Many of our readers know of Larry Kless from his website and from OnlineVideoPlublishing not to mention from countless industry events he attends, hosts, and organizes. Larry is a tireless Online Video purveyor who interviews and films everyone in the space ranging from VPs of video ad nets to CEOs of OVPs. Below is a playlist of several of his video interviews of said industry pundits for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy and check out Larry’s sites (links above) when you can.
This is a guest post written by Alex Polonsky, car enthusiast and the developer of VidCompare.com
Ken Block is long known for his incredible driving abilities using highly modified cars creating incredible stunt action videos. In his latest Gymkhana video, Ken Block is back in the DC Shoes race car and this time he tackles the streets of San Francisco. Many high traffic San Francisco streets were closed down for a while in order to allow the crew to film the event – even the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
This video is available in HD on YouTube, you can check it out here:
Ken Block’s team builds some amazing cars, all are record breakers in their own way, and all use some of the best car parts on the market. The cars usually go through a full race prep that involves stripping the car down to it’s chassis and rebuilding it from scratch using the latest technology. There are videos available that showcase the car prep, and their research and developement teams do lots of evaluation of every part, even down to the evaluation of a short ram intake vs a cold air intake and how it interacts with the turbo setup, computer, and fuel system.
It’s exciting to see the latest videos and it’s also interesting how YouTube is still the premier hosting destination, but others such as Vimeo have gained a lot of market share and are becoming the YouTube alternative.
The debate over whether your business can benefit from video is nonexistent. With new studies coming out every week on the growing reach of video, it’s clear that if your business has a website, video is an essential. From 30 second demos to large scale UGC submission contests – the possibilities for capitalizing on the world’s rapidly growing consumption of online video are vast.
What is not always so clear is where your videos should be hosted. YouTube is the obvious option. After all, even your seven-year-old cousin knows how YouTube works. Of course, the fact that your seven-year-old cousin is posting videos on YouTube is the first big indication that YouTube may not be the service best suited to your professional content.
Here are five ways that a premium video platform can help your business tap into the full potential of online video that YouTube cannot:
The following is a contributed post by Brightcove.
You already know how important it is to choose the best possible online video hosting solution for your business. The right platform will position you to win viewers, convert customers, and make money across every channel and device that matters to consumers. The wrong one will lead to a costly mess that stalls your success for years to come.
But the solutions available present a baffling array of choices in all shapes and sizes. How do you decide? Half the battle is knowing the right questions to ask.
It’s all too easy to get lost in checklists and spreadsheets of features, specifications, and value propositions. To streamline your vendor selection process, start by focusing on the five key criteria that will make or break any online video hosting solution. You’ll quickly find that the vast majority of vendors fall short in at least one area, and usually more.
In our third annual OVP Predictions piece we look back on the online video space from a general practitioner’s view (mine) and ahead from a leader’s view (the OVP founders, CEOs, VPs, etc.). It’s been another amazing year filled with record breaking events, ups and downs, foundings and shutterings (neither of which are words) and the addition of 10+ new OVPs. It’s a crowded space indeed, a theme you will see often in the words below. Over the years at VidCompare we’ve watched over 100 platforms ebb and flow with the threat of commoditization while roughly 15 OVPs were acquired or rolled-up into other OVPs, and 13 shut their doors. All this while video viewership continued at a breakneck pace. In September 2011 comscore reported that 182 million U.S. Internet users watched online video content for an average of 19.5 hours per viewer. The total U.S. Internet audience engaged in 39.8 billion video views (Wow).
We’ve seen several OVPs begin to specialize in an attempt to pull away from the pack with one OVP in particular making a unique move into the world of cloud-based application management (Brightcove), while Ooyala honed in on analytics and monetization, RealGravity into the world of advertising and syndication, Unicorn Media and Twistage sharpening their workflow management skills, and Magnify.net dominating the world of curated content.
Enough of the obvious, let’s move onto the interesting stuff. This year we’ve culled together an impressive list of predictions from 10 OVPs, and 2 OVP gurus. Continue on to get the inside scoop from those whom have been in the trenches since the early days and don’t forget to leave your comments.
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