Sony has officially announced the launch of Pixelcast, a cloud-based media sharing service that lets you upload videos, photos and music. Pixelcast is free for up to 500MB of storage space, and is upgradeable to 5GB or 10GB for $49.95 or $69.95, respectively. Media can uploaded through pixelcast.com or through a new version of Movie Studio Platinum 12 ($99). Through the Pixelcast web interface, you can upload videos from your PC, Picasa or Facebook and create “Experience” folders to organize your content and who can view it. Here’s a downer though. The Pixelcast website runs on Flash Player and requires version 11.3 which won’t run on some browsers. 11.3 has been noted to crash the FireFox browser and may also require you to install the newest version of RealPlayer. Safari also has trouble with the Flash update. However, Pixelcast seems to load fine in Chrome with the latest Flash Player.
- Invite friends to collaborate on experiences by uploading content of their own
- Upload videos, photos, and music via most web browsers
- Maintain privacy by controlling viewer access and user roles
- Enhance uploaded photos with built-in effects and tools
- View experiences in different ways; on a map or sorted by date and time
- Post links to your Pixelcast experience on Facebook®
- Access your photos and experiences from any computer, any time
- Price and Availability
- Pixelcast, a U.S. only service, is currently available at www.pixelcast.com.