Videos have been an increasingly popular format over the years. In general, we look for applications through the web that allow us to create and edit videos in no time. In the case of an ordinary user, it is very frequent that the type of desktop application is used and left aside, causing saturation in the computer’s memory and processes.
So we have selected five online tools that will allow you to do any editing without having to occupy memory space on your device.
This online application is free and, without a doubt, an excellent option for editing videos. It is quite simple and easy to use. You just have to follow the following steps:
Enter from your search engine “FlexClip“
When you enter it, you click on the Make A Free Video button. The registration is not required to get started.
Then the template page will appear. You can either choose to start from scratch or choose a template. There are many professionally designed templates covering almost all types and fields.
Later you can make the selection of videos or photos (the advantage of this application is that you can import them from your computer or from FlexClip’s large library of stock media choices.
Next, you can add text, overlays, music tracks, sounds, transitions, filters, and other effects to enrich your video on the editing canvas.
Once the process is finished, you can download it on your device in the MP4 file. You do not need to register to use FlexClip; however, you will have to when saving a video in the cloud.
This platform has essential functions, but it allows you to create all the videos you want without limitations. It has the advantage of not having a watermark, and apart you can add your own audio. For example, if you want to make a video without original audio and instead put a song in the background, you will have no problem doing so.
It stands out for being a free and quite complete program, although it also offers you the Premium version that does demand a cost. This will request a registration of entry that is super easy and does not require too much information.
Movie Marker Online seems particularly simple, and it is ideal for executing jobs and making surprise tapes.
It requires registration and has basic functions to edit, cut, and add sounds. It is super practical, and you only import the videos that you want to join in sequence and adapt them to what you want. You also have the option to add titles and adjust the font, color, size, etc.
The strength of this platform lies in its combination of artificial intelligence and a simple interface, dragging elements that allow you to create professional content in minutes.
Start by choosing a template: use a script for an ad or promotion, use your own media (for example, to create a video of an event) or, what we like the most, make an impact video almost automatically from a post from your blog.
Copy the URL of the post, choose the video format (FB, IG, TW, Snapchat) and a template. The Lumen5 AI automatically chooses the phrases and images in the post and asks if the story is flowing well or if you want to modify it. It is effortless to change the duration, the arrangement of the elements.
This application is ideal to be used online for video editing. It includes a fairly complete package so that you can edit your videos from the most basic to add effects, titles, and filters.
Just select a storyboard template or start a video from scratch. Then you can adjust fonts, colours, filters, music, and more to customize your video quickly. Once finished, you can produce your video to boost business sales and engagement or share it to wow your friends and family.
In short, a video never goes out of style, and you will see how captive those moments are captured for life by a device. We hope that the information provided in this article is useful for making your videos and surprising those you love the most.
They are basic but quite useful online programs, so it is not necessary to know too much about video editing. They will guide you as you go along in the design of your video clip.
The programs that can be used to create videos are quite numerous.
The choice must be made according to your needs. We can say that there is the right solution depending on the situation but that there is no program or site that can always be considered the best.
Disney Joins Global Facebook Boycott
You might have missed it in the news, but during recent weeks and months, there’s been a global protest movement happening with respect to Facebook and advertising revenue. A loosely-aligned alliance of some of the biggest and most respected brands and businesses on the planet has taken the decision to either temporarily or permanently stop spending money on Facebook’s advertising platforms in protest against what they feel is a lack of action against hate speech on the social media platform. After weeks of sitting on the fence, Disney has now joined the ranks of the protesters – and that could have significant implications for Facebook.
The boycott has been going on since early June and is thought to have cost Mark Zuckerberg’s company several million dollars thus far, but if the Facebook CEO was worried about it, he wasn’t in the mood to show that concern to investors or the media. As recently as the beginning of July, he dismissed the protest and stated his belief that the companies “would be back soon,” which he may live to regret. His perceived arrogance about the situation only appears to have increased the determination of the protesters to be heard, and as July draws to a close, he’s now looking at a bigger hole in his advertising revenue figures than he was when the month began.
