Now annotations in videos have had mixed reactions on other sites. For one thing why put speech bubbles when its already a video? But I say it just adds a little humour if used in that sense. Notes etc can be used to add commentary and highlight a point that may be overlooked by the viewer. So are annotations to be viewed as “I don’t want to record again and I don’t want to edit, so lets put in annotations” ?
Na not really. Take a look at these videos you will know what I mean. Annotations used for a good purpose here although the tricks(video content) are well…. lets put it this way… everyone knows the tricks used to create these tricks! Have a look:
Annotations are good or bad? required or a gimmick? Well you decide. Its a feature you may like or may not and incase you are in the latter bunch you can turn off annotations on any video by just clicking on a button in the bottom right corner of the player.
Personally, I like them but I would want to be able to annotate others’ videos too(you can do it on other sites). So come on YouTube