Won’t it be great if codechef takes out official video editorials after every contest ? We all know that video tutorials are great when it comes to understanding. Many students (including me sometimes :P) don’t read the editorials owing to laziness. Video editorials will be a great way to impart knowledge to everyone. It will be a huge success i suppose!
I have never understood the craze for video editorials. A well written editorial is without any doubt better than a video editorial. From the editorialist’s side, making a video editorial is much more time-consuming than a written editorial. From a learner’s side,
I can read any written editorial 3 times by the time I will finish watching the video editorial.
I can jump between parts of a written editorial much more easily than in a video editorial.
When implementing the solution, I can keep the written editorial open next to my code and easily follow it. It is much more cumbersome to pause and play again and again with a video editorial.
A written editorial requires less memory, so it is easily accessible and portable compared to a video editorial.
I, for one, do not see the need to have official video editorials. Of course, you might disagree with me
EDIT: Also found a related thread here from March. @gkcs mentions 2 reasons why CodeChef does not have official video editorials.
True, they are time taking but won’t the effort worth it ?
If not for all the contests, at least for Long challenges i think it sounds a good deal! Imagine a curated list of videos which you can watch anytime anywhere without getting disturbed by your surroundings. Reading a lengthy editorial requires great concentration and focus which might not be available every time!
Despite the reasons mentioned by @gkcs i strongly feel that once it is implemented, they will surely benefit a large group of people to a great extent! Written editorial is like reading a book whereas video editorial will serve the purpose of a teacher. If books could explain everything then do you think there would be a necessity for a teacher ?
I don’t agree with your analogy. I agree that having a teacher is better than reading from books. Similarly, discussing a problem with someone who understands the solution well is much better than reading the editorial. But that is only because it is interactive. A video editorial lacks that interactivity. It is neither as good as a teacher nor as convenient as a written piece.