digital video

Digital video is a type of digital recording system that works by using a digital rather than an analog video signal.
The terms camera, video camera, and camcorder are used interchangeably in this article.
Starting in the late 1970s to the early 1980s, several types of video production equipment were introduced, such as time base correctors (TBC) and digital video effects (DVE) units (one of the former being the Thomson-CSF 9100 Digital Video Processor, an internally all-digital full-frame TBC introduced in 1980, and two of the latter being the Ampex ADO, and the Nippon Electric Corporation (NEC) DVE). They operated by taking a standard analog composite video input and digitizing it internally. This made it easier to either correct or enhance the video signal, as in the case of a TBC, or to manipulate and add effects to the video, in the case of a DVE unit. The digitized and processed video information from these units would then be converted back to standard analog video.
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mobile video advertising

Video Advertisers: Your Target Audience is Watching and Engaging via Mobile

Did you know that more than half of YouTube views and 65% of Facebook video views occur on mobile devices? The ever-increasing overlap between mobile usage and video consumption means that the top 3 priorities of video advertisers and marketers should really echo those of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki - mobile, mobile, and mobile.
TV Resources Going into Digital Video

Video Advertising on Increase, Winning the Budget Away from TV Ads [Report]

The new 2015 Video Industry Report from AOL claims that agencies and brands are spending less and less on TV ads spots, with a sizable portion of those dollars and resources now being reallocated to video advertising. Spending on US digital video ads grew by 42% to $7.46 billion in 2015, but that number is expected reach over $13 Billion by 2019.
YouTube and Mobile, Advertising Growth 2015

YouTube: Mobile Watch Time, Programmatic Ad Revenue on Increase

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has announced its financial results for Q3 2015 and YouTube is one of the stars of the show. Mobile watch time, particularly via the YouTube app, is on the increase, and YouTube's earnings from advertising has also shown a significant increase.
85 percent brands video marketing

85 Percent of Companies Find Success with a Video Marketing Strategy

A recent study suggests that the majority of brands who employ a video marketing strategy find the approach successful. But inadequate resources and budget, plus a lack of good content marketing ideas are proving a real challenge for many companies.
Video and the sales funnel

Online Video: How Consumers Use Resources to Research and Buy

Google's 'Consumer Barometer' gives video marketing teams an insight into how shoppers are using the Internet and video to research, review, compare, and purchase goods and services across the world. With data in 10 product categories across 45 countries, it's a resource all marketers should be using to create campaigns around a target audience.
social video storytelling strategies

Why Each Social Video Platform Needs its Own Story Telling Strategy

Did you know that the most popular type of video content on Instagram revolves around pop culture, or that user-generated videos uploaded to Facebook tend to do better than other types of video uploaded to the networking site? Each of the main social video platforms has its own unique identity and audience, which is why video marketers need to create a different story telling technique for each.
gilbert arizona innovative digital online video

What Can Big Cities Learn about Online Video Strategy from the Town of Gilbert, Arizona?

Gilbert, Arizona, population 237K, is using online video, and other digital initiatives, to better serve, and also better engage with, its citizens, and its visitors. There are many things that bigger cities can learn from this strategy, especially how the traditional press release just isn't cutting it anymore when it comes to Government communications.
Youtube and mobile video

Leveraging YouTube’s Top Three Priorities: Mobile, Mobile and Mobile

YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki recently confirmed that the site's three main priorities are “Mobile. Mobile. Mobile". That shouldn't come as a surprise to video marketers or advertisers as consumers are watching around 40 minutes of video on their mobile devices everyday, with Millennials embracing the medium more than any other demographic.
The new video advertising maetric is attention

Is 'Attention' the New Metric Video Advertisers Need to Pay Attention To?

Impressions have always been the standard metric when it comes to video advertising, but there's a new KPI in town - the 'Attention Index'. This measures the shift in consumers’ attention, and the impact that has on ad effectiveness. Is 'Attention' the new metric the video advertising industry needs?
Brand advertising needs to become more like search advertising

The Future of Digital Video: Why Brands Need to Follow the Consumer

The future of digital video is changing as consumers research their purchase decisions based on their needs, not on the needs of the brand or advertiser. Brands and publishers have to rethink their message and create amazing content, not just great advertising.