I have Bell’s Palsy, Part 7: Recovery is slow but happenin’
This vlogging (video blogging) thing is harder than I had ever thought. It seemed as easy as recording a video with a webcam but all sorts of wonkiness happens in the process. I’m sure more experienced vlogging docs have a seamless process but this has been mine:
bad lighting and terrible webcam gives 3GB file–> compression (Magic Video Converter) –> fix sound (Yet Another AVI Info) –> upload –> fix aspect ratio (youtube); then I realized it had an extra garbled bit at the end, so I had to crop its length (Windows Movie Maker) –> convert from WMV to AVI (Magic Video Converter) –> re-upload and fix aspect ratio (youtube). Then, realize the volume has been diminished by the compression process; fix the volume (virtual dub) –>upload and can’t seem to fix aspect ratio –> sigh.
This equates to a terrible quality video, desire for a less archaic computer that can do these rendering tasks in less than hours, better webcam, and some kind of catch-all video-editing software. That, or a plan to make no more videos. Can’t beleive I spent this much time on what was is really not a very exciting or important thing to begin with. Technology doesn’t make my life easier very often.
That said, I DO want to show you that I’ve had some recovery, so here’s the video.
Oh and P.S. I misspoke. It would have to be a very large Acoustic Neuroma to invade the facial canal but a “Facial Neuroma” is probably a more accurate term for the type of tumour being ruled out (and which is extremely improbable) in my case.