“The fact that that show is still ranked No. 1 across the board when it wasn’t even current is pretty incredible,” Brynn Lev, VP of editorial and programming at Comcast Cable told USA Today. “It shows just how large of a following that show has (and) how new people are still discovering it,”
Comcast examined data from its 22-million subscribers on network TV viewing behaviors (a.k.a. no streaming originals). After Thrones, the top on-demand shows were This Is Us, Power, 9-1-1, and The Good Doctor. Power actually beat Thrones for the top spot in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and D.C., and almost half of the top 20 were on broadcast networks (e.g. not premium cable like HBO, Starz, or Showtime). Read more…
Final Cut Pro X is Apple’s professional video-editing suite. It’s changed a lot since the old days of Final Cut Pro 7, and while not everyone has been happy with the change, the program is undeniably easier for beginners to handle. With iMovie-like snapping and an interface run via drag-and-drop, you’ll have no problem getting started with Final Cut Pro. Related: Final Cut Pro X: Powerful Movie Editor or Just “iMovie Pro”? Installing Final Cut Pro X You can purchase Final Cut Pro X from the Mac App Store for $299. Unfortunately, there’s no demo or trial available. Once you have the program downloaded and… Read more
There used to be a time when sharing a video online was a tough job. These days, the problem has morphed into having too many options. Whether you want to share a video with the world, or only show it to your friends and family, the following websites will help you out.
YouTube: The Best Option for Most People
YouTube is the world’s largest video sharing platform. It’s fairly easy to use (many video apps even support uploading directly to YouTube), and you can share videos publicly or privately for free.
To upload a video, you’ll need a Google account and to be signed into YouTube. On the top right of the screen, you’ll see the option to upload your video.
Clicking the button will take you to the following screen. You can then select your video files from your computer or drag-and-drop your files in the upload area.
You can also upload videos privately on YouTube if you wish. The option is not straight-forward, so let us explain. If you click the drop-down that says “Public,” you’ll see four options.
The annual parade kicks off the holiday season in the U.S. in a big way, with bigger and better floats descending upon Manhattan every year. This is the 92nd year the Parade has marched down the streets of New York with familiar pop culture characters, singers, band members, and other colorful personalities in tow. This year, over 8,000 performers are expected to participate in the Parade, with 16 giant character balloons, 26 floats, and 43 novelty balloons and more in tow. There are even 12 different marching bands and over 1,000 clowns—it will certainly be a spectacle.
If you’re not going to be there in person (and let’s face it, most of us aren’t going to be), you have plenty of options for watching.
This year, NBC will air the parade beginning at 9:00 a.m ET, with a re-run of parade coverage at 2:00 p.m. ET. CBS will also be providing coverage at the same start time if you’d like to watch live on television. But for the rest of us, streaming is likely the best option, even if you want to have it running for supplemental coverage.
Here’s how you can live stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018.
Watch on YouTube
Tune into Verizon’s official YouTube channel at 9:00 a.m. ET to watch a live stream of the Parade, courtesy of NBCUniversal and Verizon. It will offer an interactive experience with a 360-degree stream straight from the page and will run through 12:00 p.m. ET. If you’d like, you can set a reminder via YouTube to return to the page to watch the stream.
Watch via the NBC App or Official Website
NBC will be airing the parade through its special cable app and streaming website. Both will require you to log in with your TV provider’s credentials. Head here if you prefer to watch in your browser. The directions to log in will be the same whether you’re on mobile or your desktop.
If you’re still looking for activities to fill your Thanksgiving weekend, Google might be able to help. The tech giant has announced the Play Store’s Cyber Week deals for 2018, which include charging only 99 cents for any of its movie rentals on Turk…
November 21, 2018 / jamie / Comments Off on OBS vs. XSplit Broadcaster: Which Is the Better Game-Streaming App
Many gamers enjoy doing a Live Stream on Twitch or YouTube to capture the walkthrough moments of their favorite games. Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and XSplit Broadcaster are commonly used software that share those intimate play experiences with the world. In this article we will try to determine the better game-streaming app based on a host of selection criteria. Related: How to Stream Your Desktop and Non-Steam Games with Steam Link 1. Performance Right off the bat we tested both installed apps with “Call of Zombies 2: World Domination.” OBS felt easy to record despite the heavy CPU demands of a graphic-intensive game. However, the interface did not… Read more
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You might already be preparing to spend the holidays watching Avengers: Infinity War on repeat after it arrives on Netflix on Christmas Day, but there will be plenty of other new shows and movies for you to check out on the streaming service over the…
Apple’s pro-grade video editing tool Final Cut Pro X is getting a big update today.
While much of FCPX is getting polished up in this release, the biggest change is what it allows for moving forward: workflow extensions. These extensions allow third-party apps and services to hook right into FCPX and build on top of the native interface and functionality.
Apple partnered with three companies to build out extensions for launch day:
Frame.io: Frame.io lets video producers share in-progress edits, allowing collaborators to view the project as it comes together and drop comments, frame-by-frame annotations, and ideas directly into the relevant, time-synced section of your timeline. Frame.io has been building out this functionality within their own app for quite a while now — this new workflow extension just brings all of it right into FCPX to keep you from having to constantly switch back and forth.
Shutterstock: Need some b-roll you didn’t think to shoot? The Shutterstock extension lets you drag watermarked photos/videos/music into your project for temporary use, then handles swapping in the licensed/unwatermarked stuff later. CatDV: If your team uses CatDV for handling/tagging its assets, the new extension lets you connect to your content catalog, search for tagged content, and pull it right into a project
While FCPX has had plug-ins for a while, these new workflow extensions are able to more tightly integrate into the app’s built-in interface. Third-party extensions will come straight from the Mac App Store. Apple says that anyone will be able to build a FCPX workflow extension through a newly built SDK, though it’s asking interested parties to reach out to them directly for now.
Meanwhile, some of the other changes coming to FCPX:
A Comparison Viewer that lets you pin clips side-by-side (or drag in references from the web) to help with color correction and grading.
A batch sharing tool to help export multiple clips (or export into multiple formats) at once.
A newly built video noise reduction effect for helping to cut down on grain while maintaining sharpness.
A fancy “Tiny Planet” feature that can convert 360º video into a trippy spherical view
Apple is also pushing updates for Motion and Compressor, two apps it sells separately from FCPX on the App Store. Motion, Apple’s tool for building titles and transitions, is getting deeper color management tools to help get all the grading just right, along with a new comic book-style filter and a tiny planet feature similar to the one now built into Final Cut. Compressor, Apple’s dedicated tool for encoding your videos and prepping them for distribution, is being shifted over to a new 64-bit engine (though it’ll still work with 32-bit file formats). It’s also picking up the ability to burn subtitles directly into a video, and will at long last support for handling SRT subtitle files — particularly useful for anyone trying to upload straight from FCPX to Facebook, which will only accept SRTs.
All of the updates are free to existing users. For new users, Final Cut Pro X costs $300 while Motion and Compressor go for $50 each.