Clipchamp Raises $9 Million in Series a to Empower the World’s Creatives With Its Next-Generation Video Creation Platform

Lead investor, Tola Capital, backs Clipchamp as the company launches US presence  Global video creation platform Clipchamp, Inc. announced it has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round to deliver on its vision of making the creation of beautiful video content accessible to creatives and enterprises. Originally founded in Australia, Clipchamp also announced the company has reincorporated in the United States, with its headquarters remaining in Brisbane, Australia. The Series A funding round was led by Tola Capital …

Wave.video to Announce New Video Marketing Solution for Small Businesses

New solution to help small businesses effortlessly build video-centric marketing campaigns Wave.video will reveal a major product transformation on November 20th. The new product roadmap, named "Video funnels", will use Artificial intelligence (AI) to help digital marketers and small businesses create, repurpose, and manage videos for the entire customer journey. "There is a vast and underserved market seeking affordable video-centric solutions that combine hosting, editing, and conversion tools for the entire marketing…

What’s Behind the Internet’s ‘Ghost’ Videos and Why High-res IP Cameras Are the Best Protection Against Ghosts…

Crockery flying through the air, dolls randomly moving their arms and foggy apparitions moving through abandoned buildings – the internet is full of videos with alleged ghost sightings. The phenomenon is easy to explain, however: "Ghost videos are full of optical illusions, technical manipulations and faults" explains a spokesperson for Berlin-based Smartfrog. The company, which specializes in the Internet of Things, knows its way around video surveillance and offers a complete home surveillance package which includes an…

Synamedia Augments Video Network Portfolio with Telestream Vod Workflow Products

Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced that it is augmenting its video network portfolio through a partnership with video on demand (VOD) workflow solutions vendor Telestream. The partnership builds on Synamedia's announcement of new products at IBC that are designed to simplify and optimize end-to-end video workflows. Synamedia will be showcasing its video network portfolio, among other solutions, in its booth #2311 at the SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, October 1 –  3, 2019 in New Orleans.…

Panopto Expands North America Video Cloud, Launching New Infrastructure

Panopto announced the expansion of its cloud infrastructure, launching a new video hosting option on the Canadian-based Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center. With this announcement, businesses and universities based in Canada can now host their Panopto video libraries on an in-region cloud that complies with organizational data storage policies. Today's announcement is in response to accelerating demand for Panopto across Canada. To date, Panopto Cloud has been available from datacenters in the United States, Europe and…

Oracle and Kaltura Enter OEM Partnership to Enable Advanced Video Experiences Across Oracle Content & Experience

Kaltura’s Video Platform as a Service Will Power Video Experiences and Workflows Driven Through Oracle Content & Experience Oracle and Kaltura, the leading video cloud provider, announced that Oracle will OEM the Kaltura Video Platform as a Service (VPaaS). This partnership enables Oracle to add advanced rich media capabilities to its cloud products, including interactive video creation and editing, management, search, cross-platform video playback and engagement and intelligent media analytics. As a result of the…

NewBlue Targets Larger Market with Innovative Update of Pioneering Video Titling Solution

NewBlue, a leader in video and broadcast graphics tools, has revamped its pioneering post-production titling software with a new release designed to help customers elevate the value of their work and speed overall production time. Titler Pro 7, available this week, has a re-tooled engine to fuel improvements in both speed and performance, and a suite of time-saving features to help users more quickly create graphics that enhance, explain, or otherwise support a video's content. It also comes with over 500 new…

It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right: GoPro and Quik Apps Combine for One Awesome Mobile Editing Experience

GoPro App Update Unlocks New Features and Tools for Photo and Video Editing; Lays the Groundwork for Future Innovation Got content? GoPro is here to help you view, edit and share it faster and fresher with its new GoPro app update, released. The update integrates the best of the Quik video editing app into the GoPro app, and introduces a fresh visual design, improved storytelling tools and enhanced filter capabilities, all powered by a revving new software engine. This is the first in a series of GoPro app updates…

Video Marketing Stats That Every Marketer Needs to Know

Did you know that you can increase landing page conversions by up to 80% with the use of a video? Did you know that Email Marketing campaigns using videos can increase open rates by up to 6 times? If you want better responses you should consider this medium. It takes a lot of work and resources to make a good presentation. Besides the camera, lights, editing software and other equipment, there is also the material and its delivery. Writing a script is hard enough, but even the most compelling script needs a charming…

iQIYI Launches Interactive Video Platform Plug-in in Premiere Pro, An Easier and More Accessible Way of Making Interactive Videos

iQIYI, an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced to release its interactive video platform plug-in (IVP plug-in), the industry's first interactive video platform tool directly applied onto a video editing software. IVP plug-in enables creators to edit, preview and export interactive videos directly in Adobe Premiere Pro (referred to as PR), decreasing the technical requirements for video production, saving both time and cost in learning a new platform. At present, the IVP plug-in is…

