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Respecting & Protecting Copyright in the Wild Wild Web

In a world where zoom has a new meaning and everyone is a content producer, what are the rules for respecting and protecting copyright? Noted author, educator, and entertainment & IP attorney Thomas A. Crowell and Donald R. Simon, JD/MA, Director, Member & Staff Education at National Cable Television Cooperative, discusses this and other questions […]

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More than a Pocket-Size Drone for the Next-Generation Selfie #CES2017

The concept of a drone as a vehicle for capturing selfies is not new. For the selfie application of a drone, size, weight and convenience of operation are often more important than specifications. Beijing-based, Zerotech may have the answer for better selfies, as its DOBBY drone is pocket-sized, weighs around seven ounces and features one-click […]

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Live Sports Broadcasts Made Easy #CES2017

Live sports is by far the most popular local content produced by independent communications service providers, according to surveys and meet-ups produced by Viodi over the years. Producing such content, cost-effectively and with high-quality production value, is the challenge. Enter JVC with its GY-HM200SP and capturing and streaming of video is much simpler than traditional methods […]

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Explainer Review of a Explainer Video Creator Tool

GoAnimate is a web-based program for creating “explainer videos”. It comes with hundreds of assets, royalty-free music, allowing one to mix these with narration enabling the non-artist to quickly convey thoughts into moving images. It might be considered a cross between presentation software like Keynote or PowerPoint and a traditional, timeline-based video editing program. A […]

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Local Content, OTT and a Top 10 User Experience

Given the old saying about the weather being a topic of conversation of interest to all people, it stands to reason that micro weather forecasts would be a popular program on a local content channel. In the above interview, Clint Carter, Director | Technology and New Service Introduction for North Central Telephone Cooperative, talks about how […]

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A 360 Degree View From One Sensor

A cyclops with a 360 degree view is what VSN Mobil’s V.360 could be called. This relatively low-priced ($449 for the V.360 HD kit) camcorder uses a conical lens to capture 360 degrees of fun on a single sensor that has up to 6480 x 1080 resolution.  The V.360 is more than a camcorder, however, as it snaps photos, does […]

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From Static to Dynamic

At NAB 2013, TELiBrahma announced the release of Point 360, an, “Augmented reality marketing platform for brands and agencies that connects image recognition, video recognition, social integration and geo-targeting technology from TV to Print to Mobile.” ViodiTV got a glimpse of this development at CES, as seen in the above interview with TELiBrahma’s Manoj Panedka. […]

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A “Jinni” to Find “I Dream of Jeannie” and more

The shortcomings of the traditional television grid guide is what drove Yosi Glick’s push to find a better way for people to discover content. Jinni’s approach uses algorithms to extract meaning from the synopsis of television shows. With 2,200 tags, their genome approach creates a user-centric guide. As such, they are looking to provide content […]

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Promoting Local Content

This is part two of a panel on local content creation and distribution that I moderated at the 2011 Broadband Properties Summit.  In this final question to our esteemed panel, the question of how best to promote local content.  A common theme in the panelists responses was the importance in getting the community involved both […]

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Revealing a Fast Video Editing Program

Terence Swee, CEO of Muvee, demonstrates their Reveal software in this interview recorded at CES 2011.  During this brief video, he puts together a timeline of pictures, associates them with a music track and renders; the rendering takes approximately 3 seconds. 

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