SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpinXpress, a company which produces video collaboration tools, today announced the release of their new product, Get Media, which enables independent digital media producers to search for and gather Creative Commons-licensed content. Creative Commons licenses are free public copyright licenses that let people publish their creative work under “some rights reserved” copyright terms. Creative Commons-licensed content such as video, images and music, is available to the public for free legal sharing, reuse, and remixing. Get Media will be unveiled at the independent video festival, Pixelodeon, June 9-10, 2007 in Los Angeles.
“Get Media is an impressive new tool and we are excited to be showcasing this product at Pixelodeon,” said Jay Dedman, organizer of Pixelodeon Fest. “SpinXpress embodies what we want to celebrate – companies that empower and inspire the independent content creator.”
The new Get Media search, available to anyone with a Web browser, is online at http://spinxpress.com/getmedia.
Get Media enables independent producers to pull from a wide range of creative content available under different licenses. To help people find exactly what they are looking for, Get Media provides user-friendly search functionality. Users can easily navigate through menus to search categories, specific archives, types of media (audio, video, or images) and types of licenses. Currently, Get Media searches three categories of information:
1. Repositories including archive.org, flickr.com and blip.tv
2. Sources that SpinXpress stores and updates periodically, including magnatune.com
3. Metadata collected from feeds including ccMixter, CC Hits, and Freevlog.
“Get Media takes our vision of enhancing distributed video production to a new level,” said Dave Toole, CEO of SpinXpress. “Now groups of people have the power to find the best creative materials; as well as collaborate to publish digital media content, regardless of geographic location. People can search for, share and produce video content online as if they were in the same room or on the same network.”
A documentary filmmaker could use rights-cleared video clips in his work, or a podcaster could include independent musicians’ songs as part of a podcast or as an introductory medley without worrying about paying licensing fees.
Get Media is an important addition to SpinXpress’ selection of digital media production tools, which offer groups of people the power to connect and work together to produce the highest quality content. These collaboration tools are downloadable, allowing users to create their own group network online and to share and store all types and sizes of media files. With a drag and drop feature for effortless file upload, as well as a discussion board and Wiki, SpinXpress removes many challenges typical to group video production.
“SpinXpress is set to be an incredibly useful tool for video creators,” said Eric Steuer, creative director of Creative Commons. “People looking for easy access to a huge collection of high quality digital media that they can use freely and legally in their videos will find a lot to rejoice about.”
SpinXpress is the first independent online community where you can Find/Share/Publish independent video content. SpinXpress was created to enable online web collaboration with a secure group or with the world. SpinXpress is the brainchild and work of the media professionals at Outhink Media. Their ideology behind SpinXpress is the desire to easily share and collaborate on media projects with distributed production teams - regardless of geographic location. SpinXpress is based in San Francisco, CA. For more information about SpinXpress, please visit www.spinexpress.com.