Internet Video Articles, Trends and Industry News

iMovie8 Review – New Video Editing Software from Apple

Last week Steve Jobs announced the new iMacs and iLife 08 which included a complete rewrite of iMovie.

I have used iMovie since it’s inception. While I have long ago graduated to Final Cut Pro and other more professional video editing apps. iMovie 6 HD still remains a favorite time saver and video editing app. 

Since Apple released iMovie 8 they must be working overtime listening to complaints from those who have come to love iMovie’s timeline simplicity. Before you get excited, only to be disappointed. iMovie 8 is not an upgrade to iMovie 6. It is like a weird cross breed between Windows Movie Faker and iPhoto.  In fact it should of just been called something else because – THIS IS NOT IMOVIE! more


Another YouTube Clone bites the dust – so much for User Generated Video – what do people really want to see? Quality video – produced by moviemakers  – The Internet video site ManiaTV is dropping User Created Content. 

“We decided that user-generated content is passé, and not a part of what we want to do in the future. We tried it, we didn’t think it worked and we’re getting rid of it,” said Richard Ayoub, ManiaTV’s vice president of programming and development.


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Make Money on the Internet With Your Videos – A guide to the best web sites that will enable you to convert your video into cold, hard cash

Are you a moviemaker or video maker? Have you been creating and posting videos to sites like YouTube, Metacafe and MySpace video? You have been getting lots of great feedback, viewers have been favoriting your videos and sharing them among their friends, and maybe now you are thinking, how do I make some money on this?

The Internet Video Magazine Guide to How You Can make MONEY by Posting your videos on the Internet


It is true reality; the content is the real lives of our heroes; fire fighters.

Check out Tule Fog Productions’  reality series “The Battalion”.  The Battalion profiles the daily lives of real firefighters and rescue workers.  It is a great looking website with a series of truly wonderfully produced and very engaging video segments.

“Some of these stories will break your heart,” says executive producer David Furtado. “Others will make you laugh out loud. That’s the thing about their jobs: Firefighters have to turn that emotional corner without losing control.”



Ziddio – TEN DAY CONTEST TAKE 2 – Take that big TV show idea off the back burner and slap your last name on the back of a studio chair! Ends October 4, 2007

Shoot a scene, trailer or promo that best presents your TV show idea. You just may see your show become a reality. At the end of the contest, all submissions will be judged by Ziddio’s  panel and one winner will get a shot at making it big as a real Hollywood TV producer. You’ll be flown out to Tinsletown for 10-days and showered with $50,000 in production money to make your big idea a reality. You’ll bump elbows with Hollywood experts and executives from Endemol USA who will help you shoot a real pilot presentation in 10 days. Plus, YOU could also be the star of your own six-episode reality series, Ten Day Take 2, which will chronicle all of your production adventures.


Murdoch’s NDS Buys Streaming Video Company
by Gavin O’Malley
NDS Group PLC, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., has made a small but potentially significant acquisition–just over $11 million in cash–of CastUp Inc., an Israeli-based streaming video provider. –
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Got an Apple iPhone and need to know how to use it? Thinking of getting an iPhone and want to know all about it before you shell of $500 or more?

 iPhone: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly, $19.99)–the very first book about Apple’s new cellphone to hit the streets. Pogue’s witty, authoritative, full-color manual truly unlocks the iPhone’s potential.

Between the covers of iPhone: The Missing Manual readers will find an entertaining, generously illustrated guide detailing how to use iPhone, along with tips, shortcuts, and workarounds. more



The official Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge — the only place where fan movies have access to George Lucas and Spike TV. Not only did Chad Vader take home the coveted George Lucas Selects Award at the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge — it also got some air time on Spike TV.

The Women of Star Wars – The Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge is ongoing, so you can submit a fan movie at any time.

There’s a special theme for the Challenge’s next phase. They are looking for films about the Women of Star Wars.  From Princess Leia to Pink Five, the Star Wars Universe is packed with kick-butt women. Make a fan movie featuring your favorite Star Wars heroine — or create your own. Get More Info


AT&T moves from carrier to censor

If ever there was a wake-up call the US got it yesterday when it was revealed that during a live webcast of a live gig held last weekend, the operator AT&T unilaterally took it upon itself the right to censor the lyrics of a song by the rock band Pearl Jam.

