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.
Google + is giving their 300 million active users brand new video editing capabilities that will allow them to produce short clips using a range of filters and soundtracks. Twitter also announced that viewers will be able to preview video clips in their timeline without having to open them. This and more news in our daily round up.
This was the week that Twitter and Comcast cuddled up together to bring us TV tweets, YouTube was voted the favourite youth brand, Philly deFranco launched yet another YouTube channel and the never ending saga of the Microsoft YouTube app rolled on.
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.
Jealous of those iPhone 5s owners who can record slo mo video to their heart's content while you pretend not to care that your older model can't? Well, envy no more as we bring you news of an app that can turn your existing Apple device into a slo mo demon.
In an unexpected move, YouTube have announced that they are going to allow the downloading of video content via their various mobile apps and make those videos available to the viewer even without an internet connection. Due for roll out in November, it heralds a major change in YouTube's attitude to downloads from their site.
The suite of video applications inside Adobe's Creative Cloud will soon have another round of interesting new features being added. With the announcement centered around the International Broadcasting Convention, or IBC 2013, as of mid-October 2013, PreLude CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade ...
The YouTube for Developers Team have announced an increase in Data API limits and a decrease in the cost of uploading videos to third party software. Why is this significant? Because it encourages the development of more and better YouTube apps for us users!
The new YouTube app for the Android platform is currently being rolled out and it comes with some excellent new features like multitasking so you can watch one video while browsing for another plus users now have the ability to search for playlists. It's just gone live for iOS too!
Microsoft and Google have been arguing for months over the YouTube app available to Windows Phone users. Taken off the market in May, it's now back in the Windows store - with ads but without the ability to download videos. Some nice new extra features too.
Brands should let their customers do the talking by becoming brand advocates and sending their own user-generated video content through social media to spread the word. There are a number of ways to get your fan base excited about doing this for you, and how it can be a fun and cost-effective method of advertising.
YouTube's Capture App for iOS has had its second big features update since its release in December 2012. Creators with multiple YouTube channels can now upload to the channel of their choice and manage all channels from within the app itself. The upgrade also promises better uploading on iOS 5 devices.
After a move that was never going to do anything but pay off, YouTube's break away from Apple and the release of its own standalone app has contributed to an estimated mobile ad revenue of around $350 Million for the company in the last six months.
It's been a very busy week for NewFronts, with AOL, Yahoo, Crackle and Hulu all announcing new and original online video content for the coming year. Meanwhile, YouTube told us why they were better than TV and Red Bull Stratos took home a clutch of Webby Awards.
YouTube has finally updated their iOS app to include live streaming and a host of other features such as easier access to new uploads from those channels you subscribe to. You can also now queue up videos to play via your connected TV from the comfort of your own sofa.