What to Do With All That Video on Your Digital Camera or Mobile Phone — Mix It and Share It
Today, capturing video of everyday life is a part of everyday life, with nearly all digital cameras and 30 percent of mobile phones sold worldwide in 2005 offering video recording capabilities. More than ever, consumers are taking video of important life moments — such as graduations, weddings, family vacations and baby’s first steps, or of spontaneous events at the beach or at a music concert — not on the old camcorder, but on their cell phones and digital cameras. The question is, what do you do with all that video and how can you share it with family and friends across the country?
Today, there’s an easy way to make use of video taken from everyday devices, and the best news is that it’s as easy as a few clicks of a mouse. Enter Eyespot, www.eyespot.com, a free online service that lets you easily upload your videos from phones and cameras, quickly edit those files if you’d like and mix them together with other short clips. You can use clips of your own or select from other people’s public videos in the Eyespot community, and share your video with family and friends — all without software downloads or user manuals.
Shoot, Mix and Share
Picture this: you attend a family member’s college graduation and stand at the ready shooting video with your digital camera. You certainly don’t want to miss your loved-one’s 15 seconds of fame as they receive their well-earned diploma. To ensure you capture the right moment, you shoot video of most of the ceremony and wish you weren’t stuck with a movie-length saga that you endure each time you want to view that special moment. Thankfully, those days are over.
With Eyespot, you simply upload the graduation video into your online account, which is as simple as opening a file on your computer, select the start and end points to edit it down to just the moment you want, and immediately share it via email or mobile phone. Additionally, Eyespot lets you easily combine videos, music and photos by dragging and dropping them together into one film strip. Now you can share an entire montage of events with the perfect music soundtrack.
It doesn’t stop there. Ever think of building your own personal Web site with all your memories in a private online gallery? Eyespot also provides its members with an unlimited number of online video galleries that can be marked as private or public. It’s as simple as viewing the video you want to share online and placing that video on your own private section of the Internet with one click. Now you can create a video montage of highlights from the summer vacation, baby’s first year, or outings with friends, and show — not just tell — your friends and family what you’ve been up to! If a picture tells a thousand words, a video tells a million.
To summarize, with a free Eyespot account you can:
-- Upload video, photos and music to your account using the familiar and simple upload page. -- View and title personal digital media quickly and easily. -- Edit video to get rid of unwanted extra footage. -- Mix all your video, photos and music into a timeline so it's arranged however you like. -- Share your video mixes with friends and family via mobile phone, email or direct links to your Eyespot galleries online.
“Our goal is to give personal video a place to go, and enrich people’s lives by helping them share their events visually with friends and family,” said Jim Kaskade, founder, president and chief executive officer of Eyespot. “Just as we can easily email photo updates of our lives to loved ones, there’s a simple way to show those events in video using Eyespot. The Eyespot service has been built for anyone who captures video, opening up a new and easy way for consumers to do something with all their footage, music and photos.”
Eyespot changed the landscape of online digital media when it offered the world’s first online video editing and remixing community, where consumers can easily upload, edit, mix together and share video clips, audio files or photos in one place online. The company was founded in 2005 by Jim Kaskade and David Dudas, technology and digital media industry veterans and is based in San Diego, Calif.