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Entretiens vidéo à faible coût

Votre club ou district Lions a mis un grand événement en place. Le programme de notre Président du Lions International et certains conférenciers se connectent et diffusent régulièrement des entretiens en direct. Les places sont limitées et pour y parvenir, certains membres Lions doivent voyager plusieurs heures. Ne serait-il pas agréable si vous pouviez diffuser cet événement en direct ? cher ? technique ?

Comme Skype, Google offre des appels vidéo et vidéos conférences gratuites à l’aide de l’outil Google Hangouts. Mais il n’y a plus… Google propose également des « Hangouts en direct ». Cette option de « On Air » active les flux de votre visioconférence en direct sur YouTube. La vidéo en flux continu est automatiquement enregistrée sur votre compte YouTube (par défaut elle est définie comme « non partagée »). La seule chose que vous ayez à faire est de spécifier un lieu de rencontre sur « Air » et d’obtenir le lien pour regarder la diffusion en continu et inviter les gens à regarder en leur envoyant le jour, le temps et le lien de plan de la conférence. Lorsque la séance de visioconférence est terminée, vous pouvez envoyer le lien sur YouTube pour ceux qui n’étaient pas en mesure de la regarder en direct. Un son professionnel n’est-ce-pas ?

Mais qu’en est-il de la qualité de la radiodiffusion ? Nous avons besoin en direct d’une qualité raisonnable (zoom, déplacement, etc….). Nous devons donc utiliser une simple caméra vidéo au lieu d’une Webcam ! La solution consiste à utiliser une caméra vidéo « Low cost » ordinaire et d’un Digital AV convertisseur connecté au caméscope et à l’ordinateur. C’est très simple : prendre la sortie de la caméra (AV en l’occurrence) et connectez-la au convertisseur vidéo et puis au PC via USB.

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Matériel utilisé

  • Caméscope : JVC GZ-E305 (200-250€)
  • Trépied : Amazon (25€)

Capture vidéo : Pinnacle Dazzle 100 (50€)

(English & Italian subtitles available)

Low cost live streaming

Your Lions club or district has setup a big event and on the program is the International Lions President and some top keynote speakers. Seats are limited and to get there, some Lions members need to travel several hours.

Wouldn’t it be nice If you could broadcast this event live?
to expensive? to technical? Read on…

Just like Skype, Google offers Video Calls and Video Conferencing for free using the Google Hangouts tool. But there is more… Google also offers ‘Hangouts on Air’. This ‘On Air’ option enables you stream your video conferencing live to YouTube. The streamed video is also automatically saved on your YouTube account (by default it is set as ‘not shared’). The only thing you need to do is plan a Hangout On Air get the link to watch the streaming and invite people to watch by mailing them the Day, time and link. When the video conferencing session is over, you can send the YouTube link to people who were not able to watch it live. Sound professional doesn’t it?

But what about the Broadcasting quality? We need live streaming at reasonable quality (zooming, moving around, etc…). So we need to use a regular video camera instead of a Webcam!The solution is to use a regular ‘Low cost’ Video Camera and a Digital AV Converter Connecting the Video Camera to the PC. This is very easy: take the Output from the Camera (AV in this case) and connect it to the Video Converter, and then to the PC via USB.

Watch the Video to learn more

Hardware used

  • Video camera: JVC GZ-E305 (200-250€)
  • Tripod: Amazon (25€)
  • Video Capture: Pinnacle Dazzle 100 (50€)

Extra information in the video

  • Fine tune the bandwidth to avoid video freezing

(English & Italian subtitles available)

Lions Clubs International Website & Newsletter Contest

lions clubs website and newsletter contestDid you know that each year Lions Clubs International organizes a website & newsletter contest?
The contest provides Lions with the opportunity to showcase their hard work and creativity while sharing their accomplishments with others from around the world.

To join the contest goto Lions Clubs International Contest page en fill in the entry form.

Contest Winners are announced at the International Convention, in LION Magazine, and on the LCI website.

Winners 2013-2014

WEBSITE
Lions Club
First Place: Majorda Lions Club, India
Honorable Mention: Bagheria Lions Club, Italy
Honorable Mention: Stoney Creek Lions Club, Ontario, Canada

District
First Place: District 300 A2, MD 300 Taiwan
Honorable Mention: District 322-A, India
Honorable Mention: District 322-F, India

Multiple District
First Place: MD 16, New Jersey, USA
Honorable Mention: MD 13, Ohio, USA
Honorable Mention: MD 35, Florida, USA

NEWSLETTER (BULLETIN)
Lions Club
First Place: Baguio City Host Lions Club, Philippines
Honorable Mention: Prescott Noon Lions Club, Arizona, USA
Honorable Mention: Loomis Lions Club, California, USA
Honorable Mention: Mont Clare Lions Club, Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA
Honorable Mention: Vantaa Lions Club, Finland

District
First Place: 107 – A, Finland
Honorable Mention: District 322 B1, India
Honorable Mention: District 35-I, USA
Honorable Mention: District 12-O, USA
Honorable Mention: District 107-G, Finland

Multiple District
First Place: Multiple District 31 – J, North Carolina, USA

Help the Social Media Directory grow!!

The SMiLE Social Media Directory is an online directory that lists website, email addresses, social media platforms and location from clubs/districts/multiple districts from all over the world. However clubs/districts/multiple districts need to register themselves to get listed!

Share this post with other Lions in your social media network and help the Social Media grow! Write about it in your club/district newsletter and help us to get 2000 listings by the end of this year!

The Social Media directory is a great way to learn what other Lions are doing online. IT also a great tool to visualize Lions clubs/districts worldwide. Use it to prepare a visit to a foreign club when traveling abroad.

SMiLE Social Media Directory

Social Media Directory Map

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Help translation the SMiLE website!

Lions SMiLE TranslationsOne thing I learned over the past year is that Lions International really is international. Sometimes we at SMiLE assume that communicating in English is ok to reach all Lions all over the world. But not all Lions have basic knowledge of the English language, just like not all Lions have the skills to use the internet or work with social media. Helping Lions learn to use the internet and social media and not doing that in their own language is not the way to go. SMiLE exists of volunteers and we do not master all the languages Lions speak, so we decided not to translate ourselfs but offer Lions SMiLE friends and followers to help translate in their own language.

SIgn Up to Volunteer to translate!

http://www.lionssmile.org/sign-up/

Resource: Rafflecopter

Rafflecopterrafflecopter is an easy way to run a giveaway. You can run a giveaway from the Rafflecopter website, your own website, Facebook and even on more than one place at once!

When the giveaway is over, export a CSV for offline processing or let Rafflecopter pick a winner at random automatically.

  • The Free plan includes:
  • Unlimited Giveaways!
  • World-Class Support
  • Embeddable Anywhere!
  • 1-Click Facebook App
  • Instant Random Winners

http://www.rafflecopter.com/

First of two Toronto Social Media Seminars finished.

SMiLE Seminar 1Finaly finished the first social media seminar. so much information to share in such a short time :). See bellow for more information. Hope to meet you all in Toronoto!

Social Media Tips & Tricks for Lions
Sunday June 6th 14:00 – 15:00
Exhibit hall at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

  • WhySocial Media
  • Social Media for Lions Manual – The SMiLE way
  • Online Ticket selling – Some examples
  • Online Fundraising – Types of…
  • Online Fundraising – The basics
  • Lions SMiLE – Making the difference