Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Two services for uploading larger video files

www.Dropload.com is a free service that lets you send someone video files too big for email (yahoo for instance has a 10mg limit). You sign up at dropload, upload your file and then they email the person you want to receive it so they can pick it up. Works great and you can't beat the price.

I found another larger service called Streamload that was suggested by someone I trust. They have a free upload service but also have annual fee services for websites needing to host lots of videos. www.streamload.com

Monday, May 22, 2006

Canon XL HD Camcorder

Isn't this pretty? It's $9000 and it's the Canon XL H1 HD video camera.

Read all about it here: http://www.dvinfo.net/canonxlh1/watchdog.php

DV Magazine & DV Info Net

http://www.dv.com/ This website is a great resource for Digital Video information. Right now they have a number of video industry interviews from the annual NAB convention at the end of April. The magazine is free, just subscribe in the DV Magazine section. A large digital video forum where you can post questions and read about most everything DV is the Digital Video Information Network: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/ They have discussions about everything, from high end video products and productions to wedding production tips and techniques.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

A website for any video editing question imaginable

Creative Cow is a video editor's salvation. www.creativecow.net If you are editing video at home, can't figure out a problem and know you'll be on hold for 3 days with your video editing software company, write to an expert at Creative Cow. It's free, they answer back quickly and if they don't know the answer they can point you in the direction of someone who will. Or they will ask you enough questions back that you take that information back to your video computer and your problem and can figure it out yourself.
Wonderful website with great, helpful people.

Found a great fun site


www.textism.com is Dean Allen's main site. He and his wife and child/children live in the south of France (I might not get these facts completely straight) and I think he is a Scotsman originally. Since he bought this dog, Oliver, he has put one picture per day of Oliver, and now Oliver's brother (same parents, different litter) Hugo on this website.

One of the best parts of the picture per day are the comments. They are seldom, "beautiful picture","cute dog!", but are instead "Dog thoughts" and Oliver's response to the photographer.
Very clever, great website, you must see it!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Video Phones now shipping with video editing software!

I am not very tech savy when it comes to phones, so maybe this is old news, but it was news to me! Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 is the video editing software my brother has and it's wonderful, easy to use, inexpensive and can do anything effects-wise you would need. I highly recommend it so when I saw that it was shipping with the Nokia N93 it almost made me want a video phone!
Here is the press release, sorry I can't rewrite but I've been working on www.edithomevideo.com all night and I am computer'ed and writing'ed out. Oh, I will check one thing ... googling...googling...googling...googling...okay back ... yikes! Nokia N93 $1200 on Ebay ... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=9722352867&category=64355

Nokia Introduces the Next Story in Video with the Nokia N93
April 25, 2006
Digital camcorder and multimedia computer in one easy-to-use compact package

Berlin, Germany and Hong Kong, China - Nokia today introduced the Nokia N93, the ultimate mobile device for spontaneous video recording. Offering uncompromised digital camcorder, telephony and rich Internet communication functionalities, the Nokia N93 features a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, DVD-like video capture and 3x optical zoom. You can connect the Nokia N93 directly to your TV for a widescreen movie experience or upload your images and video to online albums or blogs. Moreover, you can create high-quality home movies and burn them to DVD with the included Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software.

"The Nokia N93 marks a new era in the digital camcorder market," said Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president and general manager of Multimedia, Nokia. "Incorporating all the features you need for great quality movie-making, the Nokia N93 is a fantastic example of a multimedia computer with true digital camcorder performance at its core. Thanks to its connectivity, it allows you to immediately share the memories you've captured, taking the entire camcorder experience to the Internet age."

Intuitive and Spontaneous Capture
Offering the best mobile video and photography experience, the Nokia N93 is packed with exceptional camera features that enable high-quality photos and DVD-like quality video. Unfold and twist the main display, and the Nokia N93 is ready to shoot video and photos using the color landscape display as a full screen viewfinder. Whether special events or just fun, impromptu everyday life, you can capture moments conveniently and impulsively and share them with others as they happen.

Featuring MPEG-4 VGA video capture at 30 frames per second, the Nokia N93 delivers an unparalleled video experience with stereo audio recording and digital stabilization, enabling smooth and shake-free movies. The Nokia N93 incorporates a 3.2 megapixel (2048 x 1536 pixels) camera with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 3x optical zoom and up to 20x digital zoom, as well as autofocus and close-up mode for amazing clarity and accuracy. Furthermore, the Nokia N93 has an active camera toolbar which displays all available capture features, from exposure value to color tones and white balance. There are dedicated keys for shutter, zoom and flash and also a camera mode key that enables you to switch quickly and easily between image and video capture.

The Nokia N93 features large internal memory of up to 50 MB, which can be further expanded with a hot swap miniSD card of up to 2 GB, allowing users to capture up to 90 minutes of DVD-like quality video or close to 2500 high-quality photos. Furthermore, you can easily transfer your photos and video from the memory card to a compatible PC for storage, and yet always carry a collection of your favorite resized images on the Nokia N93.

Joy of Sharing
Sharing your photos and video clips captured with the Nokia N93 is a snap. Show off your content on the up to 262,144 color 2.4" QVGA display (240 x 320 pixels) featuring a super-wide 160 degree viewing angle. Share your uncompressed photos and video clips instantly via email, Bluetooth technology or by uploading them directly from the Gallery to compatible blogs. You can even share your captured memories with family and friends on a large compatible TV screen, using either the included TV cable or wirelessly over integrated WLAN and UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) technology. Furthermore, from browsing the web to reading your emails and office documents, you can even play games on the Nokia N93 using the screen of your compatible TV.

Creativity Made Easy
While editing your photos and video clips directly on the Nokia N93 is simple, you can also easily transfer them to your compatible PC, allowing for more creative control over your video output. The standard Nokia N93 sales pack comes bundled with Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0, which makes it easy to import video clips, photos and music and to start experimenting with hundreds of transitions and effects, as well as create professional looking home videos with customizable templates. And to top it off, you can effortlessly burn those great home movies to DVD and export formats for Web streaming and email.

Multifunctional Mobile Computing and Connectivity
Part of the Nokia Nseries multimedia computer range, the Nokia N93 offers great functionality in one beautifully shaped connected device. Designed to work on WLAN, 3G (WCDMA 2100 MHz), EDGE and GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) networks, the Nokia N93 provides broadband Internet access for browsing, uploading content, and sending and receiving emails, allowing you to stay connected on the move. You can also set the device on a surface, flip the display horizontally and use the landscape screen to browse the Web, watch TV* over 3G networks, or make hands-free video calls*.

All Round Entertainment
The Nokia N93 includes a stereo FM radio and a digital music player that offer a fantastic music experience. You can create playlists and enjoy your music hands-free via the speaker or use the stereo headset provided. With the Nokia Music Manager, you can also easily rip your CDs and transfer your music collection to your phone. In addition, you can store up to 1500 songs on your Nokia N93 with a separately available 2 GB miniSD card. You can also enjoy high-quality 3D games with the pre-installed N-Gage franchise System Rush: Evolution.

The Nokia N93, which is based on S60 3rd Edition software on Symbian OS, is expected to become commercially available in July 2006 with an estimated, unsubsidized sales price of approximately 550 euros.

*To check the availability and cost of the service, contact your network operator or service provider.

About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, whenever and wherever they want.

About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

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Nokia, Multimedia
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Tel. +358 7180 34900
Email: press.office@nokia.com


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