I guess I can't complain too much, after all, I'm not paying for the service. They're also providing a good deal of bandwidth should the videos need it. But, it does take a while for Google Video to process an upload.
I was at the BlogCampSwitzerland in Zurich on Saturday as I mentioned in earlier posts. The night before I noticed that the organizers had made a request for folks with video cameras to bring them along. So, I packed up my miniDV cam and brought it with me. I had not done much in the way of taping since a High-School film making class back in 1982! But, I made sure to bring my tripod, and tried not to fiddle with the camera too much.
The talks I taped were quite interesting. I've just uploaded the first, by Bruno Giussani on the 'Bondy Blog' which is a citizens' blog in one of the areas in France that experienced riots in 2005. I also taped Stephanie Booth's talk on the challenge of doing multilingual blogs, Dannie Jost's discussion on why blogging isn't about blogging and Evgeny Morozov's talk on blogging from dangerous places. All the talks were quite interesting, especially if you consider this was a free event that was more or less informally put together.
It turns out I didn't need to make the video as small as I thought I would need to. So, I'll probably put Bruno's video up in better quality after I finish uploading the other talks.