Syria rebels vow to punish atrocities amid video outrage

US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: AP

The Free Syrian Army pledged on Wednesday to punish atrocities amid outrage over a video showing the mutilation of a corpse, as the regime ruled out discussing President Bashar al-Assad’s departure in negotiations.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 5:23pm

Mother’s video surveillance of daughter angers Facebook users

Photo: AFP

The woman admitted the girl was her daughter and she recorded the video through a webcam installed on her daughter’s desk lamp. “…[Today’s homework]progress is not bad, but she kept talking to herself, and was singing while doing [homework],” the woman commented on the video.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:03pm

Video a chilling prelude to balloon calamity

Heading for disaster: Poon Tak-sze, Poon Lau-tim and Kwan Pui-man show their excitement as they head off over Luxor in the hot-air balloon for what was meant to be the trip of a lifetime. Photo: SCMP

In the candid scenes, visitors from Hong Kong, France, Japan, Britain, Hungary and Egypt merrily wave at the camera and snap pictures as the balloon is inflated. A young Chinese woman poses for photos with her family.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:14am

North Korea removes Call of Duty copycat video game from YouTube

Call of Duty. Photo: SCMP

The video was "taken down by the user" after the complaint was filed by US-based Activision, the publisher behind the blockbuster military shooter video game franchise.

9 Feb 2013 - 5:29am

North Korean propaganda video shows New York under attack

A still from the North Korean video depicting New York in ruins after a nuclear attack. Photo: SCMP PIctures

The footage was uploaded by the North's official website, Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the state media.

6 Feb 2013 - 5:29am

Illegal racers on Hong Kong's streets video themselves and aid police

Inspector Ngai Chun-yip (left) and colleagues talk about the problem of car racing on Hong Kong's roads. Photo: Dickson Lee

Motorists who upload videos of illegal car races online to boast of their driving skills are helping police catch offenders.

Officers say that as front-view cameras on cars become more common, a trend has emerged for posting videos of high-speed races online.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Anti-Islam filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula denied bail

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula as sketched in court. Photo: AP

The filmmaker behind the anti-Islamic video that has sparked violence across the globe is behind bars after a US judge ordered that he be arrested and held without bail on suspicion of violating terms of his probation, including allegedly lying about his role in the film's production.

29 Sep 2012 - 4:23am

3-D Camcorders

Sony HDR-TD10E

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Old tech

The way we watch movies at home changes relatively quickly, as the death of the videocassette illustrates. What's more, commercially successful technology isn't always as good as that which it replaces. Betamax video players were better quality than the VCRs which came slightly later and became the industry standard.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Film editing tool gets an Oscar

Developed for digital video editing on a personal computer, Avid Liquid 7 offers the Swiss Army Knife-version of essential software programs to get the job done.

It has a fully integrated video toolset:

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Film editing tool gets an Oscar

Product: Avid Liquid Price: $4,300 Pros: Delivers the smoothest capture, edit and finishing experience in the business Cons: Processing the multiple audio tracks may cause drop-outs during playback

Developed for digital video editing on a personal computer, Avid Liquid 7 offers the Swiss Army Knife-version of essential software programs to get the job done.

24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Mini camcorder holds its own against the sun

Product: Sharp VL-Z7E Price: HK$6,190 Pros: Small, light and easy to operate, outstanding video quality Cons: The microphone and speaker just below the lens pick up sounds easily, but it can get a bit too noisy for recording on a windy day

3 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Small is beautiful

SINCE THE INTRODUCTION of the MiniDV tape format about 10 years ago, the camera-makers' creed has been 'think small'. Today every manufacturer produces a model that would turn James Bond green.

23 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Tech Know Colour coordinated

IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS this column has concentrated on digital photography. One issue that has cropped up is how colour quality of an image on a digital camera display can change when transferred to a computer screen, and again when printed. This may seem a cutting-edge subject compared to analog broadcasting but have you ever wondered about the colour quality on your television?

25 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Latest digital camcorders a ticket to the director's chair

Remember The Blair Witch Project and those jerky, out-of-focus shots which made amateur movies hip?

It definitely inspired my father, who had been talking about buying a digital video camcorder until the movie came along and he decided to give his four-year-old Hi-8 Sony camcorder a second chance.

20 Jul 2001 - 12:00am