TechCrunch: Canva introduces video editing, has big plans for 2020

TechCrunch: Canva introduces video editing, has big plans for 2020. “Canva, the design company with nearly $250 million in funding, has today announced a variety of new features, including a video editing tool. The company has also announced Canva Apps, which allows developers and customers alike to build on top of Canva. Thus far, Dropbox, Google Drive, PhotoMosh and Instagram are already in the Canva Apps suite, with a total of 30 apps available at launch.”

The Verge: TED launches global climate initiative with help from YouTube

The Verge: TED launches global climate initiative with help from YouTube. “TED announced a new climate change initiative called Countdown with the help of YouTube and a coalition of global leaders and nonprofit environmental organizations today at an event in New York City. The effort plans to gather new ideas to combat the climate crisis, and is focused on five broad topics: renewable energy, infrastructure, transportation, food, and restoring ecosystems.”

How to Create Square Videos That Stand Out: 6 Useful Tools (Social Media Examiner)

Social Media Examiner: How to Create Square Videos That Stand Out: 6 Useful Tools. “Want to make square videos that work on any social platform? Looking for tools to help? In this article, you’ll discover six tools to crop, brand, and optimize square videos to perform better on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.”

BBC: Teen’s TikTok video about China’s Muslim camps goes viral

BBC: Teen’s TikTok video about China’s Muslim camps goes viral. “The post appears to be about beauty tips at its start – but the young woman then changes tack to ask her viewers to raise awareness of what she describes as a ‘another Holocaust’. An associated Twitter account has since claimed TikTok then blocked Feroza Aziz from posting new content, as a result. But TikTok has disputed this.”

Phys .org: Deep learning to analyze neurological problems

Phys .org: Deep learning to analyze neurological problems . “Getting to the doctor’s office for a check-up can be challenging for someone with a neurological disorder that impairs their movement, such as a stroke. But what if the patient could just take a video clip of their movements with a smart phone and forward the results to their doctor? Work by Dr. Hardeep Ryait and colleagues at CCBN-University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, publishing November 21 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, shows how this might one day be possible.”

New York Times: The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.

New York Times: The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.. “Every three decades, or roughly once a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. The transition from silent films to talkies in the 1920s. The rise of broadcast television in the 1950s. The raucous ‘I Want My MTV’ cable boom of the 1980s. It is happening again. The long-promised streaming revolution — the next great leap in how the world gets its entertainment — is finally here.”

Science Daily: Computer scientists develop new tool that generates videos from themed text

Science Daily: Computer scientists develop new tool that generates videos from themed text. “A global team of computer scientists, from Tsinghua and Beihang Universities in China, Harvard University in the US and IDC Herzliya in Israel, have developed ‘Write-A-Video,’ a new tool that generates videos from themed text. Using words and text editing, the tool automatically determines which scenes or shots are chosen from a repository to illustrate the desired storyline. The tool enables novice users to produce quality video montages in a simple and user-friendly manner that doesn’t require professional video production and editing skills.”