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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Visual Communication And Video Publishing - Selected Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Mar02 08

Some really great tools for video publishing, visual presentations, video editing and conversion as well as a fabolous image library visualization are just some of the visual communication gems contained in this weekly Sharewood Picnic.

Photo credit: Irina Tischenko

So, without further due, here below are my selected video and visual communication tools for this week:

  1. JayCut: Flash-based video editor enables you to edit all of your videos online and to export them in WMV format
  2. FreeScreencast: Create Flash screencasts of your screen and upload them online directly
  3. VideoSpin: Video editor for Windows allows you to create videos easily and upload them to YouTube directly
  4. Video Codezone: Convert any video from URL or local file to all major formats with no registration
  5. All2Convert: Web-based video converter lets you convert videos from your PC or URL online
  6. PicLens: Free browser extension transforms your browser into a full screen 3D image viewer
  7. Preezo: Ajax-based software allows you to create presentations online, collaborating with your team in real-time
  8. FastStone Photo Resizer: Free image editing software allows you to convert, resize, rotate, add captions and watermarks to your pictures




Video Publishing

  1. JayCut
    JayCut is a flash-based video editor that enables you to edit and remix all of your videos online with no additional software. You just have to upload a video, images or music from your PC, and they are automatically converted, ready to be used with the editor. When you're done you can embed it in a flash player or download it as WMV file. Free.

  2. FreeScreencast
    FreeScreencast is a free screencasting software that allows you to create high quality Flash encoded screencasts easily. Just register to the service, download the software and you will be ready to start recording your screen. When you finish your video, you can save a ready the flash file to your computer or simply use the automatic upload service that will store your file online and will let you embed it in your website or blog. Free to use, registration needed.

  3. VideoSpin
    VideoSpin is a free downloadable video editor for Windows that anyone can use to easily create videos. After you download and install it, you can start creating your video by mixing together videos, images and music: to do this, just select a file and drag&drop it on the the timeline. You can then add effects and transitions and, when you are finished, you can export your video and automatically upload it to YouTube. Free to use.

  4. Video Codezone
    Video Codezone is a free online application that can be used to convert any video from URL or local file online. You can paste any URL from YouTube, Google Video, Daily Motion, MySpace and more, or simply select a file from your PC, to get it converted to Avi, Mov, Mpg, MP4, Swf, Flv, and even MP3 audio format. The service does not require any registration and is completely free to use.

  5. All2Convert
    All2Convert is an online video converter that you can use to convert videos without having to install anything on your computer. You can decide whether to upload a video from your pc, up to 200MB, or provide a URL (Youtube, Google Video, Metacafe...), and convert it in any video format. When done, you can convert your converted file. Free to use.


Visual Communication Tools

  1. PicLens
    PicLens is a free browser extension that works on any operating system and any browser. It can transform your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for viewing images on the web: when you search for images on Flickr, Picasa, Google Images, Yahoo, etc., it will add a play button on the images and it will let you browse the search results in a 3D slideshow. It is completely free to download and use.

  2. Preezo
    Preezo is an Ajax-based software that allows you to create presentations online.You can access your presentation from any computer with a web-browser, and invite people to collaborate and edit the presentation with you in real-time. It is 100% web-based and free to use.

  3. FastStone Photo Resizer
    FastStone Photo Resizer is a free image converter and resizer intended to enable users to convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate, change color depth, add text, and watermarks to images in a quick-and-easy batch mode. The application supports major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, GIF, and PNG. Free to download and use.

Originally written by Nico Canali De Rossi for Master New Media and first published on March 3rd 2008 as "Visual Communication And Video Publishing - Selected Tools And Web Services - Sharewood Picnic Mar03 08"

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