Motion picture technology has increased the volume of information that can be conveyed to the viewer many orders of magnitude over still images. This means not only factual information, but also emotional appeal can be presented. Companies taking up video as a tool for communicating would do well to look at the motion picture and television industry, where production crews shape all aspects of the sight, sound and pacing of images to convey thematic and factual content. The influence of cinema and later television on politics has been transformational. The success of the film industry shows that people will pay generously to view content with a message that appeals to them.
I agree parhakar_deosthali, short and sweet is definitely the way to go with videos. I've noticed even on discussion boards that longer videos -- and here longer is anything beyond 3 minutes -- have far fewer comments than blog posts, probably because the participants only have to devote 2 minutes to reading a blog post and do not want to invest a great deal of time to watching a video.
Whether Video has more impact than just an Audio clip or a textual content depends upon the content itself. While watching a video more attention naturally goes to the presentor and his way of talking, his movements and so on. And sometimes you just get mesmerised with those moving images and have a false sense of listening to everything and having understood everything that is said and shown. But for long video sessions this may turn out to be just an illusion. You may have just absorbed about 5% of what was intened to be conveyed to you. So I would say that videos are good when they are short and sweet!
i would prefer streaming some sessions of information on few topics compared to reading them, once you start reading it gets monotonous and you start loosing interest. always pictures and some voice modulation remains to be captivating type of communication amoung all generations. with the improvement s in technology and voice protocols being developed any thing can be done who know few videos can become doctors tomorrow in cases of emergency.
TamioorZ is correct. Videos take up so much bandwidth that companies may feel they are not worth that particular cost. Now videos are, certainly, popular, but I really wouldn't want the internet to become a vast host of videos. Though I enjoy a good film as well as the next person, I really prefer to take information in the form of text. I can read the words that would be spoken in a video much more quickly than it takes for the video to play. So if I had a choice, I would always opt for reading rather than watching and listening. But for auditory learners who also enjoy visual aids, videos can be a much more effective form of communication for essential information.
I totally agree that videos are a good way for communicating with employees and customers. Video talk gives us a face-to-face real-time conversation effect, by sharing the feelings and emotions. In such cases we can say that a video clip is worth more than million words. The rapid growth of high speed internet, wi-fi mechanism and smart phones or tablets can contribute much in this sector.
Nowadays Video clippings are very much used in many companies to promote their businesses and products. In my opinion it’s a better way of marketing strategy in this fast moving world. It can be used for product demonstrations for explaining, how that particular product works, highlight the special features and how they are different from the competitors etc. MNC’s and corporate giants also started using the video systems for presenting the corporate overview profiles, presentation for board of members, staff presentations, internal communications, marketing etc.
Another major application of video presentation is that it’s one of the best ways for employees training, where the employee can view and practice many times, irrespective of time and place.
@Damilare: I agree with you on this. While it may not be such a big hassle for home users to play videos, lately the IT departments of many organizations have been facing issues in managing the increasing bandwidth requirement. A major reason for this is the use of online video streaming in the enterprise. That's why a lot of companies have still banned online streaming within the company's network. While the use of videos may be very useful in the enterprise, the bandwidth issue is also critical and has to be dealt with.
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