BubblePly Advances with Video Text Overlays

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SetdptIt’s funny, so many of the super duper high-tech products just get overlooked while the simplest things which people wish ‘they had thought of’ go on to make millions. BubblePly is the former which launched back in January, and I hadn’t heard a thing about a few days ago.

How It Works

Video captioning in general is quite a long way behind, and I’m pretty sure web video captioning hadn’t even been thought of before BubblePLY. The first step is easy enough, BubblePLY supports most of the video sharing sites on the net, so all you’re required to do is paste the URL of the video. When BubblePLY successfully ‘imports’ it, you can then edit it like you’re editing the video except that you’re adding speech bubbles or captions to different parts of it. The captions can be any of the styles provided, and however long (in length) you want them to. This is perfect for adding subtitles to a video in a different language, or if you have a friend or a family member who is deaf, to easily prepare a video for him or her to see.

Opinion

BubblePLY is an interesting peace of technology and certainly one that could come to many uses. One thing I find ironic is how many technologies a video surpasses before it gets to BubblePly (BubblePLY <- YouTube (or any video site) <- Flash <- Actual MPEG/AVI). In any case, if they can find a market for this and appeal to a group of audience who use it for an actual use, I think they’re here to stay.

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