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vzaar Video Festival is on a roll

Get your web video judged by Hollywood Director Oliver Stone

June 2, 2011 - London, UK - What does it take to make a winning online marketing video? This is the key question for those investing in the burgeoning digital video sector – and even more vital for those entering their productions in the first ever vzaar Video Festival, just launched by Britain’s top video hosting service.

vzaar is calling on all businesses which use the vzaar video platform (you can sign up for a free trial) to deliver video on their websites, for whatever purpose – instructive, demonstrative, advertorial or entertainment – to enter via the website. The video clip or film entry will then be in line to win the coveted title of Best Online Video 2011 in a contest to be judged by top Hollywood movie director, Oliver Stone. read the press release

Elsevier/Focal Press Releasing

"Sell Your Own Damn Movie!"

Filmmaking Icon Lloyd Kaufman's New Book

On June 16th

Includes foreword by Stan Lee, legendary co-creator of

Spider-Man and Iron Man

May 28, 2011, Waltham, MA

"Lloyd's body of work has now proven to be a seminal influence on worldwide film today. Just look at any film created by the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Takashi Miike, Peter Jackson, Eli Roth, Gaspar Noe, and James Gunn, to name a few, and you are likely watching a film influenced by Class Of Nuke'Em High, Tromeo & Juliet, or Citizen Toxie." -Stan Lee

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How to Use Online Video to Increase Your Business Profits

San Diego, CA - May 28, 2011

So you keep hearing about all this money that is being made by online video, but you are pretty sure that you don't have the skills to pull off making a full length motion picture that will be carried by the likes of Netflix and Amazon?

You can use Internet Video as a tool to drive profits via sales of goods, just like good old fashion television commercials, but at a fraction of the cost. Here are some things your can do with online video and your business.

How to Use Online Video to Increase Your Profits

New Internet Video, Film and Animation Contests and Festivals -

San Diego, CA - May 28. 2011

These Internet Video contests are for all levels of Internet Video makers - pros, those who want to be pros and for those who just want to have some fun

Get your videos seen and distributed

Some contests offer prizes and money; most are free to enter but some aren't. Read the instructions carefully....

ALSO - see Film Festival resources at end...

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This week's top online web video contests

10CMS Seals Alliance With vzaar To Enhance Online Video for Retailers

Web video gives online retailers the edge to increase sales conversions.

May 24, 2011 – London, UK - vzaar, ( one of the world's leading online video platforms for business and eCommerce video, today announced its selection as the business video platform of choice by 10CMS (, the on demand commerce content management platform.

"Video is one of the proven mediums for effective selling online, but how successful it is depends on how well it is delivered," said James Brooke, co-founder and CEO of 10CMS. "Online retailers and eCommerce sites need to deliver video content that engages consumers with sophisticated interactive elements and eye-catching imagery that reflects their brand." read the press release

Paralan rolls out the SD100 SCSI Extender Kits for ABB Symphony Harmony Industrial Control Networks

Symphony Harmony Users can Now Cost Effectively Upgrade and Extend the Reach of their Control Systems

May 24, 2011 - San Diego, CA

Paralan ( today announced the availability of cost effective Extender Kits for users of legacy ABB Symphony Industrial Control systems that are often used for Power and Utility Networks.

The new Paralan SD100 SCSI Extender Kits are composed of two Paralan SD10D SCSI Bus converters and Three Connector cables. One of the cables is used to connect the ABB IMMPI01 Multifunction Interface Boards to the Paralan SCSI Converters while one extra-long SCSI cable is used to connect between the converters. This special Paralan communication cable can provide up to 160-foot connection. The third cable is used to connect the HBA to a converter. read the press release

TV One Introduces the new CORIO®master C3-540 Series Video System

The New Way to Build Video Systems

ERLANGER, KY, May 24, 2011 – TV One will debut the new C3-540 Series CORIO®master at the InfoComm Exhibition held in Orlando, Florida on June 15th – 17th.

The new C3-540 offers a new, more efficient approach to building video systems. Using TV One’s latest CORIO®3 technology, it gives the user access to new levels of video processing power to achieve new heights of creative and dynamic video displays. All this is possible in one 4RU chassis. read the press release

Hollywood Director Oliver Stone to judge vzaar Online Video Festival 2011

Online business video festival launched by vzaar

London, UK - May 23, 2011 –Lights, camera, action! Hollywood Director, Oliver Stone – known for his box office hits like Platoon, Natural Born Killers and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – is turning his talents to the small screen as judge of a unique online video festival, conceived and run by vzaar (, the leading business online video hosting platform. read the news announcement

ToolsOnAir Announces Broadcast Suite Update

Vienna, Austria, May 19 2011..... ToolsOnAir have announced an upgrade to their popular just: Broadcast Suite of Mac OS based applications for broadcast video professionals. The new version 1.5 update adds significant features and enhancements to the company's highly acclaimed software suite. read the press releaseToolsOnAir announces updated Broadcast Suite

Watch Paramount Films on your Windows 7 SmartPhone or Mobile Device

Paramount Digital Entertainment Announces Ten New Silverlight Enhanced Movies for Windows Phone 7

Paramount's Enhanced Movie Apps Let You Download, Watch, Clip, Share and Interact with Your Favorite Films on Windows Phone

True Grit, Zoolander, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Among Movies Available

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Digital Entertainment announced today that it is launching ten additional movie apps of Paramount Pictures films exclusively for Windows Phone 7. The apps, downloadable from Windows Phone Marketplace, let users watch, clip, share and interact with popular Paramount Pictures movies including TRUE GRIT, ZOOLANDER and MEAN GIRLS. Paramount's Enhanced Movie Apps offer the full movie, plus menus, bonus features and social networking capabilities, providing a unique, enhanced entertainment experience for Windows Phone users. read the press release

Vidcinity Adds iPad 2 Support, Social Features and a Brand New Look

VMIX (, a leading platform provider for mobile and social video, today announced the 2.0 release of Vidcinity, the company’s new mobile application for location-based video capture and discovery.

The second release includes a version of the free application for iPad 2, along with features designed to round out usability and performance in the iPhone version. read the press release and watch the video



Artists stopping by the Studio include Action Item, All Time Low,

Go Radio and Romeo

(Beverly Hills, CA) May 19, 2011 - Online video content producer Clevver Media today announced the launch of its newest entertainment property, Clevver Music, a new YouTube channel offering music fans around the world an opportunity to receive daily video news about today’s most popular artists. From in-studio interviews and performances to hit music videos and festival news, Clevver Music provides both in-depth and snackable content for its viewers. read the press release

Hill Tribe Productions Picks vzaar to Host Online Commercials and Video

vzaar beats out Ooyala, Kaltura and Brightcove

vzaar is the perfect partner for video production companies

London, UK - May 18, 2011 – vzaar, ( one of the world’s leading online video platforms for business and eCommerce video, today announced that they have been selected by the respected British video and TV production company Hill Tribe Productions ( as their online video platform of choice for web video hosting. read the press release

PANASONIC launches out new tiny Lumix G3 still and HD video DSLR camera with interchangeable lens

The New Panasonic LUMIX G3 Features Large Touch Screen LCD for Intuitive Touch Control and Technologies Enhancing Imaging Quality

SECAUCUS, NJ (May 12, 2011) – Panasonic today announces a new addition to the LUMIX G Series of Compact Systems Cameras (CSC), the LUMIX DMC-G3, the company’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder to date*1. This new class of CSC offers a lighter weight and smaller size not seen in traditional DSLRs, thus providing greater portability and creative control. The LUMIX G3 features a new 16.0-megapixel sensor that produces rich, true-to-life, high quality images, plus 1920 x 1080 full-High Definition (HD) video recording capability with stereo sound in AVCHD. The Panasonic LUMIX G3 is the ideal hybrid, offering superb still and video capabilities with easy-to-use features so users at any level can create professional-quality images. read the press release

Microsoft Buys Skype!

Microsoft makes their big move into online video and video conferencing with this purchase of Skype! Watch out Cisco.

Why now? Originally founded in 2003, Skype was acquired by eBay in September 2005, and then acquired by an investment group led by Silver Lake in November 2009. Since then, under Silver Lake’s leadership, Skype has made impressive progress, increasing monthly calling minutes by 150 percent, developing new revenue streams and strategic partnerships, acquiring the intellectual property powering its peer-to-peer network, and recruiting an outstanding senior management team.

