One of the things I love best about going to the annual NAB Show is discovering new video production tools…the Padcaster was one of those finds this year.
I shot this short video with the creator of The Padcaster, Josh Apter. Watch it to see why I was so excited about this new aluminum frame for the iPad. Not only does Josh take you through the features, he also shares:
- the only way to shoot video on an iPad (Hint: it’s an app that gives you manual controls (at the 3 minute mark),
- one of the coolest features of editing with the iMovie app (at 4 minute mark),
- and how this strong yet lightweight aluminum frame goes beyond being a simple tripod mount turning your iPad into a mobile video production studio!
If you use your iPad for video, definitely consider The Padcaster to give you the advantages of shooting video on an iPad without breaking it.
As CNET states, “If you’re serious about producing videos with an iPad, the Padcaster is a must-have case.”
Co-Author: Katrina McNeill
Facebook recently rolled out another big change, but perhaps, for once, we are actually pleased with it! Upon exploration of this new feature, we are and we’re ready to share how it can benefit all Facebook users.
What is it?
Graph Search is a new way to filter your search on Facebook. The previous search tool was not perceived so well, but Graph Search seems to finally offer businesses and social users alike, a real resource.
How can we benefit?
For the social user: It’s finally possible to filter down your search on Facebook! Your search is no longer going to simply produce people or page results. With Graph Search, you can really get specific and rummage through your various friendships, photos, page likes and more. You will be able to search through everything you’ve ever done on Facebook, as well as everything your friends have ever done on Facebook (well, that’s public).
For businesses: Not only are you now going to be in more targeted search results, but this tool offers true behavior targeting for your customers. Much like any other user, before this update you could only search for timelines, friends’ pages, other users’ public pages and business or product pages. For local businesses, the real benefit in this search tool will come when it goes mobile. Think of all that “interest” data Facebook holds, compound that with being able to target their location, marketers are going to have a field day! This is expected in the next batch of updates Facebook will make to Graph Search.
How is it actually used?
Facebook new search tool uses “natural language” processing, meaning you just need to search for what you want using “natural language.” If you search “pictures of Kerala in India,” or “bars in San Francisco that my friends like,” these filtered results will be specific and probably very entertaining.
This new tool isn’t all about Facebook trying to enter the search arena. With a lack of significant growth in the average number of friends per user recently, this search feature may help users find more people to network with and is an attempt from Facebook to keep their platform more active.
Some extra tid-bits
• Facebook has a partnership with Bing, so any results that somehow can’t be found with Graph Search will be pulled from Bing.
• Graph Search is supposedly privacy aware. Most content is not public and you can only search for content that has been shared with you.
So go give it a try and let us know what you think.
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
In continuing our short two part series on making money with your videos through Vimeo, today we’re going to look at their Vimeo On Demand which is part of the Creator Services suite of features to help Vimeo creators make more money by making great video.
Vimeo On Demand is an open platform that lets you to sell your work directly to your audience. You have to be a Vimeo PRO member to take advantage of this feature. You keep 90% of revenue after transaction fees, and Vimeo deals with all delivery costs. You can upload your videos into a customizable On Demand page, which you can design to perfectly match your work. You can add trailers, extra features, and a poster if you wish. You can sell films, episodes, and more at the price you want, anywhere you want — including on your own website. The marketing part is still up to you, so you’ll want to engage in as many marketing channels as possible to get viewers to your video.
Below is a short video from Vimeo about this service.
This service was primarily designed to help creators sell films and episodic series – in the hope to getting picked up by larger distribution networks. But unless it’s of an explicit content, Vimeo doesn’t restrict what you can sell on demand. As with Vimeo’s Tip Jar, you get paid via your PayPal account. This is one more option for making money from your video worth checking out!