Thursday, August 28, 2008

RED digital camera footage

120 FPS (frames per second) footage from the RED digital camera. Online from Vimeo. (*Somehow* I have to get my hands on one of these cameras! Gorgeous!)

skate - shot on red - 120 fps from opus magnum prod. on Vimeo.

Too bad I couldn't get hands on one for Digital Video Secrets book. No one has one, but they would be fun to talk about.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Online video links

1. Video Clip page at Wikipedia.
2. Video sharing websites at Wikipedia.
3. Comparison of video services at Wikipedia.
4. YouTube. Daily views: 100,000,000.
5. Toudu. Daily views, 55,000,000.
6. DailyMotion. Daily views, 26,000,000.
7. MetaCafe. Daily views, 17,000,000.

Online videos

While writing the YouTube chapter to Digital Video Secrets, I realized that the distribution model for video has changed--permanently. It used to be both expensive and difficult to distribute video and films to the world. Now it's cheap and easy.

What does this mean? Socially? Economically? Culturally? No one knows. Corporate reporters tend to write about the issues of ad revenue and impact on broadcasters. I think free online video has larger social implications, but I'm not sure what they are.

The YouTube chapter of Digital Video Secrets tells how to post a video online and how to increase your chances of making a great YouTube video. Simple and quick. (Amazon has a great deal on Digital Video Secrets. You can pre-order now.)