RJI Futures Lab update #34

Automated video editing and mobile app tools


In this week's Futures Lab update, the Reynolds Journalism Institute shows tools that enable just about anyone to edit video and create mobile apps – with little or no technical skills required.

PART 1: Automated video editing

Several companies offer software that can automatically edit clips and photos together into finished video stories. In other words: No video editing skills required to get edited video segments onto a website. Paula Batson of Magisto explains the possibilities for situations like breaking news. RJI also includes a list of similar technologies on the market.

PART 2: Mobile app builders

Cloud-based platforms for developing mobile apps have made it possible for people with no prior programming experience to build apps for iPhones and Android devices. Hear from two companies, AppMachine and RareWire, about how their systems work.

PART 3: Easy Web Content

Easy Web Content's presenter tool gives users the ability to create HTML5 infographics, slideshows and banner ads all in one place. Founder Payman Taei shows how the tool works.

Watch the RJI Futures Lab video update here.

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