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Digital champions encapsulate spirit of the age

August 31, 2013

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Video is more than just a useful tool when it comes to showcasing research results or the impact of an intervention – it is primary evidence. Whether you’re recording results in a lab or creating a historical record, video can easily convey more in two or three minutes viewing than a long written document that […]

Kaltura supports video culture through open source and HTML5

August 25, 2013

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For anyone working in video today the emphasis has to be on future standards. Confusion abounds when it comes to video codecs and formats, but in HTML5 – the web’s latest native coding structure – web pages will be able to handle video without using Flash players, or things like Youtube or Vimeo embedding, across […]

Ever wondered if your mobile was a cost-effective video and stills cam? It is.

August 21, 2013

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iPhone tends to have the advantage over Android and other mobiles (Windows 8 has barely launched though and it has a game changer in the Nokia Lumia 1020) in that it has a range of accessories developed especially for people who want to create stunning images on their phone or shoot and edit video. An […]

Scientists with stories, MoJos and mobile video

August 14, 2013

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Scientists with stories (SwS) is a new initiative put together by Duke University and the University of North Carolina. Realising that communication on research helps both funding streams and societal understanding, academics have decided to grasp the nettle and arm themselves with some solid storytelling and multimedia skills. They are part of a new wave […]

4 great tools for the budding video and mobile journalist or film-maker

August 13, 2013

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When it comes to posting your ideas online, either as a virtual ‘notebook’, magazine or multimedia resource for yourself and others there are some incredible tools out there for you to use absolutely free of charge. Four really stand out as ideal for helping people to break into online digital publishing – you can create […]