Mozilla Launches Popcorn Maker

 

  • Browser-based
  • Drag-and-drop interface
  • Compatible on all browsers

Mozilla has launched a new browser-based video editing tool for the web called Popcorn Maker.

 

  • Browser-based
  • Drag-and-drop interface
  • Compatible on all browsers

Mozilla has launched a new browser-based video editing tool for the web called Popcorn Maker.

Popcorn Maker uses a drag-and-drop interface, allowing users to enhance and post their videos with content such as article or Wikipedia links, Google Maps and even live feeds of Flickr keywords or Twitter hashtags.

With this new tool, you can create a newscaster-style video which could be edited to include embedded source articles or real-time weather updates. You can also embed a real-time Google Map in a video, or reverse it so that a small video window is overlaid on a larger Google Map, which users can zoom and scroll in real-time while the video continues to play.

"Until now, video on the web has been stuck inside a little black box," says Brett Gaylor, Mozilla director of popcorn.

"Popcorn Maker changes that, making video work like the rest of the web: hackable, linkable, remixable and connected to the world around it."

Popcorn Maker is compatible on all browsers not just Firefox. It is entirely made from web technologies, such as HTML, CSS and Javascript.

In addition, it can import any Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud or HTML5 video file, which can then be enhanced with web content events or limited editing such as looping, skipping, or pausing particular sections of the video.

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