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Monday, March 16, 2009

Video Box Breaks or Pics

Video or pics or scans?

Personally I like the pics better. I was just watching a topps treasury video break and I have to say I was bored within 20 seconds.

Scans: Scans are ok and better than videos but I still like the pics. Scans just don't have character. They are so spartan and impersonal.

8 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

I usually like scans the best because they give you the best look at the card.
and yeah, I don't like vids much either.I don't have that kind of time. I like to read the posts, see the pics, leave a comment, and move on.

RWH said...

I agree with the Cap'n. I much prefer to just zip through a post, see what I'm interested in and move on. The videos are never very interesting and I tend to just become fixated on the oddness of people's voices.

Alex said...

I prefer scans. With your pics I often cannot read the name of the player on the card.

deal said...

Scans with a summary. I forget who it is but somebody does a slideshow using scans, with a professional sounding voiceover. I liked that approach too. that must take oodles of time though.

I mean when I read a box-break I am pretty much there for the information and the video takes so much more time - plus I can't watch videos at work.

AdamE said...

I dislike videos... I can't stand videos... I freakin hate videos!!!

I don't really have a preferance between scans or photos, but again I hate videos.

GCA said...

Scans are better unless you're really good with the camera.
I can't see YouTube at work, so I tend to skip any videos....

--David said...

I use a scanner for my posts. Pics are okay if you can get good shots with the camera. Video breaks are stupid. Sorry, just don't have the time or 'want to' to sit through a video of someone busting boxes or packs. Though, I have seen some entertaining videos, most are boring and take longer than reading a post would.

Groat said...

While a video break is great on something like Treasures or Leaf Limited, doing a 24 pack box is just excruciating. Pictures vs. scans are a little more difficult. Pictures are of course quicker and easier, they occasionally show more 'character' than scans (this is mostly with shiny or foil cards.) I've seen (and experienced) times when scans show a very light card as extremely dark, so much so that you can't see the details. Additionally scanners struggle with deep patch cards, because most scanners have a very limited depth of field. Scans are great for showing off more regular cards.