Posts Tagged ‘ Software

PicLens: now with added video…

Bliss me blog for I have been lockedinned, it’s been 19 days since my last post!!

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks so I have a lot to post about here, where I will get into in the next post. The last one was 19 days ago and I haven’t got my Nine Inch Nails cd yet, but not to worry as it is still been by soundtrack for the last few week. Class album, nuff said.. well except that I must make a video for them (along with all the other videos I am making!).

Talking about video, that is what this post is about.. well one aspect of it… online video.. and how you search and view it. One of my favourite web apps from the last couple of months has been Cool Iris’ “PicLens“. I gave it a mini review in the asides post on the, well, side of this page. Really I should have gave it more of a review as I think it is a fantastic little add-on for Firefox and really puts an new slant on image search. It is so slick and I reckon we will be seeing a lot more webapps in this style over the next few months. I guess they are built in the Adobe Flex environment, but I can’t be sure. Anyway I was showing it off the other day and was thinking “wouldn’t it be really cool if it done video too?”. Well, guess what… it does!! Just as I got online today there was an update for it.. for YouTube videos and it works a charm. You can see it in action in the images above where I did a search for remix (something on my mind a lot this week) and the random video I pulled up is from Matt & Kim… and here it is…

(can you guess where they got that riff from?… answers on the back of a postcard or in the comments!!)

Pic Lens

Pic Lens is one of the coolest Firefox add-ons you can get. You can search images on Flickr, Google, Yahoo etc with a 3D image wall interface. Add it on! Go get Pic Lens and while your here grab th Previews app also for viewing full webpages from links. Makes browsing blogs much better. Big up Cool Iris!


djay grab

Djay is a very nice little application available on the Mac platform. It is packed with some very cool features well worth it’s reasonable price. I first had this on my computer with version 1 and messed around with it a bit. It was free back then but it was also lacking and not everything worked. Now it is in version 2 and it is fully fledged. There are a few things I would like it to do which it doesn’t do, such as not being able to capture it’s audio output along with other applications in the system audio stream. However this is not a normal need and I was really looking to do this initially so I could enclose a screen capture movie to show you the application in action. But never mind because it allows you to record your mixes with the application itself and that is the main thing.

So lets have a look at what this does then. Read more