Video Technology

Video Technology – Our look at streaming video technology, both today and in the future. You’ll read about online video and mobile video – production, video publishing technologies, streaming video delivery technology, etc… etc…

What Influence Did Steve Jobs Have On Web Video? Industry Professionals Speak

What Influence Did Steve Jobs Have On Web Video? Industry Professionals Speak

In my previous post I made a list of what I thought to be the top video innovations of both Steve Jobs and Apple. However right away one of our readers had reminded me of a few good ones I completely overlooked. So rather than ...

10 Great Video Innovations From Steve Jobs & Apple (and Some That Weren’t)

10 Great Video Innovations From Steve Jobs & Apple (and Some That Weren’t)

In memory of Apple's founder, the late Steve Jobs, who passed away this week, I've put together what I think will be a complete list of notable video-related technology creations from Jobs and Apple. See what made the Top 10 list, along with the no-so-great ...

Rovi Adds DivX Streaming to Compete With Flash & Silverlight

Rovi Adds DivX Streaming to Compete With Flash & Silverlight

Rovi nabbed up the DivX line earlier in the year and now, they've laid down their cards to show us all why. They want a chunk of the adaptive bitrate streaming market. To get it, they'll need to take it from Flash and Silverlight, Adobe ...

Roku Set to Upgrade Offerings With Games & Motion Control

Roku Set to Upgrade Offerings With Games & Motion Control

Roku is really moving up in the world. They pulled in a cool $8M in funding and now are on the verge of delivering on their Roku 2 boxes. New features include a smaller size, 802.11n connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 compatibility, a microSD and an HDMI ...

Exploring Cool 3D Video Applications Using Waves & Tablets

Exploring Cool 3D Video Applications Using Waves & Tablets

The applications of 3D video are becoming very wide-ranging. Recently, ReelSEO asked if 3D animation software was now valuable for video marketing. As a marketer, I've always been compelled by video content that goes beyond the norms of traditional video- let's face it, 3D video ...

Google Swiffy Will Swiftly Convert Flash Files into HTML5

Google Swiffy Will Swiftly Convert Flash Files into HTML5

Okay, this is some pretty cool news. Google has just released a new product to Labs, called Swiffy. It's purpose? To convert your Flash files to HTML5 at the touch of a button. This gives website owners, designers, developers, and publishers an easy way to ...

An Interactive YouTube Music Video Featuring QR Codes

An Interactive YouTube Music Video Featuring QR Codes

We've written a few times lately about QR codes getting all mixed up with online video, and the possibilities raised by that sort of thing. Even though QR codes are still below the radar of most of the population, that will very likely change. And ...

YouTube Teams With NVIDIA To Offer 3D Vision In Browser

YouTube Teams With NVIDIA To Offer 3D Vision In Browser

Being in the gaming industry as I am, there's no way to avoid NVIDIA when talking about graphics, 3D or GPUs and why would I? They make some of the greatest gear in the world in that regard. So when I happened upon an article ...

Hands On With The New Netflix App For Android Devices

Hands On With The New Netflix App For Android Devices

I've been thinking about cutting the cable-TV cord for the last couple years, and just a couple months ago, I finally took the plunge. I had to get creative to watch some of the NHL and NBA playoff games I wanted to see, but overall, ...

Welcome to Personalized, Geographically Targeted Video Advertising

Welcome to Personalized, Geographically Targeted Video Advertising

While there's plenty of evidence that brands are embracing online video as a new and powerful medium for advertising, the overwhelming majority of video ads are still created for television--that is to say, they're created as a one-size-fits all solution. A brand makes a commercial, ...

Find Your Center with Zencoder Cloud-based Batch Video Encoding

Find Your Center with Zencoder Cloud based Batch Video Encoding

Zencoder has expanded their services to continue as a leader in the field. The new services include a cloud-based batch processing of video encoding and transcoding. Now you can push your whole library through the system and get out multiple formats and sizes to reach ...

YouTube WebM Transcoding Complete for 30% of Videos Which Make up 99% of Views

YouTube WebM Transcoding Complete for 30% of Videos Which Make up 99% of Views

Some sites are reporting that WebM is the most used format at YouTube, but that's not exactly what the blog post says. It says that they have finished transcoding the most viewed videos to WebM and all new uploads are automatically transcoded to it. It's ...

TV Ads Get Interaction with IntoNow iOS App: Stepping Stone to Widespread Internet-TV Adoption?

TV Ads Get Interaction with IntoNow iOS App: Stepping Stone to Widespread Internet TV Adoption?

This isn't online video but it's an interesting evolution for standard TV advertising and a way for them to incorporate some interactivity, which, as we all know, is what makes online video so awesomely cool, right? Well brands who advertise on television might finally be ...

Gmail Launches Live Video Recognition for Motion Gestures

Gmail Launches Live Video Recognition for Motion Gestures

Google has for years, been working to develop and perfect certain recognition technologies for use with multimedia (video, images, audio, etc...).  Their speech-to-text recognition technology has improved vastly over the past several years (thanks in part to Google 411) and has been rolled out within YouTube for ...

An Unsolicited Advertising Suggestion for YouTube

An Unsolicited Advertising Suggestion for YouTube

YouTube, like their parent company, has some pretty slick programming applications. The most impressive, in my opinion, is Content ID. Content ID monitors uploaded video and alerts copyright holders whenever copyrighted video content is used illegally - automatically. At that point, the copyright holder can ...