I’m starting to include video clips via QR codes in our Project Life album. This is so fun you guys, I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner. Probably because I’m not so great with taking videos. But you know who is? My husband. 90% (maybe more) of our videos are recorded by him. And I’m so glad because his videos are so much more fun than mine. His video recordings often include editorial accounts (funny and entertaining) of what’s happening in the moment. I love that his voice and perspective is captured in these clips. In a way these videos are very much his way of documenting our family life.
Per your request, here’s a quick tutorial on how to generate QR Codes. Hope you find it helpful!
HOW-TO: CREATE QR CODES
Step 1: Upload your video to an online site. (I’m using Vimeo.)
Step 2: Copy your video’s URL address (you’ll need it in step 3).
Step 3: Go to a QR code Generator of your choice. I’m using Kaywa. It’s free but there are many other options available. Paste your video’s URL address in the appropriate field and click on the GENERATE button to create your very own QR Code.
Step 4: Final step! Grab the QR Code (right click > save to desktop OR drag and drop to your desktop if you’re on a MAC).
Also, I recommend renaming your QR Code so that later on, you’ll know which code belongs with what video.
Now that you’ve generated your QR Code, you’re ready to assemble the video card insert! To create this “thumbnail-like” frame of your video, simply open up your video then use the slider to find the frame you want to use as your image. When you find it, take a screenshot of it!
One final note, if you’re concerned about privacy, make sure to password protect your uploads. To keep things easy, all of my videos share the same password and that info is noted on the back of the card.
ps. this 4×6 QR Code template, along with nine NEW templates will be available in the shop tonight (presslist subcribers – the product is now LIVE in the newsletter that went out this afternoon!)