Category: Industry News

Prize bonanza for Rode comp winners

You’re all winners – even those who didn’t come first in any category. That’s the message from Rode whose mega-prize filmmaking competition is now officially over. Not only are the category winners taking away a share of the $80,000 USD prize fund but every one...

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YouTube tightens Subscriber counting

In a move similar to what they did with video view counts, YouTube has announced it’s going to start tightening up on the way it counts subscribers to any given channel. The idea is to make the figures more accurate by removing suspended accounts from...

YouTube Creator Preview

YouTube starts new “new features” show

Apparently in response to demand from its legions of video creators, YouTube has begun its own new show which outlines concepts the company is working on that are yet to be released. “Creator Preview” – snappy title – will be released “regularly” (no actual specifics on...

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Vimeo reacts to user fears about copyright system

Following in the footsteps of YouTube, video hosting site Vimeo is to introduce a copyright-flagging system to highlight videos uploaded to its servers which use someone else’s copyright work (generally, music). The idea is to ensure that no-one’s breaking the law and that copyright owners get...

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YouTube ups analytics for playlists

YouTube has a bit of an obsession with playlists, it seems to us. We’re not fans – we’d rather choose our own selection of videos to watch rather than dumbly sit through someone else’s compilation – but YouTube is insistent so they’ve boosted the analysis they...

Magic Bullet Looks

Magic upgrade now available

Red Giant Software has released its free upgrade for users of the colour grading software, Magic Bullet Looks, as originally previewed in an earlier article. Version 2.5 boasts substantially faster performance, according to the company (and some initial user reports we’ve seen), a keyframable slider to...

Maker Studios

Disney buys YouTube “MCN”

Maker Studios, one of the many so-called “Multi Channel Networks” that sign up YouTube creators and bring them under a common banner and branding, is being bought by Disney – yes, that Disney – for a frankly staggering $500m. You read that right. Five hundred...

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Vimeo buys up Cameo

In our opinion there’s a nasty trend in video apps these days and that’s to have little useful functionality and lots of frivolous superficiality. Can we find an shoot-edit-upload app that we actually like? No we can’t, and Cameo doesn’t sway our opinion either. Fortunately...