The Rich Ads In Search product [from Yahoo], which goes live in the U.S. on Monday, will now allow advertisers to include images, video, and advertiser site search functions directly within search ads. Neither Google nor Microsoft, Yahoo’s major search competitors, currently offer this functionality.
There’s a new era of Micro Cinema abounding, and it’s a very exciting time for those who used to lust after broadcast level camcorders, but had to make do with what we could afford. Now what we can afford is pretty amazing.
Today’s consumer HD cameras produce video that greatly exceeds the requirement for professional SD production (after down conversion from the HDV or AVCHD formats). Several consumer HD camcorders now nearly rival professional broadcast gear in quality (although not in terms of overall features).
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As we enter the The Second Depression, you might think Congress would have higher priorities than stuff like this!
I suppose they will require red tally lights on all video cameras too. No more turning off the tally light – covering it up with black tape will probably get you a year in the slammer.
Excellent tutorial on using key frame animation in Final Cut Express and Pro. Key frame animation opens up many special effects possibilities – but the feature is generally not available in low end editing programs.
Watch the video – shows you how put key frame animation to use:
Some what unexpected but its “paid search” advertising: Viral Video-How To Get Viewers | Video Production Tips.
Audio: Make Your Own Mic Blimp. Looks pretty straightforward!
Mic blimps protect your mic from wind noise. No more wind rumble.
I routinely use “dead cat” fur coverings over all my mics, all the time. I’ve avoided wind rumble at up to about 15 to 20 mph in all situations except once when the wind was coming in gusts directly towards me. A blimp would be nice but is usually not practical for doing “run and gun” video shots where I need to be reasonably light on my feet. But I still wish I had one for those occasions … may be I will build this
Microsoft Research invents a new technology for editing and modifying video with capabilities similar to how still photographers manipulate and air brush still photos with Adobe Photoshop.
Watch the video demo – well worth watching!
How do you make money with online videos? One suggestion is to sell product placement with payment apportioned by the number of views the video receives: Monetize Your YouTube Videos With Product Placement and Tadcast. Certainly an interesting idea and potentially more successful than the “in your face” pre-roll ads used by some video services.