Internet video with a brain

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I like dumb Internet videos as much as the next fellow. But you can only watch “Charlie bit my finger” so many times. Happily, online video is getting smarter, thanks to an impressive new app for the iPad. It’s called Touchcast, and it lets video creators inject live Internet data right into their movies.

Touchcast is a free app for Apple Inc.’s iPad tablets; versions for other computing platforms are under development. Touchcast is also an online video service that uses its unique technology to deliver the videos created by users.

The Touchcast moviemaking app includes a number of familiar features, including Instagram-like special video effects and a “green screen” gadget that lets you create instant video backdrops out of photos stored on the iPad.

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