Here is the press release from Microsoft....

New Olympus LS-20M Unites High-Definition Video and PCM Audio

New Full-HD Video Combined with Magic Movie Special Effects and Pristine Audio Recording to Create Movies that Look and Sound Like Professional Productions

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 4, 2011–Transforming everyday videos into memorable movies can be a challenge, but the Olympus LS-20M Linear PCM recorder makes it easy to add creative flair to any recording with the introduction of high-definition video. Record a live recital, create home movies and upload amazing linear PCM audio and high-definition video with the new Olympus LS-20M. Incorporating technologies much like those that debuted in recent Olympus digital imaging products, the new LS-20M is the first Olympus recorder that captures and edits 1080p HD video while recording 24 bit/96 hHz Linear PCM stereo sound. Combined with four different optional Magic Movie special effects features, the LS-20M enables users to create home movies that look and sound like professional productions in a device that's so compact it fits in your pocket.
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High Performance, Feature-Laden AV Monitor Wins Hands Down in Crowded Field

Culver City, CA - April 28, 2011, Leading innovator of family-oriented consumer electronics, Mobi Technologies, Inc., has been honored with The National Parenting Center's 2011 Seal of Approval for its DXR Digital wireless portable AV monitor. Among its features, the new DXR includes secure digital signal with a range up to 450 ft.; infrared night vision up to 40 ft; 2-way audio communication to bring families close; extra-wide camera lens for large area viewing; compact wireless design for easy room-to-room use; Internet viewing via smartphones, computers, notebooks and tablets. read the press release

Delicious Tastes New Life

Yahoo sells Delicious to Internet Video Entrepreneurs and YouTube Founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen

YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious From Yahoo!

Promise Users the Same Great Service and Even Easier & More Fun Ways to Save, Share, and Discover the Web's "Tastiest" Content

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2011) -, the leading social bookmarking service, has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. As creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users to share their experiences with the world. Their vision for Delicious is to continue to provide the same great service users love and to make the site even easier and more fun to save, share, and discover the web's "tastiest" content. Delicious will become part of AVOS, a new Internet company. read the press release

iPad 2: The Missing Manual
—New from O'Reilly Media

April 22, 2011

Sebastopol, CA—The iPad is an amazing media device, once you really know how to use it. In this entertaining book, iPad 2: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, $24.99 USD), New York Times tech columnist and iPad expert J.D. Biersdorfer shows you how to get the most out of this sleek tablet to surf the Web, send and receive email, watch movies and TV shows, read ebooks, listen to music, play games, and even do a little iWork. It's the book that should have been in the box.

read the iPad 2: The Missing Manual—New from O'Reilly Media press release

Internet Video Magazine Adds New Funny Internet Videos, Great New How To Articles and Book Reviews

News from NAB 2011 and the Latest Web Video How To Articles and Book Reviews

San Diego, CA - April 22, 2011

Internet Video Magazine ( today announced the April 2011 spotlight videos. See them all at

The spotlight videos for April include Boop with Rose McGowan & Billy Zane - maybe the funniest web video of all time. You also have to watch the online interactive ad for Desperados Tequila Flavored Beer. Also Best Ever and Funniest Easter Videos! It may be the best interactive internet ad ever! April has been a great month for new articles and news items. In addition to lots of product announcements and news that came out of the NAB 2011 show, we have posted a bunch of new articles. read the press release

Redrock Micro Releases micro3D rig for Digital Video Cameras

New affordable SxS rig brings pro 3D gear to a new audience

Hollywood, CA - Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional-quality cinema accessories, today announced the new Redrock Micro micro3D rig for professional stereoscopic 3D production. The micro3D delivers professional features and build quality at a price that makes 3D accessible to virtually anyone wanting to shoot 3D

read Redrock Micro Releases micro3D Digital Video Cameras Rig press release

ConnectedWorld.TV Awards are now open for entries.

April 21, 2011

We are pleased to announce that the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards are now open for entries.

The ConnectedWorld.TV Awards are the first global awards to focus on creativity and innovation at the intersection of TV and the Internet. In association with IBC Connected World, the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards have been designed to celebrate the creativity of broadcasters, independent producers, technology companies and consumer electronics manufacturers involved in the creation, management and delivery of broadcast content via connected devices. read the news

CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 11 – the Universal Player for All Your Media on PC, Device, Home & Social Cloud

Play Blu-ray discs, DVDs, video files, music and photos and now take your entertainment experience beyond the PC, with new apps for your iPhone, iPad and Android devices

Taipei, TaiwanApril 21, 2011CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today released PowerDVD 11, the latest version of the award-winning media playback software for PCs. A universal player, PowerDVD 11 is designed to be the only application you’ll need to view Blu-ray and DVD movies, videos, photos and listen to music. read the release

Sign up now for IBC 2011! Visit Amsterdam and see the best and latest developments in content creation, management and worldwide content delivery. If you do Internet video or web video, you need to be here....

IBC 2011 registration Info

IBC Press Release – April 20, 2011


Registration to attend IBC, the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the content creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide, opened on 19 April at

IBC is one of the most prestigious global tradeshows in the world, attracting the leading brands, finest minds and wisest investors. With 1,300+ key international suppliers from over 140 countries, thirteen packed halls of hi-tech products and services, certified training, a world class conference and prestigious awards ceremony, IBC connects people at the highest level. read the press release

Cees Links named as Marketing Chair of ZigBee RF4CE

Bringing 25 years of wireless industry expertise and standards development experience to the ZigBee Alliance

Utrecht, Netherlands - 19 April 2011 - GreenPeak Technologies, a leading fabless semiconductor company, today announced that their CEO and Founder, Cees Links, has been named as the Marketing Chair of ZigBee RF4CE. As Marketing Chair, Mr. Links is responsible for developing and coordinating the worldwide market acceptance of the ZigBee RF4CE wireless standards into set-top boxes, remote controls, television sets and other consumer electronics and home entertainment systems. read the press release

"Professional Web Video" by Richard Harrington & Mark Weiser

SAN DIEGO, CA - April 16, 2011 - "Professional Video Production" by Richard Harrington and Mark Weiser is an excellent book for those who know little or nothing about video production and want to jump headfirst in to the world of making professional videos for internet video distribution.

Professional Video Production" is not targeted to the content producers who just post short clips of video to free sites such as YouTube. Instead, the information in the book is aimed at those who want to make quality web video, with good lighting, excellent sound and sharp editing. read the review

Is your business using online video to sell and market? If not, why?

174 million U.S. Internet users watched online video content in March for an average of 14.8 hours per viewer

SAN DIEGO, CA - April 15, 2011

According to comScore, the US Internet viewing audience consumed more than 5.7 billion hours on online video during the month of March 2011. That's a lot of eyeballs. That's a lot of data and information. OK, lots of it were probably YouTube clips of cute kitties and people falling down doing stupid bicycle tricks but a big piece was business related. The duration of the average online content video was 5.2 minutes - that means lots of the video that was watched was not the typical 15 second YouTube clip. read the news


Josh Apter uses crafty iPad shoulder rig to deliver behind-the-scenes takes of this year's hottest products, trends and people at NAB

New York, New York ­ April 14, 2011 ­ Manhattan Edit Workorkshop (Mewshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital-training destination for postproduction and content creators, founder Josh Apter captures the buzz on the show floor at NAB 2011, shooting short "padumentaries" with an inventive, hand-made, iPad shoulder rig. Taking to the show floor in search of NAB's hottest products, trends and people Josh talks with everyone from 3D specialists, to expert audio guys, the makers of the fastest SD cards in the world, and more. These never before done "padumentaries" are perfect examples of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of both the convention and Manhattan Edit Workshop. Watch the "Making a Padumentary: In Five Easy Steps" video here: read the press release

Five Great New Camcorder and Video Accessories

San Diego, CA - April 13, 2011

We are always on the look out for cool new camcorder accessories that are of value to family and amateur vidoe makers, as well as to professionals and online video makers.

With a special arrangement with B&H Photo Video in New York, we are able to provide the Internet Video Magazine readers with great prices - often the best you will find anywhere! more info

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San Diego, CA

April 13, 2011

Great new Online Video Contests - New Internet Video Contests

Make some money, get famous, share and distribute your video. Show the world what a great video maker you are.

