‘Slow-Motion’ en YouTube – thnks @eleconomistaes


Los usuarios podrán desde este miércoles editar sus vídeos en el modo ‘slow-motion

La plataforma de vídeos de Google, YouTube, ha añadido una nueva herramienta para la edición de vídeos: toda la acción del vídeo suceda a cámara lenta. Para que los usuarios puedan sacar el máximo partido a esta herramienta, desde YouTube explican cómo utilizarlo.

Introducing Video Slides – thnxz @labnol


With Video Slides, you can quickly create a beautiful slideshow from one or more videos pulled from Youtube and Vimeo. Just past the raw video URLs in any format and the tool will bundle them into a presentation.

There’s a pretty interesting thread on Hacker News where people have shared links to their favorite technical talks. The thread includes dozens of links pointing to YouTube, Vimeo and other video websites.
With Video Slides, you can quickly create a beautiful slideshow from one or more videos pulled from Youtube and Vimeo. Just past the raw video URLs in any format and the tool will bundle them into a presentation.

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It’s a treasure trove and I want to click on every single video that’s mentioned on that page but the problem is that I will then end up having at least two dozen new tabs in the browser. And this isn’t just about Hacker News, you can open any popular thread on sites like Quora or Reddit and you’ll be overwhelmed with links pointing to interesting stuff.

How do you deal with such a large collection of raw links? I have written an app called Video Slides that some may find handy here. The app will scan the text for video URLs and put them all in a single slideshow without cluttering your browser.

Here’s a quick video demo.


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Short Videos Can Help with Branding


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Video is something I’ve wanted to integrate into my social media marketing strategy for a while now. Sound familiar?

When I saw a blog post on using 15-second videos (thank you, Social Media Examiner!), I got pretty excited. One, because the blog post focuses on Viddy, a company I first covered at

Tech Cocktail a year and a half ago. And second, because it was a good reminder to me that Viddy only allows you to make 15-second-long videos, and that is both short and doable.

The best part is that a Viddy video can be quickly and easily shared on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, which means there’s no excuse not to use it!

Here are my favorite (read: easy-to-do) marketing ideas for using a Viddy video:

1. Events

Whether it’s your event, or one you’re attending, videos are a fun way to quickly share highlights of the event. Because you can share in real-time, it is also a good way to entice more people to attend the event.

2. Company News

Make your news interesting to other people by sharing your excitement about a media mention, big client win, new office space, tenth employee, etc. This will also help humanize your company a bit. Leer más “Short Videos Can Help with Branding”

Useful Talks And Videos From Web Design Conferences


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Robin Good: Problem: “…with so many conferences that are out of reach for one reason or another, how does one catch the highlights from the conference that won’t fit into a 140 character tweet?” Leer más “Useful Talks And Videos From Web Design Conferences”

La humanidad ha gastado 2772 años consecutivos viendo Gangnam Style


 

Tiempo perdido o tiempo invertido. Cada quien sabrá lo que hace con el suyo, pero llama la atención saber que desde su lanzamiento hace dos meses y medio, la humanidad ha gastado nada menos que 2772 años y medio viendo el video de Gangnam Style en YouTube, el cual además rompió un record Guinness al acumular la mayor cantidad de “Me Gusta” en el portal hace pocos días atrás. Leer más “La humanidad ha gastado 2772 años consecutivos viendo Gangnam Style”

Life on Mars: One week of Curiosity


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Is there life on Mars? NASA’s latest mission to the red planet might well answer that question, or perhaps the more pertinent question, was there life on Mars. At 10:02 AM EST on November 26th last year, the space agency’s Mars Science Laboratory (to give the mission its full name) set off on its eight-month journey to the red planet. The most advanced equipment ever sent to the planet — and the biggest-ever rover — should allow exploration of some of the most interesting regions, over far larger distances than ever previously covered. On arrival, after negotiating a tricky landing, the mobile laboratory (that’s Curiosity) will spend a Martian year (687 Earth days) analyzing rock samples and seeking evidence of conditions suitable for microbial life or — we can live in hope — actual evidence of the same. After the break, we take a look at some of the key events over the first seven days on the planet’s surface.

