Instagram Rolls Out Curated Video Feed

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Instagram celebrated Halloween by rolling out a 24-hour pop-up video feed curating the best video content surrounding the holiday.

Reports Wired's Jessi Hempel, "Instragram is becoming a formidable news service rivaling the Internet’s original newswire, Twitter. Images are replacing words for fast communication. And Instagram is easier to use than Twitter. So it’s no surprise that Instagram now has 400 million monthly active users, while Twitter has stalled out at 320 million. Even so, Twitter has still been better positioned to surface important events because it has had a more robust search engine and better tools for discovery. Earlier this year, that began to change as Instagram overhauled its Explore page to make it easier for users to discover new and trending information. The immersive video player is the latest tool to help users discover more real-time information."


Qoncept Inc. Uses DeckLink SDI Micro for Pitching Tracking System Baseboy

Qoncept Inc. Uses DeckLink SDI Micro for Pitching Tracking System Baseboy

Blackmagic Design announced today that Blackmagic’s DeckLink SDI Micro was used for capture and playback with the pitching tracking system “Baseboy,” a newly announced system by Qoncept Inc. capable of visualizing a ball’s path and interlocking with a camera feed. Baseboy was first used, in conjunction with a Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, in the recent Japan/US international baseball match, Samurai Japan Series 2019, broadcast by TV Asahi as Japan’s first real time baseboy analysis system.