How do we take a video of ourselves signing?

Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Wed Apr 11 02:27:38 UTC 2007

Apparently, YouTube takes a while to process the video after it is 
uploaded. That is why it is not available yet. I will email when it is 

For the Mac, I suggest Ivezeen available from for $14.95. 
It is pretty much point and click. You can set it up with your iSight 
and it will save the movies to your Movies folder and then you just 
upload it.

For the PC ... I am not sure. I better leave that to the PC users on 
the list because I haven't done that recently with the PC.



On Apr 10, 2007, at 21:09, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> HI Stuart -
> I followed your link below and it told me there were no videos with 
> that link so I waited awhile and it did not show I have to 
> login with a password?
> But I still don't know how to actually make the video that one 
> uploads? How do you make a video of yourself signing a sign on the Mac 
> or PC?
> The place to upload is not the problem as much as just making the 
> video itself!
> Val ;-)
> ---------
> On Apr 10, 2007, at 6:42 PM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:
>> One of the best ways to handle video clips would be for a person to 
>> set up an account through one of the video online sites (I use 
>> YouTube). Once you have an account, you can post video online for 
>> people to see. For example, I posted my suggestion to YouTube to give 
>> you an idea of what it could be like. If you follow this link, you 
>> will see my suggestion on video: 
>> Most video online sites 
>> support tagging, so you can tag it as SignWriting. Then it would be 
>> easy to find any clips that discuss SignWriting issues.
>> Stuart
>> On Apr 10, 2007, at 17:53, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>>> SignWriting List
>>> April 10, 2007
>>> Dear SW Listers!
>>> The SignWriting List is always free for everyone and it is the best 
>>> way to get tech support for your questions. So no matter what, if 
>>> you want free tech support, please post your question to the List 
>>> and then someone will answer you!
>>> It is great if you can post a very short video of you signing one 
>>> sign... to show us what you want to write. It is important to see 
>>> what we are writing sometimes!
>>> There are three issues related to posting videos:
>>> 1. They need to be very short, because the List software doesn't 
>>> have much memory. So we have to be careful to just post a video of 
>>> one sign at a time. If you have a larger video, you can send it to 
>>> me privately and then I will post it on our web site temporarily so 
>>> we all can go to a link to view it.
>>> 2. Be sure you have permission to post a video that is of someone 
>>> else...taking the video of yourself would be the best!
>>> 3. But how do we video ourselves doing a sign? Some people know how 
>>> to do that, but actually I do not...
>>> I can take a photo of myself with Photo Booth or iChat AV on the 
>>> Macintosh, and I do have a built-in iSight camera, but how do I 
>>> video tape myself signing? and does anyone know how to do it on the 
>>> PC?
>>> So I hope someone can would you suggest videotaping 
>>> ourselves signing something?
>>> Val ;-)

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