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Yesterday, I had posted my thoughts on why 2006 is the year when there is going to be a lot of action in the video space. You Tube, vSocial, and scores of other companies have popped up. Some didn’t agree with me, and offered good counter […]

Yesterday, I had posted my thoughts on why 2006 is the year when there is going to be a lot of action in the video space. You Tube, vSocial, and scores of other companies have popped up. Some didn’t agree with me, and offered good counter arguments. Clearly, video is the big theme at the CES. Niall and I got together earlier in the week and recorded our latest podcast: Emerging video trends (Download). It is around 21 minutes in length.

Among the topics we covered: new ways for amateurs to create and share videos online using iMovie and using specialized portable hardware such as the iPod video; the current state of video search; Flash and its role in the video revolution; Brightcove and Google Video as hosting and entertainment providers; how video can change education and worldwide learning and the role of video podcasts in the political process. And much more….so how about listening to the podcast! (In iTunes or subscribe to our feed!)

  1. Listened to the podcast. I think the time may have arrived for internet analysts – and ultimately the general public – to begin to categorize video a little more specifically. We don’t think a blog is a novel. “Internet Video” is lots of things these days – a NYT journalist or any kind of Vlog is different from The Lonely Island-style short web clips is different from downloading Lost to your iPod is different from Yahoo’s new sponsored show is different from Yahoo’s shows. Very different types of content. Maybe we need to be talking about them differently.

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  2. since you mentioned Vsocial, check out http://www.metacafe.com – as opposed to youtube’s strengths as a video host, metacafe is a fantastic entertainment destination. metacafe’s desktop client created a unique new media sharing network. in under 6 months bringing together over 100K active collaborators that submit, review and rank items. the result – the fastest updating new media content stream on the net.

    in the emerging net video arena, it will be one thing to host and tag the videos, and a whole different challange to locate and float the best content. only an army of online editors can acheive this, and this is exactly what MC does.

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  3. We see the future of video on the net as not the current “push” technology but users “demanding” or “pulling” clips they want to see. We have developed a streaming application in conjunction with our SportsCode or Studiocode products that allows users to search videos for specific instances and stream or download just those clips meeting the search criteria. The first commercial website adopting this technology will be launching this service shortly, offering subscribers the ability to generate their own highlight clips.

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