Life on Mars One week of Curiousity

The Mars Descent Imager Instrument (MARDI) shows the heat shield after separation from the craft.The descentAt 01:32 AM EDT on August 6th, the rover Curiosity successfully negotiates its descent to the surface of Mars, landing at the foot of a mountain within Gale Crater. Just a few minutes after landing, the first tantalizing images start to make their way back to earth.

“Today, the wheels of Curiosity have begun to blaze the trail for human footprints on Mars. Curiosity, the most sophisticated rover ever built, is now on the surface of the Red Planet, where it will seek to answer age-old questions about whether life ever existed on Mars” –NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

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Curiosity on its descent to the planet’s surface.

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50 Awesome YouTube Facts and Figures | by Jeff Bullas


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YouTube is a modern phenomena. The social media  platform’s original concept is rumoured to have been inspired by the idea of being a video dating site with the unlikely title of “Tune In Hook Up”. In the end it launched as a simple video sharing site that has helped reinvent the web from a one way static channel to an interactive web eco-system (along with social networking channels such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter) that has enticed and compelled us to engage globally with other internet users using a variety of rich multi-media and social sharing platforms.50 Awesome YouTube Facts and Figures

YouTube after initially being about viral videos that just entertain is now much more than that, with the “How To” category being the fastest growing segment on the social video sharing channel.  YouTube is even being used as a tool to teach high level mathematics and other academic and tertiary subjects with Salman Khan ofkhanacademy.org revealing at a recent Ted Talk, how his 2,000 plus YouTube videos are assisting students pass university degrees.

50 YouTube Facts & Figures

  1. YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in 2005 who were all employees of Paypal
  2. YouTube was initially funded by bonuses received following the eBay buy-out of PayPal
  3. The founding trio didn’t come up with the YouTube concept straight away. Legend has it that YouTube began life as a video dating site dubbed “Tune In Hook Up,” said to be influenced by HotorNot. The three ultimately decided not to go that route
  4. The inspiration for YouTube as we know it today is credited to two different events. The first was Karim’s inability to find footage online of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction,” and the second when Hurley and Chen were unable to share video footage of a dinner party due to e-mail attachment limitations
  5. The domain name YouTube.com was registered on Valentine’s Day in 2005
  6. The domain name caused a huge misunderstanding for Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment. Its company domain, “utube.com,” was overwhelmed with traffic from people that tried to spell the video site’s name phonetically
  7. The first video on YouTube is of one of the co-founders Jawed Karim talking about elephant’s trunks titled “Me at the Zoo” shot at the San Diego Zoo.
  8. The first video has received over 4.8 million views
  9. Google paid $1.65 billion for YouTube in November 2006
  10. Google serves over 6 times more videos than its next closest competitor according to Nielsen Leer más “50 Awesome YouTube Facts and Figures | by Jeff Bullas”

Códecs de vídeo: ventajas y desventajas de los diferentes tipos


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Después de la Guía básica sobre contenedores, códecs y formatos de video, surgían las preguntas por las diferencias entre los tipos de códecs, o por lo menos entre los más populares. Obviamente no necesitarán esto por ejemplo si usan un programa como VLC para reproducir videos, que ya resuelve perfectamente el problema de los códecs, pero nunca está de más un poco de información para saber cómo se comprimió o qué calidad tiene lo que nos estamos descargando.

Recordemos que un códec es una pieza de software que se dedica a codificar y decodificar una señal de datos digital. Los archivos de video sin compresión ocupan mucho espacio, y por eso es necesario algo que los comprima para reducir su tamaño y que sean manejables. La información se comprime en el momento de guardarla en un archivo y se descomprime en tiempo real durante la visualización.