Businesses and companies from almost every major industry are involved in the protest, including Cola-Cola, Starbucks, Microsoft, Target, and Unilever. Without the combined funds that each of those companies spent with Facebook on a weekly basis, there was always likely to be a tangible difference to Facebook’s revenue picture, but Disney poses a unique problem to Zuckerberg’s stance on the matter. As the world’s largest entertainment company, they’re not just another advertising client. Until they made the decision to cut their funding, they were the single biggest client Facebook dealt with. Disney deciding to join in with the boycott means that Zuckerberg has lost his biggest customer. In almost any other business, losing your biggest customer would be a trigger to stand down or resign. There’s no sign that Zuckerberg is likely to do that just yet, but he may finally have to re-examine his reluctance to change the company’s policies on policing content posted by users.
There might be more than one reason that Disney has decided to sever advertising ties with Facebook temporarily. While the company has always been child-focused, in recent years, we’ve seen Disney take significant steps away from most forms of adult content. One such example is the range of Marvel online slots that used to be available at online slots websites such as Rose Slots, all of which have been pulled. Facebook has semi-recently become involved with the online slots industry itself, having developed an in-house slots page. Those in charge of Disney clearly don’t wish to be associated with online slots even if the figures tell them that they can make money from doing so, and so the combination of a perceived hate-speech problem coupled with a new online slots service might have been the final straw as far as Disney’s decision-makers are concerned.
It’s understood that Disney’s withdrawal goes for Instagram as well as the main Facebook website, and will also result in the removal of adverts for Hulu as well as Disney Plus and other core Disney products. It’s thought that some Disney products and services will still be advertised, but at a far lower spending rate than Facebook has become accustomed to receiving from the company. That will negatively impact Facebook’s earnings projections for the remainder of the year, and that can only be deemed as bad news for the company’s shareholders. There has already been more than one half-hearted attempt to remove Zuckerberg from his position by irritated Facebook shareholders. Should the value of those shares now drop dramatically, it’s likely that calls for the founder’s head will resume. Zuckerberg has thus far managed to cling on to full control of his company throughout every negative publicity storm it’s endured in recent years. Only he and his shareholders know whether this will be a case of one time too many.
Statistics that have been made available by the Wall Street Journal show that Disney spent in excess of two hundred million dollars on advertising through Facebook during the first six months of 2020. The combined income that Facebook made from advertising during that period was several billion dollars, but there are now more than one thousand companies – large and small – involved in the boycott. No single one of them would be capable of causing harm to a company of Facebook’s means by stopping their spend, but the cumulative effect of so many – and especially so many large companies – has to be significant. No business in the world would easily be able to shake off the sudden loss of two hundred million dollars, and the unexpected announcement will likely send shockwaves through Facebook’s head office. While Facebook claims to be making progress on social issues and hate speech, an independent team of auditors appointed by the company completed a report on July 8th and returned a damning verdict. According to the auditors, Facebook has not only failed to take action on hate speech but has also taken decisions that have allowed incidents of hate speech to occur and to go unchecked. Facebook promised to take the feedback on board and make changes, but the findings of the report have only served to amplify the concerns that many companies already have about who is allowed to post on Facebook, and what they’re allowed to say and do with that platform. While Zuckerberg has repeatedly reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that everybody has a right to freedom of speech on his platform, there comes the point where free speech becomes hate speech – and becomes a crime in the process. If the auditors are correct, Facebook is yet to come up with a consistent way of defining where that line is.
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8 Ways How AI is Transforming the Sports Industry?
The advent of technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence has turned our lives upside-down. By making machines behave, think, and act like human begins, artificial intelligence is changing the face of every industry, including sports. AI is bringing a radical transformation in sports like football/soccer, formula 1, and many others.
The technology is being used for strategizing, training, advertising, broadcasting, and various other purposes. Curious to know more? You are in the right place. Here, in this article, we have provided eight ways AI is revolutionizing the world of sports.
