All Things Video from CES

5 Links + 3 Tools + 1 Tactic

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Let's dive-in to all the camera and video related stuff that was announced at CES.

A bit more than 5 links today - I'm grouping CES updates by category, as there wasn't any one big thing to come out of CES. But if you want a highlight in 90 seconds, watch this TikTok featuring 34 tech devices.


๐Ÿ“น Cameras at CES. This device from SeeMo plugs into the HDMI on your camera and turns your iPhone or iPad into a video monitor and recorder. Camera wise, there really wasn't anything more interesting announced than the Panasonic S5-II we covered last week. PTZOptics has a new studio camera you can remotely control. 4K webcam from Razer, the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra. And an 8K cinema camera from Bosma (yeah, haven't heard of them either).

๐Ÿ‘“ Metaverse and AR/VR. Microsoft is bullish on the metaverse. A VR headset that's more like a computer monitor. And augmented reality glasses that look like regular glasses

๐Ÿ“Ÿ CES Roundup. I like to keep Video Signals focused on video and media related updates, but there were a lot of overall interesting things showing up at CES that are worth mentioning and pointing to. Lenovo had a foldable laptop/tablet concept device with a massive screen. Wireless TV (no power cable, no HDMI cable). This roundup showcases a telescope that can reduce light pollution with AI, an eyebrow printer, and Hasbro will be able to print your face on a custom toy. And roundups from Mashable and The Verge

๐Ÿฆฉ Mastadon, the Twitter-like alternate social network that people flocked to (pun intended) has seen a 30% drop in active users since it's peak. Not surprised. Twitter had a crazy period. It's still crazy, though less so. Lots of people checked out alternatives, reserved their username (myself included) and that was probably the last time they visited when it became clear that Twitter didn't disappear...yet. Habits are hard to change.

๐Ÿ“บ Speaking of habits, in one of last week's issues I mentioned how TikTok added the ability to play widescreen videos full screen (where you'd rotate your device) to compete with YouTube. Well, they've added another small feature to make long videos easier to navigate - thumbnail previews while scrubbing

๐Ÿงฐ 3 Tools

๐Ÿค– Runway: Web-based video editor with AI tools, like image generation and object removal.

๐Ÿคณ Sked Social: Instagram-focused social media management platform.

๐Ÿ”Ž TurboAdFinder: Search and save Facebook ads. 

โ™œ 1 Tactic

Here are 10 frameworks to take 1 idea and turn it into 10+

  1. Introduction

  2. Deep Dive

  3. How To / Process

  4. Curation / Lists

  5. Analytical / Data

  6. Observation / Contrarian

  7. X vs Y

  8. Problem-Product-Solution

  9. News / Topical

  10. People / Case Study

For example, say I want to do videos about Final Cut Pro.

Applying the framework, that could turn into:

  • An Introduction to Final Cut Pro

  • J and L Cuts in Final Cut Pro

  • How to Edit with Proxies in Final Cut Pro

  • 5 Tips to Speed Up Editing in Final Cut pro

  • Best Export Settings for Final Cut Pro

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