Online Video: Best New Media Tools Of The Week - Sharewood Picnic 86
- Music video creation service lets you personalize your own video clips through a web-based recording and post-production studio
- Video tagging service allows you to bookmark specific scenes inside online videos on YouTube and Metacafe
- Video clips clearinghouse lets you watch some of the very best user-generated video clips and rare videos posted online without wasting hours to find them
- Video community of professional and amateur film-makers provides tools and facilities to showcase your video creations online
- Online TV portal lets you watch 250 online television channels and the most popular videos from the best online video directories
- Video publishing service lets you upload videos from your mobile and record videos straight from your webcam
- Video community lets users upload media files and create groups based on their favorite subjects
- Video showcasing service enables independent media publishers to give exposure to their video creations
- Open-source video streaming server allows media publishers to stream videos on alternative platforms
- Video editing software lets users edit their videos and encode them in multiple formats
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Nayio is a website that lets you to create your own music videos with the help of the intuitive web-based software called Nayio Studio. Using the Nayio Studio, you can personalize music with your own vocals, add video or images and share your performances within the Nayio online community. You can then link to your creations through emails, IMs, or other web sites like MySpace. In addition to music videos, the Studio enables you to create greeting cards and narrated photo albums. Free to use.
- Gotuit SceneMaker
Gotuit SceneMaker is a tool that lets you bookmark and tag specific scenes inside online videos on YouTube and Metacafe. SceneMaker makes it possible for you to point viewers to specific moments in a video and embed them to play within your web pages. SceneMaker also offers a Firefox toolbar, allowing you to tag videos with ease. Free to use.
StumbleVideo is a service by StumbleUpon which automatically finds and plays videos picked from Google Video, YouTube and MySpace within a set of predefined categories. I have tested it and am totally blown off by the quality of the selections I have been able to find. Truly impressive. All you have to do is press "Stumble!" and rate the videos you watch. StumbleVideo recommends videos based on your ratings, and the ratings from other like-minded users. You can use Stumble Video without registering for StumbleUpon. However, in order to save your ratings and "stumbles", you do need to register. Free to use.
MyMovieNetwork is a community for professional and amateur film makers that provides tools to showcase their work around the world by posting their movies, highlighting their work portfolios and collaborate with other movie makers. All members and visitors can watch and rate work quality while at the same time enjoy the entertainment provided to them for free.
- Pick and Watch
Pick and Watch is a portal where you can watch more than 250 online TV channels. The list of available channels is updated frequently and it is possible to watch the channels in full screen mode. Pick and Watch also features a section that collects all the most popular user-generated videos picked from the best online video directories. Pick and Watch is completely free to use.
Abazab is a service that lets you publish video clips, photos, audio and text straight from your camera phone or webcam. Once you register, you get your own "Playbox" to hold all your video clips, which can also be embedded in your MySpace profile, Xanga page, blog or any other web pages. Your friends can even respond back to you in your Abazab Playbox when they visit your site or profile. Although Abazab is not a brand new tool, it has been gaining lately lots of extra attention. Free to use.
LiveLeak is a online community that allows users to upload and share media files. Once you have uploaded your video to LiveLeak it will be queued for approval by a member of staff. LiveLeak aims to approve media within 1 hour of upload. Liveleak also offers to its users the possibility to start or join a group based on your favorite subjects. Within groups, you will be able to share media with people with the same interests and only see the material you want to see. Free to use.
DigiChannel is a site that gives the possibility to video content providers to publish and promote their own productions at reasonable costs through an appropriate media. DigiChannel also allows amateurs to be able to use content otherwise not available through the traditional and mainstream distribution media. DigiChannel submission process requires you to send via regular mail the signed License Agreement, the signed Submission form and the DVD containing your video to the address available on the website. Submission is completely free.
- Darwin Streaming Server
Darwin Streaming Server is an open source project intended for developers who need to stream QuickTime and MPEG-4 media on alternative platforms such as Windows, Linux, and Solaris, or those developers who need to extend and/or modify the existing streaming server code to fit their needs. Darwin Streaming Server is available as a free download under the Apple Public Source License.
Avidemux is a video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Features include WYSIWYG cutting, appending, filters and re-encoding into various formats. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license. Free download.
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