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4Caster M2 Nominated in Category of Best Mobile TV Technology or Service

South San Francisco, CA – August 16, 2007 – Envivio Inc., the leading technology provider of IP video convergence encoding solutions from mobile to HD, today announced its 4Caster™ M2 mobile TV encoder has made Cable and Satellite International’s shortlist for their Product of the Year Awards 2007 in the category of “Best Mobile TV Technology or Service”. Regarded as one of the industry’s most prestigious and respected technology awards, it is designed to reward technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting and IPTV sectors. more



TARRYTOWN, NY and Raleigh, NC, August 15, 2007 – On2 Technologies, Inc. (AMEX:ONT), a leader in video-compression software and solutions, and Inlet Technologies, the leader in advanced encoding solutions for new media, announced today that Inlet has licensed On2’s live Flash video encoding technologies for integration with Inlet’s advanced encoding solutions.

As a result of this agreement, programmers, broadcasters and new media distribution companies using Inlet’s Fathom® advanced encoding platform will be able to support Adobe® Flash® Player 8 and 9 using On2 VP6™ based video capabilities. The integrated solution will offer customers enhanced capabilities to program, schedule, and manage live Flash video broadcasts. more




Drag & Drop Shared Storage up to 750GB for Home or Business 


August 14, 2007, Woodstock, IL, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech), a leading developer of PC, Macintosh® and iPod® performance upgrades and accessories, today announced the newest addition to its award-winning storage line, the miniStack® NAS Network Attached Storage solution for storing and sharing music, videos, photos, and files at home or at the office.  miniStack NAS easily connects to computers via Ethernet or USB 2.0 ports for Plug & Play storage and sharing of up to 750GB between up to 20 Windows® or Mac® users. more


On2 Technologies Inc., (AMEX:ONT), announced an upgrade to its flagship Flix Engine encoding software with the addition of support for H.264 video compression standard. The Flix Engine line currently supports transcoding to H.263 and On2 TrueMotion™ VP6™ compression schemes for the popular FLV format used by Adobe® Flash® Player 8 and 9, and H.263 3GPP format used in the mobile video industry.  On2 will further expand H.264 support in its Flix product line of desktop, server, and browser based encoding solutions.

The announcement comes on the heels of On2’s pending acquisition of Hantro Products Oy, which develops a broad portfolio of standards based video compression solutions, including H.264, H.263, and VC-1.  Combined with its industry leading proprietary TrueMotion VP6™ and VP7™ video compression schemes, On2 will be positioned as a single source for all the leading advanced video compression schemes.   more


muvee Technologies ( announced the release of its photoGenie stylePack, which features three customizable superStyles for use with muvee’s instant home movie software. The photoGenie styles are the first styles to allow users to customize features like color, flow and speed in order to create a one-of-a-kind, professional-quality muvee from their photos and videos in just minutes. more


 LONGMONT, CO – InPhase Technologies, the world’s leader in holographic data storage, today announced that it has signed a nationwide contract with Nth Generation Computing, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise storage and computing solutions for leading companies, including MetLife, CB Richard Ellis, Southern California Edison, SAIC, DirecTV, Boeing, UCLA and the Screen Actors Guild.  Under terms of the agreement, Nth will offer the InPhase Tapestry™300r holographic storage drive and media to InPhase customers.  more

City of Industry, CA, August 6, 2007 – DXG USA, one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced today the DXG “Short Shorts” YouTube Online Video Contest.  “Short Shorts” Contest participants will produce and submit a maximum 1 minute video to DXG using any DXG camera or camcorder.  Entries will be judged by a combination of originality, the number of YouTube views, ratings received, and number of favorites selected.  Categories include “Funniest Video,” including sketch, stand-up or ‘blooper’ video and “Best Music Video,” either with lip-synched music or original music. more


Three $1000 Cash Prizes Awarded. Winning Videos Debut @ Celebrity-Studded SpudFest,

Idaho’s Only Family Film and Television Festival

Eagle, Idaho, Aug 2, 2007 ­ From coast to coast, it’s evident that folks all across the country love their Idaho Spuds. Paul Searle from McMinnville, OR, John Hill from Orlando, FL, and Jay Alan Meier from Vancouver, WA are the Grand Prize winners in the first annual iTuber Video Contest sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. Each winner will receive $1000. more



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