Reprinted from a Canon press release: Canon USA is now offering cash rebates on its 3CCD High Definition and Standard Definition camcorders from March 15th to June 30th, 2007. For the event videographer, studio shooter, or independent filmmaker, Canon offers $500 and $250 cash back on the XH G1 and XH A1 HD camcorders, which feature full 1080 HD resolution, and a Genuine Canon 20x HD video lens.
In this week's Video Bits & Bytes: Mark and Derek have news on JVC's new GZ-HD7 hi-def Everio...and some Free Final Cut Pro Plug-ins from Noise Industries. They'll also tell you about StudioNow.com, a new Online Video Editing Community where YOU can get paid to edit other people's videos online. Additionally, they have news about Blinkx.com launching a new wiki for Video SEO and about a Viacom law-suit against YouTube for 1 Billion Dollars.
From a JVC Press Release WORLDS FIRST FULL HD 1920x1080i CONSUMER CAMCORDER JOINS JVC EVERIO HARD DRIVE CAMCORDER LINE HD Everio Offers Five Hours of High-Definition Recording and Broadcast HD Camera Lens LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2007 JVC next month will deliver a new high definition camcorder that provides full HD 1920x1080i video quality combined with the convenience of hard drive recording.
Editor's note: Recently we published several articles dealing with copyright and fair use issues. We believe with the growing proliferation of content sharing sites like YouTube, the subject is going to get bigger and broader, become embedded in legal voodoo, and perhaps take the "joy" out of the new video-sharing industry. Plus who really owns your video once it's "out there"? Below are a few of the many letters we've recently received on this subject, and the discussion will certainly continue.
Well... we SORT OF went to the Oscars... we actually were honored with an invite by the IDA (International Documentary Association) to cover the pre-show reception for the Documentary awards. This reception was to give attention and honor to the producers and directors of this year's Academy Awards documentary nominations. Meeting and "talking shop" with the producers of these movies was a blast.
reprinted from a PRNewswire press release:Wind-up Records and YouTube Enter Into Strategic Marketing PartnershipLeading Independent Record Label Partners to Offer Music Videos as Well as Pre-Cleared Tracks for User Generated Videos on YouTube NEW YORK, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind-up Records announced today a marketing partnership with YouTube making many of its music videos available for streaming on the popular site. In addition, the label will enable fans to use pre-cleared tracks in their own video creations.
reprinted from a Voxant press release:The Associated Press Joins the Viral Syndication Network to Boost Online News Distribution to 'Long Tail' of the WebFully Licensed Video, Articles and Photos Available in TheNewsRoom for Viral Mashing By Web Publishers and Bloggers RESTON, Va., Feb.
The Web 2.0/user created content theme has infiltrated the premiere advertising event of the year: the Super Bowl. The Doritos/Yahoo commercial contest gave berth to a new way for a little known production company to win fame and fortune. Watch the winning commercial and check out the production company's blog. Enjoy.