Normalmente los algoritmos de compresión que se emplean conllevan cierta pérdida de de datos, por lo que el objetivo es lograr la calidad más fiel al original posible produciendo un archivo lo más pequeño posible.

Hay varios tipos de códecs de video disponibles. Cada uno de ellos ha sido implementado por diferentes compañías y tiene su propio algoritmo. Tienen distintas especificaciones y su aplicación se extiende a distintos campos. Generalmente se adaptan a los standards de la industria.

Se diferencian en general por varios factores, como la tecnología usada para la compresión o el algoritmo, la plataforma que los soporta, el sistema operativo en el que corren, entre otros.

Los códecs que provocan pérdida de información para conseguir un tamaño de archivo reducido son llamados lossy. Hay códecs sin pérdida pero por lo general no vale la pena un aumento considerable del tamaño del archivo por un cambio imperceptible en la calidad del video.

Algunas características de los códecs más usados (…) Leer más “Códecs de vídeo: ventajas y desventajas de los diferentes tipos”

Popcorn Popping In Super Slow Motion (VIDEO)


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Feel like relaxing? Enjoy this slow motion video of popcorn popping. When it comes to food videos, slow motionseems to make everything look so much cooler. Maybe that’s a hint that we should stop and appreciate what we’re eating a bit more. Or maybe now we just really want some popcorn.[Via: Laughing Squid]

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Video Pick: Best Tips to Work Better, Not Harder


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View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch.

This week we look at Best Tips to Work Better, Not Harder byLifehacker. In this video Adam Dachis and Adam Pash show us how to improve our freelance office setup, with ergonomic setup advice, cable management hacks, and processes for sinking your laptop and mobile phones. There’s more tips in this episode, including a hack on how to save money at Starbucks while getting the same caffeine buzz. Leer más “Video Pick: Best Tips to Work Better, Not Harder”

“I’m Feeling Lucky” button launched last year | Improving video awesomeness with one click

This breakthrough in video awesomeness is possible thanks to our research team who expanded on the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button launched last year, automatically detecting if stabilization or color correction would be helpful for you. The result is a one-click option rolling out over the next few days that cures these two symptoms now, and more planned in the future.

So you keep capturing those awesome moments, and we’ll keep on ways to help you make those videos even more awesome.


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Whether you’re perfecting your double backflip at the park, capturing a flash mob on your phone, or enjoying singing in a subway, it’s not easy to get your video quality perfect. Sometimes videos suffer from symptoms like “shaky-camera-itis” or “augmented-darkness-levels” that keep viewers from seeing just how awesome your video really is. We made a big step last year with the YouTube Video Editor, and now we’re adding a feature that does the work of curing these symptoms for you.

If you uploada video that’s shaky or dark, we’ll automatically offer to fix it for you, creating an updated version of your video on YouTube.When you upload a video that could use a fixup, you’ll see a notification bar on the Upload page and in your Video Manager. Click the button to fix it, and you’ll see a side by side preview to decide if you want to accept the edits.

Select “Okay” if you’d like us to update your video to the preview version (you can always undo this later). Even if you’re uploading a video from your mobile device, the Video Manager on the desktop will give you a notice if this video can be cured as well. Here’s an overview: Leer más ““I’m Feeling Lucky” button launched last year | Improving video awesomeness with one click”

Apple’s Siri May Soon Speak Japanese, Work On iPad 3 (RUMOR)

Apple says Siri will add Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Korean and Italian this year, but this “outing” is leading many to speculate that the Japanese capability will come very soon.

And that’s not all. On Tuesday, SlashGear reported that Siri may be available on the iPad 3, which is expected to be released on March 7.

The speculation comes from a new token that Apple has added to Siri rendering the application inoperable on devices other than the iPhone 4S. According to Apple, the app “works exclusively on iPhone 4S,” but many have jailbroken their iPhone and iPad devices to allow Siri to work. (Check out idownloadblog.com for a detailed reportabout the token.)


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Siri Update

Siri’s got a big mouth.

