Category: Audio & Video

Making YouTube More Cinematic

Here’s a neat trick to use next time you want to show a YouTube video in class, or in your home theater (h/t to WebWare). You need to have the Firefox web browser and an add-on/plugin called YouTube Cinema. So you can go from this: To this: You can still view a given YouTube video

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Think YouTube is Insignificant?

Then ask this guy . . . President Obama not only makes his case for why we need the stimulus package, but he announces a new website to track the spending of it – Recovery.gov. If your reaction to all this is “We’ll see”, then you’re right. We will. Hat tip to Eric Holscher for

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Ubiquitous YouTube

Sarcasm notwithstanding, the sentiment in the above video is held by many people – “YouTube is a site of millions of sucky videos.” I have, in the past, argued against that statement here, here, here, and here. Until recently, a valid argument for YouTube’s suckiness would have been that high quality video was not an

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Scientists: The Ultimate Remixers

Here’s a great argument for implementing Creative Commons in the sciences. This video, directed by Jesse Dylan, explains that those information silos that we speak of exist in spades for scientists. Of course, the best line of the video is that “scientists are the ultimate remixers” – cool since I consider myself a scientist at

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More YouTube HD clues

No official announcement yet that YouTube has gone HD, but I did notice this today. There’s a little “Watch in HD” link below the videos that are available in high definition. To find some examples, just search for “HD” at YouTube’s site.

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Now that YouTube is going HD, I need more room!

What? You haven’t heard that YouTube has HD video? Well, then this post will serve two purposes. First, the news is not officially out of the bag yet, but you can watch videos on YouTube in a true HD format! That would be a 1280×720 pixel video in glorious h.264 quality. YouTube has also gone

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More Bad Video Editor Behavior

In my previous post I referred to the latest Windows Movie Maker program for Windows Vista has issues with frame accuracy. Well, here I present to you a very graphic demonstration (a screencast) of that lack of accuracy. What you will see is how erratic the native Windows Vista Movie Maker program is. For that,

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You broke my video editor

This post finds me answering the question of what have I been up to lately. Well, I’m trying to find easy ways to edit and produce video for as close to zero expense as possible. So I find myself on the Mac and on the PC side of this MacBook Pro working with Windows Movie

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What is HD video? Even Mark Cuban gets it wrong

Mark Cuban has lots of ideas. His best one was back in the late ’90s when he decided to create a webcasting business that was ultimately sold for millions of dollars to Yahoo! Cuban may well have another great idea to save Internet video, but I’ll leave commenting on his ideas to a possible future

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