Gears & Gadgets

YouTube makes video chapters official

Enlarge NurPhoto/Getty Images In your travels around YouTube the past few weeks, you might have seen a video or two that features “chapters.” Chapters allow creators to timestamp and name sections of their videos for easy navigation. The feature has been in experimental mode for the past few weeks, but now YouTube is making chapters […]

Computer

How to make a video game

There’s a lot that goes into making a video game. Each video game combines multiple artistic mediums, from music to art to animation — programming is even an art form in its own way. All of these art forms join in a game engine, and in this guide, we’re going to show you our favorite […]

Photography

What is 10-bit 4:2:2 video? Bit depth and chroma subsampling explained

Color depth and chroma subsampling are probably two of the most misunderstood aspects of digital video. Trying to educate someone about them usually devolves into a simple “more is better” conclusion, without actually explaining what’s really going on. Unless you’re Griffin Hammond, documentary filmmaker and Panasonic brand ambassador, who explains the concepts effortlessly in a way that anyone […]

Mobile

Here’s how to rotate a video on an iPhone

We’ve all made this mistake before: You’ve just recorded a gorgeous 4K video of a beautiful or important moment, only to realize later that your video was accidentally shot in portrait mode instead of landscape. Thankfully, this digital faux pas is easily corrected right from your iPhone. While you used to have to employ iMovie […]

Top Stories

Thousands of Zoom video calls left exposed on open Web

Many of the videos include personally identifiable information and deeply intimate conversations, recorded in people’s homes. Other videos include nudity, such as one in which an aesthetician teaches students how to give a Brazilian wax. Many of the videos appear to have been recorded through Zoom’s software and saved onto separate online storage space without […]

Gaming

The World Health Organization wants you to stay at home and play video games

The World Health Organization (WHO) has teamed up with representatives from the gaming industry to launch the #PlayApartTogether campaign to encourage people to follow social distancing and hygiene recommendations to avoid spreading the coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, for example by staying at home and playing video games online. Representatives from some of the world’s largest […]