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In 2015, 70% of all internet traffic was video. Around the world, billions of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, and on websites each day. Hundreds of millions of hours of video is watched each day too. Restaurants and takeaways are looking to tap into the video craze to help their businesses. But much of the time they are going about it wrong....

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If you’ve used iMovie to create videos, you may have noticed the option for “Ken Burns Enabled”. It’s a feature that lets you control a still image almost as if it were a video clip. Technically it’s quite simple – just a matter of panning and zooming – but the end effect can be quite striking. Ken Burns is an American documentarian – he makes documentary...

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If you’ve read part 1 and 2 of this series you’re probably convinced you can make decent video on your mobile device.  In part 3 I’ll discuss a third app that gives you yet another choice for creating video on the go. WeVideo is a cloud-based video creation and editing tool. I wrote about the web version in the Desktop Edition of this series, but now...

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So you’ve checked out using iMovie on your device and want to look at another option? Maybe you’ve got an Android device and need something different. In Part 2 of this 3 free video editing tools anyone can use series, I’ll be doing an in-depth review of Adobe Premier Clip. It’s available on both iOS and Android. If you haven’t read Part 1 – all about...

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Can you create great video on the go? Yes, you can! As more and more people are moving to mobile, companies are producing apps that offer similar functionality to their desktop counterparts. Well, they've been doing that for years, but now they’re finally getting to the point where they're quite good. Good enough for anyone to create a decent video with nothing but their mobile or tablet. I've...

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In the technical world of online video streaming there are many confusing terms. Here’s a look at four acronyms that you’re likely to see being bandied about online. There’s no need for confusion as the explanation below will show. VSP – Video Streaming Provider or Video Service Provider Unfortunately, VSP is one of those terms that can mean different things depending on context. The most common usage...

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Streaming is all over the Internet, the news, and people’s devices. People use the term “streaming”, but for someone new to the topic it can all get confusing. So to clear it all up, let’s look at three terms related to streaming you should know in order to understand the hype, the truth, and the technology. Streaming What exactly is streaming anyway? It’s actually a technical term...

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animated explainer videos

Animated videos are all the rage. From Hollywood blockbusters to shorts on TV and online, they're everywhere. It turns out they're also a great medium for telling stories and sharing ideas. At one time they were difficult to make, requiring a lot of technical and graphics skills. Now, though, you can find many cloud-based programs that make it easy for anyone to create a great animation....

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Venture capitalist Mary Meeker is regarded as one of the key authorities on technology and the Internet. She recently presented her 2015 Internet Trends Report at a conference and she covered everything from the use of drones to mobile video. She covers a lot of financial information and trends given her current and previous financial interests. But she also gathers facts that are worth noting...

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