Do you have a Great Web Video? A wonderful Internet Video? Submit it and make some money. Get your videos seen by the world

New Online Video Contests - Check out these great contests and competitions to win money, get famous and make sure that everyone sees your videos! read the press release

"Making Video Social" Becomes Theme of User Generated Video Content on April 11

OSLO, Norway and PALO ALTO, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Creaza, a pioneer of cloud-based video services, made it official when Chief Executive Officer, Jostein Svendsen, unveiled the award-winning start-up's exciting new cloud-based video production platform. Creaza's "social video" service is a revolutionary new solution that allows users to shoot, edit, share and store their self-generated videos. It is a very user friendly, cloud-based video-editing tool that quickly and easily allows consumers and businesses to edit their video into a produced package, with a wide range of professional editing techniques. Even beginners can shoot raw footage from with a mobile phone, quickly produce a broadcast-quality video and share it with their friends on their favorite social networks read the press release

ViewCast Osprey 710e HD Card Combines HD/SDI Video and

AES Digital Audio Capability in a Single Card

New Osprey® video capture card simplifies workflow for webcasting, live streaming, podcasting, mobile TV and Video on Demand applications

Plano, TX, April 12, 2011 - ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over enterprise, broadband, and mobile networks, today unveiled the newest addition to its legendary Osprey® series of high definition (HD) video capture cards. The Osprey 710e HD is an advanced video capture card that allows users to ingest a combination of high-definition serial digital interface (HD/SDI) video and AES digital audio using four built-in AES/EBU inputs. This architecture eliminates the need for separate AES-to-SDI embedding equipment and simplifies overall workflow. Professional broadcasters, governments and OEM system integrators with broadcast-grade, HD/SDI video and AES audio needs can now use one card to deliver digital video and digital audio signals for their webcasting, live streaming, podcasting, mobile TV and Video on Demand (VOD) applications

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New Take Control Book Covers Media Handling on the iPad and iPad 2

Jeff Carlson's new ebook, Take Control of Media on Your iPad, Second Edition, takes readers beyond the basics with a full discussion of using media on the iPad or iPad 2.

Sebastopol, CA—April 12, 2011 - Owners of either the original iPad or the slim, new iPad 2 will find much to enhance their enjoyment of Apple's magical tablet in TidBITS Publishing Inc.'s latest ebook, Take Control of Media on Your iPad, Second Edition (TidBITS Publishing Inc., $15.00 USD), written by digital-media expert Jeff Carlson.

Carlson carefully covers the basics, so even new iPad users can get up to speed quickly. For those who want to go further, Carlson expands their media universe, helping them explore a variety of options, whether they want to read ebooks, enjoy music or audiobooks, watch video, or view photos. The ebook also helps readers integrate their iPad with an Apple TV, and it has tips that will help iPad 2 owners take better photos with that device's cameras.

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New Sennheiser MKH 8060 and MKH 8070 Shotgun Microphones Take Center Court with Veteran Network Mixer Jonathan Freed

New York--April 12, 2011

MKH 8060 and MKH 8070 Excel in both Analog and Digital Environments, Extending Sennheiser’s Legacy of High-Performance Broadcast Microphones

Fixstars Releases H.264 Software Encoder Accelcoder v2.2 at NAB 2011

Introducing the Industry’s First 2D/3D Express Authoring Feature

Las Vegas, NV 04/12/2011- NAB Show 2011 Fixstars Corporation today announced
its release of Accelcoder v.2.2, the newest version of the Software Encoder. The update
features a 2D/3D Express Authoring tool, allowing the output video to be written directly
to a Blu-ray disc. read the press release

GlobeNet’s High Performance Capacity

Supports Rich Multi-Media and Video Content Transport

Offering Reliable, Low Latency Transport for Carrying Large Volumes of Video Traffic

Boca Raton, FL – April 12, 2011 - GlobeNet, an international wholesale provider of submarine capacity, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Oi (Bovespa: TNLP3, TNLP4, TMAR3, TMAR5, TMAR6 and NYSE: TNE), announces today at the 2011 NAB Show , its high performance capacity supports rich multi-media and video content transport, including distribution for news, entertainment, social media, music, and sports programming. With its reliable, low latency transport options, GlobeNet’s international capacity and Ethernet services are ideal for fulfilling demands for large volumes of video traffic. read the press release

Cool-Lux To Showcase New Mini-Cool Accessorized Kit at NAB 2011

LAS VEGAS (April 12, 2011)— Cool-Lux, a leading innovator and manufacturer of video and film lighting products, announces the launch of their latest Cool-Lux Kit, the LK2052 Mini-Cool Accessorized AC/DC. Cool-Lux will feature the new Mini-Cool LK2052 kit along with its entire product line in the Cool-Lux booth located in Central Hall (#C7239) at NAB.

The key component to this kit is the Mini-Cool’s versatility, which is provides videographers proper lighting regardless of their location, due to the product’s power and small-size design. The Mini-Cool can be mounted just about anywhere including on camera for on-location interviews and off-camera on ceiling grids for planned sessions. The Mini-Cool soft box provides hi-quality direct lighting on the go. It can even be mounted to a light stand and be used to bounce light off of an umbrella to provide beautiful soft lighting effects. read the press release

NewTek Redefines Capabilities of a Live Production System

TriCaster 850 EXTREME with IsoCorder technology will change how producers approach live production

LAS VEGAS NAB Show April 11, 2011 NewTek, worldwide leader in portable live production and 3D animation systems, today introduced TriCaster 850 EXTREME, an advancement that blurs the lines between live and post production and will radically change the way an integrated live production system is defined. TriCaster 850 EXTREME includes proprietary NewTek IsoCorder multi-track recording technology, which provides the ability to record up to eight channels of video from either inputs or outputs. TriCaster 850 EXTREME offers important additional benefits, such as direct support for any Apple® AirPlay®-enabled app or device, plus EQ and compressor/limiter capabilities on every audio input and output. read the press release

Octoshape and Kulabyte Combine the Power of High Quality Signal Acquisition with Live Video Transcoding in the Cloud

Octoshape’s Infinite Uplink and Kulabyte’s Hyperstream Live revolutionize live video streaming from remote venues for major sporting events

2011 NAB Show April 11, 2011

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National Association of Broadcasters Show – Streaming media innovator Octoshape and Kulabyte, an encoding technology and services provider, today announced a partnership that provides a unique solution to the resource, bandwidth and footprint constraints that limit live event encoding and streaming from remote venues. read the press release

Digital Rapids Previews Next Generation of High-Volume Transcoding Software with Cloud Support, Intelligent Automation and More

* Transcode Manager 2.0 powered by new Kayak application foundation

April 11, 2011 -- NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids has unveiled version 2.0 of the award-winning Digital Rapids Transcode Manager enterprise-class, multi-screen media file transcoding software. Transcode Manager 2.0, built on the groundbreaking new Kayak application platform, combines outstanding quality, intelligent automation and exceptional performance for transforming high volumes of media between acquisition, production, archive and distribution formats. New features include powerful, logic-driven process automation; greater deployment flexibility; and seamless scalability beyond facilities into the cloud. read the press release

DALET Integrated MAM solution for Program and Promo workflows optimizes content preparation

New York, NY ­ April 11, 2011 ­ Dalet Digital Media Systestems (, a leading developer of enterprise Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, unveiled the new MAM-based program, Dalet Media Life, at NAB 2011. Dalet Media Life manages the complex media management requirements of high-volume, multi-platform program producers, such as broadcast networks and thematic channels. Media Life combines the robust Dalet Media Asset Management platform with specialized tools covering the complete programming chain ­ from ingest, QC, compliance, and content enrichment to playout, distribution, and archiving. "Dalet Media Life provides broadcasters a complete set of features and capabilities integrated within an open, enterprise Dalet MAM platform. Natively integrated task-specific tools address specialized areas of program preparation, while Dalet's advanced workflow engine orchestrates resources, assets, and tasks to efficiently manage program and promo preparation across the entire production chain," says Raoul Cospen, Director of Marketing, Dalet. "The Dalet MAM core provides a precise control layer across systems and sub-systems, including the management of multiple adaptations and uses of a title. Media Life's flexible data model associates the technical aspects of language dubbing, subtitling, and closed captioning with the media essence, ensuring accurate distribution of assets."

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Online video is one of today’s most engaging and powerful social-media marketing mediums.

San Diego, CA April 11, 2011

It’s a wonderful tool for showing what your company does, explaining how your products work and spotlighting customer testimonials. Many businesses want to use video to help them market their products and services but don’t know how to do it well.

To be effective, a Web video has to look good, sound clean, and be short.

You don’t have to hire a professional video producer to shoot your online videos. You can do it yourself if you just remember a few basics. read the announcement

April 10, 2011

Ikan rolls out the new VX7 HD Monitor with Peaking and False Color Features

The VX7e introduces Peaking and False Color features to ikan’s popular VX series of HD monitors. The VX7e is equipped with both Monochrome and Color Peaking features which highlight sharp lines and stark contrasts for optimal focus control. The False Color feature utilizes a full spectrum of assigned color indicators, ensuring flawless shot exposure. The VX7e also provides every connection needed in the professional video industry including HD-SDI, HDMI, composite and component inputs. With a sparkling screen resolution of 1024 x 600 and features such as Moveable Pixel to Pixel, Blue Gun and Digital to Analog Conversion, ikan’s VX7e is the professional grade, on-camera monitor that you can’t work without. read the press release

Bite CP, a top UK Creative Agency, selects vzaar to power online video for high profile clients

London UK. April 6th, 2011

With a business based on creative content and digital design, Bite CP has selected vzaar to provide high quality, reliable video hosting for their own site, as well as to be the video hosting platform of choice for their high profile clients, such as John Lewis and Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL). read the press release


April 5, 2011

Seaside, CA

Mobile advertising networks delivered 340 billion filled and billed impressions across the globe in 2010, generating $794 million in media spend, and earning $254.3 million in net platform and media services-related revenue, according to a comprehensive sector analytics report released by AccuStream Research. read the press release

marketers and agencies plan to increase their Digital Video Advertising (DVA) spend by 22% in the next year.

NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2011) – “An Inside Look at Demand-Side Perceptions of Digital Video Advertising,” a comprehensive survey examining the views of marketers and agencies, reaffirms that the shift in ad dollar allotment has solidified. The study, released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and conducted by Advertiser Perceptions, shows that 69% of marketers and 55% of agencies plan to increase their Digital Video Advertising (DVA), with a 22% growth predicted in the next 12 months. Those surveyed project they will spend 17% of their total online display advertising budget on DVA in the next 12 months. The results of the study were announced at the IAB Digital Video Marketplace where almost 400 industry executives gathered to address the most pressing issues across the digital video platform. read the press release


NEW YORK – April 4, 2011 – Providing interactive pre-roll gets easier for publishers and is more accessible for advertisers today as Innovid, ( the makers of iRoll®- the standard in interactive pre-roll, announced the roll-out of the iRoll apps™ product. The announcement was made during the IAB’s 2011 Digital Video Marketplace. iRoll apps™ is an easy to use new tool created exclusively for Innovid’s media partners to utilize in the creation of interactive pre-roll campaigns offering immediate turnaround time, no additional creative needed all with massive scale. iRoll apps™ is a streamlined and innovative new user experience that changes the way Innovid’s clients and partners create iRoll® campaigns. Through iRoll apps™ any pre-roll campaign can now include interactive functionality such as: Facebook sharing, coupon downloads, store locator, ticket purchase, twitter follow and many other features, all with the click of a button. Initially, Innovid plans to roll out iRoll apps™ to existing partners, such as; NBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, BrightRoll and Tremor Media, with many more to be announced in the coming weeks. read the press release

M@dAbout Video Contest

We're STILL looking for videos from bands like you!

The M@dAbout Music Video Contest has been in full swing for a month now and it is going gangbusters! But don't worry, there's still plenty of time for you to enter and win!

M@dAbout is a sketch comedy show aimed at a teen-age audience. M@dAbout entertains as well as teaches life skills using funny sketches, music and animation. Think SNL meets School House Rock.

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International Movie Trailer Festival Contest

April 1, 2011

IMTF's 2011 Festival & Competition
Our second annual Festival is underway. This year, we're accepting trailers in four categories: fiction movies, documentaries, web series, and books. The winner in each category receives $250. The Grand Prize winner earns $5,000 and a meeting with a Hollywood producer.

In addition to the jury prizes, there's a $1,000 People's Choice Award. Last year it went to Beautiful Girl directed by first-time director Max Speed, shown here on location.
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Major-Market Tour Will Showcase Panasonic’s 2011 Line of Cutting-Edge Home Entertainment Products

Visitors Will Have the Opportunity to Experience Award-Winning VIERA Full HD 3D and VIERA Connect IPTVs and Get Hands on with the Latest in 3D Cameras and Camcorders

SECAUCUS, NJ (March 31, 2011) – Panasonic, a worldwide leader in Full HD 3D and Connected TV technologies, announced today the launch of the Panasonic Experience Amazing Tour – a six-week, 15-market tour designed to give consumers a chance to experience Panasonic’s 2011 line-up of home entertainment products including the latest Full HD 3D VIERA TVs and Panasonic VIERA Connect IPTVs featuring a vastly expanded range of interactive apps including gaming, fitness, live sports, video streaming and much more. read the press release

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vzaar Rolls Out Free Web Tools to Help Improve the Internet Video Viewing Experience

Press Release London UK. March 29, 2011

Web video viewers can now measure their capability for watching online videos

The new vzaar tools hub section enables web video viewers to use the Online Video Speed Test to figure out how high of quality of videos they will be able to watch on their office or home computer. Viewers that have been having problems watching online videos can now find out what their Internet download speed is. read the press release


New York Times’ William Horn Teaches New Online Course

Many of us shoot video and share it on the Web, but the results are not always perfect. For those who wish to make their videos better, share them more efficiently and widely, or submit them to an outside website, The New York Times presents “Creating Video for the Web,” an interactive two-week course designed to provide professional help in creating online video content. Taught by New York Times’ Technology Manager William Horn, the course will include daily self-paced lessons, online discussion forums and resources, and a weekly live online session with the instructor. Familiarity with a basic (amateur) video camera is assumed. read the news

Internet Video Magazine Features the best Web and Internet Videos for March 2011

San Diego, CA - March 28, 2011

Internet Video Magazine ( today announced the March 2011 spotlight videos.

See them all at

Our spotlight videos for March included: Foam Fight Club is looking for warriors; 10K in 10 Weeks Intro, Don't Touch My Shit (with Leighton Meester) , Sexual Bases, Tips for shooting Internet Video with your iPhone. Diary of a Salesman. Ransom Note Writing Workshop, the Jennifer Aniston 'Sex Tape' Viral Video and dozens more. read the press release

March 28, 2011

Fast Forward Video's sideKick HD Digital Video Recorder to Debut at 2011 NAB Show

New Multiformat, Camera-Mountable DVR Streamlines Production Workflows and Eliminates Transcoding by Supporting High-Quality NLE Formats Such as ProRes

IRVINE, Calif. — — Fast Forward Video (FFV) is launching the sideKick HD, a multiformat, straight-to-edit, camera-mountable digital video recorder (DVR), at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The sideKick HD is designed to ease the production workflow by providing a versatile recording solution that meets the needs of both producers and post-production editors. read the press release

Quality Claims Management Releases Insurance Tips for Flood Victims

What Should You Do After You Experience a Flooding Disaster?

March 28, 2011 - San Diego, CA - Quality Claims Management now offers important tips for homeowners and business owners who experience a flood disaster. If you have lost your home, or have experienced serious damage, read this before you sign anything your insurance company puts into front of you. read the press release

News from Bing and Xtranormal

March 26, 2011

Bing has teamed with Xtranormal, the next generation filmmakers who bring movie-making to the people, to give anyone a shot at fame and fortune, over $10,000 in prizes and for the first time ever- their likeness memorialized as an Xtranormal character for life. read the news

Optibase Announces the Most Advanced Low-Latency Portable HD/SD H.264 Encoding Appliance Starting at $6,995

New Compact Encoder Incorporates Innovative TurboVideo™ Technology to Deliver Lowest Latency, 1080p60 Encoding and Multiple Channels, As Well As Metadata Insertion

2011 NAB Show - March 25, 2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optibase (a Vitec Company), a leading provider of advanced video solutions, today announced that it will present at NAB 2011 the most advanced multi-channel portable H.264 encoder – a low-latency platform, powered by TurboVideo™ technology, that’s faster, denser, more powerful and more cost effective than any encoder now on the market. read the press release Video upload service with a European focus

This free online service uploads videos to 25 video-hosting communities and social networking sites with a single click

Dinslaken, Germany (March 24th, 2011) - The most important factor in successful Internet video marketing is coverage. ( ) increases views of online videos by up to 500%, by allowing companies to publish their web films automatically on up to 25 international and regional European video-hosting sites and social networking sites. This frees the user up from the time-consuming upload process, whilst the greater spread of coverage increases its chances of greater online contact.

