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Instagram Adds Video Capability

21 June 2013
Published in Industry News

The site that made the digital "selfie" portrait infamous has now added a new dimension to the instant sharing of images. Instagram has launched a video feature to its apps for iPhone and Android users.

Video clips of 3 to 15 seconds in length can now be added to...

Animoto Enhances Video Themes, Monthly Subscriptions for Pro Users

05 November 2010
Published in Websites

Video-creation website Animoto.com has released a collection of video styles exclusive to professional users. The elite membership gives users access to four new video styles in the Elegance collection. These new themes give pro users the ability to create simpler, slower-paced videos.

The company also recently launched a monthly subscription option for its business product, Animoto Pro, offering users the option of paying $39 per month or $249 per year.

Animoto Expands Customized Theme Options

13 July 2010
Published in Websites

The video-creation site Animoto has enhanced its customization options with a new set of creative video themes, the Elements Collection. Animoto users can further embellish their projects with a variety of artistic themes that now include the Elements Collection of air, wind, earth and fire designs. Air, which features elegant sun streaks woven between light, wispy clouds, became available this spring; the other themes will follow this summer. Besides the option of enhancing videos with Animoto's themes, the site offers...

Canon Expands Videographer Services

15 June 2010
Published in Miscellaneous

Canon has expanded its Canon Professional Services (CPS) program to qualifying professional video customers. The CPS program, which already supported cinematographers and filmmakers, will continue to offer the same three levels of membership: silver, gold and platinum. New members, and existing CPS members with qualifying video equipment, are now able to sign up and join the...

Animoto Now Capable of Video Slide Shows

13 April 2010
Published in Websites

Animoto, an online slideshow program, has upgraded its system to allow video clips to be incorporated into shows along with still images. Video clips can be taken from cameras or phones and can be enhanced with cinematic artificial intelligence technology that matches video clips, photos and text to a soundtrack. Slideshows can also be embellished with stock photos from Getty Images and iStockphoto.

Animoto produces videos that can be downloaded or shared online through...

RED Offers Latest Pro, Consumer Video Cameras

14 March 2010
Published in Video Cameras

RED has released the Scarlet, a 3K video camera available either in “brain” format — the interchangeable lens version — or with a fixed 8x zoom lens.

The camera can capture 120 fps, records at 720p or full HD 1080p, and has a 4.8-inch LCD screen with touch-focus tracking capabilities. The Scarlet “brain” has a lens mount that is compatible with RED, Canon and Nikon lenses and retails for $2,750. The five optional fixed-focal-length, interchangeable RED lenses range from 6 to 50mm and retail for $950 each. The fixed-lens version of the camera retails for...

Making the Move to Video

04 March 2010
Published in Great Gear

With today's DSLRs rapidly expanding their video capabilities, here are some tips on how even a still-camerea photographer can become the next Scorsese.

Video seems like a hot topic these days, but there’s nothing really new about it. Video has been around since the first days of television. What is new is the increased demand for video due to broadband and mobile devices — and that means opportunity.

YouTube gets 100 million hits a day. In our digital society, people interact and communicate more and more via the web and social media sites. Due to faster internet connections, we are able to watch videos without the painful process of waiting for them to download. Marketers, corporations, institutions and publishers have all taken notice of the power of online video sharing and realize the potential it has to get their message out...

Animoto Debuts Video Creation Service

29 March 2009
Published in Websites

Animoto Productions has recently released Animoto for Photography, allowing photographers to create professional-quality videos that can be distributed via e-mail, blogs and mobile devices as well as burned to DVD. Animoto for Photography is built on the Animoto for Business video creation platform.

Adding to features such as a royalty-free library of hundreds of precleared songs, Animoto for Photography incorporates two new features designed specifically for photographers: Photographers can easily adjust the speed of display for their photographs, and videos are made to include a call-to-action button at the end of the stream and function as...

JVC Announces HD Everio Line

15 March 2008
Published in Video Cameras

JVC has announced two 1,920 x 1,080 full HD hard-disk camcorders with 1,080 progressive 60fps HDMI output: the JVC HD Everio GZ-HD6 and the HD Everio GZ-HD5.

The user can record up to 10 hours of video on the 120-gigabyte (GB) GZ-HD6 and five hours on the 60GB GZ-HD5 in 1,920 x 1,080 full HD mode, and 24 (GZ-HD6) or 12 (GZ-HD5) hours in 1,440 LP mode. The camcorders feature a Fujinon HD f1.8-F1.9 10x zoom lens with three aspherical lens elements and a...

Microtek Launches Two 42-Inch HDTV LCD Monitors

20 May 2007
Published in Miscellaneous

Microtek recently entered the world of HDTV with two 42-inch LCD HDTVs equipped with Full-HD 1,080p resolution. Joining the high-end Cineon series is the CL42HA, ideal for the custom A/V installer and home theater channel. The second is the Microtek L42CX2A, built for video enthusiasts.

Both new products use advanced scaler technology and accurately display video at 480i, 480p and 720p, in addition to 1,080i and 1,080p. Along with delivering Full-HD 1,080p with a native resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels in the wide-screen 16:9 format, both TVs offer a brightness of 500cd/m2 (candelas per square meter), a contrast ratio of...

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