Maybe you’ve figured out how to save your words before the internet eats them. This week’s tool can help you save your videos, too.
Hare: Hi, Ren! Happy almost December! What are we talking about today?
LaForme: Hi, Kristen! We talked a bit about why it’s important to save your work a couple months ago. I recommended using the Internet Archive to find and download old content.
Things have gotten a little wild since then. The owner of the Gothamist and DNAinfo shut both sites down and the journalists who worked there briefly lost all of their work. You wrote about a great tool called savemy.news after that. Good news! I just found another one to help journalists save their work.
Hare: Excellent! This is a topic where the more solutions the better. Tell me more.
LaForme: Unlike the other tools we’ve talked about, this one is specifically for video. It’s essentially a program that allows you to save any video you find on the internet. There is some ethical grey area there that we should talk about in a bit, but it’s the perfect tool for downloading videos you’ve created when you no longer have access to the original file. It’s also great for teachers and people who are remixing video or editing newsworthy videos created by other people.
I guess I should tell you what it’s called. It’s Downie 3, created by a guy named Charlie Monroe who seems to be a pretty prolific toolmaker.
It’s pretty easy
Read more here: https://www.poynter.org/news/tool-helps-you-save-those-videos-you-worked-so-hard