So Sunday I saw The Vibrators, some seriously old school punk rock. They're touring the US and have been around for 36 years. Go see them if you dig punk. If not, read this weekly news round up on the world of online video. See what I did there?
Tapshot, Releases Videokits App: Kits for Making Great Videos of Life’s Events
Tapshot Inc. is the developer of the Videokits app, which gives iPhone users a guided video creation experience. Each creative kit includes suggested shot lists, on-screen scripts and recording tips, high-quality title graphics, music, a powerful mobile rendering engine, and the ability to share videos directly from the phone without the fuss of editing. The company’s goal is to make the process of mobile movie-making as easy as snapshot photography.
There are three kits included free in the Videokits app download: birthday party, newlywed advice, and travel postcard. Additional kits are available for in-app purchase, at $0.99 each, to create videos for different events, holidays, and activities such as Halloween, youth sports, birth announcements, cooking shows, restaurant reviews, product reviews, and pet portraits, with more kits on the way.
Source: Press Release
Twitter Debuts New FOX Show
The social media platform will be one of the digital hubs for a full-episode preview 11 days ahead of the third-season premiere of the Fox comedy "Raising Hope." While the episode will be available on other platforms, only Twitter users who retweet will be rewarded with a video message from the series' cast thanking them for spreading the word.
Nook Become Video-rific!
Barnes & Noble has announced its new Nook Video offering will premiere this fall with newer hit movies, classic films, and original TV shows from major studios including HBO, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Starz, Viacom, and Warner Bros. Entertainment, plus movies from The Walt Disney Studios.
YouTube Show Goes TV
Show convergence continues to expand as YouTube sees a show move to TV (formerly Kevin Smith's Hulu show went to Canadian TV).
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Nielsen Drops 500,000 from U.S. TV Households
The number of U.S. TV households fell by 500,000, reflecting the popularity of online viewing and results of the 2010 census, according to Nielsen, producer of the weekly ratings that help set advertising prices.
The adjustment in U.S. TV households to 114.2 million took effect Aug. 27 and will apply to the television season starting this week, New York-based Nielsen Holdings NV (NLSN) said today in an e-mailed statement.
Channel Manager HTML5 5 V1.0
Eyepartner has released Channel Manager HTML5 5 V1.0, which allows users to publish video and audio into playlists by seamlessly dragging and dropping content in an easy-to-use channel lineup. The Channel Manager HTML5 V1.0 allows users to build unlimited scheduled programming for playback on Roku set-top boxes, and HTML5 5-compatible players, including the iPad and iPhone.
By combining Eyepartner’s Tier1 service with Level3 CDN delivery, streaming capacity is unlimited. Channel Manager HTML5 V1.0 also offers many customizable features, including the ability to drop in advertising placements fast and easy. The Channel Manager HTML5 V1.0’s cropping editor allows users to trim and edit the timeline. Users can develop their own channels, and include videos from other websites or video-sharing sites such as YouTube.
The Channel Manager HTML5 V1.0 is a server-based H.264 streaming solution that requires absolutely no proprietary hardware. The software was designed to manage content timelines easily on the fly, and in real time, allowing the content producer to ingest LIVE breaking news or sponsored media spots at any moment.
With the Channel Manager HTML5 V1.0, anyone can manage an unlimited number of Standard or High Definition channels and playlists that can be transcoded to be delivered over various device players such as HTTP, Flash, Silverlight, as well as other popular mobile devices.
Source: Press Release