The video compiler person will need everyone's videos to edit all the clips into the final product. The contributors will need to send their videos to him/ her. If you have done your videos on your phone, or if the others have send it to your phone, you will also need to transfer the videos from your phone to your laptop for editing. There are various options available, we will look at some of the simplest ways of doing it. Collecting videos is probably the most difficult part of the process as videos are usually bigger in size and therefore cannot simply be emailed. You must also remember that it will take quite a bit of data (and time) to share video files, so make sure that you are preferably on uncapped data. Upload speeds are normally much slower than download speeds. Give yourself ample time to collect the video's. So make sure that you ask eveybody to send their videos to you at least by the Wednesday preceding the service.
Collecting video files from others
Using Whatsapp Whatsapp only allows you to share about 3 minutes of video (max 16 MB). If the file is less that 2 and a half minutes, Whatsapp is the easiest way to share your video files. This could be good for bible readings and prayers. You can simply go to the person on Whatsapp that you want to send the video to. Click on Camera and hold the record button down, release when finished and Send. The person you are sending to ( the video compiler) just need to wait for the video to download and then transfer it to his/her laptop. You can also use Whatsapp on your laptop, using your browser, and download the files straight to your computer. To see how to do this, watch this video
Using Wetransfer.com Whenever you have to send bigger video files, Wetransfer.com allows you to share files up to 2 GB, from your cellphone or laptop, with someone else without having to register. It will upload your file(s) and create a download link for others to download it from. It will even send the other person(s) an email with the download link. They will have a week to download the files. Basic steps or see video below:
Enter the person's, who you are sending the files to, email address as well as your own email address.
Click on the + to select the folder or file.
You can add a message (e.g. this is part 4 (the reading) of the service).
Click on Transfer
It will ask to verify your email. Go to your email and copy the verification code in the email send to you. Paste this code in the verification box. It will then upload your file.
It will send an email to the receiver, where they can download the files (they have a week to do that). They will also have to verify their email by pasting the code in their email notification into the verification box before downloading.
You will also get an email to notify you that they have downloaded the files as well as a link to the download files, which you can copy and share (e.g. via Whatsapp).
Transferring files from your cellphone to your laptop
If you are the video compiler you may also need to transfer the video files from your cellphone to your laptop, The easiest way is to do it using your data charge cable. Steps:
Plug your power/transfer cable into your cell phone and laptop.
Make sure that you check your cellphone screen (swipe down) for the message to allow file transfer.
Look for your phone under My Computer in your Windows file explorer.
Go to the relevant folder on your phone (Whatsapp-->video or DCIM-->Camera) and cut/copy the files to your working folder ready for compilation.
Cut/copy the video file from your cellphone folder and paste in your work/compilation folder.