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Jumpcut for video

I found a new video service. A fan of dailymotion, I am. That is not going to change.

I am looking for another video service that fills a different kind of need. The need to quickly make and share videos all in one service.

I jumped at the chance to try out jumpcut!

Like dailymotion, jumpcut gives me the option to make my videos private or public which is important to me. Many of the other video services out there do not allow private videos.

Jumpcut is a bit more advanced than dailymotion in that I can actually make a movie using their service. I can upload video from my computer, email or a video device directly to the jumpcut.com website. I can begin editing right away using all the tools available on the jumpcut website.

A feature I think is the handy is the ability to easily transfer pictures from flickr or facebook to jumpcut. Afterwards, I can make a movie in about as short of time as 3 minutes if I am making it extremely simple.

Here are some examples of my trying out jumpcut. Nothing fancy. I wanted to see what I could do quickly.

Video uploaded from my computer. It is from a trip to Avallon, France. I had problems with the dailymotion video I made for my blog. So, I replaced it with jumpcut. It works great!

Video made using jumpcut to import a flickr set. I added the photos I wanted to use for the movie and published it. I could easily add music if I wanted as well. Really simple to use.Autumn is the season that makes this Midwestern girl homesick. The pictures in the video are of some of the things that I miss most. We were living in the States with family members for six months during the time I took these photos. It was a nice time to reconnect with my family and country after having lived in France for two and a half years. I am lucky to have this time. I know that. Now that we are back in Europe, I often cherish all the good memories of those six months.

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  • expatraveler September 4, 2007, 5:07 pm

    That service looks awesome. It’s exactly the same thing I can do on my mac but in video format on the web. You know you are going to get me wanting to try that also! They finally just let blogger post video’s which I think is really cool. I have quite a few from Switzerland but most of them are quite private. I do have one from the Fourth of July that maybe I could post.

    I loved your videos and want to put together a few myself when I get some time…

    Thanks for sharing that!

    And just a suggestion for curing those Halloween blues. Find/search, visit forums/ (yahoo groups) where you might be able to find some festive suggestions or areas where you can make Halloween festive for you in Switzerland! The Swit Yahoo Mom’s group might be a great start…

  • Pumpkin September 4, 2007, 6:25 pm

    Thank you, Expatraveler! I will be visiting the Yahoo groups! I bought a pumpkin today at the grocery and am going to make my first homemade pumpkin pie. My step mother sent me pumpkin spice which makes it all possible. I’ll be sure to post pictures and recipe!

    I am dying to get out and see some festivals. I know there is going to be a Fête du Bison & Week-End Country in Boncourt located in the Jura. It is on the weekend of September 21st-23rd. I am begging Vilay to go.

  • expatraveler September 5, 2007, 8:03 pm

    I’d say you are more than lucky! We will have to travel at least 1 hr to find anything near us. I want to find something for sure!

  • Cathy Y. September 5, 2007, 8:50 pm

    Pumpkin, how do you find autumn different in Europe than in the U.S.? I’ve never visited Europe in autumn, so I really have no idea. The trees do change colors there too, right? :-)

  • Pumpkin September 6, 2007, 5:53 am

    The trees change but it is not as dramatic as in Ohio and Kentucky. There isn’t a Halloween as we celebrate it in the States (which I adore) even if there are a few parties thrown by parents. There aren’t haunted hayrides or trick or treating. Not many homes are decorated for fall..again, no Halloween. Obviously, no pilgrim themes or turkeys. Thanksgiving is hard to celebrate here. It takes an effort. Turkeys aren’t really sold in the stores like in the States. Ham is extremely expensive. We manage to do it but not with the traditional foods exactly. It is the thought behind Thanksgiving that is important…not what is on the table. It is being with family and being thankful for what you have. Pumpkin pie isn’t sold here. I am going to make my first homemade pumpkin pie this weekend. There are a few pumpkins at the stores but they are only for baking or soups and not for decoration. There are no Jack-o-Lanterns here. I think it is more the American hertiage wrapped up in Thanksgiving that I miss most. It is only really celebrated in America and it is a very important holiday like Christmas. So, for me as an American it is hard to not be a part of all of that when it was such an important part of growing up and living in America.

  • Pumpkin September 6, 2007, 5:57 am

    Expatraveler, It is hard when you live out of country during the big holiday season of Thanksgiving to Christmas because I think that is typically American. It is one big holiday during a full month. Actually, I start feeling it around Halloween.

  • Cathy Y. September 6, 2007, 12:24 pm

    Ah, so it is more the “feel” of it that you are missing. I see. By the way, there’s also football season. I’m not a sports fan, but I still refer to the weather during autumn as “football weather.” :-) It’s my favorite season of the year, because our spring is so hot here in western Tennessee that we really don’t have a spring. Anyway, the trees do change here, but I did notice that they are really even more dramatic in Ohio, when I visited there some years ago. With the drought that we have had this summer, I think our Tennessee trees will be even less dramatic than usual. That’s a pattern I have noticed in previous droughts. Well, I hope your pumpkin pie goes well!

  • Pumpkin September 6, 2007, 1:18 pm

    I will post about my pie making even if it doesn’t turn out!

  • Cathy Y. September 7, 2007, 2:09 pm

    I’m sure you’ll do fine. Just have confidence. :-) By the way the pumpkin spice is made of a combination of other spices, so if you ever run out of it, you might be able to make some yourself, IF you can find the other spices there in Europe that it is made out of. You can find out how to make this and other spice combinations at http://www.foodsubs.com/

  • Pumpkin September 8, 2007, 5:44 am

    Thank you, Cathy!

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