A recent post on Google products forum announces that YouTube Video Editor and Photo slideshows will be discontinued in September. Apparently, there were a limited number of users of these features. So, Google has decided to cancel them completely so they can focus on “building new tools and improving on other existing features.”
I’ve only been putting content on my YouTube channel in its current incarnation for a relatively short time. I had a channel years ago that did rather well, but YouTube (and the rest of the web) was a much simpler world back then.
Social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter had only just launched. Instagram hadn’t even been thought up. There wasn’t really a whole lot of creators out there publicly on the web, either. Today, it’s all very different. So, this is how and why I market my new YouTube content on social media.
When you create a vlog, a video tutorial or any kind of video material, a lot of factors play a role in the number of views you get. It’s not just about creating quality content and making it interesting, but you should also know human nature and some psychology to make the videos more engaging.
A recent study offers a simple psychological trick that can double the views on your videos. And it comes down to one single word. According to the study, you should say it twice in the first five seconds of the video to make people stick to it and get more engaged. And if you’d like a hint: I used it in the very first sentence of this article.
The news that Lok Cheung and Kai Wong left DigitalRev TV certainly shocked their fans earlier this year. After they’d parted ways, it seemed like DigitalRev were struggling to keep the viewers’ attention. But now they’ve launched a new channel called Burst Mode. After a seemingly rough period, they may be experiencing a Christmas miracle and actually getting back on track.
The Yi 4K is a pretty great camera already, especially for what it costs. Yi, however, did something pretty unique with the Yi 4K. When they released the new camera, they also announced that it would come with an Open API. While most aren’t able to take advantage of this, what it does do is allow developers the opportunity to talk directly to the hardware and create custom apps for the Yi 4K.
Thanks to the Yi Open API, Mn_nH now brin us one of the features that a lot of Yi 4K users have been begging for. You can now stream your Yi 4K camera directly to YouTube and Facebook through a new iOS app. Not only can it send live to these servers, but it seems that it can stream to both of them simultaneously.
The kits are designed to be an all-in-one solution for independent YouTube content creators who don’t want to have to figure out everything they need to get up and running quickly.
The Cinematography Database was one of the more recent YouTube shows I really started looking forward to the each week as new episodes were released. Now, the creator of the show, Cinematographer Matt Workman, has been forced to shut down the show in its current format over Copyright issues.
In the latest video to the Cinematography Database channel, Matt explains what happened, his decision to end the show in its current format, and possible plans for the future.
This week, Getty have launched the new Getty Images Virtual Reality Group with over 12,000 360° images, as well as gigapixel content from major events and venues.
I only recently came across the YouTube channel of Australian wildlife photographer, Derek Hilton, but it’s one I quickly became fascinated with. It’s probably the only photography channel I’ve seen on YouTube dedicated entirely to wildlife.
In this pair of videos, Derek gives us some tips on photographing wildlife at night. Interestingly, one of the tools he uses in these videos is the Gary Fong Lightsphere, something I wouldn’t have ever considered for such outdoor use.
Today, as is the case most days, I check out my phone to see that I have an app update. Given the number of iOS apps I’ve used over the years that have suddenly become useless, unstable, or removed significant features with newer versions, I’ve disabled automatic app updates.
Upon seeing that an update was available for the YouTube app, what a joy it was to see that they’ve finally added Google Cardboard support for both 360 degree videos using the phone’s built in accelerometers, as well as 3D video!