I have been playing around with a new Web 2.0 technology called jumpcut, and do not be misled by my post title, I actually really like it! The application allows you to upload videos, audio, and images (there is even a hook directly into Facebook and Flickr ), then quickly remix, edit and synchronize your selected files. The upload feature is quite nice because it allows you to upload several files at once. Additionally, the interface for editing is really quite simple. It reminds me of an online version of imovie, powerful within limits and quite intuitive. It publishes the video as an flv file, at least I think it does.
I took it for a spin this morning (my first day back from a three week paternity leave) to see if it has any legs. Below is the project (crude and simple, I know) that I made in about half an hour, after collecting the raw materials from flickr. Some features are that it allows you to publish your video privately, publically, while also giving you the option to let others edit and remix your video. Pretty cool.
Disclaimer: this film is not intended to represent any figures living or undead, and is by no means a political statement of any kind 😉 Having said that, have fun …Please note that the link is directly from my mashed-up video which is stored on the jumpcut servers, the video may be a bit slow -but this is all in the spirit of testing it out!
Update: After trying to embed the video in my blog and breaking my site once or twice, I will have to settle for a thumbnailed link (which jumpcut provides the code for) until I work through the embedding issues.
Latest Update: Thanks to Ramin the video is embedded, you will have to turn off the html editor in wordpress because it seems to confuse the embed code.