Christophor Rick: ReelSEO Author

Christophor Rick is a freelance writer specializing in technology, new media, video games, IPTV, online video advertising and consumer electronics. His past work has included press releases, copy-writing, travel writing and journalism. He also writes novel-length and short fiction as part of Three-Faced Media .

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Panasonic Creates Cloud-Based Video Production Network with Aframe

Panasonic Creates Cloud Based Video Production Network with Aframe

Panasonic is ready to offer production houses the power of the cloud with its new Panasonic Production Network which will integrate Aframe's web-based video production service so that creators can collaborate online and get professionally-made video content out quickly. It's not a video editing suite ...

Brightcove Integrates WideVine DRM, Adds Paywall Solution

Brightcove Integrates WideVine DRM, Adds Paywall Solution

It's the NAB Show everyone! No, I'm not there. Yes, I know I should be. Don't remind me. Anyway, Brightcove rolled out a series of announcements and so I rolled them into one big post for you to catch you up on all the new ...

Zencoder Loads Closed Captioning Support, Aspera Integration, Dolby Digital Plus

Zencoder Loads Closed Captioning Support, Aspera Integration, Dolby Digital Plus

Zencoder announced several new features at the NAB Show, I knew I should have been there, that will boost its usefulness and make it the first cloud transcoding provider to support closed captioning for multiple formats including Apple HTTP Live Streaming.

Auto Makers Latest to See Value in Personalized Video Ads

Auto Makers Latest to See Value in Personalized Video Ads

Over the past few months I've talked about personalized video ads from products like Mixpo's SmartVideo and now Eyeview, who's been pulling down some serious investor cash to develop its personalized video advertising technology which has not caught on among auto industry leaders like Mazda, ...

How to Make a Video Lighting Rig for Under $100: Tutorial

How to Make a Video Lighting Rig for Under $100: Tutorial

Without light, there is no video. Or rather, with not enough light there is crappy, unprofessional video. So wherever you are, you need adequate light, sometimes, even outside, if the weather isn't fully cooperating. We found this great tutorial from IndyMogul that shows how you ...

Connected TVs in more than 1/3 US Homes, Get Moving on Your Strategy!

Connected TVs in more than 1/3 US Homes, Get Moving on Your Strategy!

The new Emerging Video Service VI report from Leichtman Research Group shows that around 38% of US Homes now have a connected TV in them. I've been telling everyone for about a year that this was going to play a major role in online video ...

Brightroll Expands Real-Time Exchange with New Features for Better Digital Video Ad Campaigns

Brightroll Expands Real Time Exchange with New Features for Better Digital Video Ad Campaigns

Brightroll has announced three new tools that will be integrated into their real-time video ad exchange, BRX, to help digital video advertisers get more out of their campaigns and hopefully to move them towards purchasing more. “Buyer tools have become increasingly critical as advertiser spending ...

Video Positively Impacts Brands & TV Show Engagement Across Demographics Reports Digitas

Video Positively Impacts Brands & TV Show Engagement Across Demographics Reports Digitas

Some new research numbers have come in from Digitas showing the effectiveness of online video for brand uplift and user engagement. They pinged some 2,211 Americans (18+) back in late March with Harris Interactive. Among the findings of the report was the fact that 46% ...

IAB Adds Skippable Linear Ads to VAST 3.0 Guidelines, I Like it!

IAB Adds Skippable Linear Ads to VAST 3.0 Guidelines, I Like it!

The IAB has recognized the power of giving consumers the choice of skipping ads in online video by including a guideline in VAST 3.0 which is open for feedback until early May. Along with Skippable Linear Ads, Ad Pods are being introduced which are "a ...

Vzaar Launches Customizable, Branded Video Landing Pages

Vzaar Launches Customizable, Branded Video Landing Pages

Everyone offers a customizable video player experience and that's what we've come to expect from our online video platforms. Today, Vzaar takes that notion one step further and is now offering a completely customizable video pages allowing you to brand not just the video player ...

New App Lets You Get Social & Ignorify The Real World [Humor]

New App Lets You Get Social & Ignorify The Real World [Humor]

Are you tired of having the real world intrude upon your mobile experience? Don't want to have to worry about those around you or things going on nearby while you're trying to be virtually social with your mobile device? With this latest app I found, ...

Shufflr Wants to be Your Daily iPad Video Fix Curation App, Forgets to Give You Input?

Shufflr Wants to be Your Daily iPad Video Fix Curation App, Forgets to Give You Input?

Shufflr is the latest app to want to be your choice for video curation. They say that their patent pending algorithm takes into account social signals to create a daily 'must watch' playlist for iPad users.

Google Laying Fiber Fast in Kansas City, Aiming for Two-Way Gigabit Bandwidth?

Google Laying Fiber Fast in Kansas City, Aiming for Two Way Gigabit Bandwidth?

Remember a while back I talked about the Google project down in Kansas City, or up if you're in the south I suppose? Well, after approval, Google moved the Android Army into action and started laying fiber at a furious pace. Now, they've got over ...

Consumer Insights into Online Video for eCommerce Shopping

Consumer Insights into Online Video for eCommerce Shopping

When I wrote up the first part of this interesting whitepaper from Invodo, (Retail Video Builds Consumer Confidence & Aids in E-Commerce Purchase Decisions) I said I'd be back with part two which looked at the more technical aspects of online video for shopping from ...

Can't Make it to the NAB Show? Brightcove Has You Covered with Live and On-Demand Video Coverage

Cant Make it to the NAB Show? Brightcove Has You Covered with Live and On Demand Video Coverage

I won't be at the NAB Show, ReelSEO didn't send me (sniff, sniff), but that doesn't mean I'll be totally out of touch with what's going on there...and neither will you thanks to Brightcove who has been tapped by NAB to offer Live and On-Demand ...