Tom Volotta Archive

Tom is a longtime video producer in the San Francisco Bay Area who brings impressive technical expertise to the RealPlayer blog. With a deep knowledge of video production and programming, he designs interactive media for public spaces and for an impressive portfolio of corporate clients. Tom enjoys demystifying technology, evangelizing on the future of digital media, and watching funny internet cat videos.

10 Video Shooting Tips for Capturing 4th of July Fireworks with a Phone

Fireworks mesmerized cultures in Asia and Europe centuries before 4th of July pyrotechnics became a tradition marking the United States’ Declaration of Independence in 1776. This year, many people have the ability to record video of the fireworks using the smartphone they carry in their pocket or purse. There’s nothing like being at an

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How To Download and Play MP4 Videos

Article updated September 30th, 2014 The MP4 format plays an increasingly important role in both downloading and playing video from the Internet, especially on mobile devices. Why? Simply put, MP4 allows for high-quality video to be delivered in a smaller size. If the video isn’t in the MP4 format, it can be converted, and

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