Archive for June, 2006

NH citizen faces felony charges for videotaping police

Friday, June 30th, 2006

The Nashua Telegraph reports: “Michael Gannon, 49, of 26 Morgan St., was arrested Tuesday night, after he brought a video to the police station to try to file a complaint against Detective Andrew Karlis…On Tuesday night, Michael Gannon brought a videocassette to the police department, and asked to speak with someone in “public relations,” his [...]

Brazil’s Radiobrás to open archives

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

The NYT reports: “On Saturday Brazil’s government announced that Radiobrás, its official news agency, would make its archives and all its future reporting available under a Creative Commons license. The site housing the collection, which includes 150,000 photographs, was designed with free open-source software.”

Urgent: Support Amendment to Strike Flags from Telecom Bill

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Public Knowledge posted this last week. There is still time to call, and the talking points are worth reading. Urgent: Support Amendment to Strike Flags from Telecom Bill: Just yesterday we wrote you to call your Senators to oppose the broadcast flag on the Telecom bill. Today, we have some hope. Senator John Sununu of [...]

Mary Hodder’s rundown of online video stats

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Mary Hodder of Dabble offers a useful rundown about online video: Where are we? Rise of the Videonet: At my session today at Supernova, with JD Lasica (Ourmedia) as our moderator, and Jeremy Allaire (BrightCove), Jonathan Taplin (USC Annenberg Center), and Robert Levitan (Pando), I mentioned some stats and ideas, and I said I would [...]

Google Starts New Video Trial

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

From PaidContent.org Google Starts New Video Trial: Thanks to Burger King, I’m having a mini “Rocky and Bullwinkle” festival. It’s the latest twist at Google Video, where sponsored streaming video debuted Thursday. (BK is also the sponsor behind the Fox downloads/streaming via MySpace.com.) The move fits in with what CBS Digital’s Larry Kramer had to [...]

Pappas stations to launch citizen journalism site

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

From Lost Remote: Pappas stations to launch citizen journalism site: The media group will soon launch CommunityCorrespondent.com, a place for users to share video, photos, audio and text with each other — and with the 27 Pappas TV stations. “News crews cannot always be at the right place at the right time,” said Pappas of [...]

For Mac users annoyed by DRM

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Display Eater is “a tool that allows you to capture any video on your computer screen to a QuickTime movie. You can substitute custom cursors in your video, as well as export it to different media formats. Furthermore, you can do all your capturing, then render all of your clips at once later.” Audio Hijack [...]

Grouper, VideoEgg, Jumpcut, Eyespot: Mixing in the NYT

Friday, June 16th, 2006

The NYT covers online video editing: “We wanted to make video editing over the Internet faster than desktop editing,” said Jim Kaskade, co-founder and chief executive of Eyespot, based in San Diego. “We think it will broaden the base of people who are creative, but may not have thought they were, by creating this tool [...]

The GOP & PBS & MoveOn

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

There is still time to call or write your representative about this: Dear MoveOn member, Everyone expected House Republicans to give up efforts to kill NPR and PBS after a massive public outcry stopped them last year. But they’ve just voted to eliminate funding for NPR and PBS—unbelievably, starting with programs like “Sesame Street.”1 Public [...]

Save NPR and PBS (again)

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

From MoveOn: Hi, Everyone expected House Republicans to give up efforts to kill NPR and PBS after a massive public outcry stopped them last year. But they’ve just voted to eliminate funding for NPR and PBS—unbelievably, starting with programs like “Sesame Street.” Public broadcasting would lose nearly a quarter of its federal funding this year. [...]

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting