Intel Developer Blog: A look at the Intel Integrated Native Developer Experience's Media for Mobile extensions

Lights, Cameras, Android! How to add video capture to your apps

Smartphones and tablets are wonders of miniaturisation, smaller than a book but with the capacity of a library; about the same thickness as a CD case, but able to store an entire music collection.

Perhaps the greatest achievement is the way that video cameras have been incorporated into the devices. What were once heavy, bulky and specialist items can now be incorporated in an everyday phone. When inspiration strikes, we can pull out a phone and start shooting high quality video, without delay. Every minute, 100 hours of video gets uploaded to YouTube, and that site has become the most popular search engine in the UK during the evening. That’s partly because of the ubiquity and popularity of mobile video capture.

If you want to add video capabilities to your Android app, Intel has some software to help. The Intel Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel INDE), including the free Starter Edition, comes with Media for Mobile, a set of video and audio extensions for capturing and manipulating video. It provides code you can use for camera and screen capture, video editing, video streaming and content recognition.

There are some tutorials to help you get started with it, too:

If you’re looking to build social networking, photography or other video apps, Intel INDE can help you to finish and ship your app faster by saving you from reinventing the camera.

This blog post is written by Softtalkblog, and is sponsored by the Intel Developer Zone, which helps you to develop, market and sell software and apps for prominent platforms and emerging technologies powered by Intel Architecture.

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