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!