The Factory Scene from ‘Modern Times‘ (1936), directed, written, scored, produced and starring Charlie Chaplain.
Embed Plus enables you to annotate, control and discuss YouTube video clips. In the example above I’ve added annotations at certain points in the film, including a link to a full review. Other features include: (descriptive list from Robin Good’s Online Video Publishing Scoop.it page).
- Chapter Marking – Like DVD chapter buttons, click these to skip to marked times. Use the wizard to mark notable parts like game highlights, changing performers, and lecture sections.
- Sweet Spot Marking – Helps you catch the best parts of a video by revealing the scenes that are generating the most buzz by other viewers. You can also use it for your creative/marketing efforts or just for your curiosity.
- Crop – Crop, Cut, Splice, Chop (or how ever else you prefer to pronounce it). Plays the interesting part of a video you decide.
- Real-time Reactions – Discussions about a video occur in many places. Optionally enable this button to show viewers the latest Internet reactions, right inside the player. Currently showing YouTube comments and Twitter feeds.
- Third Party Annotations – Add your own timed annotations to any video. Use it to display titles, captions, scene labels, and side comments during playback.
- Slow Motion On-Demand – Instantly watch videos at a slower rate to more clearly see what happens. Use it for videos with sports highlights, demos, tricks, and raw footage.
- Movable Zoom – Added accessibility. Dynamically magnifies the area you point over. Use it to get a close look at objects, writing, and things like moving athletes.
- Instant Replay / Loop – Replay an event soon after it happens. Also double-click to loop the replay.
Embed Plus is web-based, so can be accessed from anywhere, and very easy to use. Simply paste in the url of the video you wish to use and then crop and add annotations via a simple screen (see above). Just to warn you, make sure you add all the annotations you need before proceeding to the ‘get code’ screen – if you go back you will lose all your work! As you can see you can embed your enhanced video into any webpage, although you will need to install a plug-in for it to appear in WordPress.