Had your fill of online video news? No? Good, neither have we! Here's some more bits and bobs from the past week that haven't made the main blog but we didn't want to leave them out. We've been mightily impressed by footage from the new (but spendy) Phantom Flex4K camera as well as the videos created by the new Hyperlapse tool from Teehan+Lax. We've also been laughing quite a lot at the new video from Kmart which has already garnered a massive 5+ million views in the 4 days since its release.
How To Create Hyperlapse Videos From Google Street View
I'm sure we've all spent at least a bit of time looking up a location on Google Street View, even if it's just to see our own road. It's a decent feature but frustrating if you want to follow a route that's more than a mile or so long. Luckily, if you are a Chrome user with a strong internet connection you can create your own Hyperlapse videos directly from Street View using a new tool from Teehan+Lax. What is Hyperlapse exactly? T&L explain that it's a:
technique combining time-lapse and sweeping camera movements typically focused on a point-of-interest. Creating them requires precision and many hours stitching together photos taken from carefully mapped locations. We aimed at making the process simpler by using Google Street View as an aid, but quickly discovered that it could be used as the source material. It worked so well, we decided to design a very usable UI around our engine and release Google Street View Hyperlapse.
Haven't tried it myself (internet connection not zippy enough - curse you British Telecom) but looking forward to seeing what others do with it.
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Pepsi Tops March Social Video Chart For Branded Views
Even though it was a terrible old fake, the Test Drive video from Pepsi trampled over the competition to take the lion's share of UK video views and Facebook interactions for video content for March 2013.
7431 videos from 550 brands were monitored to see which performed the best on social platforms and, thanks to Pepsi, videos about beverages accounted for 17% of the total share of video views and 31% of Facebook interactions.
Read More: Ebuzzing
Kmart In Non-Shippy Promotional Video Shocker
5,116,625 views in the 4 days since it's been uploaded? No, we're not shipping you. Loving the old guy on the bed....
Warning: Doesn't contain swears.
Awesome Test Footage From New Phantom Flex4K Digital Cinema Camera
If you have a spare $109,900.00 than you too could be the proud owner of the new Phantom Flex4K camera that's capable of capturing 1000 frames per second at 4K resolution. The following images were filmed by Director Brendan Bellomo and cinematographer Greg Wilson for test footage of the new camera, which was was launched at NAB this week. The Flex4K will hold up to 2TB of data, or nearly 2 hours of RAW 4K footage at normal recording speeds and comes with the usual state of the art industry gubbins.
Read More: Engadget