For developers looking for an easy way to collect videos from users’ webcams for a variety of applications, CameraTag could be just the thing. The company provides an the CameraTag API that makes it possible to add webcam video recording to websites with just one line of code. The folks at CameraTag are quite confident that their product is better and more cost effective than competitors such as framey, nimbb and framebase, that they’ve even included a head-to-head comparison of features and prices on their website.
HeyWatch, leading cloud video encoding service, has announced a new Video Preview API. Through the API, users can generate image previews from a video with hopes to inspire user engagement, conversions, and number of views. The API generates a storyboard style set of screenshots to intrigue a viewer.
Tizen, the open source, standards-based mobile device platform that resides in the linux foundation now has a dedicated blinkx app, plus an open source blinkx video player. The blinkx API requires registration to see any documentation but more information on the video player for Tizen is available.
Weemo, a cloud-based video service provider, has announced that the company has completed a $3 million funding round that will go towards increasing market adoption of the Weemo video platform which includes the Weemo API.
The Wevideo API opens up this video-editing-in-the-cloud service. Technical information on the API is available directly from the company. Wevideo provides a solid set of editing and storyboard tools including a timeline and a library of soundtracks. Beyond that, the cloud gives movie editors something else: the ability to collaborate with ease. Because you can create copies of footage, different people can edit the same video as they please.
Wowzer, video screening/interviewing provider, announced the public release of the first Wowzer API. Wowzer believes its video screening platform (as an alternative to phone screening) reduces candidate screening time by 75%. Recruiters and employers can evaluate and respond to applicants in a time and manner most beneficial to their organization. Extending the Wowzer platform via API allows recruiters to integrate the Wowzer features into existing hiring processes.
The Opentok API solves a straightforward but complex problem: how do you get people videoconferncing over different devices and browsers on the web? Now it has arrived on Mozilla’s Firefox browser.
Wacku has launched a non-profit open API in the broadcast media space: OpenMedia.io. The OpenMedia.io platform collects video and other media from human and machine-readable sources. In turn, the API updates users when need additions or changes have been made to the library. Currently most of its sources include YouTube videos, Podcasts, Web-TV series, and some movies. The OpenMedia.io team has invited the major broadcasters and studios to participate in its open project to no avail.
Tired of American TV? Tired of TV in English? Escape to Viki, the leading global TV and movie network, which provides videos with crowd sourced translations in 150 languages. The Viki API allows your users to browse more than 10,000 videos by genre, country, and language, plus search across the entire database. They have over 1 billion views. The API uses OAuth2.0 authentication, REST, with responses in either JSON or XML.
Google has released version 3.0 of the YouTube Data API which includes new functionality and features including Topics API, Universal Search, Channel Bulletin Post, Full Subscriber List Management, and more.