What sets this video services provider from Germany apart is that as well as YouTube,, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Metacafé and Facebook, it also supports top European platforms, such as,, and
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Dailymotion Partners with to Bring Educational Content to its Global Audience

New partnership marks launch of curated educational video content hub

March 23, 2011

Dailymotion, one the largest Web video sites in the world, and, the web’s leading destination and distributor of intelligent video programs, today announced a partnership that will bring’s extensive video library of educational content to Dailymotion’s on-demand, curated content hubs. read the press release

3D Camcorder News

New York, New York - March 23, 2011

No 3D Glasses needed with new DXG 5D7V 3D Camcorder! More info here

Get a new 3D Camcorder and Media player for under $400!

Adobe Pass for TV Everywhere: New Premium Video Authentication Solution Now Available

Secure and Seamless Method for Content Owners and Programmers to Extend Online TV Experiences for Pay TV Subscribers

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 23, 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Pass service, a new authentication solution that enables pay TV subscribers to easily access premium content from virtually any Internet-connected device. Leveraging the Flash® Platform and HTML5, Adobe Pass allows pay TV providers and content owners alike to deliver a wider range of content on more platforms – including Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS, Blackberry and Google TV – and ensure a high-quality, secure user experience. Promoted by the broadcast and cable industry as TV Everywhere, Adobe Pass makes it possible for pay TV providers to authenticate their paying subscribers online and provide them with the anytime, anywhere content experiences that audiences crave, taking TV Everywhere from concept to reality. read the press release

In February 2011, 170 million U.S. Internet users watched online video content for an average of 13.6 hours per viewer. The total U.S. Internet audience engaged in more than 5.0 billion viewing sessions during the course of the month. more details here


--CEO and Executive Producer Thom Beers Leads Original Productions Panel on the Challenges of Producing Their Acclaimed Non-Scripted Series: "Deadliest Catch," "Ice Road Truckers," "Ax Men," "Coal" and More--

Washington, DC -- Top independent television producer and CEO of Original Productions, a FremantleMedia company, Thom Beers will appear with members of his prolific production team at the 2011 NAB Show in a session titled "Testosterone TV: Behind the Scenes with Original Productions." read the press release

Great April Fools Videos

Internet Video Magazine Announces their First Ever Aprils Fools Video Contest

San Diego, CA - March 16, 2011

We love April Fools jokes and pranks. The more elaborate the better. And if you can manage to capture the prank and its results on video, major kudos to you! With that, we are launching the 2011 Best April Fools Pranks Video Contest. No, you don't win anything but we will post your video here and tell the world about how wild, crazy and creative you are. Fame is better than cash, isn't it? more info here

vzaar Reveals Why Online Businesses Prefer Professional Video Hosting Instead of YouTube

Online Businesses and eCommerce Sites need customizable, secure and reliable web video hosting that protects their content and branding

London, UK - March 14, 2011

"As online video is the most powerful marketing tool in the 21st Century, it is very risky to compromise your content by using free online host sites like YouTube," says top online video marketing strategist, Stephen McCluskey, CEO of vzaar. “Businesses need customizable, secure and reliable web video hosting that protects their content and branding." read the press release

Stella Artois® Launches 2011 Cannes Film Festival Competition
for Aspiring Film Stars

March 9, 2011

– Stella Artois is launching the ultimate competition for film fans, offering aspiring stars the chance to play Jacques d’Azur, the legendary (and fictitious) ‘King Of Cannes,’ in a biographical film about his life. In addition to playing the leading role in the film, the lucky winner will also attend the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, to premiere their short film at an exclusive Stella Artois event. read the press release

Roxio launches Roxio Toast 11

March 9, 2011

Santa Clara, Calif., - Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), launched Roxio Toast 11 Titanium for Mac. Toast 11 is a major update that helps extend Mac OS and iLife applications with new capabilities and feature enhancements for capturing, copying, converting and enjoying personal digital media and entertainment. Toast 11 serves as a powerful media hub that makes it simple to take virtually any piece of digital media - regardless of format or where it resides - and share and enjoy it practically anywhere and on any device. read the press release

Check out these new Internet Video Contests

San Diego, CA

March 9, 2011

Make some money, get famous, share and distribute your video. Show the world what a great video maker you are.

Do you have a Great Web Video? A wonderful Internet Video? Submit it and make some money. Get your videos seen by the world

New Online Video Contests - Check out these great contests and competitions to win money, get famous and make sure that everyone sees your videos!

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NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2011:, an innovative online portal featuring intelligent and emotionally charged films for passionate movie buffs, has substantially increased its overall consumer viewer base since the company's inception in October 2010. The web-based site features primarily independent films as well as select movies by first-time filmmakers. Each week, the site introduces a bundle of movies tied to a current event or emotional theme, such as this week's "Education: A Nation in Crisis." read the press release

New Olympus DM-620PCM Recorder Features TRESMIC System Built to Capture Premium Recordings

Intuitive DM-620 digital recorder employs three mics to capture lower bass audio and deliver amazing clarity to speech, music or ambient sounds

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 2, 2011– Olympus, the market leader for portable digital voice recorders and professional dictation devices, builds on its reputation for incredible audio engineering with the introduction of the new DM-620 PCM audio recording device featuring a three microphone TRESMIC system designed to capture low frequency sound for premium recordings.The device also offers cutting-edge technology options like voice guidance for users with assistive needs as well as auto-leveling, scene select, noise cancelation, zoom microphone and low-cut filter for capturing ideal recordings regardless of the environment. All of these features and more are packed into a compact, lightweight, sleek metal body with uncompressed 16 bit/48 kHz Linear PCM recording format enabling you to capture it all. read the press release

Digital Rapids Enhances Comprehensive Encoder Family with AS02 Support, Smooth Streaming Enhancements and More
* Other new features include JPEG2000, H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding enhancements, frame-compatible 3D support and more

March 2, 2011 -- Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids announced today the release of version 3.4 of the Digital Rapids Stream software for the company's StreamZ, StreamZHD, Flux and DRC-Stream encoding and live streaming solutions. In addition to previously announced new features -- including frame-compatible 3D support and enhanced JPEG2000, H.264 and MPEG-2 format support -- the version 3.4 release also includes support for the MXF AS02 application specification, enhanced Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities, expanded video and audio processing plug-ins and more. read the press release

March 2, 2011

New Online Video Contests - Check out these great contests and competitions to win money, get famous and make sure that everyone sees your videos!

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How to get Your Online Videos Found and Watched

All About Google Video Site Maps

San Diego, CA - March 2, 2011 - What is the point of making online and internet videos if nobody watches them? Regardless of whether you are posting your videos to your own website or submitting them to a free site like YouTube, you want your audience to find them. In order to do that, you have to make them search friendly. One of the best tools to do that is Google Video Sitemaps. Read the Story Announces New Hotel Packages for those who travel to Mexico for Dental Work

Planes, trains and automobiles - every year thousands of dental patients come to Tijuana from throughout the US and Canada to get high quality dental care at an affordable price

March 1, 2011- San Diego, CA - Today, Dental Implants Center announced the availability of special Dental Patient rates for two of Tijuana's top hotels, the Grand Hotel Tijuana, (just $68 per night - regularly $140) just a block away from the Clinic, and the Lucerna Hotel ($65 per night - regularly $140), a mere three blocks away. There are also many fine restaurants in the nearby Tijuana Gastronomic District as well as a good selection of shopping opportunities.

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Paralan named as the North American Distributor for Wiesemann and Theis Communication Interfaces

Wiesemann and Theis (W&T) Communication Servers and IO Convertors are now available to North American Industrial, Manufacturing and Warehouse facilities

March 1, 2011 - San Diego, CA

Paralan ( today announced that they are now the US and Canada distributor for Germany's Wiesemann and Theis lines of high speed industrial communication servers and IO converters. By providing W&T products, Paralan now is able to provide a diverse range of industrial communication network interface solutions for TCP/IP, Ethernet, Intranet, RS-232, RS-485, USB, 20mA Glass and plastic fiber optical cables, HTTP, SNMP, OPC, I/O digital, I/O Optical, ISA and PCI bus. read the press release

blinkx Brings 35 Million Hours of Video to Boxee in New App

blinkx TV App Coming Soon to Your Living Room

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that a blinkx app will soon be available on Boxee. The app will be offered through Boxee's App Library and will allow audiences to seamlessly search, discover and watch professionally produced Internet video from top content partners across blinkx's index of 35 million hours of video content. read the press release

AccuStream Research: Professionally Produced and Published Online Video Delivers 47.1% View Growth In 2010

SEASIDE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional video produced, published and hosted by online-only and cross-platform media brands rose by 47.1% in 2010 to 72.3 billion views, the highest annual growth rate seen since 2007, according to a sector report published by AccuStream Research. read the press release

Internet Video Magazine Adds Inside Looks at New Professional and Broadcast Camcorders from Canon, Panasonic and JVC

Check out the newest broadcast camcorders for HD and Internet Video


San Diego, CA – Feb 18 - 2011 – This week, Internet Video Magazine has posted inside looks, reviews and special deals for Canon, JVC and Panasonic Professional and Broadcast Camcorders. read the press release

vzaar rolls out unlimited video storage for online businesses

London UK. February 15, 2011

Businesses can now host and share thousands of online eCommerce, corporate and product demo videos without paying extra fees

vzaar, ( the leading business video hosting service, today announced they are providing unlimited online video storage for their larger business video customers.

Unlike most online video platforms that charge extra for storing and hosting product demonstration, eCommerce, corporate communications, and other types of business videos, vzaar is now providing free unlimited video storage as part of its business video hosting packages for companies with lots of content and lots of traffic. read the press release

Kaltura, Open Source Video Platform Provider, Secures $20 Million in Funding, and Lands Major Customer Wins

New York, NY, February 14, 2011 Kaltura, Inc. (, developer of the first and only open source online video platform, announced today that it has secured an additional $20 million in a round of financing led by new investors Nexus Venture Partners with participation from Intel Capital, existing investors .406 Ventures and Avalon Ventures, and technology lender Silicon Valley Bank. read the press release

Sorenson Media Partners with Kulabyte to Create the Squeeze Live Cloud Encoding Platform

BARCELONA, Spain (February 14, 2011) — Sorenson Media today announced a new partnership with Kulabyte, an industry leader in live HD and mobile video streaming, to bring the new Squeeze Live cloud encoding platform to market. Currently in beta, the new solution, which was announced today from World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain, enables high-volume live video encoding for distribution to any mobile device or computer. read the press release

comScore Releases Inaugural Report, "The 2010 Mobile Year in Review"

Report Highlights 2010 Mobile Trends in U.S., Europe and Japan

BARCELONA, SPAIN, February 14, 2011 - comScoree, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released The comScore 2010 Mobile Year in Review. This inaugural report recaps key trends in the mobile landscape in 2010 throughout the U.S., Europe (EU5) and Japan. The report highlights important components of the mobile market including device trends, smartphone adoption, browser/application usage and mobile content consumption, with a look at how marketers can utilize the mobile medium in 2011. read the press release

Graphics, video and connectivity: driving mobile innovation and growth

MWC, Barcelona, Spain, February 14th 2011: - (
Virtual Press Office) - Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, says that its partners will ship significantly higher volume, well over 200m SoCs (Systems on Chip) using its advanced multimedia, communications and connectivity IP cores, in 2011 as the momentum continues to build in the mobile and embedded market.

Imagination partners have now shipped almost 500m devices cumulatively incorporating its multimedia SoC IP cores. read the press release

Nextreaming releases Smooth Streaming Player SDK for Android and iOS

The company just released the latest version of NexPlayer™ SDK for Android and iOS application makers, supporting now also the widely used Smooth Streaming protocol.

Mobile World Congress Barcelona (Spain), Feb. 14th 2011 /Targetwire/ - Nextreaming, leading provider of multimedia software for handsets, announced the commercial availability of the latest NexPlayer™ SDK for Android and iOS, now supporting also adaptive streaming according to the Smooth Streaming standard. The Player SDK includes the latest features as defined by IIS, being compliant with the already available Smooth Streaming services. read the press release

PowerProduction Software Announces Martini QuickShot Creator™ for Windows

New Post-Production Visualization Plug-in available for Adobe Premiere Pro

Los Gatos, California - February 10, 2011 -
PowerProduction Software, a leading developer of visualization software for film and video production, today announced the release of Martini QuickShot Creator (Martini) for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and CS4 on Windows. Martini, the first plug-in for post-production visualization, makes it easy for editors to direct additional shots and sequences. With Martini’s dynamic power, editors no longer need to use black slugs with text explaining what “shot goes here”. From single shots to multi-shot sequences, Martini helps directors and editors create a better final film. read the press release

Redrock Micro and Really Right Stuff Team for "Best of Both Worlds" HDSLR Rigs

Redrock's industry-leading rigs for video DSLR now offer option for Really Right Stuff clamps

Hollywood, CA - Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional-quality cinema accessories, today announced the new microRRS clamp for adapting the Really Right Stuff line of quick release clamps and plates for use with Redrock's award-winning HDSLR camera rigs.

The explosion of video-capable DSLR cameras (HDSLR cameras) - including the Canon 5D MKII - has resulted in the immense popularity of support rigs from Redrock Micro. Still photographers looking to embrace video have long desired to adapt and use Really Right Stuff, a mainstay in traditional still photography world. Redrock Micro, working in partnership with Really Right Stuff, now offers the microRRS clamp for adapting the Really Right Stuff quick release to Redrock's award-winning cinema rigs and accessories.

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Internet Video Contests and Competitions

New Online Video Contests - Lots of Ways to Make Money and become famous

February 2nd, 2011 - San Diego, CA

Latest online video contests. Do you need votes or views to win a contest? Let OVC help! Send us a link to your video and we'll share it with the OVC community!

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Ross Video’s XPression Graphics System
Shines on Screen Actors Guild Awards

Iroquois, ON, Canada – February 9, 2011 – Ross Video’s XPression 2D/3D CG and motion graphics system was the choice of L.A.-based Mdots/Fontastics to provide on-screen graphics for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which aired live on TNT and TBS, Sunday, January 30th.
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Tongal Launches Brand New $10,000 Why Dialogue Earth Video Project

February 7, 2011 - Dialogue Earth is looking for 60 second Videos introducing Dialogue Earth to potential supporters, collaborators and content consumers. These guys know that the Tongal community is full of great story-tellers, which is why they’re asking you to tell their story in ways that reach and inspire broad audiences to think, “How can I help?” This is an excellent opportunity to create some powerful content for an amazing initiative. The Video Phase is open until February 28th and first place takes home $5,000. read the press release

OKC Director Shoots ‘Stalker’ Video

Denver Duncan Music Video A First For Nokia

02.04.2011– Oklahoma City, OK - Kyle Roberts, owner of the Oklahoma City-based film company Reckless Abandonment Pictures, has released a music video featuring local independent singer-songwriter Denver Duncan.

Set to Duncan’s original song, “Stalker,” the video is the first to be shot entirely with Nokia’s new N8 smartphone.
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Marc Ostrofsky Launches Video Contest Encouraging Entrepreneurship with Gen Z (Generation Zuckerberg)

HOUSTON (Feb. 3, 2011) -- Marc Ostrofsky, Internet entrepreneur, founder of the recently-formed Razor Media Group, and author of Get Rich Click! is excited to launch a video contest encouraging frustrated students with the desire to be their own boss to embrace their "Gen Z" passion for entrepreneurship. read the press release


3 February 2011 – The shortlist for the 2011 IP&TV Industry Awards has been announced today ahead of the Gala Dinner Awards ceremony to be held at Madame Tussaud’s, London next month.

The 2011 Awards - which recognise both service providers and solution providers for their innovation, excellence and achievement in the IP&TV industry - have been expanded to reflect both the growing range of service providers implementing IP broadcast and the growing range of IP-based TV services.

This year the shortlist includes an impressive array of service providers including AT&T, Vodafone, Lovefilm, Deutsche Telekom, BesTV (China), Swisscom, Korea Telecom, Saudi Telecom & the BBC, highlighting the diverse global success of IP-based TV deployments.
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Internet Video Contests and Competitions

New Online Video Contests - Lots of Ways to Make Money and become famous

February 2nd, 2011 - San Diego, CA

Latest online video contests. Do you need votes or views to win a contest? Let OVC help! Send us a link to your video and we'll share it with the OVC community!

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27th Letter Productions' New Thriller “The Surprise Party” is Now Online!

Chicago, January 28th, 2011 – Writer/Director Christopher Schrader's latest film The Surprise Party is

now available to watch in its entirety at Schrader previously helmed the

popular fan film Batman: Black & White, which was seen all over the world and screened at several

comic book conventions. He is proud to make his latest endeavor available for no charge to his site's

visitors. read the press release

Five New Reseller and Distributor Partners Across Europe, the Middle East and Africa Join VBrick’s Partner Program, Yielding Dozens of New Customer Wins and Driving Worldwide Revenue Growth

Wallingford, Conn. – Feb. 1, 2011 – Enterprise IP video leader VBrick Systems today announced that its global partner program reached a significant milestone with the addition of five new, high-profile reseller and distributor partners spanning Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Collectively, these new partners have signed on dozens of new customers across VBrick’s core market sectors including corporate, education and government. The addition of these customers to VBrick’s steadily growing worldwide customer roster has resulted in the company tripling its international revenue in the last year. read the press release

Boris FX Releases Boris AAF Transfer Version 2

Bidirectional Sequence Transfer Tool for Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid

Boston, MA - February 1, 2011 - Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced the availability of Boris AAF Transfer Version 2, a set of two Apple Final Cut Pro plug-ins for transferring sequences between Final Cut Pro and Avid editing and finishing systems. One of the plug-ins exports Avid-compatible AAF format files from Final Cut Pro to Avid editing and finishing systems. The other plug-in imports AAF format files from Avid editing and finishing systems to Final Cut Pro. read the press release

ikan rolls out new LED lighting accessories for video makers

February 1, 2011

Houston, Texas

Need to keep things simple? Then ikan’s iLED ONE is the on-camera LED light for you. This single, interchangeable bulb LED solution is small, lightweight and durable. Switchable daylight to tungsten bulbs and your choice of a flood or spot light configurations gives you absolute versatility and control. read the press release



SECAUCUS, NJ (February 1, 2011) – Panasonic today announces pricing for its 2011 line of full-High Definition (HD) 3MOS models, the HDC-TM900, HDC-HS900 and HDC-SD800; as well as its Full-High Definition 1MOS models, the HDC-TM90, HDC-SD90, HDC-TM80, HDC-HS80, HDC-SD80, HDC-SD40 and HDC-TM40; and the standard definition models, HDC-H100, HDC-T70 and HDC-S70. All 13 models, in addition to a new optional 3D conversion lens (VW-CLT1), will be available in March 2011. more info

Vaddio Previews New High Definition PTZ Camera, Multi-Viewer Camera Controller and Video Whiteboard Kit at ISE 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 31, 2011) – Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems will debut a new high definition PTZ camera, Multi-viewer Camera Controller and Video Whiteboard Kit at ISE 2011. The latest in classroom, videoconferencing and live event technology will also be displayed for demonstration. read the press release

Aquafadas to release its Digital Comics authoring tool

For immediate release
Montpellier, France - January 28, 2011

Aquafadas announces that it will soon release Comic Composer, the application used by
AveComics Productions ( to create digital comics.
The key features of Comic Composer are:

  • the ability to author digital comics for a variety of platforms : iPhone, iPad, Web (big screens), other smartphones
  • the ability to create animated paths, and various pan, zoom and transitions effects
  • the ability to isolate portions of a page and create animations and transitions between them. Comic Composer supports rectangular and polygonal cut-outs
  • full preview of the animations being created
  • export an animated version of a comic to facebook or a blog
  • export in AVE format, an advanced digital publishing format with full support for enrichments such as video, sound, localization...
  • the ability to be distributed on the AveComics platform

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Matrox solution helps Bon Appetit showcase dynamic content across a multi-monitor digital signage platform

Montreal, Canada, January 27, 2011—Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced that Bon Appetit has incorporated the Matrox TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Module (GXM) to power a digital signage installation at the building site for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. The Matrox TripleHead2Go solution allows Bon Appetit to connect three monitors to a single workstation, enabling the leading UK food service provider to display dynamic content across multiple digital menu boards at resolutions of 1360x768 per display. read the press release

CET Universe's Designs Enabled Digital Dailies And Archive for David Fincher Film

STUDIO CITY, CA - CET Universe, a leading provider of services, systems, and solutions for professional audio and video production, assisted David Fincher's post-production team with their file-based camera workflow on ?The Social Network?. The equipment and services provided were used during the film's entire production, saving time and resources for Fincher and his technical crew. read the press release

Canon U.S.A. Collaborates With the 2011 Sundance Film Festival To Launch "The Story Beyond The Still" Short Film

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 20, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and the Official Digital Camera of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, will debut a collaborative film, entitled the “The Story Beyond The Still,” on Sunday, January 23, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. This exclusive event will be attended by Sundance Film Festival guests, industry professionals and members of the media. The film will then publicly premiere on Monday, February 7, on the Sundance Channel and read the press release

January 20, 2011 - Did you know? Film Fights TV has returned after a long hiatus, to a new, fun, looser form! Join me (Justin!) and my friend-for-life Erik Beck, as we watch the top two Heavyweight films of our current "Trouble on Set" fight! more info

January 19, 2011

Dailymotion continues to partner with leading content creators to provide some of the most compelling, high-quality video available to its audience of over 93 million viewers around the world.

Today, the company announced that it is featuring the documentary “Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?

This 5-part documentary, produced by Film@11, has been released at the anniversary of the tragic earthquake. Shot in HD, the series explores the factors preventing billions of dollars in aid from reaching the country’s citizens, while also showing the amazing resolve of the people living in the camps of Port au Prince. read the press release

Systems Alliance Launches SiteExecutive™ 2011

Latest Release of Web Content Management Application Updates Core Functions for Modeling Structured Content, User Administration and Workflow, Along with New Video and Image Gallery, Event Calendar and Profile Directory Apps

HUNT VALLEY, Md., January 18, 2011 – Systems Alliance Inc., a software development firm and systems integrator providing high-value IT and business consulting services, today announced the launch of SiteExecutive™ 2011, the latest version of its flagship Web content management application (CMS). The release includes updates to the core product architecture and management interfaces, as well as several new and enhanced apps, all of which support the creation of highly engaging, multimedia-rich Web properties. read the press release

January 12, 2011


Create Awesome Videos, Get Noticed & Win Prize Money is a new website that awards prizes each and every month for the most popular videos in our contests. Submit your entry, then "Promote Yourself" to get votes and win. Simple, right? There is no cost to join and there are no fees for entering contests; and you own rights to your content. read the press release

Great new Web Video Contests - New Internet Video Contests

San Diego, CA

January 12, 2010

Make some money, get famous, share and distribute your video. Show the world what great video maker you are.

Do you have a Great Web Video? A wonderful Internet Video? Submit it and make some money. Get your videos seen by the world

New Online Video Contests - Check out these great contests and competitions to win money, get famous and make sure that everyone sees your videos! read the announcement for more info

The ikan Recoil XT is the perfect handheld shooting platform for your HDSLR or prosumer video camera

A Complete Solution for Handheld Shot Stabilization read the press release

iGUGU InterneTV Delivers the World of PC- and Internet-Based Content to the Television

The PC-Based System Fulfills the True Intent of Internet Content Streaming by Giving Users Ability to Search, Access and Watch Most Free and Subscription-Based Content Available on the Internet
San Diego, Calif.(1/4/2010) -

Unlike most other Internet content streaming solutions, InterneTV is PC-based allowing the solution to stream virtually any content that can be viewed on the computer to a television in the living room or in the home theater using a compact, feature-rich handheld RF remote control. At the core of InterneTV is a powerful software application that aggregates both subscription-based and free content from hundreds of websites, making it easy and intuitive to search, access and view video content. read the press release

Next To Heaven Returns for a Second Season in 2011

What: Award-winning, surreal, funny, and disturbing remixes of vintage films and live action shorts

January 10, 2011, Arlington, VA

Rob Parrish’s award-winning web series Next To Heaven is returning for a second season in 2011. Season 1 was composed entirely of remixes of public domain film footage from the Internet Archive. Season 2 will feature more public domain remixes as well as live action short films shot exclusively for the series.

