Free Movie Clips

Free movie clips are those clips that are available free of cost over the Internet. These clips can be downloaded from the website, which offers them without any charge. Free movie clips are generally released to popularize upcoming movies by providing the audience a sneak preview of the main attractions in the feature film, be it its special effect or its music. Releasing a movie clip over the Internet has become a useful marketing strategy for studios.

Free movie clips are released both in video and audio format. The main platforms targeted for free video clips include computers and laptops, which can be used to directly download these clips from the Internet and which already have pre-installed programs to view them. The other viewing platforms that can be used to view movie clips include cellular phones and portable video players, most of which do not have the capacity to download these clips directly.

In case of free audio clips, the main platforms that can be used to play these are cell phones and other music devices such as MP3 players and iPods. A simple method of downloading free audio and video movie clips to devices that cannot download them directly is to first download the clip on your computer and then transfer it to the device, using a data cable or any other transfer method such as blue-tooth or infra red transfer.

Before downloading free movie clips, it is advisable to confirm whether the website offering them is legitimate. This is important, since downloading movies or movie clips from an illegal or unauthorized website is a crime under the federal law.

As a part of their marketing efforts, most studios create a unique website for each movie that they release. Short clips of the movie are usually available for download on these websites.

Internet Video Rentals – Expanding Your Digital Movie Collection

Many of us have spent some time on sites like YouTube watching that short funny film that your friend emailed the link too. Maybe you have even taken the time to watch some full length independent films which can be found on sites like Jaman or CinquestOnline. If it’s just a little entertainment that your looking for there are literally hundreds of free sites that house video for us to watch. What about when you want to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster that you missed while it was in theater?

This article briefly looks at some of the top video rental/purchase site that are online today. It is no longer necessary to run down to your local movie store to rent or buy your movies. With new online digital rental/purchase services available you can rent and watch movies right on your PC. Although the picture quality varies between the sites, as does the availability of the latest movies, renting movies online ads gives you the convenience of watching what you want now without a trip to your local video store. Best of all there are never any late fees!

There are many sites that allow you to purchase or rent movies for digital download. For brevity, I am just going to talk about the three that I found the best and the reasons why.

My favorite online movie site is CinemaNow. The site — although it doesn’t always have the most current selection like your local video store — has a huge selection of movies, ranging from some of the latest blockbusters to free independent films. With most newer films you have the option to either purchase or rent the movie. The thing that I liked best about CinemaNow was that, when you purchase a movie, they give you the option of burning to a DVD that you can watch on your television. Of the sites I looked at CinemaNow seems to be the only one that will let you do this. The picture quality is good for paid content (some of the free or subscription content is lower quality), and the site overall seemed to be the best that I could find.

The next site that I found which topped the pack is Amazon’s new service Unbox. Of the rental sites I talk about today Unbox is the both, the easiest to use, and has the closest to DVD quality video. Movies become available as they are released to DVD, so the selection at the Amazon owned site is great. The best thing I found with Ubox was how easy the site was to use. Movies are properly categorized and easy to find. Being the largest online book retailer in the world has given Amazon experience in organizing an online storefront, and it shows with their new Unbox service. Great quality and ease of use make Unbox a viable contender for the best movie house online.

The last site that I would place in the top three is Apple’s Itunes. With itunes it isn’t picture quaility or ease of use that bring it to the top. In fact I find the itunes player clunky and the interface hard to use. What the Apple owned service does have going for it however, are the gadgets that you can buy to replay your purchased movies (no rental option on itunes). Movies downloaded from itunes can be played on your PC, through your video ipod, or through your television set with the new Apple TV unit. Combine the hardware with the up to date selection of movies and itunes stays in the top three on my list.

Captioning Video Movies & Television Programs

We are all aware that captioning video movies and television programs is intended for people who cannot hear audio or may have difficulty in comprehending the spoken language. The transcripts are an important component for adding captions to multimedia content. The production controllers determine the specifications and formats of the transcripts required, it may or may not be in a verbatim format.

There was a time when captions were embedded to video movies and television programs manually to each and every sequence, but now different software programs enable adding captions in one swift operation, the only criterion is that the transcript format and the templates are unique to the software that is used, each captioning software will thus require a different transcript format.

The transcription service providers should have the ability to document the transcripts in XML (Extensible Markup Language) apart from standard formats such as.txt,.doc,.xls, and.HTML. The Captioning and Sub-titling services are required for Broadcast Captions, DVD Subtitles, Web Video Captioning, Podcast Captioning, Video Sharing, Lecture Capture Captioning.

While Google Video and You Tube allow free caption adding facilities to video clippings, other video sharing websites like Metacafe, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Rever, Veoh etc do not have this feature, so if video clippings have to feature on these websites a transcript will be a basic requirement by the captioning service providing company.

The standard input formats for videos or movies needed by captioning companies are.FLV,.MOV,.MP4, M4A, M4B, M4V, MP3,.RA,.RM,.WAV,.WMA,.WMV. The output file formats that support captioning include.CLEAN.TXT, TXT,.ID, other formats that are web specific include.ADB.XML, CPT.XML, .SRT, .RIT.CAP.XML, .CPT.XML, .RIT.CAP.XML, .RIT.XML,. These are only a few file extensions amongst many other formats that captioning companies offer.