It was a big week in video—of course, you can just about say that regarding any week these days. But still, we had big news announcements, writers with strong online video opinions, new tools and gadgets released, and plenty of branded and unbranded video fun as well. Because we only have time to cover certain stories, we created this weekend round up to help you catch up with anything and everything important from the past week in online video.
Online Video News
- Very interesting: YouTube is working with all the major mobile companies on new technologies that might reduce online video's drain on telecommunications networks.
- Teenagers are in love with mobile video, and apparently don't hate mobile ads as much as we thought.
- Former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, must see a bright future for video testimonials, because he's dropping $2 Million into VideoGenie.
Online Video Editorials & Opinions
- Craig Silver over at Forbes attempts to explain why sometimes YouTube removes violent videos and sometimes they don't.
- Dave Parrack at WebTVWire.com thinks the rising popularity of music videos on YouTube means several things for the music industry.
- Funny Or Die CEO, Patrick Starzan, sits down with Larry Kless for a great chat about video SEO, great content, and using social media. Definitely check this one out.
Gadgets, Tools, & Software
- Sony is blowing my mind with this multiple-display 3D television. Christopher can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure this could be huge for the gaming industry.
- Nalt's weighs in with his thoughts about the passing of the Cisco Flip.
- Apps are finally coming to the Apple TV, sort of, through something called AirPlay Mirroring.
Reel Stories You Might Have Missed
- You can now remove the YouTube logo (and watermark) from videos you embed on your site. Mark showed us exactly how it's done.
- Guest author, Andrew Follett, gave us fantastic tips for online video scriptwriting.
- We looked at some impressive viewership numbers for branded social video in 2011.
- The Friday list of The Week's Best Viral Videos contained several gems.
The Lighter Side Of Video News
- Remember that Netflix original TV show they paid $100 million for late last year? It's called House of Cards, will be directed by The Social Network's David Fincher, and will star Kevin Spacy in a remake of a popular British miniseries. And now they're in negotiations with actress Robin Wright to costar. This project just keeps getting more and more interesting.
- Oh, good. Nicole Kidman has her own YouTube channel now. I'm surprised it took this long.
- Here's an interesting YouTube interview with musician John Legend (the questions were submitted by users).
I Leave You With…
A cute cat video for your weekend enjoyment: