Archive for August, 2005

You Have the Right to Videotape

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Last month a federal judge awarded $35,000 in compensatory and $6000 in punitive damages to a man state troopers arrested for video taping them while they were performing what he believed to be unsafe truck inspections. Given the Utah rave case and the Oakland police stop reported today, this decision matters because it defines citizens’ [...]

Police Raid in Utah Caught on Tape

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

It’s all over the net, but if you haven’t seen the clip, it’s worth watching (and archiving).

News Roundup: Dailymotion, Clipshack, Patchouli, Veoh, DTV & ION

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

It’s getting harder to keep up with the flood of new tools and services intended to allow posting and sharing of video online. This week, two more vlog hosting/FlickR for video services are out, including Dailymotion, and Clipshack. There is also a new tool for posting video, including Patchouli, which runs on the DotClear CMS. [...]

DigitalSilo, VideoSilo, and MPEG Nation

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Why these folks don’t consolidate their web sites and come up with a single name, I don’t know, but their services look great. I’d be curious if anyone reading this has experience with them. DigitalSilo offers low cost conversion from film and video tape to DVD, and QuickTime, Real, and MPEG formats, as well as [...]

Public Domain Television Shows

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

An interesting list and discussion of television shows in the public domain. Given the union contracts, musical compositions and performances, I suspect much of this material could cause problems for anyone who starts making money from it, but for people doing remixes, there’s some interesting stuff available. I want a PD clip of the Dragnet [...]

Media Matters Launches a Blog

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

Media Matters, a technical consultancy specializing in archival audio and video material that has been cited here before, has just launched DAVA, the Digital Audiovisual Archiving blog. It’s worth adding to your RSS feeds…

The BBC’s Spoken Word Project and Implications for Video

Friday, August 5th, 2005

The more I learn about the BBC’s future plans, the cooler and more responsible they seem. Access to culture, public service, preservation of important works are long term missions, it’s inspiring to watch the ways in which the BBC is allowing others not only to use its holdings, but also to contribute, e.g. by adding [...]

Steve Safran on Saving Current TV

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Steve Safran at Lost Remote has written an interesting post on Saving Current TV. Both the piece and the comments are worth a read. Technorati Tags: video


Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Scoopt is soliciting pictures and videos from people with camera phones, and reselling them to mainstream media outlets. It’s rather like, but it seems more oriented towards amateurs. Technorati Tags: video

NYT vs USA Today re: Online Video

Monday, August 1st, 2005

The NYT reports “More People Turn to the Web to Watch TV.” USA Today says “The future of television lies on television, not the Net,” though the headline is less forward looking than the rest of the piece (by a former colleague, Andrew Kantor). Technorati Tags: video

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting