A journalist writes, edits and shoots its five minutes daily tech video show
Everyone can launch its own video show and get a name. Take G4TV’s anchor Morgan Webb, who has started a personal side-project called Web Alert.com, focused on tech stuff of the day. Morgan writes, edits, and even shoots all her own stuff, and her husband handles the business side.
Each show is no more than five minutes, and is pretty compelling. And yes, it’s a kind Rocketboom.com, but even with less assets.
ABC.com debuts its high-definition player
ABC.com has launched its high-definition video player which includes some episodes of very know shows before the new fall season. ABC gives a few “system recommendations” as a “late model, fast computer”, screen resolution of 1300x770 and minimum bandwidth of 2 Mbps. Also, you must download a mini-application.
This player is an evolution of the first they built, awarded with an Emmy.
ABC has improved things like compatibility (across all supported platforms), playback stability, video quality… “HD streaming has arrived,” says. “The quality is really superb.”
ABC is competing to CBS’s Innertube service.
MSNBC launches a video-oriented widget
Also MSNBC is syndicating part of their contents, allowing people to embed widgets that combine content with advertising. Independent sites opt into a program created with the agency Pulse 360, and paste “boxes” (or widgets) on their sites. These publishers get a cut of the respective ad revenue, and MSNBC gets incremental revenue and traffic.
Gina Stikes, MSNBC.com’s director of marketing explains: “We will be able to aggregate thousands of member sites in our own vertical networks and represent this inventory for sale to advertisers.”
The service is called Publisher’s Vertical Network , and according to Pulse 360, it “helps large and small publishers work together to achieve the common goal of increasing revenue.”
Same interesting idea is being used at TheNewsroom.com, empowered with Voxant’s video service.
Personalized video messages thanks an easy Flash application
Check out this little application based on a Flash plugin called Bubble Guru. It allows people to record video, set options, add tags, and then embed the video on their website without having to be a programmer.
That bubble, like a talking head in a small window, moves with the users as they scroll down the page. Better if you see a demo . It could be ideal to quickly place video messages on the site without having to redesign the web page. But it is not free.