1st Video turns your smartphone into a portable video editing room

by Liam Britten

When TV news crews go out on the scene, they usually need to bring an entire broadcast truck with them to get their footage ready for broadcast. But what if all they needed was a smartphone instead?

Kelowna’s VeriCorder has developed a new app for iPhone and Droid phones that allows professional-quality video to be shot, recorded, edited and uploaded all from the smartphone. With the new 1st Video app, reporters in hazardous situations or simply operating on a budget need no longer have the accompaniment of a camera crew to tell the story; just a good eye for framing.

The consumer version can be bought for $9.99, while the net version requires a corporate account with VeriCorder. The net version features integration with a newsroom system.

To see what 1st Video can do, check out this video of the Apple Triathlon in Kelowna, shot entirely with 1st Video running on an iPhone 4.

VeriCorder Technology Inc.
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

The media industry is going through a period of radical change. Newspaper and broadcast companies are consolidating, as their markets fragment under the onslaught of new, internet-based competitors. Indeed News Corp recently said that print journalism would be dead in 20 years! That’s where VeriCorder comes in. We turn an iPhone into a professional quality video camera, with a simple to use... more

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more

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