The Apple news blog 9to5mac reportsthat Apple’s virtual assistant, which currently supports German, French and English, may inadvertently be outing herself as a Japanese speaker.

Indeed, when we asked Siri what languages she spoke, she told us she speaks “English, French, German and Japanese … so far,” and reminded us that we can change the language in the app’s settings. But there is no option there to switch it to Japanese.

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Apple says Siri will add Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Korean and Italian this year, but this “outing” is leading many to speculate that the Japanese capability will come very soon.

And that’s not all. On Tuesday, SlashGear reported that Siri may be available on the iPad 3, which is expected to be released on March 7.

The speculation comes from a new token that Apple has added to Siri rendering the application inoperable on devices other than the iPhone 4SAccording to Apple, the app “works exclusively on iPhone 4S,” but many have jailbroken their iPhone and iPad devices to allow Siri to work. (Check out idownloadblog.com for a detailed reportabout the token.) Leer más “Apple’s Siri May Soon Speak Japanese, Work On iPad 3 (RUMOR)”

Internet 2010 in numbers

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Internet 2010 in numbers

What happened with the Internet in 2010?

How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many, many more. If it’s stats you want, you’ve come to the right place.

We used a wide variety of sources from around the Web to put this post together. You can find the full list of source references at the bottom of the post if you’re interested. We here at Pingdom also did some additional calculations to get you even more numbers to chew on.

Prepare for a good kind of information overload. ;) Leer más “Internet 2010 in numbers”

YouTube Charts Now Searchable By Category

On the YouTube Charts page of the video site, viewers still have the opportunity to search Most Viewed, Most Subscribed and Most Liked videos by Today, This Week, This Month and All time. However, an added feature lets users browse the highest-ranking videos according to category as well. Users can browse the top videos in All categories, Autos & Vehicles, Comedy, Education, Entertainment, Film & Animation, Gaming, How To & Style, Music, News & Politics, Nonprofits & Activism, People & Blogs, Pets & Animals, Science & Technology, Sports, and Travel & Events.


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YouTube LogoWhen YouTube launched YouTube Charts last month, a new interface that ranks the top videos on YouTube, they turned to viewers to ask what features they would like to see added to Charts.  One of the most common questions that viewers had was, “Why doesn’t YouTube Charts rank videos according to categories?”  YouTube has now responded to these viewers by adding new functionality to their Charts, giving viewers the opportunity to search by category. Leer más “YouTube Charts Now Searchable By Category”

Por qué centrarse en los virales es malo para la industria

Los vídeos reales han cautivado a los profesionales de la industria y también a los hastiados consumidores, pero no han conseguido aportar el valor necesario.

“Los videos virales son, en su esencia, nada mejores que un simple sándwich de pura miga de pan, que poco y nada de valor tiene para cualquiera que lo coma”, dijo el columnista de AdAge Jim LouderBack. “Los videos online no han sido semillero de éxitos hasta ahora, y poner todo el tiempo el foco en los éxitos virales es, creo yo, lo que realmente nos tiene mal”.

En este sentido, el experto predica en contra del estancamiento que crean los sistemas de hábitos y las formas de producción, que impiden elaborar un trabajo realmente creativo.


Los vídeos reales han cautivado a los profesionales de la industria y también a los hastiados consumidores, pero no han conseguido aportar el valor necesario.

“Los videos virales son, en su esencia, nada mejores que un simple sándwich de pura miga de pan, que poco y nada de valor tiene para cualquiera que lo coma”, dijo el columnista de AdAge Jim LouderBack. “Los videos online no han sido semillero de éxitos hasta ahora, y poner todo el tiempo el foco en los éxitos virales es, creo yo, lo que realmente nos tiene mal”.

En este sentido, el experto predica en contra del estancamiento que crean los sistemas de hábitos y las formas de producción, que impiden elaborar un trabajo realmente creativo. Leer más “Por qué centrarse en los virales es malo para la industria”