Originally Posted by playaj
I spent a lot of time getting these video's uploaded and no one cares
Cheer up. I created a YouTube account on November 12th solely to post 3-5 videos taken with a CX500V to answer specific questions people mentioned. Then i posted a few more examples. Then I posted some Amtrak Capitol Limited clips because a CX500 example with one seemed mildly popular (and I mean mildly by anyone's standards). Then some of sugar gliders. And by then I was realizing I was a bit hooked on watchng the number of views go up, which I certainly didn't see coming. If there are people who are interested in the cam when it's new, you will get some hits. But you may want to start a thread here, even, with a simple message that says you have posted examples of [your cam and features here].
Other than that, you may post stuff for fun and will find the results puzzling and entertaining. From my first batch of uploads, it seemed clear that there was a group of people who liked clips of the Amtrak Capitol Limited at Harpers Ferry, WV. Far and away my most viewed clip. Additional clips from the past of the same subject were also "popular". I took some of the CL at Rockville Maryland (comparatively boring, I thought), and sure enough, low hits.
But now here are my most popular videos in order:
1. Christmas day - cold, snowy, I wanted to go film the Capitol Limited but it wasn't going to happen. I remembered that we had an Amtrak Superliner O gauge train set down in the basement, pulled it out, took some closeups of it and a few other model trains. Totally random activity, but the most viewed.
2. Snowstorm in Washington in December, pulled out the CX500V to show what it filmed in low light (night, snow falling, streetlights). Posted it, realized that the clear lens filter I used created a pale dancing green light in the video sometimes. Took a similar clip the next night, and edited the first one to say - hey, look at the second clip, much better example. The first clip with the dancing light is my second most viewed clip. The technically better clip is #12 with half the hits of #2. Have no clue why.
3. #3 isn't even three weeks old! Clip of the snowstorm on Feb 6th. Marginally interesting subject, I would have thought. Right up there.
4. Ah, finally, the Amtrak CL shows up in the list (always thought the first five winners would all be the CL). But it's a Rockville one, not Harpers Ferry! Huh? By now, the view count is a third lower than the first two clips.
5. Sugar gliders jumping around in slow motion. Makes sense to me that this would be watched a fair bit - it's decent quality and reasonably rare.
6. Another sugar glider one, much older, slowly slowly gaining ground. In this one, a glider goes nose to nose with a cat, they're fine until the cat moves his head fast and his ear runs into the glider. Scared 'em both.
7. Here's what I figured was the winning combination, finally. A CX500V example (filming at twilight), the Capitol Limited, and Harpers Ferry (scenery). It was robbed.
8. Another recent posting coming along pretty well - part of Epcot's Illuminations zoomed in on the big LED globe, HD is better quality than most of the Illuminations clips and few show the globe this zoomed in. I look at some of the Epcot fireworks clips with 15,000+ hits and I just don't understand it.
9. The second clip of sugar gliders jumping in slow motion, done about a week earlier than the first and with 20% fewer views. Maybe my technique improved between the two?
10. The main part of the Epcot fireworks show in HD and wide angle. I expected the globe clip to be more popular because it's unique. But I also expect this clip to catch up because it seems very good to me compared against most similar posted clips. Good HD rocks!
Trailing behind are clips of model train layouts (initially way up the list), actual steam train footage from Colorado, more sugar glider clips, more Capitol Limited clips, freight train clips (people like passenger trains more), soccer, and other random topics.
So have hope. Take some video, choose what you think is interesting, well done, unique, or something that specifically demonstrates your cam in ways people ask about. Guess what might be of interest to people and post it. Then sit back and become amazed that your junky little snow clip gets watched while your fascinating steam train clip gets ignored, and many other anomalies. People will teach you what they want to watch for free!