When TechSmith Corporation on April 17 informed the update of the version 5.1 of its blockbuster screen capture software, Camtasia Studio, one facility it incorporated is to be able to put Flash movies on iPhones.
In the release to the subscribers TechSmith said:
“Steve Jobs plans to ship 10 million iPhones this year. Now you can produce your videos for iPhone and iPod touch users, at just the right dimensions, using a simple preset. Your viewers are on the go, so let them bring your videos along!”
That it was not a hollow forecast was proved soon enough when Apple made known its Q1-08 results. The iPod and iPhone makers profited $1.05 billion in the quarter on the back of the strongest March quarter revenue and earnings in the company’s history.
Apple shipped 2.29 million Macs between Jan and March, up by 51% from Jan-Mar ’07 figures.
According to reports, the Apple Q1 results pleasantly overwhelmed most analysts because they thought Apple’s profits would be no more than 94 cents a share, while it actually came to $1.16 per share (+23.4%).
Apple’s magical figures are probably not much of a surprise. That is, if you are able to read between the lines.
The New York Times on 23rd last has a news item by Miguel Helft that gives the example of one Kip Kedersha who earned $102,000 in little more than a year by just making simple home-solution video clips and hosting it in video sharing site Metacafe.
There is a strong message here. Users on the net are increasingly veering toward uploading/watching online web videos. And pray why not!
You can do a long list of things by making videos. Here are 10 top to-do fun things with your webcam. But frankly, online videos are the best choices for plenty of other creative/demonstrative/teaching/what-not things.
That’s why I’m shortly coming up with an easy-to-learn training course on How-To-Make-Online-Videos for newbie and non-professionals.
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