Jeremy Pettit is an award winning director, filmmaker and founder of Northside Productions. He is best known for his action sports films, including the “Pat Moore: Blueprint” series for Red Bull. His clients also include Burton Snowboards, Adidas, Mountain Dew, ESPN and many others.

As a filmmaker, I’m constantly collecting new footage and I rely on access to it. I need to stay on top of what I’ve got for each project that’s in production. My crew collaborates with me to create the finished project and I need to know what they’ve got in the can. And the athletes I shoot are part of this process in many different ways, and they need to know what they’ve shot already as well so that they can build on their footage. Having immediate access to everything we’re getting is key to the end goal, the finished product.

At the same time, the cameras I use produce enormous video files so you can really enjoy what these athletes do on a big screen. This means I usually travel around with quite a few hard drives, catalogs of what’s been shot already for the project. I have to do this while traveling the world on a near continuous basis, and my bags are heavy enough with all my camera gear!

What I’ve found with younity is that it gives me two things. First, I can instantly have access to all my video stored back in my studio, and all I need is my phone to view it all. Any time I want, I can browse through the libraries of footage I’ve produced and review it for any reason – to pitch a new project or double check shots for an existing project. Second, I can securely share it with my crew and the athletes we’re working with.

The biggest advantage to me is being able to securely share content with athletes. Uploading video online is often not an option – this video is my revenue stream and we keep these projects as private as possible until the release dates. If I lose control of it, it’s a disaster for my business. In the past, the only ways athletes could review the footage we shot on a trip was to see it while we were on the shoot or have them fly out to my studio and check it out during the edit once the shooting has wrapped up. With younity, I can share any of my content with them (even if I’m in Alaska and that footage is stored back in Los Angeles) and know it can’t be downloaded or re-shared with anyone else.

 

About Jeremy Pettit

Jeremy Pettit, founder of Northside Productions, is an award winning director and filmmaker. He is known for his acclaimed production of action sports films, including the “Pat Moore: Blueprint” series for Red Bull Media House and Burton Snowboards last full length film, “13″. His clients include Red Bull, Burton Snowboards, Adidas, Mountain Dew and ESPN, among many others. More about Jeremy and Northside Productions’ work can be seen at www.northsideproductions.tv.


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GoPros are awesome little cameras that let us capture our passions in amazing, high definition detail. While the tiny adventure camera can be taken with you anywhere you go, the same can’t be said for its video files – they’re BIG! That is, until now. younity automatically discovers the GoPro video you have across all your computers, builds a catalog of it and puts that on your smartphone and tablet. That means you can take all the GoPro video you’ve ever created with you everywhere you go. No uploading, no syncing, no wondering where all those videos are. Just open younity and browse your own personal Netflix to stream on-demand.

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Automatic means that all you have to do is store it on any computer or external hard drive that is connected to your younity account. Within seconds, younity will automatically find that video on its own and create a GoPro “library” for you. It even extracts the first frame of your video so you can readily identify one from another. This lets you easily browse all your GoPro video any time you want, then stream it on-demand to your smartphone/tablet or privately share it with any of your friends, no matter where they are.

Why does this matter? If you shoot even a little bit of video with your GoPro, you’ve got far more content than can be put on any smartphone or tablet and many, many times more than any free online storage account (even after inviting a ton of friends to get that extra free storage). This means that virtually all that video is locked away on one of your computers. That’s no big deal if you want to bring everyone back to your house to see your latest adventure, but most of us share videos over drinks with our friends, dinner with family or in some kind of social setting. younity now lets you access all this video without planning ahead – for FREE.

So the next time someone asks you how the surf trip was or if the snow was actually that good or if you really pulled off that trick, younity’s got you covered.


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The top father’s day gifts for 2014 will always be the gifts that remind him of the great times that you spent together.  Sharing “that special moment,” whether it be through a photo, video or song, will be a great father’s day gift.  Your gift of Father’s Day tech doesn’t have to be all about the gadget. 

If you are looking for a way to share those special memories this Father’s Day, we’d like to share some ideas that our users have given us.  Our favorite idea is the Father’s Day digital album.  The lucky dad gets an iPad where the family can share content reminding Dad just how special he is. You can share all of those special photos, videos and songs that remind you of Dad. For a quick refresher, you can scan our article Share Any File, Anytime, With Any Friend.

If your Digital Dad already has his fill of iOS devices, you can use younity to access and view your favorite nostalgia with dad.  If the family wants to get in on the action, you can stream the music, pictures and videos to your TV or stereo.  younity integrates with Bluetooth and Airplay so that its super easy to sit back and enjoy your memories on your favorite electronics.  As a bonus, he’ll enjoy that you’ve taken time to help him learn about his new younity app.

 

Have a great Father’s Day!

The Entangled Media Team


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More and more of you are writing in and letting us know that you are not confined to one operating system. Because many of you are operating across multiple platforms, devices and brands we have added younity to the Windows App Store for easier discovery. The reasons for cross-platform usage are various; family, personal and work and because of this we are working hard to not just make it easy to discover younity but to extend to other platforms as well. For Windows desktop and laptop users who want to access and stream media to their iPhone or iPad, make sure to check out the Windows desktop app. We will be keeping you updated on our progress by posting to our blogtwitter and facebook pages.

