9 out of 10 U.S. homes are connected to the Internet via a Broadband Internet connection, and a staggering 44% of those households watch non-gaming online video apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu Plus via their gaming consoles. 40% of those homes watch over 10 hours of streaming video content per week via their PlayStations or Xbox.
Although it would be super-cool if everyone that filmed video on their mobile devices shot the footage in landscape, that's not always realistic. However, you can be pro-active and use one of the little tricks that the Internet offers to make the viewing experience more bearable. By taking a couple of seconds to install the following bookmarklet, you can transform any video on YouTube that's been filmed in vertical into something much more watchable - hurrah!
With more than 1.2 million iOS apps now available in the App Store, many developers struggle to stand out from the crowd. Many have used video to build awareness for their app outside the App Store, but to woo potential users inside the store, their medium has been text and images only. Apple is changing all that with the launch of iOS 8. From September 17th, App developers will be able to upload a 30-second video and App Store visitors will start seeing thumbnails of these videos.
YouTube is the wild west of entertainment if you have a young family. One minute your child could be watching a short clip of Thomas the Tank Engine, the next they could be watching a parody of the show that is wildly inappropriate for children. But now, thanks to a new app called HomeTube, YouTube may find itself much more family-friendly.
One of the main differences between the Google Play store and the Apple App store is that Google allows the use of video. This is so important for developers, as they can quickly show the potential buyer the top features of the app they are viewing. The Play store's new design is even more video friendly, which is great news all around.
While the go-to for your video “brand” has historically been to create your own YouTube channel, this may no longer be the best option in terms of brand exposure. Going forward, creating your own mobile TV App may be a more viable option, whether you’re a YouTube sensation or a casual video creator. Let us examine why…
It's been a busy day for Xbox announcements with the news that Microsoft is not only ramping up production on a number of original series, but it has partnered with UK’s Channel 4, GoPro and even has a new upload feature as part of its latest YouTube app.
Adobe's Premiere Pro Creative Cloud is the most popular Non-Linear Editing suite on the market, and it's about to receive a host of brand new features. These include improved native 4K support, a Master Clip Effect and Live Text. More details inside.
Ooyala's Q4 2013 Video Index gave us some insight into the viewing time for long form content across devices and it is definitely growing. That screen size equals content length statement of old is now history. We pull in some other research to give you a quick look at who it might be that is watching this long form content on those smaller screens, in case you need a direction for your online campaigns.
Comedy Central has launched an app that will allow viewers to watch full episodes of some of their favorite shows like The Colbert Report, South Park, and The Daily Show, on their Apple devices for free the very next day. Cable subscribers will get access to even more content.
Vimeo is moving into the mobile video app market space with its acquisition of Cameo, a 'shoot and edit' app for the iPhone. But even with its attractive themes and cloud-powered features, Cameo's success ultimately depends on users wanting to both make, and edit, movies on a regular basis.
Sick of creating videos in portrait mode when you meant to capture your footage in landscape? Tired of trying to film at an odd angle and the camera keeps auto-rotating? There's a new video app on the market for iOS users that might make all those issues a thing of the past.
Just in time for Christmas, the Australian Post Office has introduced a video postage stamp that allows the sender to record a 15 second message via a special QR coded stamp. The recipient retrieves the video by scanning that code into their smartphone. Genius.
78% of Americans watch online video and 31% of them are uploading videos to sites like YouTube or Facebook. 5% confirmed that they regret doing this while a third hope to go viral with their video creation. Learn more from the Pew Online Video Report for 2013.