The guys from the Miro crew have just launched a new web site very cleverly called Video WTF? If you don’t know about Miro, it’s a free and open-source desktop video player which is built on open standards and designed to encourage decentralization of video hosting (you really should have to give it a try: get it here).
Video WTF? is collaboratively moderated place to ask and answer questions about video cameras, editing, production, publishing, promotion, etc. In other words, if you have a question about video, you can go there to ask it.. And if you’re a video guru and want to share your knowledge, you can go there to answer questions.
The site has just launched today so, while I’m writing this only 31 questions have been asked, but they already cover very different subjects related to video. Below are a few examples:
- Inexpensive way to capture video to a laptop?
- Slow-motion video/audio via progressive playback on flash player?
- How to make an inexpensive softbox light?
The web site is free, without advertising and very straightforward, no registration is necessary to browse, ask or answer questions. But if you login (with an OpenID) you’ll have access to more features such as voting for questions and answers, getting reputation points if you give satisfying answers to the other users etc..
Video WTF? Is a great idea and will certainly be an extremely useful site for the video community at large, and of course for users of GrandVJ or MediaMaster in particular. And it will be even better if a lot of video-savvy people like you guys go there and help each other, that’s why we write about it here.. and that’s why you too should spread the word!