my day :)

Kayla Yow said...

So stinking cute! I loved the vlog. Seriously! And I do not think it was too long - it was perfect!

Jessica said...

I loved your vlog. it was So cute!!

Susan said...

So cute, I just loved watching it! My husband and I have the same exact feel about having children that you do, and people do seem a little confused to how we are leaving it in God's hands but not officially trying yet. Anyway....we know what we are talking about! :)

God Bless Ruthie, I hope you are having a rose filled day!!

themosbysinchina said...

Fun! I loved watching that. Jon's voice is different than I had pictured in my mind. Ernie is adorable. I love his pig noises. hahaha. Love all that you said about the Lord and making decisions. God is so good. And I feel like I know more of Him in and through marriage than I ever knew before. I love that serving, and loving Zachary and vice versa, is serving and honoring to the Lord, and being more like Jesus.

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