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Village Ruin with VIDEO
staff_Jim
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 03:10 AM UTC
This is our first review to include a short VIDEO review of the item in addition to the normal written review with photos. Enjoy.

Village Corner Arch Ruin

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 03:51 AM UTC
Interesting video idea,

Don't know if it was my end or not, but took several refreshes before I could get the video to play. Seemed to be getting hung up on "Loading".

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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 05:28 AM UTC
BRILLIANT!!
Jim do more video reviews.
It's a good (not to mention ingenous) idea
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 06:00 AM UTC
Great video - nice touch.

In your conclusion you noted 360 degree viewing. VLS is very good at reading the reviews here and they do listen. I recently reviewed a 1/48th scale kit that did have inside and outside detail parts. So if we ask (and you did) they do listen.

Thanks for the review.
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 06:44 PM UTC
Thanks guys. I will definately do more as that was the easiest part of the whole review creation process.

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 06:51 PM UTC
Cool, working well here !

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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 07:25 PM UTC
Thanks for the review Jim. I like the composition of the building.
The video adds a lot to the review, allowing the viewer to see the pieces actually in someone's hands.
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 07:48 PM UTC
Now that is pretty darn neat. I think it will be video that will really seperate print from the net. As it is now, they are both just different media delievering static images and text. I can see a day when the Video portion is the main part of the article and the text and photos just there for reference.

Good job.
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 07:48 PM UTC
Yeah baby!
Truly revolutional, and world class as always, Jim!
Thanks for the experience, and my question is, will it be a possibility that all reviews here at KitMaker could include this feature at some time?
~Mark
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 08:32 PM UTC
Jim, Jim, Jim, What are you doing ?? #:-)

This looks great and it is nice to hear your voice after all this time

It would be neat to incorperate in most reviews but i wonder about the logistics?

It would mean that the reviewer needs a digital camera and his English should be
good enough

but .. i love the idea
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 08:33 PM UTC
Mark,
There is a video field availble to editors to add the Object embedding code that YouTube gives you when you upload a video. It's that easy.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 08:55 PM UTC
how about a video feature?
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 09:03 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Mark,
There is a video field availble to editors to add the Object embedding code that YouTube gives you when you upload a video. It's that easy.

Jim



Hmm, you sure opened a can of worms now!!!
I think that this is a FANTASTIC addition to any review...could be priceless in pointing out irregularities and innacuracies...is there a limit on the size of file?

~Mark
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 09:16 PM UTC
Nice one Jim. Definately the future of reviews. Parts and detail never came home so true. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth?
Apart from reviews, short videos with explained techniques would be a big selling point!
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 09:23 PM UTC
Jim,

The video is a very nice idea. It will help take the guess work out of ordering something when you are not sure of the product. This is the next best thing to hands on.

Cool idea, keep them coming.

HARV
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 09:53 PM UTC
Jim, you are on to something big here! I agree whole heartedly with Sticky , this will be the way of the future, well for the most part. I cant wait to see some simple build reviews with things such as these buildings...perhaps this could be the next step Cheers Kevin
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2006 - 06:38 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

Thanks for the review. Looks like another useful piece form Custom D.

I like the concept of the short video review very cool, 'sit back, relax and enjoy'.

Loaded no problem for me, another neat addition to the site.

Just great.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2006 - 10:27 PM UTC
Hi,


Jim the video is a nice addition to the review.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 12:48 AM UTC
Great idea Jim! Watched the review plus the 3 Intro videos.

How about some Tutorials? You know, just to help the members with e.g. Image help etc…


EDIT: Any chance you can get Vinnie to do a video Tutorial on The ‘Nutter’?