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Last week Ask A Video Question at the TechEd Keynote! the opening of a TV channel to enable the community to Ask an SAP Exec .  The idea: to gather questions for our keynote speakers at TechEd ’07 Las Vegas. 

Being a little bashful about using a webcam and video and turning it on myself, I decided to take the plunge anyway and to walk through the steps of producing a show on the Ask an SAP Exec  channel.  I created a short demo to see how easy (or embarrassing) it might be to make a brief pitch for producing your own video questions to ask our SAP Execs.

The results of that experiment are accessible here on

I actually found the technology very user friendly.

Here are the steps I took.

  1. Used my webcam to pre-record a short 30 second introduction and saved the output as a .wmv file (using my handy dandy Logitech webcam camera). I also experimented using my small digital camera that produces .avi files but I wanted to ensure that the file would be relatively small (about 5M) so the webcam worked just fine.
  2. Went to
  3. Under the TV screen, pushed “Produce on this Channel”. Produce on this channel
  4. Pressing that button gave me a screen to “Design the show” Design the show
  5. Chose the video widget on the left and simply dragged it to the screen
  6. Selected from my files the small .wmv file I had created
  7. Viewed my video in the screen
  8. Pressed “Broadcast” to submit my video


We’re extending the deadline through next week so as to give you a bit more time to gather your questions, your camera and your courage.  If Grandma Marilyn can do it … can you!

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