How to embed a HTML5 video on your site

Embed HTML5 video interface

With HTML5 you can embed a video without the need to install a player.  This tutorial explains how to embed a video starting with a simple example, to end with multilingual subtitles and advanced options. You will be able to use the embedding code below in practically any cms or html website. Content management systems … Read more How to embed a HTML5 video on your site

What bitrate for HLS adaptive streaming video?

HLS ideal bitrates

What bitrate to use for HLS adaptive streaming video is a question many people struggle with. Bitrate (or “Bit rate” in proper English) is the amount of bits needed to produce a second of video footage. In this tutorial we try to give you the ideal bitrate to use per video resolution.  Although it depends … Read more What bitrate for HLS adaptive streaming video?

How to create a Vimeo Montage widget

Vimeo montage

Via Vimeo you can create a Montage widget displaying thumbnails of your videos on your site. This replaces the old Badge widget, which did more or less the same thing. When the visitor clicks on a thumbnail, it redirects to the video on Vimeo. This is different from the Hubnut, which is a fancy playlist feature which keep … Read more How to create a Vimeo Montage widget

Using royalty free stock video and audio

Update 1 June 2016: This was a review of Revostock, which has been killed off by a Patent Troll. Revostock was founded in 2006, a library which offered royalty free stockvideo, stockaudio and sound effects. It was the first to sell Adobe After Effects templates to use in video projects. Like many image libraries it contained professional and … Read more Using royalty free stock video and audio

PowerDirector Ultra 12 – video editor review

PowerDirector Ultra is a low cost video editor which is quite easy to use. Notwithstanding the low pricing, it is a good alternative for those who are not acquainted with video editing yet, because the learning curve is much lower than the professional packages like Adobe Premiere or FinalCut Pro. In this article, I share … Read more PowerDirector Ultra 12 – video editor review

Amazon Elastic Transcoder review

Elastic Transcoder is an online service of AWS Amazon. It converts videos online and you can chose from a range of presets to determine the format of the output. It is possible to set several formats in one go and have them transcoded/converted in the background. You can also create new presets based on existing … Read more Amazon Elastic Transcoder review

How far are we with HTML5? A report by JW PLayer

Updated 4 November 2016: HTML5 for Video progresses all the time.  Not as quick as we hope for since audio is often left out of the equation, but there is progress nevertheless. JW Player has brought out a report on the current state of HTML5, and the interesting thing is that the report will be upgraded every time … Read more How far are we with HTML5? A report by JW PLayer

YouTube doubled the size for uploads

YouTube announces that as from today, the upload for standard videos doubles from 1GB to 2GB, making it possible to upload bigger videos at higher resolutions. New features In addition, the YouTube team’s implemented new features to make it easier to show your HD videos on your site or blog by appending &hd=1 at the … Read more YouTube doubled the size for uploads

How to embed videos from Vimeo on your site – revised

Updated 26 November 2015 – Vimeo.com has 3 standard ways to display videos directly on your website or blog.  In this article, I explain how to use the  standard method, Embedding.  In the coming article I show the other methods. But let me first sum up the all the options so that you know what to expect.

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How to keep a mic close by without revealing it in video footage?

To keep the microphone out of view while holding close to the interviewee you have 3 options: either use a mic stand, a boom pole or, under certain conditions, attach the mic to the camcorder. If you are on your own, using a boom pole can be impractical, because you have to monitor your camcorder … Read more How to keep a mic close by without revealing it in video footage?

Action! How techniques from the film industry can be useful for video

Shooting a video in one go is fine for straightforward interviews or short presentations but when it comes to complicated subjects, we often have to cut a video into pieces. When finished, we assemble everything in post production and glue the parts together. Sometimes, it can be difficult to recognize from the thumbnails in the … Read more Action! How techniques from the film industry can be useful for video

How to make your video bigger without resizing

Let’s say you have a 320pixels x 240pixels movie and you want to upload it to a video channel? Then you need to adapt your video so that it will not stretch and look blurry. There is a rather simple trick for that: importing your video into a new one which is 480×360 pixels. That … Read more How to make your video bigger without resizing

Do you need high definition video for iTunes or YouTube?

The immediate answer is No, you don’t need High Definition Video for podcasting on iTunes or YouTube. With a regular standard video format you can do everything on the web you want and more. However, in the not-so-distant future, I’m sure there is place for the HD format on the web, Brightcove.tv is already experimenting … Read more Do you need high definition video for iTunes or YouTube?

CamStudio review, free screen capture software

With CamStudio – Free Streaming Video Desktop Recording Software for MS Windows, you can create screen captured videos, ideal to produce video tutorials because it records everything you do on the screen of your computer. There are actually loads of things you can do with this kind of software if you are a bit creative. … Read more CamStudio review, free screen capture software

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