Japan Photo Videos

Recently, I have been looking at a way I can show more of photos of Japan as videos for those people who follow me on YouTube. I found a service by Animoto that allows you to automatically create videos and add music tracks that have been copyright cleared in their collection.

The results are probably not as good as if you spent a few hours manually organizing frame transitions and synchronizing music, but I think for an automated system it gives a fair level of quality.

Meiji Jingu

The music is by Mysti Mayhem and the song is called Dance.

I would like to spend some time putting together some manual videos as well. With the automated system I could probably show people more of Japan rather than waiting until I have a spare moment to manual edit something.

Let me know what you think of the video? Do you like the format of the pictures. Should I try to include a few small video clips (5 second scenes) inside the video? What sort of music is best? I would like to find some Japanese music that is copyright authorized to be used in videos. Does anyone know any good Sites.

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  • chris*

    I quite like the slideshow. It’s better than nothing and the music lets you enjoy the slideshow even more. Thank you very much

  • bryand
    achiisan

    The photos are just great! And yeah, animoto is really good doing slideshows.. They have this motto where “everything is unique” which means when I make a slideshow of the same pictures and music, it won’t be identical to the first one… But sadly, the free version only last for 30 seconds and I have to pay for a longer version ^_^

    • shibuya246
      shibuya246

      sure. i tried the free version and it was quite good, but 30 seconds was too cheap. i paid or the year subscription at $30. the length is unlimited. I wish the quality was a bit better though. the photos seem a bit blurred. Do you know any other services like this?

      • bryand
        achiisan

        yah, the pictures are quite blurry since the photos are decoded to fit on the video’s codec too. On the other hand, I haven’t found any similar site like animoto… Also doing photo slideshows using pinnacle studio ^_^

      • bryand
        achiisan

        additional. If you pay for animoto it’s still worth it. Everything is nice except for the blurry photo decoding 😀

      • shibuya246
        shibuya246

        sure, $30 is not bad. I think the HD format package is more like $300. that was just too much to do.

      • bryand
        achiisan

        standard quality is quite reasonable since some readers don’t have the luxury of having a fast net connection that can buffer HD videos ^_^

  • whipcracker
    whipcracker

    A great photo of the Meiji Jingu.
    by: whipcracker

  • whipcracker
    whipcracker

    RT @tweetmeme Japan Photo Videos, Japan Culture http://bit.ly/bDYsYo
    This would be a great addition to your site. Ganbaette ne.
    Her song really fit the mood of your photos, everything was in sync. As far as the second video, she sounded just like a female version of a great Texas music legend, Stevie Ray Vaughn. And a great way to get your foot in the door. the entertainment industry is a very hard nut to crack.
    Adding more things like this would really raise the the readership level of the site to even greater levels. 🙂
    Btw; I watched the u-stream video of your friend raymond, and enjoyed his taste of music, ie: Kenny Rodgers is also on of my favorite singers. Did you know that he is 71 yrs old now? His music would make for some great video background.
    Make sure to tell Raymond when you see him.

    • shibuya246
      shibuya246

      I will let him now. Thanks. I think he was driving back from Shizuoka today. It takes about 1.5 hours at night, but longer when the traffic builds up during the day, especially Sunday afternoons.

  • HELLO KITTY LIMITED
    HELLOSHEENA

    I like the pictures as they are. I never seem to have the attention span for alot of videos. lol

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    Great tips! But one more thing we would like to add here i.e Browser compatibility is also a must.