NAB news - Showstoppers News - Cinamaker announced the launch of the private beta program for the Cinamaker Director Pad at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference. Highly portable multi-camera live studio with the power of a production truck, travels in a backpack, disrupting live video production.
At NAB 2017, SlingMedia rolled out SlingStudio, an affordable, wireless, portable multi-camera video production system that allows users to record, switch, edit and broadcast high-definition content in real time. You can connect IoS smartphones, cameras as well as other types of mobile video cameras and then edit it all live. Android is on the way
Telescope’s new Camera App will enable content creators to shoot on the fly video in situations which lend themselves to mobile production and distribution, while still taking advantage of all the enhanced features of Live Studio
At NAB 2017 Streambox will be presenting an upgrade in their Avenir line, the Avenir Mini-4. Designed for broadcasters and newsgathering, the new Streambox Avenir Mini-4 is a camera-mountable, bonded cellular, mobile encoder. More than an upgrade of Avenir Mini-3, the new Mini-4 is powered by Qualcomm mobile hardware with an enhanced ACT-L3 codec and an improved feature set. These improvements provide boosted video encoding and transmission performance
Industry Pioneers to Discuss How Advances in Light Field Technology, Volumetric Capture, and Machine Intelligence Will Impact Content Creation.Session will provide attendees with an exclusive look into how next generation imaging has the potential to transform image making for all forms of content.
Sony announced two new G Series Professional Solid State Drives in 960GB (SV-GS96) and 480GB (SV-GS48) capacities. These SSDs were designed to meet the growing need for reliable, external video recording devices docked to camcorders or high-performance DSLRs. For content creators looking for more efficient, stable and flexible hi-bitrate recording in often unpredictable environments, Sony’s G Series SSDs deliver optimal performance for several popular professional video recording devices, while offering a far longer lifetime.
Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly today challenged broadcasters to embrace drones and Drone Video Systems as the ‘selfie’ tool of modern electronic news gathering that will help them to remain relevant with today’s mobile-centric consumer news gatherers. Stampede will be hosting its Drone Pavilion at NAB 2017 at Booth C3356DP within the show’s Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion in the Las Vegas Convention Center (April 24-27, 2017).
Are you a Mad Men fan? Do you adore and swoon over Christina Hendricks? Check her out in this hilarious video at Funny of Die
Casa de Paz (House of Peace) - a film by Michelle Moore 36th. Avenue in the Fruitvale district of East Oakland, California, is the turf of three major gangs. Yet the residents of Casa de Paz never lock their doors. Anchored by Pancho Ramos Stierle and Adelaja Simon, Casa de Paz is part of a group of several homes that form an intentional community of peace and nonviolence in an area rife with structural and physical violence. In order to serve their community, they live with the people - laugh with them, cry with them, and eat with them. They embody "giftivism" - practicing radical acts of generosity that changes the world, one heart, one home, one block at a time
SON LUX'S VIDEO FOR "LANTERN'S LIT" IS SO BEAUTIFUL THAT YOU'LL PROBABLY CRY WHILE WATCHING
Sometimes you need a proper ladies night to forget that stupid guy ever existed. And DEFINITELY don't text him.
KarmaTube video - Watch - Be Inspired. Act, Watch this short film - Freedom Inc.: Dropouts Being the Change
This is a great looking internet video commercial for a really really cool product. The surfboard Hoverboard you have only dreamed about is real. Gravity-defying Hoverboard floats through the air and looks so surreal. The Hoverboard contraption trails behind a boat and gains propulsion above the water.
Best Videos Hosted at Vimeo - This is a top staff pick. It is great little film. As a teenager, Alma Velasco had dreams of finishing school and getting a degree in El Salvador. But her dreams were shattered by the dangerous conditions created by the El Salvadorian civil war which first broke out in 1979, and lasted for almost 13 years. Alma's mother lived in fear for the safety her children, and although it meant she may never see her daughter again, she made the difficult decision to send Alma to cross the border into the United States. After surviving the trip, Alma, only 16, a new reality quickly set in -- she needed to restart her life in a challenging and complicated new world
Posting and You... a funny yet educational guide to newbies just starting to post their opinions on the web - as well as for those more experienced...and who should know better. Guide to forum etiquette and how to use online forums.
This is a great video. Fast Food ADS vs. REALITY Experiment by Mediocre films. Funny, clever and even better, inspirational. Don't settle for ugly fast food
Don't believe everything you see on YouTube. With a little creativity, good acting and some technical skills, you can make a video that can fool almost anyone.
New Internet Video and Video Production articles, reviews and columns
From Tech Co - ne, the Twitter-owned video platform, announced late last year that it was shutting down. The popularity of Vine skyrocketed back in 2013, thanks to the novelty of its short, looping videos that inspired creatives in comedy, art, sports, music and dance. But now with the end Vine, marketers are looking elsewhere to invest in video content. We asked nine entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) where they’re most excited to experiment with video marketing in the future after the fall of Vine. Check out their answers below and you’ll be just excited about the post-Vine era:
YouTube puts the power of live streaming in the hands of hundreds of thousands of talented creators, giving them a more intimate and spontaneous way to share their thoughts, lives, and creativity.
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO ELIMINATE THE ENDLESS BUFFERING YOU EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU STREAM MOVIES OR TV. - from Rotten Tomatoes. It’s the one thing potentially bottlenecking your whole experience, and it’s probably one of the most boring things you can talk about that is absolutely necessary to get right: your modem.
The grandfather of the digital video space is still looking pretty youthful. Despite an increasingly competitive digital video space that is packed with new (and successful) properties, usage of YouTube remains strong and the unit continues to be an important part of parent company Alphabet's portfolio. - See more at: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/YouTube-Shows-Little-Sign-of-Old-Age/1015127?ecid=NL1001#sthash.dkG8jUxg.dpuf
Twitter to introduce Explore tab - moments, live video and trending topics. Twitter now makes it easier to see what’s happening - trends, Moments, search, and the best of live video, all within the new Explore tab.
Check out this great article from the LA Times re "amateur" internet videos. Especially those short, funny, weird videos of people falling down, crashing, getting hurt and doing all sorts of embarrassing things. Cat and baby videos. Do you have a video you shot and want to sell it? Check out this article and the various companies that buy and distribute these short funny fail videos.
In addition to being excellent camera platforms, small consumer drones can also be used to carry small, high powered, battery powered lights. These can open up a wide range of cool applications for photographers, film makers, videographers as well as creative artists.