Introducing Shutterstock Elements, Thousands of Cinema-Grade Video Effects for Filmmakers

Blockbuster-quality video effects created by industry professionals, including 4K lens flares, essential transitions, captivating video kits with smoke, fire, explosions and more Shutterstock, Inc., a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, announced its new footage offering—Shutterstock Elements. Over 3,000 elements captured on cinema-grade cameras and lenses have been added to the site, including transitions, lens flares, VFX (visual effects), video…

Wochit Re-Invents Video Creation Once Again: New Wochit Collage Unleashes Your Creativity

Wochit, the leading video creation platform, announced the launch of Wochit Collage. This new functionality allows professional and non-professional editors alike to create one-of-a-kind creative videos. The new, innovative user interface makes it easier than ever to create dynamic layouts of all kinds for better storytelling. Traditionally, creating video compositions including split-screen, cutaways, picture-in-picture and other sophisticated layouts required video specialists who can handle the cumbersome and…

Magewell Enhances Video Capture and Conversion with Three New Software Tools

Free Downloads Provide Streamlined NDI Conversion, Video Recording and Integrated Nle Video Ingest with Company's Popular Internal and External Capture Devices Magewell is continuing to add customer value to its market-leading video capture devices with the introduction of three free software tools. Magewell Bridge for NDI enables users to convert source video into NDI streams for live, IP-based production, while version 3.0 of Capture Express records video to files at up to 4K resolution. The third tool, a plug-in…

Getting Started With Video Content Marketing

You hear it everywhere, that you should be using video marketing in your business. But what is it and where to start? If you think that it’s all about those big brands shooting movie-style commercials we all see on TVs, you are wrong. This is called video advertising or video ad, when marketers pay for this component of the video marketing to reach the audience forcibly, including sponsored ads on Facebook or pre-roll ads on YouTube. Video ads are a component of video marketing, however, not all marketing videos are video…

Five Steps to Make Video Production Easier!

The year 2018 has bought about a revolution in the video production process for marketers. It’s no secret really; video is here to stay and make its imprint in the world of business. From augmented reality to interactive video, the technology video landscape is getting bigger than ever! This development comes as a delightful opportunity to target qualified leads and convert more users into prospects with the help of video marketing. According to HubSpot, 97% of marketers say videos have helped increase the user…

Kleiner Perkins, Shasta Ventures, Sinai Ventures Invest $1.7 Million in Popular Video Maker Kapwing

Company Founded by Two Former Googlers Aspires to Make Short-Form Video Production a Quick, Intuitive Task for Everyone Rather Than a Specialized, Full-Time Profession Kapwing, the popular video editing website, announced that it has raised $1.7 M seed round to expand its online video editing platform for casual creators. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins with participation from Shasta Ventures, Sinai Ventures, Village Global, Shrug Capital, and ZhenFund. The funding will be used to accelerate Kapwing's product…

Editing is the New Coding

One of the first movies that really left a mark on me was WarGames. It was the summer of 1983. I was 8 years old and was already what can probably best be described as "an optimism fundamentalist". So instead of focusing on the dystopian reality that the threat of nuclear holocaust was going to be a permanent cloud over society for the rest of my life, what struck me was the exciting realization that computers were going to play a far bigger role in people's lives than simply making it easier for them to delete…

Consensus Snap™ Launches With Instant Video for B2B Sales Communication

Consensus, the SaaS company at the forefront of Demo Automation,  announced their newest product Consensus Snap™. Snap enables sales reps to engage multiple stakeholders quickly by instantly recording, sending, and tracking screenshot video demos on the fly. "Customers are eight times more likely to respond to a personalized video, and more likely to share the video so that sales reps can quickly discover and engage the entire buying group," said Garin Hess, Founder and CEO. Record your video, then copy a custom…

8 Proven Strategies to Make Video Marketing Successful for Your Small Business

Every day, people watch billions of videos. TechCrunch reports that 8 billion videos are watched on Facebook every day, Bloomberg reports that 10 billion videos are viewed on Snapchat every day, and videos on Instagram and Twitter are climbing rapidly in popularity. Twitter even started to show view counts on their videos as businesses look for more detailed metrics. We saw the increasing popularity of video more than a year ago, when we wrote: For SMBs and entrepreneurs, video content will be especially…

Automated Content: How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Content Throughout the Organization

Content. It’s a blessing and a curse. Content is at the core of marketing technology and so many other areas of business. From product to business intelligence to sales to customer care and support, HR, legal (this list goes on) businesses are tasked with curating, aggregating, creating, publishing and making sense of growing volumes of content. A few years ago, I conducted research on content marketers’ greatest pain points. The clear winner? Creating content. The need for more content, for better content, for enough…