Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Open Source Cinema

Open Source Cinema is an excellent site I found out about from the equally impressive, Shelly Terrell. This is site for editing/remixing videos. It reminded me a bit of a cross between Remix America and iMovie HD. For example, once a user uploads their video/audio/photos, they can simply remix it via drag/drop, just like in iMovie HD.

However, the one issue I had was how slow it was. This is probably due to the large file sizes of video/audio and probably a bandwidth issue on my end. That being said this was a very user friendly site and I think great way to share/collaborate on videos w/ others.

I don't think any filtering is going on, so keep that in mind if using w/ students.

Below is my sample video...

video platform
video management
video solutions
free video player

Give Open Source Cinema a try by clicking here.
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  1. David,

    Your mashup is so cool! I love that you play with these tools! When I tried it took forever that I just lost patience. I'm going back though to join one of the several fantastic projects!

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