One of my students asked me yesterday what I thought of viddix.com. Since I never heard of it, I had a look at it and guess what? I was perplexed at what I saw there. This is a new revolution in video channels. No, let me rephrase this : This is THE REVOLUTION in video channels. Nothing is going to be the same anymore thanks to a small Dutch company which had the great idea of creating a video channel with a “little extra”.
On viddix.com, you do not only upload you video with some text information, you also can add a wide variety of documents that appear next to your video EXACTLY WHEN YOU WANT IT to appear. This is so brilliant that I actually have no words for it because the possibilities are endless.
To view this sample: http://www.viddix.com/watch.php?v=47bb39d19488f
After you uploaded your video, you can set cuepoints for it by scrolling to the position in your video where you want something to appear next to the video in another box. This can be anything, from a download link to a pdf, doc, excell, powerpoint… to Flash, images and even another video. So, viewers can simultaneously download and/or read lines of text while the video progresses. Imagine what that means for video tutorials, for instance. A person can speak, and on the right you get some extra info or a repetition with text and/or images.
I’m not going to talk too much about this, I suggest you have a look at www.viddix.com and see for yourself why I am so enthusiastic about it. Some videos are in Dutch, but even in a strange language, it is easy to follow what is going on and why this channel is going to grow like hell in the near future. In fact, if they are not gobbled up by some large American company, they have a fair chance of growing very big, very fast.
I’m quite confident that you will see the potential of this little channel and that is why is gets a rating of 5/5 from me. 🙂