less cynical about video over the web

Last year, I posted a rant about the poor quality of video over the web. Things have changed, at least in my mind.

I have spent a lot of time recently looking at skateboard videos on the web – some use streaming windows media, some use downloadable or streaming quicktime, but all are watchable. I have 512k broadband at home and a fat pipe at work, most of the videos are only a few minutes long and start playing almost immediately.

I want a min-dv cam. I seem to be incapable of just sitting back and enjoying these videos, without getting the urge to go out and start producing some of my own.