Originally Posted by FlaDave
not to bust your balls, but what exactly is the time consuming part of uploading the vids? If you own them, shouldn't you be able to just put them up. Im obviously not understanding some part of this process.
The video currently only exists on servers at the webcast company. The webcast company needs to get them on DVD and send them to us. Those videos are currently in files that won't even FIT on a DVD, so they have to cut them up a bit, and they have to do it on hardware that's robust enough to handle files that large.
The webcast company also has a fairly small staff who have lots of responsibilities, including recently doing other webcasts on other continents.
My understanding is the guys who are able to do what we need just got back in the country yesterday. They will, as they are able to, get the files on DVD and send them to me. Depending on the specific format of the files when I get them, we'll then get them uploaded to YouTube either directly from me, or I may have to have someone else do additional editing to get us nice one-match-per-video uploads. And then actually get a few gigs of files uploaded.
So, yeah, it's a process.
Next year we'll also put the live feed to tape on the truck, so hopefully I can leave the event with it.