One surprise at the Mobile World Congress 2016 event in Barcelona, Spain this past week was the introduction of a high level camera in the new Samsung Galaxy 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The new smartphone with the high end camera made it onto the top five picks on many reviewers’ list from the MWC 2016.
Android Headlines, the news source for android, rated the new Samsung 7 and Samsung 7 Edge for its gorgeous sleek look and streamline steel and high resolution screen a plus for Samsung. The audience at MWC 2016 applauded the device for its high-tech advancement with a megapixel shooter that provides low light performance and many enhancements, when Mark Zuckerberg helped to unveil it at the Samsung event.
Samsung wowed the crowd from the start as the first company to put a camera in a smart phone. Now, you have the latest technology in a smart phone, and you ask what is next? There are apps to help you create your videos in a new platform for the consumer. Here are two new video opportunities that you can utilize to create your own special production.
First, there is PopChest, the micropayments platform for video. It allows content creators to get paid, in real-time for every video view, and gives viewers the smoothest possible video on demand experience with no signups, no subscriptions, and no commitments.
Why do we need Micropayments for Video? Valerian Bennett, its creator, says, “The Internet is filled with wonderful videos that entertain, educate, and excite us. Unfortunately, to enjoy that content you must either give your most precious resources, time and attention, over to advertisers, who inundate the consumer with irrelevant commercials or you must make a hefty commitment by paying for a subscription.”
Thanks to PopChest, there’s a new choice: micropayments. Now, viewers can use the digital currency, bitcoin, to reward content creators with as little as $0.10 for an on-demand video experience. This is not possible with existing credit card payment options.
The “Can My Mom Figure It Out” Test is guaranteed by PopChest. The process is straightforward for publishers whether first time or experienced. After you set up an account at PopChest and connect your Coinbase bitcoin wallet, upload your video. Next, a page at PopChest.com is created, as well as an embed code that can be placed on your own site. The code for the embedded video player encompasses the entire pay-per-view experience and even works on WordPress and Tumblr.
When a viewer comes across a PopChest video, they can use any bitcoin wallet to unlock the content. Payment is verified on the blockchain, so there is no need to sign up or create an account. With absolutely no commitment, this is time and money savings to the extreme.
One of the first artists to embrace micropayments for video is YouTube star NurdRage. With over 600,000 subscribers, NurdRage faces the same challenge being felt by many online content creators. The videos he makes contribute to billions on his host platform. Yet, his share of this fortune is same as minimum wage. By offering his most engaged audience member’s early access to exclusive content for only $0.25, he can outpace the revenue of his YouTube channel with only a fraction of his regular audience. PopChest is technology blended with digital currency at its best.
Andrew Jarecki, the talented filmmaker behind HBO’s The Jinx and founder of Moviefone, created KnowMe, a free iOS app launched on January 21st that enables users to tell their uniquely individual stories through video by simplifying complex editing.
Creating a KnowMe production is as easy as tapping photos & videos from your camera roll or the Internet and talking over them to narrate your story. You can also add music or pull in a clip’s native audio, and its way easier than iMovie or Final Cut. Unlike Vine or Instagram.
KnowMe also lets you drag and drop to reorder your photos & clips, giving you the freedom to create engaging content that goes beyond point-and-shoot video. Once your KnowMe is made, you can share it on KnowMe’s built-in social network; post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter; or simply text/email it to a friend. Celebs like JJ Abrams, Trevor Noah, Sean Hayes and Greg Kinnear are already using KnowMe, and its ease of use makes it appealing to anyone (regardless of their tech-savvy).
The Internet is the thread to connect the planet. Nearly two-thirds of the global population—four billion people—still aren’t online. This will change in the upcoming years. The Samsung 7 and Samsung 7 Edge camera technology added to the easy to produce your own videos from PopChest and KnowMe are a powerful new step for the consumer to travel the planet and connect with each other.