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CES 2009: Upload Video From Camera Straight To YouTube Via Eye-Fi

Eye-Fi's SD card for cameras has allowed photogs to take pictures and wirelessly upload them via Wi-Fi for about a year now. Taking things to the next level, Eye-Fi is set to bow a new service that lets users upload video from their digital cameras directly to YouTube.
Eye-Fi's SD card for cameras has allowed photogs to take pictures and wirelessly upload them via Wi-Fi for about a year now. Taking things to the next level, Eye-Fi is set to bow a new service that lets users upload video from their digital cameras directly to YouTube.I use a point-and-shoot camera to capture video more often than I use my standalone video camera. I'm not going to go into detail about why, but my behavior falls in line with what many others do: capturing video via point-and-shoot cameras.

Eye-Fi, hoping to increase its footprint and feature set, is going to introduce new technology that will let users post the videos they've captured on their cameras straight to YouTube without the need for uploading to a PC first.

"We're aiming to do for video what we've already done for photos: provide the easiest, simplest way to save and share your digital memories," said Jef Holove, CEO for Eye-Fi, in a prepared statement. "Our wireless technology makes it effortless to upload videos to YouTube using the digital camera you already have, without the fuss of special software. You won't need to find a USB cable or even turn on your computer to get your memories in front of one of the largest audiences on the Web."

Eye-Fi is designing its video upload service to support full-resolution high-definition video, with newer cameras like the Nikon D90 capturing HD video and Web sites including YouTube now testing display of HD video.

The technology is being previewed here at CES in Las Vegas. Eye-Fi hasn't said exactly when it will be available to end users.

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