Coolest video innovation I've seen in a while

Asterpix, on Monday, will ship a new system that lets you put interactive links on top of videos. You can see how it works on some demo videos they have up on their site now. I’m going over there this afternoon to get a sneak peak, more later!

The problem with these innovations is that they can’t be mixed with other video innovations, like DotSub’s very useful multi-lingual captions. Plus they can’t be put on live video like those from Ustream or Mogulus. At least that I can see. I’ll ask about if this stuff is possible when I visit Asterpix this afternoon.

Comments

  1. Your own personal 1996-era Pop-Up Video creator. Just the perfect thing for all the brain-dead Youtube and Digg commenters, now they can scrawl on the video itself.

    “Interactive” has been a buzz-word since the early 80s, didn’t catch on with CD Rom ‘Multimedia’ crowd (except as ‘art pieces’), didn’t catch on within the training and hospitality/tourism industry, didn’t catch on with TV itself, it’s only really been a factor with all the spacey viral-marketing types, creating all that spywareish hypervideo. I highly doubt tossing a generic video overlay to the Web 2.0 Youtubbers kiddies is gonna save mankind.

    Coolest innovation? VideoClix has been around since 1998. The only real use of this tech, is the attempt to monetize video, via hypervideo commercial advertising embedding. Ugh.

  2. Your own personal 1996-era Pop-Up Video creator. Just the perfect thing for all the brain-dead Youtube and Digg commenters, now they can scrawl on the video itself.

    “Interactive” has been a buzz-word since the early 80s, didn’t catch on with CD Rom ‘Multimedia’ crowd (except as ‘art pieces’), didn’t catch on within the training and hospitality/tourism industry, didn’t catch on with TV itself, it’s only really been a factor with all the spacey viral-marketing types, creating all that spywareish hypervideo. I highly doubt tossing a generic video overlay to the Web 2.0 Youtubbers kiddies is gonna save mankind.

    Coolest innovation? VideoClix has been around since 1998. The only real use of this tech, is the attempt to monetize video, via hypervideo commercial advertising embedding. Ugh.

  3. This ain’t new. It’s just a Flash movie that loads and plays YouTube FLVs with a comment layer on top synched with time range and screen region constraint.

    Primary reason others, including me, haven’t done it before is because ground is too shakey to build a house on, meaning YouTube can turn-off the faucet at will if and when it feels Asterpix is sucking more than helping.

    But then magic is not magic to magicians…

  4. This ain’t new. It’s just a Flash movie that loads and plays YouTube FLVs with a comment layer on top synched with time range and screen region constraint.

    Primary reason others, including me, haven’t done it before is because ground is too shakey to build a house on, meaning YouTube can turn-off the faucet at will if and when it feels Asterpix is sucking more than helping.

    But then magic is not magic to magicians…

  5. lol@ comment number 2′s first paragraph!

    that does seem pretty cool though… reminds me of picture tagging on flickr (and now myspace!)

  6. lol@ comment number 2′s first paragraph!

    that does seem pretty cool though… reminds me of picture tagging on flickr (and now myspace!)

  7. Don Park,

    How do you surmise YouTube can turn off the faucet at will? You mean they can change their crossdomain.xml file so that no sites can load YouTube videos and you have to watch the videos on their site, thus rendering every single embedded YouTube video throughout the web dead in the water?

    And you think they’d do that?

    Or maybe you don’t actually know how the “magic” works and you’re basing your “they can turn the faucet off at will” from a lack of knowledge of how Flash’s security sandbox works.

    I think it’s best if you go back to your place in the audience and leave the magic to the magicians. ;)

  8. Don Park,

    How do you surmise YouTube can turn off the faucet at will? You mean they can change their crossdomain.xml file so that no sites can load YouTube videos and you have to watch the videos on their site, thus rendering every single embedded YouTube video throughout the web dead in the water?

    And you think they’d do that?

    Or maybe you don’t actually know how the “magic” works and you’re basing your “they can turn the faucet off at will” from a lack of knowledge of how Flash’s security sandbox works.

    I think it’s best if you go back to your place in the audience and leave the magic to the magicians. ;)