I have mentioned Blip.tv previously but I didn’t mention their in-browser video recorder.
Today I decided to try it out and I have to say, apart from a few minor quibbles, I am well impressed. Especially since this function is still in Alpha.
What quibbles did I have? Well
- The counter counting off the time on-screen isn’t very accurate. On my first try, I finished after what the counter told me was 30 secs only to find that the recorded video was 99 seconds!
- There is no pause button – a pause button is very handy in any recording medium and this is no different. It needs one.
- The file sizes generated seem inordinately large (one minute 29 seconds – 324mb)
- I failed to get the video to upload to the site! I had to upload it using UpperBlip (Blip.tv’s free upload tool) and most disturbingly
- You can now see how far my hairline has receeded!
As I said, this functionality is still in alpha but it is indicative of the great spirit of innovation at Blip.tv. I recently published an interview with Mike Hudack, the CEO of Blip.tv, and you can tell from that interview that Blip.tv are going places.
[Non-disclosure] – I have absolutely no affiliation whatsoever with Blip.tv, I just happen to think they are cool!
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Out of curiosity are they using Flash to capture the webcam?
Funnily I couldn’t even consider making a movie of myself, but it appears that video blogging is really catching on judging by the volume of content going up all the time.
I reckon that anyone in this space is going to do very well (if, of course, they suceed in monetising the space well), and as we all move toward a more content rich internet video is certainly going to be one of the major drivers.
Richard, they are using a Java app to capture the webcam.
Looking forward to learning how to use all these new features and apps @ it@cork Blog training evenings Tom.
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