We occasionally have short videos in worship, and tonight we had two. They always feel like an interruption to me. I recognise that this is largely cultural, and that most of our current culture is more comfortable with short videos than they are with more traditional parts of worship. I am also mindful that making these videos is how my second son makes his living, so I had best not kick them too hard. Yet it is at least a partially theological point and not just generational preference, that worship is participatory and communal. Watching a movie is an individual experience, even when in a tightly-packed crowd, and takes me out of the community into my own head. I do that fine all week, thanks. I am also not doing any worship at that point, merely reciving a report of someone else's worship. Or so it seems. Perhaps others are deeply aware of their community while watching a video, and are in some sense interactive with it.
I have not experienced the growing style of worship where one preacher is broadcast to multiple campuses, each of which has its own worship otherwise, but I suspect it would be a tough adjustment for me.
Update: It occurs to me that it might not be videos in general, but a particular subset of them that appeals to our worship director (and maybe most people) but not to me. There may be some that I find enhance worship. The more I think about it, however, the more convinced that a video, even when shown to a group, remains an individual experience, as opposed to a live enaction somehow. That would also apply to recorded vs live music. There is sometimes too much of an air of performance about it, which is worsened by bringing in a recorded choir or artist. Professionals can generally capture the exultation part better than whoever you have in your congregation. But they can't come near the participatory, communal nature of worship. It may be that people seek exultation rather than community these days.