Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker Lets You Remix, Edit & Enhance Videos, All On The Web

Yesterday an exciting new ‘Popcorn’ based project was released at the Mozilla Festival. Popcorn is a video editing & hacking project from Mozilla that allows developers to integrate the web into their videos with dynamic interactivity and information. Yesterday the  product ‘Popcorn Maker,‘ a 100% web-based video editing platform, was announced.

With Popcorn Maker, users can edit, add and enhance content directly into pre-existing videos. Think of it as Google Annotations on steroids with a build it editing function to manipulate video. A nice benefit for Popcorn Maker is that annotations can be linkable to exterior pages, something that is a premium feature for YouTube users.

Much like the image enhancer ThingLink, Popcorn Maker has many implementations for marketers. Video interactivity is something that can be crucial for  demos, displays, manuals & reviews and Popcorn Maker makes it easy. The Google Map integration is also a very slick feature and will be a boon for anyone selling propery or locatino based services.

<iframe src=”http://popcorn.webmadecontent.org/r7_” frameborder=”0″ width=”640″ height=”403″></iframe>

Mozilla’s director of Popcorn, Brett Gaylor, talked about the vision of the project:

“Popcorn Maker changes that, making video work like the rest of the web: hackable, linkable, remixable, and connected to the world around it.”

The following are items that can be added into videos with Popcorn Maker:

  • Image
  • Wikipedia
  • Maps
  • Context & Info
  • Twitter

Popcorn Maker is live and free to use, see the official blog post for more information.

Related Topics: Channel: Video | Top News | Uncategorized | Video

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  • Gerson Va

    Wow that is a great feature for sharing information through videos. Well done Mozilla.

  • NGayanP

    Should be a great service; I believe Mozilla should have chosen a more logical / professional name. It’s not like you are going to feel comfortable telling people that you used Popcorn Maker to create that video. Google used “Google Annotations” – a good name is very important for any product.

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