Imgur now convert Animated GIFs to MP4s with GIFV extension

Imgur today announced a major update on their network. The popular social platform is now converting animated GIFs to MP4 files just like Twitter. Imgur is going one step ahead and using a brand new GIFV extension for these files.

Imgur said:

With all these improvements, Imgur will now denote converted MP4s with a “.gifv” extension. The intention is to signal to users throughout the Internet that these links will feature a GIF experience that incorporates all the current and future enhancements made through Project GIFV. Imgur plans to submit an accompanying specification to relevant standards organizations before the end of the year.

Read more: Introducing GIFV – Imgur Blog

Since MP4 files are much smaller than corresponding GIF files, Imgur would now allow uploads of animated GIFs of size up to 50MBs.

FlashVideo Converter 3.0 released

FlashVideo Converter 3.0 released

MacVide has announced the launch of their latest software product for Apple Macs.

The company has now released FlashVideo Converter 3.0.

This application is designed to enable Mac users to easily convert SWF and FLV files to videos.

It supports output to video file formats like MP4, .3GP and MPEG-2.

The application retails for around USD 100.

The company said that the new edition of this software supports creation of movies at 30 frames per second.

It also comes with numerous bug fixes and other enhancements.

Checkout: FlashVideo Converter 3.0

Nokia 2228 CDMA phone announced

Nokia 2228 CDMA phone announced

Nokia has announced a new CDMA mobile phone. This new model is Nokia 2228.

Nokia 2228 is a slim compact mobile phone and it comes loaded with a 1.3 megapixel camera.

The device is also capable of playing media files. It supports a variety of formats including MP4, AAC, AAC+, MP3 and MIDI.

Nokia has also loaded the device with speaker dependent voice recognition in addition to integrated handsfree speaker.

It has 20-25 MB of usable storage memory. PC connectivity is available through MicroUSB. Users can connect their headphones through the 2.5mm universal headset jack.

Nokia is going to offer this device in select markets in the last quarter of the current year.

Macvide announces FlashVideo Converter 2.0 for Mac OS X


Macvide is proud to announce FlashVideo Converter 2.0, their Flash to video conversion utility for Mac OS X. With a focus on ease-of-use, FlashVideo Converter allows conversion of Adobe Flash files to video. It fully integrates the process into the Mac experience by allowing human interaction on the content during conversion. All of the most popular formats are supported, and helps bridge the gap between many video standards.

Los Angeles, USA – Macvide is proud to announce FlashVideo Converter 2.0, their Flash to video conversion utility for Mac OS X. With a focus on ease-of-use, FlashVideo Converter allows conversion of Adobe (Macromedia) Flash SWF and FLV files to video. It fully integrates the process into the Mac experience by allowing human interaction on the content during conversion.

All of the most popular formats are supported, including MP4 (iPod Video), MOV, 3GP, MPEG, and helps bridge the gap between many video standards. And FlashVideo Converter is a great compliment to Apple’s iLife Suite.

FlashVideo Converter can be used for a myriad of different purposes. Create a video or dvd collection by converting flash movies. Record the passing of favorite flash games to video files, and more. This makes the application particularly suited for converting Flash SWF and FLV files to MP4 and 3GP media content for mobile devices.

Feature highlights include:
* Encode Flash to Video to MP4 iPod and iPhone format
* Encode Flash to Video to 3GP (3GPP, 3G2) format
* Encode Flash to Video to MOV format
* mp4 iPod support for converter SWF and FLV files
* Support Flash 6, Flash 7, Flash MX, Flash 8, Flash 9 compressed movie
* Convert Movie Clips and ActionScript and ActionScript2
* Movie Width and Height determination
* Customizable dimensions for exported video
* Auto Determination of Movie length
* User can control Movie over Capturing

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger or 10.5 Leopard
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 15.4 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
FlashVideo Converter 2.0 is available for only $99.95 USD for a Single License, and may be downloaded directly from the Macvide website.

Macvide: http://www.macvide.com/
FlashVideo Converter 2.0: http://www.macvide.com/Macvide_FlashVideo_Converter/
Download FlashVideo Converter 2.0: http://files.macvide.com/flashvideoconverter.dmg
Purchase FlashVideo Converter 2.0: http://www.macvide.com/index.html?a=111&id=8&location=top
Screenshot: http://www.macvide.com/img/flashvideo/s1.gif
Screenshot: http://www.macvide.com/img/flashvideo/s3.gif

Located in historic St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, Intelus, Ltd. is a privately funded company founded in 2001. Leveraging their longtime experience in the video industry, Intelus’ goal is to develop best-of-breed tools for the Mac platform, and lead to the creation of Macvide. Copyright 2001-2008 Intelus, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Flash, the Flash Logo and Macromedia are registered trademarks of Adobe Inc.

