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Video trends · 9 min read

How to do professional lighting for your live stream without breaking the bank

Lighting your live stream properly will make it look professional. It can increase viewership and cut down on technical issues. Check out these tips and tricks for lighting on a budget.

Erikka Innes · April 28, 2021

Video trends · 4 min read

How video marketing can help you sell your products and services

Learn what kinds of videos to use during different phases of the customer journey to help them choose your product over a competitor's! Api.video can help you encode, store, and deliver all your video content with great analytics information about how well your content does.

Erikka Innes · April 27, 2021

Video trends · 3 min read

How does video content boost your SEO and site ranking?

Video content can boost your SEO, increase site ranking, and convert more customers. Find out how!

Erikka Innes · April 26, 2021

Video trends · 5 min read

The code behind the magic: the <video> tag

Whenever you see a video playing on the web, you can thank the venerable < video > tag. Introduced with HTML5 in 2008, it has been supported in browsers going back to Internet Explorer 9. In this post, we'll walk through some common attributes and uses of the video tag, from short videos to video streams. When you use api.video, the video player that plays the stream still uses the video tag. If we look at the source of the webpage that uses an api.video player link, we see, deep in the recesses of the divs, the < video > tag.

Doug Sillars · April 23, 2021

Video trends · 6 min read

Sample apps using api.video: a.video

Here at api.video we want to make it easy for people to share and distribute video, ensuring video is the **way** to communicate. But we are often asked - “what can I do with your API?” Read on to see some of the demos we have created!

Doug Sillars · April 15, 2021

Video trends · 5 min read

How to be like Netflix with the power of api.video Analytics

Netflix has an incredible content recommendation system. Learn a little bit about what goes into how they make their recommendations, then browse api.video's analytics data tutorials.

Erikka Innes · April 10, 2021

Video trends · 4 min read

The Web APIs of record.a.video

We’ve just released [record.a.video](https://record.a.video), a web application that lets you record and share videos. If that were not enough, you can also livestream. The page works in Chrome, Edge, Firefox Safari (14 and up), and on Android devices. In this post, I'll walk through the APIs used in app.

Doug Sillars · March 30, 2021

Video trends · 4 min read

Why you should caption your videos, whether they're classes, speeches, or entertainment

There are many benefits to captioning your videos, even if your use case doesn't necessarily require them.

Erikka Innes · March 19, 2021

Video trends · 7 min read

Live shopping is the new way to shop

Live shopping is a global trend with a rapidly growing market. Online, interactive sales sessions where fans interact with celebrities and influencers they admire is now one of the most popular ways to buy products. Find out if this trend is right for your business or personal brand.

Erikka Innes · March 11, 2021

Video trends · 7 min read

What's the difference between a GIF and a video?

A GIF is a type of image sequence. Let's take a look at what a GIF is, what an image sequence is, and how that's different from a video even though a frame is equivalent to an image.

Erikka Innes · March 10, 2021

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