Episode 33 from Season 1 (“The Tapes of My Father”) won a Rosebud Award, given for filmmaking excellence in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. “Rest”, a live action film to be part of Season 2 also won a Rosebud. Episode 39 (“Eyebrow”) won the grand prize at the “Love” NewTeeVee Pier Screening in New York City. read the press release

January 10, 2011 Who's that actor? It's on the tip of your tongue. Now there's an app for that

It’s on the tip of your tongue...that guy…from that movie…dating that actress…but what’s his name? Don’t you wish you could find out exactly who he is, read his bio, watch other movies he’s starred in, and more, just by pointing your phone at a screen? VideoSurf (, a video search company with a brand new mobile app, can do exactly that.

Select 4G Verizon Wireless smartphones will feature VideoSurf’s free app. Just point your phone at the screen and VideoSurf will identify the episode, find it online and share an instant video recommendation with your friends. Users can also share what they're watching instantly on Facebook or Twitter without typing a word. read the press release

Dailymotion announced the launch of rapid-response, on-demand content hubs featuring programmed collections of content based on trending topics in social media, search, or even around events and breaking news - all in near real-time.

Containing selections from Dailymotion’s vast catalogue of premium, independent and user generated video, these special site sections are built around timely events and interest areas that consumers are actively looking for. For example, the CES 2011 hub includes the latest clips from last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The hubs will make it easier for users to discover relevant and engaging content while giving advertisers the opportunity to reach highly-targeted audiences. read the press release

muvee Reveal 8 Enhanced with New iPad and iPhone4 Support
Automatic Video Editing Software Also Enables Direct Uploads to Facebook HD and YouTube HD

Las Vegas, NV (January 8, 2011) - Entering its 10th year as a pioneer and leader in home movie-making software and services, muvee <> announced today that Reveal version 8 <> now offers direct export to iPad <> tablet computers and the iPhone4 <> as well as direct uploading to Facebook HD and YouTube HD. With muvee Reveal, consumers can also share and enjoy their home movies by uploading directly to shwup <>, muvee's online private video- and photo-sharing service; burning DVDs; and exporting movies directly to an iPod, mobile phone or PSP. read the press release

New StreamHD from Warpia Wirelessly Extends Your Entertainment World with 1080P PC-to-TV Streaming

Advanced connectivity solution beams media from laptop computer to TV in true HD quality

San Jose, CA, January 5, 2011
Warpia is excited to unveil the newest contribution to their line of wireless connectivity solutions, the StreamHD. StreamHD allows users to view any media from a laptop on a flat screen TV in true 1080P (1920 x 1280) resolution. Content such as streaming video, pictures, movies, presentations, Facebook, Hulu, Joost, Netflix and other applications can be shown on your HDTV without the hassle and clutter of wires. read the press release


LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 – Online video sharing site Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], today announced that it has increased the size of a single file that a Vimeo Plus member can upload from 2GB to 5GB. read the press release

NAVTEQ Demonstrates Next Generation Location Experiences for the Connected Car

Want to keep tabs on your teen-aged driver? Or know how many miles your electric car can drive in mountain terrain? NAVTEQ has those answers—and more

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, today unveiled demonstrations of how it's transforming the driving experience through connected location content. NAVTEQ demonstrates next generation uses of its content at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) (Booth #36026, South Hall) read the press release

Isabella Products Unveils Mini™, World’s First Cellular-Connected USB for Photo-Sharing, at CES in Las Vegas

Mini™ adds wireless capability, connecting millions of digital displays to VizitMe

CONCORD, MA January 5, 2011 —Isabella Products, a leading mobile Internet device and services company, today announced MiniTM, the world’s first wirelessly connected USB stick for photo-sharing. Powered by the AT&T* mobile broadband network, Mini is poised to deliver real-time photo sharing to millions of unconnected digital photo frames, displays, and televisions through Isabella’s VizitMe content management service. Mini will essentially allow users to connect their digital photo frames wirelessly, enabling remote access and management such that new photos can be delivered to the frame in just minutes. read the press release

Funai Electric Becomes First Consumer Electronics Manufacturer to Launch Cloud-Based Interactive Television Solution

Agreement to use ActiveVideo Network's CloudTV to
bring Web-based content to TV and
Blu-ray players

OSAKA, Japan and SAN JOSE, CA (January 4, 2011) – Funai Electriic Co., Ltd. and ActiveVideo Networks™ today announced an agreement in principle that will make Funai the first consumer electronics manufacturer to bring interactive television solutions based entirely in the network cloud to connected televisions. read the press release

Westinghouse Debuts New LED And LCD HDTV Lineups At CES 2011

Super-Thin, Energy-Efficient Westinghouse Lineup Flagshipped By 60” LED And LCD Models

January 4, 2011

Orange, CA -- Westinghouse Digital, one of the leading LCD TV manufacturers in the U.S., announced a stylish new lineup of advanced LED and CCFL HDTVs that will bring the latest high-end technology, styling and features to consumers at an extremely affordable price. The new LED and LCD models combine home-theater picture quality, industry-leading energy efficiency and sleek ultra-slim design to set new standards in HDTV value. Westinghouse Digital will be exhibiting their entire product line by appointment at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show from January 6th – 8th at the Las Vegas Hilton. read the press release

Englewood, NJ – January 4, 2011 – SmartFish Technologies is proud to announce the immediate availability of the Engage Keyboard, the first-ever automated keyboard designed to provide the user with the ultimate comfort typing experience. Unlike traditional keyboards that place your hands in a rigid position, the Engage Keyboard features a patented motion system that studies your typing frequency and makes subtle, comfortable adjustments periodically so your hands and wrists are never in a fixed position while you work. These changes in positioning promote the natural motion of your hands and wrists, providing the highest level of comfort possible. The intuitive and beautiful design of the keyboard allows users to immediately become an expert and enjoy the ultimate level of comfort in their computing experience. read the press release



LAS VEGAS (CES 2011) – January 4, 2011 – MGt, a leading provider of multi-platform software and solutions for billing and customer management to some of the world's most innovative broadcasters, today announced the launch of PayWizard™, a next-generation solution that is set to revolutionize how micropayments for digital content are monetized. read the press release

VIZIO Unveils VIA Plus

Irvine, CA -- Jan 3, 2011 -- VIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced today the VIA Plus ecosystem, the next generation of VIZIO Internet Apps that will provide consumers with a connected CE experience unlike any other. The new ecosystem will allow for unified on-demand content and application consumption across multiple consumer electronic devices including VIZIO HDTVs, Blu-ray players, SmartPhones and Tablets. read the press release

GreenPeak launches three new chips for the RF4CE market

GreenPeak makes it easy for CE manufacturers and MSOs to introduce low cost and robust RF4CE remote control solutions

Utrecht, Netherlands, January 4, 2011

GreenPeak Technologies, a leading fabless semiconductor company, today announced the launch of three new chips, allowing the development of robust and low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote control applications for TVs and set-top boxes, addressing an overall one billion unit annual market. read the press release

Icon Labs Launches Floodgate-Packet Filter, the First Embedded Firewall with Dynamic Filtering

Floodgate-Packet Filter protects medical devices, industrial control systems and other networked devices from Denial of Service and other Internet attacks.

West Des Moines, IA (Jan. 4, 2011) Icon Labs ( a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced the availability of Floodgate-Packet FilterTM, an embedded firewall that allows networked devices to control the packets they process. Floodgate protects against potentially malicious attacks by filtering packets before they are processed by an embedded device. Floodgate provides both threshold-based filtering and rules-based filtering. read the press release