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Michael Kaba
CTO
1-270-398-3202

press@macvide.com

Plum Record turns your iPhone into a Audio Recorder

Plum Amazing is pleased to announce their second iPhone application, Plum Record, turns your iPhone into a digital audio recorder which tags sound files with photos and text and costs only $5. Plum Record for the iPhone is now available in the iTunes App Store in English, German, Spanish and French.

Denver, CO – Plum Amazing is pleased to announce their second iPhone application, Plum Record, turns your iPhone into a digital audio recorder which tags sound files with photos and text and costs only $5. Plum Record for the iPhone is now available in the iTunes App Store in English, German, Spanish and French. There is a link below which will open iTunes to the Plum Record page in the iTunes App Store.

There are so many interesting and important sounds in our lives. Wouldn’t it be nice to record them conveniently on your ever present cell phone? Now with Plum Record and the Apple iPhone you can.

Easily record interviews, lectures, songs, shopping lists, medical notes, to do lists, bird calls, legal notes, environmental sounds, meetings, lyrics, car sounds (to play for Clik and Clak on Car Talk), reminders, ideas, audio books, diary entries, your childs first words, singing, instrumentals, street musicians, comedy, sermons, book clubs, choirs, news, podcasts, science notes, observations, the list goes on and on.

Sounds in Plum Record can be tagged with photos, and text. Multiple tags can be added at different locations in a sound file. These tags can then act like bookmarks allowing you to jump to different sections of the sound file instantly.

Once you have your sounds you can transfer them using our (free) Plum Record Server for the Mac (Win and Linux coming soon) which is on our website.

Features:
* Record, pause, continue, rewind easily using familiar controls and a beautiful interface.
* Record secs, minutes or hours at a time. See elapsed time and time remaining.
* The very familiar scroll wheel for interface and controls.
* Files named automatically, rename sound files easily.
* Library to keep sounds in and arrange by dragging into folders.
* Create hot tagged (colored) folders for sounds.
* Folders and sounds can be selected and deleted or rearranged by dragging.
* Tag sounds quickly with multiple photos or instances of text.
* Easy to use and view even outdoors.
* Plum Record Server to transfer even big files to your Mac and soon Win and Linux.
* Works with larger interface in rotated mode.
* Choose the sampling rate for high or lower res (and size) files.
* Change the skin/interface for recording.
* Change files recorded on the iPhone to other formats like WAV, MP3, MP4, AAC, 3GP, AC3, AIFC, AIFF, AMR, Next/Sun, Sound Designer II, 3GPP2, etc.
* Doesn’t use a microphone for an icon. :)
* Big surprises on the way…

Plum Amazing: http://www.plumamazing.com
Plum Record: http://www.plumamazing.com/plumrecord
Purchase/Download Link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=288054285&mt=8
Tag View: http://www.plumamazing.com/plumrecord/images/8.27.08.screenshots/screen2.jpg
Main View: http://www.plumamazing.com/plumrecord/images/8.27.08.screenshots/Default.jpg
Screenshot/App Icon: http://www.plumamazing.com/plumrecord/images/8.27.08.screenshots/icon.jpg

Based in Denver, Colorado, Plum Amazing Software is a new privately held company dedicated to iPhone and mobile applications. Plum Amazing is also available for programming for iPhone and mobile devices for other companies. Copyright 2008 Plum Amazing Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Julian Miller
CEO
808-639-8379

julian@plumamazing.com

MacVide ScreenCap 1.8 for Mac OS X

Macvide is proud to announce ScreenCap 1.8, their screen recording and capturing utility for Mac OS X. Developed specifically for Mac users, ScreenCap allows video recording, single screenshot or timed screenshot series capturing from your Mac. All of the most popular video and image formats are supported. ScreenCap offers an easy-to-use interface that guides the user through the capturing and recording process.

Los Angeles, USA – Macvide is proud to announce ScreenCap 1.8, their video to Flash conversion utility for Mac OS X. Developed specifically for Mac users, ScreenCap allows video recording, single screenshot or timed screenshot series capturing from your Mac. All of the most popular video and image formats are supported: iPod mp4, 3gp, QuickTime MOV, Adobe Flash SWF and FLV, jpeg, png, tiff, bmp.

ScreenCap offers an easy-to-use interface that guides the user through the capturing and recording process. The application can select capturing area in a preview window or on a whole screen. ScreenCap automatically provides ideal default settings and control many audio/video preferences. Audio capturing can record your voice during creating your video from microphone or just grab all sound of your Mac.

