Published by Eric Bogatin on 28 Nov 2011
I’m not willing to say print is dead, but if it doesn’t evolve, it may be left in the digital dust. I am finding more and more multi media resources on the web. As someone who has created quite a bit of multi media, I know it takes more time, and more takes, to create a video piece than a a written piece.
I see three types of video pieces being generated and posted online these days: straight up marketing commercials or infomercials, interviews with experts and tutorials. I recently came across the EngineeringTV portal with more than 1200 videos spanning a wide range of engineering topics such as embedded computing, rf, medical and aerospace applications.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a 9 minute video might be worth a thousand pictures. This is especially true when the video is a demo rather than just a recorded presentation. Even just a recorded lecture is useful when you can see the cursor moving on the slides. It literally is like attending the live lecture.
The biggest drawback to most of the online video content out there is that most posted videos are just infomercials. The signal to noise ratio of an infomercial is generally not very high.
However, here are few videos on the EngineeringTV site that are useful to take a look at. Here are a few recommendations;