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Fan Films on the Web
Have you seen the movie about the voyages of the Starship Excelsior as it seeks to protect Federation planets in the Briar Patch? Or an Imperial officer on the run as he desperately tries to flee to the Rebellion? Or what about Mulder and Scully in search of a...
2001 Video Contest Winners Respond
Thanks for the Break I wanted to thank Videomaker magazine again for the opportunity to enter your video contest and the wonderful award! I hope to use your announcement and this award as an opportunity to really get my video production business off the ground. Seth Mellman Princeton, NJ Seth won Grand Prize...
Review: Sony DCR-PC120BT Camcorder with Bluetooth
$2,000 Sony Electronics Inc. 1 Sony Drive Park Ridge, NJ 07656 (201) 930-6972 www.sel.sony.com The long line of Sony PC-number camcorders stretches back to the early days of Mini DV. From PC1 to PC115, we have seen advances in CCD technology, optical quality and more recently, megapixel still-image capabilities. The DCR-PC120BT is in most ways...
Experimenting with Stop Motion Animation
Connect the Dots Many of the new video cameras out there (like Sony's DCR-TRV17) furnish the user with the ability to do stop-motion animation, thus allowing full-grown adults to pull out their childhood toys and bring them to life as an "artistic" endeavor. Likely, many readers have tried experimenting with this...
Streaming Video - How it Works (and Why it Sometimes Doesn't)
By now, you have at least heard of streaming video the exciting new technology that allows video producers to share their work inexpensively with a worldwide audience of Web surfers. Maybe you have viewed, or at least attempted to view, some streaming video yourself. And if you are...
Thanks for the recent articles telling how we might stream video through the Internet. They make me feel that streaming is something I could and should try. Still, I don't know where to begin. I edit video on a Windows computer, but I don't have an Internet service provider,...
Matt and Tony try out an early "camera phone."
Streaming Slideshows on the World Wide Web
Imagine that it's a quiet Friday evening. There's nothing worth watching on TV, and you don't want to brave the cold weather to trudge to the video store. You fire up your trusty PC/TV and log onto the Internet. With a few clicks of your remote control you surf...
Six Streaming Video Questions with Mark Cuban of Broadcast.com
This last Spring, Yahoo!, the Internet portal, paid about $5 billion worth of stock to acquire Broadcast.com, a streaming video company. This transaction solidified streaming video as a technology not only to watch in the future, but as a technology to use today. Mark Cuban, a founder of Internet...
The one-minute video is becoming a popular project for people making video. It is not exactly a new genre. Many early short films were originally played at arcades, in small coin-operated boxes which could not hold more than a minutes worth of footage. These were the kiosks or video...