Hey all! We’re back from a too-long hiatus. To get back in to things here’s a Quick Hit for you.
Videvo.net is a stock asset vendor that in addition to having paid assets offers free video, motion graphic, music, and sound effect assets. Most free assets require attribution, which can be included in end credits or in a text description published alongside your video (e.g. YouTube video description). Make sure you check the licensing and usage restrictions before using an asset in your production to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Hosting is free and the interface is social media-oriented and tailored for discovering content. YouTube places a focus on faster playback start and all videos are automatically transcribed and captioned. Being owned by Google, videos are also search engine optimized (SEO) on searches using Google and ranked higher in the results.
Vimeo’s free tier has very limited options and a very small weekly file size cap. Focus is placed on video quality, defaulting to HD, and a more professional layout. A different compression method yields sharper videos. Vimeo has the ability to replace a video without creating a new URL, resetting views, or resetting comments and Likes.
||Free & Paid
||Like, Follow, Comments
||Like, Dislike, Follow, Comments
||Upload, Manual, Paid
||Upload, Manual, Automated
||Unlisted, Restrict to specific Google accounts
|Source File Retention
||With Vimeo PRO
||Up to 1 hour response
For a good overview of what a codec is and some of the more common formats, Videomaker has a nice article.
If you’re interested in a deeper dive on how codecs work including information on bit depth, bit rate and color space, David Kong made a great video available here.
Pond5, a royalty-free stock asset vendor we use frequently, has just launched a new Public Domain Project. In it are tens of thousands of audio, video, image and 3D files of historic aoccurances, all free to download and use.
Check out the project and the rest of their offerings.
Vimeo launched a new set of instructional videos in their Video School.
The topic they’re tackling? Mobile video.
They also have a decent Video 101 series.
I introduce to you QuickHits; delicious little nuggets of knowledge goodness.
And with that…
Shazam! Your first QuickHit!
BARKERGK posted a walk-through over on Instructables.com on how to make a slide converter for your cellphone, and for only $10 no less. With the availability of commercial slide converters very rapidly decreasing, this is a great way to convert those old slides you found in the attic while hiding Christmas presents.