Posts Tagged ‘video’

Listening to Explain Why

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

GameratiTV is a year old, and I’ve learned a lot from it. (more…)

Events and Snowmelt Marketing

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Just as snowmelt is an important part of the annual water cycle, events can be a watershed of content that continually refreshes your community. (more…)

Looxcie LX2

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

The Looxcie “Ear Cam” has been upgraded, and I can’t wait to try it out. (more…)

Vanity URLs for Facebook Pages

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Over the past few months, I’ve walked dozens of publishers through the process of setting up vanity URLs for their Facebook pages. If you don’t have one yet, here’s how to make one. (more…)

“Ear Cam” from Looxcie

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Steve Garfield wrote a short post today about The Future of Video. One of the products he linked to is a wearable camcorder from Looxcie. You can check out some early reviews on (aff). (more…)

Social Video: A Wishlist

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

YouTube,, Ustream… there are a bunch of services that cater to the video enthusiast. None of them, to my knowledge, have the functionality I’m looking for.

What do I want?

Most video recorders (from traditional units to digital cameras and smart phones) tag videos to the date and time they are recorded. This is a powerful piece of information. What if I’m recording a seminar at a convention while my wife is recording my daughter playing in the yard? What if there are multiple people recording the same event from different perspectives? It would be cool to be able to see those concurrent events or perspectives side-by-side. Timestamps would allow me to do this.

Most social media sites allow you to build a cloud of contacts (friends). Why not allow me to see which of my friends are streaming right now, and view each stream, sync’d in real time? Why not allow me to go back in history and see the same information?

Event tags can allow me to find video from multiple sources taken at the same event. I don’t know of any service that would allow me to view these videos in a meaningful timeline. What more, if I’m at an event and want to see which streams are live right now, I would like to be able to do so.

Geo-tracking would be similar to event tags, but allow me to see what is going on around me. Hey, look… someone is streaming from Market Street Brewery in Nashville – it looks fun, I better get down there!

I’m sure there are other things one could do with a service that allows robust tagging, time stamping, and filtering. What would you like to see?


Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Have you ever used UStream? How hard is it to set up a stream? How does streaming live video differ from recording for later release? How would you handle multiple video streams coming in at the same time? Is there an easy way to toggle between two contributing video feeds? For instance, if I wanted one camera on the audience and one on a presented, is that possible with UStream? If so, how hard is it to set up?