Mozilla's Popcorn Maker Lets You Enhance, Recreate Existing Videos from YouTube, Vimeo

You might have already heard about 'Popcorn', it’s an HTML5 media framework written in JavaScript for filmmakers, web developers, and anyone who wants to create time-based interactive media on the web. Popcorn.js is part of Mozilla's Popcorn project.

Good news is: Team Mozilla has launched version 1.0 of its Popcorn Maker, a web-based video editing app powered by the Popcorn framework.

Well, what’s so exciting about this app is that regular users can easily re-create or enhance already existing videos online -- be they from YouTube or Vimeo -- thereby allowing you to add image, map overlays, and links from Twitter, Wikipedia, and other websites. So the result would be like a highly-interactive web page rather than a traditional video.

Popcorn Maker helps to change or transform usually passive video viewing into a feature-rich interactive experience that allows for greater viewer engagement. Eventually, a more advanced version of the app will be able to create shoppable videos or video ads for advertisers on YouTube. In this way, you can easily link to a product website or immediately buy a product while watching a video that shows the products.

See Popcorn Maker in action HERE.

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