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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that YouTube is looking to spend $100 million on original programming. It's a move that Google would obviously hope is successful, in a world of instant video, original programming is also still the way to go.
Google is hoping to have YouTube compete with broadcast and cable television, with a goal to keep viewers on their site longer, and to convince advertisers that it will reach desirable customers.
Music video clips are great, but storing them and also the MP3 is not the best way of doing things. This is where Stereoclip comes in and it will synchronize whatever you're playing through iTunes with videos of the playing track through YouTube.
It's powered via Adobe Air and is a free download for OSX and Windows. When the app is running, it will play a YouTube clip of any song you're playing through iTunes, synchronizing the time of the song to the time of the video. If YouTube doesn't have an official video for that song - such as rare music selections or live tracks, the app will find live versions of people singing/playing the song in their bedrooms.
We all know Beavis and Butt-Head are making their way back to our screens but in what way? The new show is set to be very familiar to the 90's classic, MTV president Van Toffler has said: "They'll be self-contained segments with the boys in different situations like they used to be," Toffler says. "But this time around, they'll watch Jersey Shore, UFC matches and user-generated videos from YouTube, in addition to music videos."
All of the content will be displayed on Beavis and Butt-Head's TV, even if it comes from YouTube. Obviously the time in the show would make the duo in their 30's now, but they will still retain their youth and the same intelligence and humor. Toffer goes on to say: "They're the same boneheads sitting on the same couch, commenting on things through a really simple prism."
Not much is known about this clip, but it is a Russian expedition to Antarctica in high-speed. You see them traversing the sea, helicopters picking up and delivering goods to the ice below.
The video is quite amazing, it kind of gives you the feeling of what it would be like to do such a thing. The closest I've been is playing Lost Planet and watching The Thing.
YouTube has had limits on videos since day one. For years it was 10 minutes, back in July YouTube upgraded that to 15 minutes. The reason was simple, YouTube needed a way to prevent users from uploading full television shows and movies that they didn't have the rights to.
Today, YouTube announced it is removing the limit of 15 minutes for some users. Right now there's no indication of just how many users have had this limit removed, YouTube says that it's going to "begin allowing selected users with a history of complying with the YouTube Community Guidelines and our copyright rules to upload videos that are longer than 15 minutes."
If you've heard about the 33 trapped Chilean miners (and let's face it, who hasn't) which are 2000 feet underground. After months of being trapped, the miners are being rescued one by one and media organisations have been broadcasting the footage (since yesterday) to a reported 1 billion people. The worldwide audience has led to live-streaming service Ustream to break records.
Ustream reported that it served 5.3 million stream over the course of the rescue, gathering figures in a 24 hour period over October 11 (4AM to 4AM). To think of this in other efforts or tragedies, Michael Jackson's memorial gathered 4.6 million streams while President Obama's inauguration drew 3.8 million Ustreamers. Of course, the Chilean miners stream did last longer (in time) but the numbers are nonetheless impressive.
Other sites that feed video such as CNN have seen high numbers of streams - 1.2 million live video streams on Tuesday with over 2 million Wednesday. But, that's not a record for them - with a massive 26.9 million streams for Obama's inauguration.
YouTube, which has long been known as a place to share almost any kinds of videos you can think of, is dipping their toes into the live streaming pool with a limited trial of a new platform. Howcast, Next New Networks, Rocdketboom, and Young Hollywood are the four partners working with YouTube to test their new live streaming platform.
Streaming will be done directly into YouTube channels with only a webcam or external USB or FireWire connected camera. A "Live Comments" module will also be implemented for real time commenting on channels. Depending on how the testing goes, YouTube is looking to eventually expand this trial to a broader audience. An interactive schedule is available at the Source Link.
Ten minutes wasn't long enough to show off your Final Fantasy play through or mad breakdancing skills on YouTube? You've now got an extra five minutes worth of video time now. YouTube announced today that the upload limit had been extended from the very familiar ten minutes to fifteen minutes.
Following through on the most requested feature on the video upload size, Youtube credits its "Content ID" copyright violation removal technology for the ability to increase the limit. Joshua Siegel, YouTube product manager for upload and video management, stated in his blog post announcing the change: "Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today."
Although there aren't too many on the planet currently able to record or playback in the uber-huge 4K (reference resolution of 4096 x 3072) format, Youtube took a step into the future by officially announcing 4K support at the VidCon 2010 conference today. Game and video clip uploaders rejoiced when Youtube HD got going at the end of 2008, but HD had been out for a bit. Most people out there haven't even seen 4K at its native res due to the scarcity and huge cost. It makes my head hurt just thinking about the video card required to push a game in that format. But when 4K becomes standard for videos of guys falling off bikes and getting hit in the nether regions, YouTube is on the front lines and ready to rock. Just don't tell your broadband connection; it may burn up on you just at the thought.
There are lots of people out there who like small and simple video cameras that they can use to shoot and upload lower resolution videos to YouTube and other sites. This sort of camera usually has sound that isn't that great.
Zoom has a camera called the Q3 that records high quality audio at 24-bit/48kHz. The device has a 2.4-inch rear LCD and records in 640 x 480 resolution at 30 frames per second.
The new lower price tag for the camera is $199, which is about $50 less than it sold for last year when it debuted. It has an integrated USB cable and ships with YouTube uploading software.