8 roles of artificial intelligence in the sports world
- Recruiting players
- Monitoring health, fitness, and safety
- Examining workout and training
- Designing practice and performance improvement programs
- For better fan engagement
- Improving advertising
- For accurate referring
- Enabling automated journalism
Let’s read them in detail:
Artificial intelligence can be used in the sports industry to examine the performance of potential recruits. Various devices built with the power of artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning can also assist in keeping a record of a player’s performance and previous data (passes made, runs, goals, scored, etc.) before deciding to invest into him/her.
Monitoring health, fitness, and safety
The predictive and diagnostic capabilities of artificial intelligence can be used to maintain the health, fitness, and safety of players. AI, now a part of medical kits, can help to evaluate the fitness of a player and also assist in diagnosing various physical and mental diseases at an early stage.
Wearables powered by artificial intelligence can be used to track the movements of players and observe other physical parameters. These devices can also look into cardiovascular and musculoskeletal issues.
Training and coaching
AI can be used to analyze the past and existing training and coaching programs to create the ones that deliver exceptional results. For instance, an AI-powered wearable device developed by PIQ and Everlast helps in understanding how successful a training or workout program is. The device is specially built for combat sports, such as boxing and martial arts, captures and evaluates minor variations in the actions of the player.
Artificial intelligence can also help coaches to improve the performance of players by looking into the position & motion of the players, observing various metrics such as spin and speed. By using this technology, coaches can make better decisions for matches.
Designing practice and performance improvement programs
AI, along with sensor technology, can help in improving the techniques of players. Moreover, it can also offer real-time feedback about the performance of a player. The technology can also play a significant role in creating personalized training and performance improvement programs so that every exercise can be used to its full effectiveness.
For better fan engagement
AI-based chatbots and virtual assistants can help players engage with their fans and provide required information about a sport. Additionally, such chatbots can also assist fans or viewers of a sport in knowing their ticket status, find the checking point, know the match schedule, or make queries regarding a particular tournament. Providing the required information at the click of a mouse helps in delivering unmatched customer experience.
Improving advertising opportunities
Artificial intelligence can identify the best moments of the game by monitoring a player’s emotions, actions, and expressions. It can also recognize the language of the commentator to find out the most thrilling moments or highlights of the game. Moreover, the technology can also offer subtitles for a live event to make it understandable for the mass viewers.
By looking into this insight, advertisers can decide the time of their advertisements to grab the attention of their audiences. AI can also help in sports marketing by recognizing the best camera angles for a match. In addition, the technology has the potential to provide valuable information (by examining the previous statistics) to the commentators, so that they can improve live commentary.
Two renowned firms, Opta and Grabyo, have joined hands to create, handle, and publish real-time video clips for the fans at a particular match.
For accurate referring
Referring is one of the most important advantages AI leverages to the sports, mainly cricket. The well-renowned hawk-eye technology utilizes artificial intelligence to determine if the player is out or not in case of the leg before wicket appeal. The technology helps referees to make the game rule-abiding and fair.
Decision Review System (DRS) and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) that utilizes slow-motion replays are the two other examples of how this technology is transforming the world of sports.
Enabling automated journalism
Automated journalism is still a fantasy, however, the way AI and ML are developing, it could soon be a reality. The development of such a system will change the way of sports broadcasting. Just imagine, a machine powered by AI and ML preparing reports on a particular match or sports. Isn’t it exciting?
As of now, artificial intelligence is being used to create the videos of a match’s or event’s highlights. This task, if done manually, can eat up a lot of time and require a great deal of effort. By using an AI-based system for identifying the best moments from a match, the media can reduce their time to market.
For instance- An AI-powered solution, WordSmith, developed by Automated Insights, can quickly process the sporting events’ data to generate brief descriptions and stories automatically. Moreover, it can also recognize the language, grammar rules, and writing style required for creating the story.
Artificial intelligence indeed is a game-changer in the field of sports. The technology helps coaches to improve their players’ performance by analyzing the data collected from wearable and other sources. Besides this, there are many other roles AI can play to revolutionize the sports world. Go through this article to dig deeper into how AI can impact this domain. In case if you are keen to use this technology in any sports application, then reach out to a reliable and experienced AI development company or hire AI developers. Since there are many companies offering AI development services, you need to find the one that offers the worth of your money without compromising the quality.
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