Ziggeo launches hosted pages

Ziggeo launches the hosted pages feature which allows you to host recorder and wall-of-videos pages automatically on our servers. These page are plain html and can be customised any way you like.


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Ziggeo adds email notifications

Ziggeo has added a new feature that allows you to be notified by email whenever a new video submission comes in.

In order to enable email notifications, go to your dashboard, manage your application and add your email to the email notification list.


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

How can I restrict the video formats that people can upload?

If you want folks to be able to upload custom videos, but restrict the allowed video formats to e.g. mp4 and avi, you can do so as follows:

<ziggeo ziggeo-perms="allowupload" ziggeo-allowed_extensions="mp4,avi"></ziggeo>

Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Ziggeo’s Filters in Action

We had a lot of fun showing off Ziggeo‘s new filters and branding capabilities at  Social Media Week.  Here’s a screenshot of what folks in our audience recorded — love how they brought their own filters to their recordings. You can play the videos here.

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Note that we used Ziggeo’s open-source wall of videos solution to create this wall and also included “Like” and “Share” buttons so that videos could be shared on Facebook feeds.

And here’s what recordings look like when Ziggeo attached Social Media Week branding to the videos (you can play the videos on the actual wall of branded videos here).

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And here’s what the recordings look like using Ziggeo’s black and white filter (you can play the videos on the actual wall of black and white videos here).

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And here’s what they look like using Ziggeo’s charcoal sketch filter (you can play the videos on the actual wall of charcoal sketch videos here).

Ziggeo's Charcoal Sketch Filter

 


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

5 Tips on Shooting Video with Your Phone

At Social Media Week earlier this month, Adam Watstein, producer and director at Sharpshooter Pictures, teamed up with Susan Danziger, Founder/CEO of Ziggeo to teach a MasterClass on Harnessing Social Video.  As part of this class, Adam gave 5 tips on how to best shoot video with your phone. Here they are:
1. Light is critical when taking video.  Make sure light is evenly distributed with no dark shadows appearing under eyes.  A small light is often helpful to add that needed touch of light. And whenever possible stand at a window during daytime hours facing the outside.
2. Touch your screen to highlight the central object. When taking video on your phone, be sure to touch your screen on the central object. The camera will adjust to the light hitting the subject and light your subject properly (same goes for taking a picture).  
3. Shoot your video horizontally. Shoot your video in a horizontal (landscape) position. That way, when you post it, it will fill the frame like a normal looking video.  Shooting vertically (in portrait position) will force those black lines to appear around the border to fit the screen.
4. Step away and zoom in. When shooting another person or object, rather than shooting close to it, step away and then zoom in (do that with your fingers on e.g. an iOS).  That will prevent the distorted look that often happens when you shoot too close.
5. Sway your camera and body for shooting scenes. When shooting a scene, don’t try hold your camera steady — the shot will appear shaky.  Instead, sway your body. Also, lightly sway your camera which will make for much more fluid (and non-shaky) shots.  

Happy shooting!


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Our Effect on You

Ziggeo has now launched a whole bunch of video filter effects. We wanted to show them off on (of course) video. Here goes:

Original Video

Cartoon Filter Effect

Charcoal Filter Effect

Dave Hill Filter Effect

Edge Filter Effect

Black/White filter Effect

You can even record your own videos with effects here.

Have fun with them!


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Automatically crop videos to optimal ratio

We have just launched an automatic cropping feature that makes sure all videos recorded from devices with different native resolution ratios are cropped to the desired size. Simply add the auto_crop option to your recorder embedding, and you’re good to go!


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

How can I combine recording and re-recording?

If you want to enable people to leave a profile video, you need to cover two separate use-cases: recording a profile video for the first time and re-recording an existing profile video.

While you can roll your own code to do so, you can use our built-in support for that as well. Let’s assume that you name every video with the user’s profile id. You can then use the following code:

<ziggeo ziggeo-modes="recorder,rerecorder" ziggeo-video="_USERID"></ziggeo>

Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Ziggeo Launches Sketch Effect for Videos

Ziggeo has now launched a sketch filter for videos so your videos can now take on a really funky effect.

Here’s a before and after of what your videos can look like without and with the sketch filter:


You can find more details on how to implement the sketch effect to videos here on Ziggeo.


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Ziggeo adds C# Server SDK

You are running a C#-based web server and want to use Ziggeo? No problem. We have just added a C# library for our server SDK.


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.