You can write a blog post or article on any computer, tablet or smart phone. New computers might be faster, but any computer that can connect to the internet is sufficient to create on-line text.
In contrast, video typically requires faster, more modern hardware as well as a variety of software. I’m not suggesting you cannot create a decent video with simple equipment, but generally you’ll find you want more powerful hardware as well as the latest software. In addition, you will typically want a camcorder, lighting equipment, audio recording gear and more.
As for computer, it can be extremely frustrating to edit video without a powerful CPU, backed up with gobs of RAM and copious amounts of hard drive storage.
I am not trying to dissuade anyone from tackling a video project, I am just pointing out that you are going to want first-class equipment if you want to create video content without becoming frustrated.
Even with good equipment, video creation and editing simply eats up more time. Typically, I can write and post a blog entry in less time than it takes to upload and organize a new series of video and audio clips. That doesn’t include the time it takes to shoot and edit the clips.
You may be faster at video production than I am. I am still willing to bet I could create three or four blog posts in the time it will take you to create a single short video. Extended video content? I could probably write a book in the same time.
This is part of the Series Video Has No Clothes You can read the entire series by clicking on the links below. Let me know whether you agree or disagree in the comments.
- Video Limitation #1: You Cannot Skim Through Video
- Video Limitation #2: Video Playback is STILL Not Universal
- Video Limitation #3: Video Content is Often Blocked by In-House Security
- Video Limitation #4: Video is often Perceived as Entertainment in the Workplace
- Video Limitation #5: Video Requires More Resources
- Video Limitation #6: Text May Have More Authority
- Video Limitation #7: How-To Videos are not as Informative as Text and Graphics
- Video Limitation #8: Many People Do Not Know How to Create Great Video
- Video Limitation #9: Video Takes Up Much More Bandwith
- Video Limitation #10: Search Engines Cannot Read Your Video