Feature highlights include:
* Record Video from your desctop or selected area
* Record Flash Video FLV or SWF from your descлtop or selected area
* Capture part or whole of screen by selecting capturing area
* Capture single frame screenshots
* Capture timed screenshots series
* Store result screenshots to PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP formats
* Save captured video to quickTime MOV, iPod mp4 or Mobile 3GP formats
* Save captured to Flash SWF and FLV Video
* Selectable area for Capturing
* Preview of selecte area
* Hotkey support
* Easy to use

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger or 10.5 Leopard
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 12.4 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
ScreenCap 1.8 is available for only $39.95 USD for a Single License, and may be downloaded directly from the Macvide website.

MacVide Software: http://www.macvide.com/
Macvide ScreenCap 1.8: http://www.macvide.com/Macvide_ScreenCap/
Download Macvide ScreenCap: http://files.macvide.com/screencap.dmg
Purchase Macvide ScreenCap: http://www.macvide.com/Macvide_ScreenCap/Register/
Screenshot: http://www.macvide.com/img/screencap/s1.gif
Screenshot: http://www.macvide.com/img/screencap/s3.gif

Located in historic St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, Intelus, Ltd. is a privately funded company founded in 2002. Leveraging their longtime experience in the video industry, Intelus’ goal is to develop best-of-breed tools for the Mac platform, and lead to the creation of Macvide. Copyright 2002-2008 Intelus, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Flash, the Flash Logo and Macromedia are registered trademarks of Adobe Inc.

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Michael Kaba
CTO
1-270-398-3202

michael@geovid.com

Macvide announces FlashVideo Converter 1.9 for Mac OS X

Macvide is proud to announce FlashVideo Converter 1.9, their Flash to video conversion utility for Mac OS X. With a focus on ease-of-use, FlashVideo Converter allows conversion of Adobe Flash files to video. It fully integrates the process into the Mac experience by allowing human interaction on the content during conversion. All of the most popular formats are supported, and helps bridge the gap between many video standards.

Los Angeles, USA – Macvide is proud to announce FlashVideo Converter 1.9, their Flash to video conversion utility for Mac OS X. With a focus on ease-of-use, FlashVideo Converter allows conversion of Adobe (Macromedia) Flash SWF and FLV files to video. It fully integrates the process into the Mac experience by allowing human interaction on the content during conversion.

All of the most popular formats are supported, including MP4 (iPod Video), MOV, 3GP, MPEG, and helps bridge the gap between many video standards. And FlashVideo Converter is a great compliment to Apple’s iLife Suite.

FlashVideo Converter can be used for a myriad of different purposes. Create a video or dvd collection by converting flash movies. Record the passing of favorite flash games to video files, and more. This makes the application particularly suited for converting Flash SWF and FLV files to MP4 and 3GP media content for mobile devices.

Feature highlights include:
* Encode Flash to Video to MOV format
* Encode Flash to Video to MP4 iPod format
* Encode Flash to Video to 3GP (3GPP, 3G2) format
* mp4 iPod support for converter SWF and FLV files
* Support Flash 6, Flash 7, Flash MX, Flash 8, Flash 9 compressed movie
* Convert Movie Clips and ActionScript and ActionScript2
* Movie Width and Height determination
* Customizable dimensions for exported video
* Auto Determination of Movie length
* User can control Movie over Capturing

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger or 10.5 Leopard
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 19.4 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
FlashVideo Converter 1.9 is available for only $99.95 USD for a Single License, and may be downloaded directly from the Macvide website.

Macvide Software: http://www.macvide.com/
FlashVideo Converter 1.9: http://www.macvide.com/Macvide_FlashVideo_Converter/
Download FlashVideo Converter: http://files.macvide.com/flashvideoconverter.dmg
Purchase FlashVideo Converter 1.9: http://www.macvide.com/Macvide_FlashVideo_Converter/Register/
Screenshot: http://www.macvide.com/img/flashvideo/s1.gif
Screenshot: http://www.macvide.com/img/flashvideo/s3.gif

Located in historic St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, Intelus, Ltd. is a privately funded company founded in 2001. Leveraging their longtime experience in the video industry, Intelus’ goal is to develop best-of-breed tools for the Mac platform, and lead to the creation of Macvide. Copyright 2001-2008 Intelus, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Flash, the Flash Logo and Macromedia are registered trademarks of Adobe Inc.

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Michael Kaba
CTO
1-270-398-3202

press@macvide.com