Google embraces 360-degree video with new Street View certification for cameras

Google’s Street View is one of those amazing things we take for granted. At the tap of a button we can be transported to millions of places around around the globe and take a 360-degree look around as if we were standing right there. And now Google wants to put the power of Street View right in your hands. On its Keyword blog, Google has announced a new “Street View ready” certification standard that will let anyone publish an interactive tour fit for Maps. Previously, creating 360-degree videos required a…

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Video technology in the A-League It is important VAR use is restricted to clearly wrong decisions

Skewing away from that basic rule will open up all sorts of problems, grey areas and furious debates over interpretation that football does not need. Amidst all the hysteria, particularly on social media, over the decision to award Jordy Buijs’ goal for Sydney FC against Perth Glory, fans need to distinguish two very different arguments. 1) Should we actually have the VAR at all in football? 2) Should Bobo have been adjudged to have interfered with Dino Djulbic in the A-League semi-final on Saturday night? If, as you suspect it…

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Mexican student’s musical talent wins video contest

Mariana Osorio’s video soundtrack, an original song about how she travelled from one of Mexico’s most dangerous and impoverished states to study art and music in New York, clinched the win for InternationalStudent.com’s Travel Video Contest. “I challenged myself to create something different with the hopes of continuing my dreams of studying in the United States” In the video, ‘This Magic World’ Osorio sings about how she learned the violin “’cause I knew that it would take me to places I’d never seen”. Her efforts paid off, she sings, as…

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Google Duo Aims to Make Video Calling Super-Easy

Google on Monday launched Google Duo, a one-on-one video calling app that runs on iOS and Android. The app will be available worldwide in the next few days, said Justin Uberti, principal software engineer at Google. Duo switches from cellular service to WiFi, and transitions from high-speed to lower speed wireless service smoothly, promising to let users continue video calls irrespective of their location and service speeds, although video degradation may be apparent on slower services. A separate account isn’t necessary to sign up for the app — a phone…

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Rotating Videos with the Movavi Video Editor Review

While you may normally be fairly carefully when you’re recording videos – at some point or other you’ll probably end up with a video that is oriented incorrectly. It may be because you were in a hurry, or it may just be that you forgot – whatever the case, you need to fix the problem and the way to do that is to rotate your video. The fastest way to rotate videos is with the Movavi Video Editor. Regardless of whether you need to rotate the entire video or just…

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Video Archives: Working With Your Old AVI Files

You’ve probably seen an Audio Video Interleave file before and not even known it – it’s commonly abbreviated as “AVI.” AVI files are multimedia files made by Microsoft as part of its “video for Windows” technology. Mostly, this format is used for encoding video that’s playable through Windows Media Player or supported third-party players. If you’re on a Windows machine, or you’re downloading and viewing a lot of AVI files, you’ll want to know the benefits and limitations of these files. Compression For Streaming If you are sending an AVI…

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Canon to buy network video camera maker Axis

Canon is planning to buy Swedish security camera maker Axis Communicationsamid slumping demand for digital compact cameras. The tender offer is worth about ¥333 billion (US$2.8 billion) and has been approved by the three largest shareholders in Axis, Canon said Tuesday. Canon already makes its own security cameras, but with Axis it will gain a broad range of IP-based video surveillance products and an open application platform for third-party app development. Cameras make up nearly 40 percent of Canon’s sales, but as smartphones have damped sales of digital compact cameras,…

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