Eye-Fi Developing Wireless Uploads To You TubeJan 7th, 2009 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: Featured Story, Podcasting Events, Podcasting Hardware, Video
Eye-Fi today announced that it is developing a way to enable users to wirelessly upload videos from a digital camera to YouTube and/or to a home computer. Eye-Fi currently makes a wireless SD memory card for digital cameras.
â€œWeâ€™re aiming to do for video what weâ€™ve already done for photos: provide the easiest, simplest way to save and share your digital memories,â€ said Jef Holove, CEO for Eye-Fi.
Eye-Fiâ€™s wireless SD memory cards allow digital camera users to upload photos, and soon video, automatically through Wi-Fi networks. In addition, Eye-Fi hotspot subscribers can also upload their memories away from home at more than 10,000 Wayport and open hotspot locations across the U.S.
The company is designing its video upload service to support full-resolution HD video, with newer still cameras like the Nikon D90 capturing HD video, and Web sites including YouTube now testing display of HD video.
â€œSome of the most popular clips on YouTube are shot on digital cameras, rather than video camcorders,â€ said Ziv Gillat, vice president of business development for Eye-Fi. â€œ[our product] will mak[e] it even easier …to post life events, home videos and breaking news â€“ virtually as they happen.â€
The company will preview the technology this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.