EurekAlert: Neuroscientists to build video dataset that catches people looking (at everything). “To better understand the organization of the brain and the perceptual tendencies in humans, a team of four scientists are recording video from four head-mounted cameras – with eyetracking and head movement – and assembling a massive video database with more than 240 hours of first-person video that can be used by researchers everywhere.”
Neowin: YouTube partners with Activision Blizzard to stream e-sports events. “In 2019, the war for the live streaming market seemed to intensify significantly, with multiple platforms trying to sign exclusive deals with popular streamers in order to bring in more viewers. At the end of the year, though, while rivals have started to carve out their own space in the market, Amazon’s Twitch was still the dominant force in the market. But Google isn’t about to let that market slip away, and today, it announced a new partnership with Activision Blizzard that entails a couple of things.”
iMore: Apple killed The Apple Archive after just 10 days. “Just last week, Sam Henri Gold launched the Apple Archive, dedicated to the unsung studio designers, copywriters, and producers who have created some of Apple’s most iconic videos and photos over the last four decades. The site also features a lot of really cool, unseen photos from marketing campaigns and more. Sadly, however, it seems as though Apple has cottoned on to his venture after Sam was hit with a swathe of copyright strikes through Vimeo from Apple Inc.” Apparently the video is what’s been removed. The rest of it is still available. For now.
Mashable: Vine cofounder finally releases his next viral video app: Byte. “If you’re still mourning the loss of Vine, you now have a new video app to fill the void and, no, I’m not talking about TikTok. That’s because Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann is finally launching byte, the video app that’s meant to be a successor to the video app that was mercilessly killed by Twitter in 2016.”
Terry White’s Tech Blog: My Live Streaming Studio Setup – 2020. “I have been tweeking my dedicated live streaming studio since 2016. Being a photographer I’ve setup a few photography studios and no matter how you equip your studio you can always find more gear that you want and ways to improve it. I’ve been building out this live streaming studio since May 2016. I have everything I ‘need’ to do my streams, but I’m always looking out for ways to improve upon what I have or make it easier to do my streams.” Very detailed.
Tubefilter: UFC Signs 3-Show Deal With Facebook Watch, Aiming To Promote Its PPV Matches. “UFC is trying to boost its number of pay-per-viewers by investing in Facebook content. The mixed martial arts organization has signed a deal to produce three exclusive shows for Facebook Watch over the next year, Variety reports. All three shows will tie into UFC events, the majority of which are pay-per-view matches.”
Innovative Education in VT: How to use Google Keep for video note-taking. “Watch youtube videos and practice cognitive listening by taking notes while viewing with Google Keep. Students install the Google Keep Chrome Extension. Here’s how.”