updated 01:00 am EST, Mon January 14, 2008
YourView: icon video tags
YourView this week said it will be demonstrating its video tagging application at Macworld Expo (booth W-4336 stand 21). The YourView software, based on patented technology, makes it easy to produce and share edited videos. According to the company, YourView is "the simplest and most user-friendly software for consumers to tag, edit and filter digital video." The icon-based interface allows users to tag and navigate footage in several different ways, and then share it to iMovie HD and 08. YourView also enables users to create video clips and share on YouTube, and export video to iPod touch, Apple TV and iPhone. YourView is available now for $30; a free 15-day trial is also available online.
YourView is a non-destructive editing process, thus allowing users to create an almost limitless number of different versions of the same footage with a few clicks of the mouse. It creates an XML file containing all of the user's tags, ratings and other information for a particular digital video file, without altering the file itself.
"Our software is the only application that allows Mac users to tag the best moments of their videos with an easy-to-use icon system", said Ian Woolsey, CEO at YourView. "With YourView, users can take control of their digital media to create bespoke edits of home videos, watch selected highlights of sports footage, create compilations of recorded TV and film, or compile digital video scrapbooks."
Once users have completed the tagging and filtering process, a single mouse click enables them to share the video to iMovie HD and 08 to create projects. For iMovie HD users, YourView enables the ability to create video thumbnails and for iMovie 08 users, YourView can create video events to import straight into the clipboard, rather than the video being split by the product itself. The software also offers options to export the edited video in a variety of different formats and to different devices, such as the iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV.
The company says it plans to exploit its patented technology for other applications that process and manage digital video. Its micronavigation technology classifies video into 'events', with each type of event having a unique icon representation. According to the company searching for content within video is instant, allowing viewers to watch what they want--when they want--by eliminating the need to search via fast forward and rewind.