Saturday, June 18, 2011

Simple Can Be Good #edtech

I'm always looking for ways to edit video online.  While there really isn't anything I've seen that comes even close to the abilities of local software, there are some very nice basic applications on the web.  In the past, I've talked about Jaycut.  Another site of similar caliber is Pixorial.  What I like about Pixorial is they give you 10 Gb of free video storage for a free account with the ability to add on more later.  I already here the video purists out there saying "10 Gb for video is nothing."  This is true depending on the format you upload.  Pixorial accepts Mp4 which is much smaller in size than your average video file and 10 Gb should be plenty for your standard project. Pixorial does not have a ton of bells and whistles.  It's your standard video editor in the cloud allowing for text overlay, transitions and trimming of video.  One nice feature of Pixorial that is a bit unique is that they provide a number of audio tracks you can add as background music to your video.  now, if they would only come up with a way to strio existing audio.

You can upload your files or (and this makes Pixorial unique in my opinion) you can request a submission kit allowing you to send Pixorial analog video which they will convert to digital for you!  For a nominal fee they will convert "VHS, VHS-C, Digital8, Hi8, Betamax, miniDV, 8mm, DVDs and memory cards (up to 6GB)" Now that's a nice service for those who aren't quite sure how to connect their mini-dv camera and offload files.

Two posts in one nigh and now we're all caught up!
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