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Video clips (or movie clips) are short clips of video or movie, usually part of a longer recording. The term is also more loosely used to mean any short video less than the length of a traditional television program.

A detailed icon for video e.g. to link to video content on a website

While some video clips are taken from established media sources, community or individual produced clips are becoming more common. Some individuals host their created works on vlogs, which are video blogs. The use of Internet video is growing very fast. Between March and July 2006, YouTube grew from 30 to 100 million views of videos per day.[1] More recent developments includes the BBC's iPlayer, which was released for open beta testing in July 2007.

Clip culture

The widespread popularity of video clips, with the aid of new distribution channels, has evolved into 'clip '. It is compared to 'lean-back' experience of seeing traditional movies, refers to the Internet activity of sharing and viewing a very short video, mostly less than 15 minutes. The culture began with the development of broadband Internet service, and has seen a boom since 2005 when websites for uploading clips first started, including Shockinghumor, YouTube, Google Video, MSN Video and Yahoo! Video.[citation needed]

Such video clips often show moments of significance, humour, oddity, or prodigy performance. Sources for video clips include news, movies, music video and amateur video shot. In addition to clips recorded by high-quality blogs. The use of Internet video is growing very fast. Between March and July 2006, YouTube grew from 30 to 100 million views of videos per day.[1] More recent developments includes the BBC's iPlayer, which was released for open beta testing in July 2007.

Clip culture

The widespread popularity of video clips, with the aid of new distribution channels, has evolved into 'clip '. It is compared to 'lean-back' experience of seeing traditional movies, refers to the Internet activity of sharing and viewing a very short video, mostly less than 15 minutes. The culture began with the development of broadband Internet service, and has seen a boom since 2005 when websi

The widespread popularity of video clips, with the aid of new distribution channels, has evolved into 'clip '. It is compared to 'lean-back' experience of seeing traditional movies, refers to the Internet activity of sharing and viewing a very short video, mostly less than 15 minutes. The culture began with the development of broadband Internet service, and has seen a boom since 2005 when websites for uploading clips first started, including Shockinghumor, YouTube, Google Video, MSN Video and Yahoo! Video.[citation needed]

Such video clips often show moments of significance, humour, oddity, or prodigy performance. Sources for video clips include news, movies, music video and amateur video shot. In addition to clips recorded by high-quality camcorders, it has become more common to

Such video clips often show moments of significance, humour, oddity, or prodigy performance. Sources for video clips include news, movies, music video and amateur video shot. In addition to clips recorded by high-quality camcorders, it has become more common to produce clips with digital cameras, webcams, and mobile phones.

Online video advertising is used by advertisers. With online entertainment sites delivering high-quality television programming content free of charge, online video entertainment is rising in popularity.

With consumer attention came advertisers. MAGNA estimated that online video advertisement spending will approach nearly US$700 million in 2008, a 32% increase from 2008.[2] As businesses seek to tighten budgetary allocations, o

With consumer attention came advertisers. MAGNA estimated that online video advertisement spending will approach nearly US$700 million in 2008, a 32% increase from 2008.[2] As businesses seek to tighten budgetary allocations, online video is a highly measurable and results-driven delivery platform.

Unlike traditional movies largely dominated by studios, clip movies are overwhelmingly supplied by amateurs. In May 2006, The Economist reported that 90% of clips on YouTube came from amateurs, a few of whom are young comedians. It, in effect, also brought amateur talents. In 2005, two Chinese students Huang Yixin and Wei Wei, now dubbed as "Back Dorm Boys", lip-synched to a song by the Backstreet Boys in a video uploaded to some clip websites and became quickly renowned. They appeared on television shows and concerts, and were also granted a contract by a media company in Beijing for lip-syncing.[3]

An earlier celebrity was David Elsewhere, a talent at popping and liquiding. His p

An earlier celebrity was David Elsewhere, a talent at popping and liquiding. His performance to Kraftwerk's song Expo 2000 at the Kollaboration talent show in 2001 was widely viewed on the Internet, leading later to his being hired for TV commercials and music videos. Not only have video clips submerged into the world of TV commercials and music videos but it is now also a popular form of entertainment and a hobby for people called "Vloggers" (video blog creators). Many professional video bloggers can be found on the Internet; additionally many notable amateur video bloggers have also emerged.

Citizen journalism video reporting dates back as early as the development of camcorders, but all videos were screened by the local media outlets of the time, until its spread has been aided by free upload websites in which censorship is limited to make a vast number of videos available to anyone who wants it. Scenes rarely broadcast on television, and many first-witnessed scenes have since become publicly available.

Notably, in December 2004, tourist videos of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami offered worldwide audiences the first scenes of the disaster. In December 2003, videos in Hon

Notably, in December 2004, tourist videos of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami offered worldwide audiences the first scenes of the disaster. In December 2003, videos in Hong Kong showing the bully in De La Salle School outraged the public and raised a wide concern on school violence that led to the arrest of 11 students.[citation needed]

From late 2005 to early 2006, a new form of blogging emerged called a vlog.[4][5][6] It is a blog that takes video as the primary content, often accompanied by supporting text, image, and additional metadata to provide context. Su Li Walker, an analyst with the Yankee Group, said that like blogs, which have become an extension of traditional media, video blogs will be a supplement to traditional broadcasting.[7][8] Regular entries are typically presented in reverse chronological order and often combine embedded video or a video link with supporting text, images, and metadata.

Convergence with traditional media