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Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Dead Camera Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Dead Camera Edition

On Monday we were on site for a night of shooting and the brand new, less than a month old, Canon 60D stops working and won't start up. ARGH! A whole day lost. But that doesn't mean you lose out on the weekly news round …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up

It's another week and there's all sorts of news popping up as usual. Later this week we'll get the much-hyped Windows 8 and that might change a few things. If you haven't read up on IE 10 in Windows 8 and how it's handling Flash (or …

Browser Adoption of HTML5 Video Continues to Grow, But Still Not Complete

Browser Adoption of HTML5 Video Continues to Grow, But Still Not Complete

LongTail Video just released the update to their longstanding State of HTML5 Video which gives everyone a clear cut, easy to read guide to what parts of the HTML5 <video> tag are supported, by what browser and to what extent. At present, 79% of the …

The War on Adobe Flash is Rekindled in Internet Explorer 10

The War on Adobe Flash is Rekindled in Internet Explorer 10

Oh Microsoft… all those anti-monopoly sanctions quietly end, and you go right back on the attack. This time with Internet Explorer 10 and its Metro version which will not easily support Adobe Flash. I think I smell another anti-competition lawsuit in the making.

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Director’s Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Directors Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

For this week's Reel Rebel video production tip, in an effort to dispel the myth that holding your hands in an L-shape for a shot makes you look like a professional filmmaker, we discuss and review the merits of the SL Director's Viewfinder app.  This …

Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Don’t Wear White Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Dont Wear White Edition

Labor Day has come and gone. So put away those white pants, summer's over. Meanwhile, the rest of the universe chugs along at its standard pace which means, we've got news to round up and collect for you to peruse over your Saturday morning coffee …

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

Yeah, it's a weird bit of news but it seems that fear of Apple and Google taking a big slice of their TV viewer's time and business, was motivation enough for some of the largest TV manufacturers to get together and build exact what I …

Custom YouTube Thumbs Finally Roll Out, Mood-Based Video Recommendations, & More [The Reel Web #54]

Custom YouTube Thumbs Finally Roll Out, Mood Based Video Recommendations, & More [The Reel Web #54]

This week on the Reel Web we look at the updates YouTube has made in the past week including the roll-out (finally) of custom thumbnails for all monetized users, some experimenting with mood-based video recommendations, their new politics destination channel and more.  Additionally, we cover …

Google TrueView In-Stream Takes AdWords for Video Mobile

Google TrueView In Stream Takes AdWords for Video Mobile

Yesterday, on the Google Mobile Ads blog, Phil Farhi, group product manager at YouTube, announced that TrueView in-stream video ads have expanded their reach to mobile devices. TrueView in-stream videos can appear on YouTube Videos (Watch pages on YouTube), on video publisher pages in the …

Best Practices for Building User-Friendly Connected TV Applications

Best Practices for Building User Friendly Connected TV Applications

So I started doing some research to compile what I could on making apps for the connected TV platform. I tried to find all the API guides and docs I could find as well as some basic tips on creating a good user experience for …

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