Category — Mobile
Since getting my iPhone I’ve enjoyed creating short clips and posting them on my Facebook account, but never really did any editing on the device. So, I blew some cash in the App Store to try out video editing apps for the iPhone and post my findings here. Like many, if not most App Store junkies, I download based on positive feedback (no fewer than 3 stars), and secondly, on the screenshots – UI design is very important to me.
With all that in mind, I downloaded five apps that are all very slick and easy to use. I have categorized these five based on the level of editing and features you may be interested in: Simple (few features, speedy rendering), Intermediate (additional features but not what I would call feature-rich), and Advanced (deep mobile editing, feature rich, offers more tools than the previous two categories).
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June 15, 2011 4 Comments
I love Amazon and use them for the purchase of nearly all of my consumer products. When it comes to streaming video though, I rarely look to them. Netflix is my true love for streaming movies, hands down. My Apple use mainly consists of movie trailers, but thats about it – explanation to follow. When I sat down for 10 minutes and scribbled down the hours of viewing per month, the break down came to something like this:
April 2, 2011 Comments Off
Earlier this year, Google announced that they had a plan for the VP-8 video they acquiring after purchasing On2 Technologies in early 2010. They stated its Chrome browser will stop supporting the H.264 codec in a couple of months and will support its own WebM and Ogg Theora technologies instead. According to Wikipedia’s article on the topic, “there were calls for Google to release the VP8 source code, notably the Free Software Foundation issued an open letter on March 12, 2010, asking Google to gradually replace the usage of the Adobe Flash Player and H.264 on YouTube with a mixture of HTML5 and a freed VP8.” So, in essence, Google is taking, what I consider to be, a large chunk of H.264 support away to support open innovation. H.264, after all, is patented. Patents for the technologies in H.264 are held by 27 companies, including Microsoft and Apple, and administered by the MPEG LA. If you consider the biggest technology companies in the US, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft hold a considerable slice of the patent applications in software, then you get the picture. By any measure, the value of patents is a very, very big deal, and now the U.S. government is now getting involved to decide whether the MPEG LA is unfairly trying to squash Google’s WebM.
March 15, 2011 Comments Off