Archive for July, 2007

News and Cool Videos

July 3, 2007

Athens, Greece (July 2, 2007) – Soundsnap is a new online platform for finding and sharing free samples, sound effects and music loops. Designed as a resource and community for musicians, sound designers, producers, film makers and web/video game developers, Soundsnap provides user driven content for use in virtually any kind of media production. Users can freely download and upload content to be legally shared and used in any media project.

Soundsnap launches with 30,000 available free sounds ranging ‘from high quality music loops and music samples, sound effects such as animals, industrial, nature, sports, and human, to sound design, sound art, comic, unreal, and science fiction. more

Dulles, VA – July 2, 2007 – AOL today launched an update to its AOL Video portal ( with enhancements designed to make it even easier for consumers to find, watch and share more than 20 million videos from across the Web without having to visit multiple websites. more, one of the web’s leading online brands and the leader for 18-34 year old guys, announced today that Punchline has been crowned the winner of the ContraBand battle-of-the-bands video contest, taking home the grand prize of $25,000. Over the four-month long contest, Punchline created 65 videos that were streamed more than 1,189,157 times. The top 12 picks for Canadians to choose from were announced this week and can be viewed on more

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection software. Adobe Production Premium CS3 is the industry’s most comprehensive collection of integrated cross-platform post-production software tools, helping video professionals deliver stunning results for film, broadcast, DVD, Web, and mobile devices. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection combines 12 of Adobe’s new design and development products in a single box – the most comprehensive creative environment ever delivered. more

Cypress Partners with InPhase Technologies on Holographic Data Storage Drive

Custom CMOS Image Sensor From Cypress Reads Data at 500 Frames Per Second

SAN JOSE, Calif. and Mechelen, Belgium, June 28, 2007 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) announced today that it has partnered with InPhase Technologies, the world’s leader in holographic data storage, to supply a CMOS image sensor solution for InPhase’s Tapestry™ holographic data storage system. more Offers MySpace, Metacafe Video for iPhone

PRINCETON, N.J., June 27, 2007 (, the world’s first and only way to “sideload” optimized video clips from the Internet to a mobile device, now offers its entire MySpace, Metacafe and YouTube collections encoded in Apple iPhone’s H.264 file format – more than 500 free clips ready for sideloading into Apple’s new cell phone. more

Green Communications – The Case Studies
To register, please visit . For inquiries, please call 800.830.6687.

The green movement is more than just the latest trend. Companies and organizations are asking themselves how they participate in the movement. Business Development Institute and PR Newswire have partnered to produce a half day conference that specifically addresses the questions, issues, and opportunities facing the corporate communicator and marketer. more

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: Microsoft Executive Customer Briefing Center: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Registration Fee: $195.


ViewCast licenses On2 Flix® live Flash video software for its media appliances

TARRYTOWN, NY and PLANO, TX, June 27, 2007 – On2 Technologies, Inc. (AMEX:ONT), a leader in video-compression software and solutions, and ViewCast® Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a global leader in the design and manufacture of the world’s most advanced media encoding products, announced today that ViewCast has licensed On2’s live Flash video encoding technologies for integration with ViewCast’s streaming media appliances. more

Movavi launches free online video conversion service.

Web-based service lets users convert videos to run on cellphones, iPods, websites, vlogs; bloggers, designers can plug converter into any Web site, social networking pages

NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA, JUNE 27, 2007 – Movavi today launched Movavi Online, a web-based service that enables users to convert video from one format to another – for sharing, podcasting, cellphones, iPods, and more – for free.

Movavi Online supports the advanced H.264 format used by Apple’s new iPhone. The new service, available at, generates video files specifically tuned for viewing in email, on mobile devices, for video blogging (vlogging) and video podcasting, and more. more

Adobe Launches Premiere Express – Free, web based video remixing and editing – create your own mash-ups at MTV, YouTube and PhotoBucket – This looks like a lot of fun. Many have predicted that online video editing will supplant computer based video editing sometime in the future. Companies like EyeSpot, Jumpcut, Cuts, Motionbox and others have already provided online video editing and now Adobe has joined the party. more

SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2007 ­ Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage and protection, today introduced two exciting new choices in portable and desktop storage: the stylish Iomega® eGo™ USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive and the speedy Iomega® eSATA/USB 2.0 Professional Hard Drive.

Iomega’s Latest Portable Hard Drive – The Iomega® eGo™ Portable Hard Drive USB 2.0 is a fast and fun notebook hard drive that delivers on form and function. Iomega’s new eGo Drive has an elegantly curved cherry-red chassis with chrome endcaps that sets it apart from other portable hard drives more about Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. & San Diego, Calif. (June 21,2007) — The Documentary Channel (DOC) <> and VMIX <> are pleased to announce the winners of the Do It Yourself (DIY) Documentary Contest. The DIY Doc Contest, first announced on March 1, 2007, called for documentary film submissions of one to ten minutes in length about any subject that evoked passion from the nominees. The nominees were evaluated by a panel of judges who selected three winning documentaries that will air on The Documentary Channel on June 23rd. more

PRINCETON, N.J., June 19, 2007 – A fresh new source for free mobile video “snacks” is online with today’s launch of (, the world’s first and only way to “sideload” optimized video clips from the Internet to a mobile device – bypassing mobile carriers in the process. deploys proprietary, patent-pending technology to deliver the highest level of video quality to more than 150 specific mobile video players (and a total of more than 1 billion devices worldwide) including cell phones, PDAs and portable media players including the iPod and Zune. more

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San Francisco, CA — June 19, 2007

Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective special effects software for Adobe and Apple products, today announced the release of ToonIt! for Film/Video. ToonIt! 1.0 will reliably and easily create cartoon-like images from film and video footage, freeing artists from time consuming techniques such as hand painting and rotoscoping. The filters use advanced algorithms from Toonamation to create cartoon shading and lines in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Premiere Pro. more

June 19, 2007 – San Diego, CA – Internet Video Magazine announced their online guide that makes it easy for families, video amateurs and kids to create their own summer vacation movies and share it on the net.

Article online at

“Most people shoot video of their vacation and it does not go anywhere, the tapes just sit on a shelf and no one ever gets to see them,” said Mark Shapiro, Editor in Chief at Internet Video Magazine. “Nowadays, transferring and editing video is easy – putting it up on a free video sharing site like YouTube, MySpace or Divx Stage6 is simple and safe. Families have no excuse to not share their vacations with the relatives.” more