 

 

 


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Want to attend one of the coolest events in Los Angeles? We are giving away 300 tickets (that’s right, 300) to 150 lucky winners that enter our contest. Entering is easy, just see below for details. Want to learn more about younity and how it can help you access all your music, videos and photos on the go? Learn more here.

To enter the contest to win free tickets, you must install younity on at least one computer and one iOS mobile device (younity can be installed on Windows and Mac computers, as well as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch iOS mobile devices). Doing so will automatically enter you into the contest with the email address you use for your younity account. For each friend you invite using younity’s “Invite Friends” feature in the app, you will get an additional entry to the contest if they install younity and create an accountThere is no limit on the number of entries, so the more friends you sign up on younity, the more entries you will have, resulting in a higher  chance that you win tickets.

How to enter to win tickets:

  • Install younity on at least one computer and iOS mobile device.
  • In the younity mobile app, you can invite your friends from the main menu by selecting “Invite Friends.”
  • Each friend that uses your invite to become a younity user will count as an additional entry for you to win tickets.

Additional terms:

  • There is no limit on the number of entries you can have.
  • You can only win one set of tickets, you can not keep winning even if you have multiple entries.
  • If your name is selected more than once, only the first time it is selected will count. You can not win more than one time.
  • Winners will be selected on June 4, 2014.
  • Winners will be chosen at random.
  • We will select 150 unique people as winners of the contest.
  • Each winner will receive 2 free tickets to the event.
  • Winners will be contacted via email (the one associated with their younity account) by June 5, 2014.
  • If you do not respond to being notified of winning by 12:00pm PST, June 6 we will give your tickets away to a backup winner.
  • Tickets are transferable to any person the winner chooses that has a valid email address.
  • All entries must have an email address associated with the younity account – it is the only valid method for winners to be selected and contacted.


DJ_image_V2-blogI’m a DJ. As you might guess, I’ve got a lot of music. How much is hard to tell – it’s scattered across computers at my studio, my house and a whole bunch of external hard drives. But it’s a lot. Music is my life and my collection has been built from when I was a kid. Until recently, taking all this with me was impossible. When I had to DJ an event I’d prep my set music to be mixed live, then plugin my iPod to various machines and assemble a playlist for between sets. When I’m traveling, I listen to music on my iPhone and iPad, but often was stuck missing the music I wanted at any given time – no way do I remember to always plug in my device to sync new music to it. Then I got younity.

younity changed this – I now have all the music I’ve collected my whole life with me. Always. No syncing, no storage limits, no uploading, no managing whatever random crap some software company makes me do so I can get to my own music. younity lets me search all my music, across all the places I have it from one simple search bar on my iPhone. I can find anything (and that’s important when you have a lot of music). Most importantly, I never have to plan ahead and know what I want before I want it. With younity, I can stream or download the music I want as soon as I decide what I want to listen to it. I can even share it with my friends around the world. Nothing is off limits.

DJ Wrex

DJ and Co-founder of Acrylick

www.acrylick.net


Hello younity users,

younity 1.8.0 is now available in the App Store and for download from our website. This version contains some performance enhancements and bug fixes.

younity on your Macs and PCs was automatically updated overnight on May 15th to this latest version. This happens from time to time when we release a new version and it should not affect your experience. Please note that your younity friends and contacts lists will take a little bit longer to migrate but should complete during the day on May 15th.

younity will automatically update on your iOS device if you are running iOS 7 and have automatic updates enabled. If you are running iOS 6, or you have automatic updates disabled, you should see an “Upgrade Required” popup the first time you open younity. Clicking the button will take you to the App Store where you can install the latest version of younity.

If you have any questions or problems after the upgrade, please Create a Ticket at our support site and we will follow up with you personally.


As part of our constant efforts to improve your younity experience, please be advised that we will be upgrading your younity service between 3 am and 4 am Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, May 15th, 2014. We expect the process to take between thirty minutes and an hour. You will not be able to use younity during this time.

Once the service upgrade is complete you will need to update younity on your iOS device(s). younity will automatically update on your iOS device if you are running iOS 7 and have automatic updates enabled. If you are running iOS 6, or you have automatic updates disabled, you should see an “Upgrade Required” popup the first time you open younity. Clicking the button will take you to the App Store where you can install the latest version of younity.

If you have any questions or problems after the upgrade, please feel free to contact us via our support site.

Thanks for your patience during this process and for your continued support of younity!


The average person has about 500 photos on their smartphone, but over 15,000 on each computer they own! And while we shoot lots of photos with our smartphones, the majority of photos we store still come from a camera. So if you are on the go, how do you post those photos online when they are stuck back on your computer at home? younity is an easy way to access every photo you’ve ever taken and post it online to your favorite social media site. In fact, posting to many of these sites is built right into  younity, and for other sites it’s just a few clicks to get them posted to any other social network or photo editing tool you want to use. The best part of this is that it lets you take your high quality, high resolution photos and do the same thing with them that you normally do with your smartphone photos; only these probably look a lot better.

Whether it’s Throw Back Thursday or spontaneously posting your favorite vacation pic from the comfort of your beach chair, younity puts every photo at your fingertips no matter where you are. Here’s a quick primer on how to post any photo you’ve ever taken online using younity:

Install younity on every computer you store photos on

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First, make sure you’ve got younity installed on all the computers that you store your photos on. If you have a bunch of external hard drives connected, don’t forget to make sure they are connected within younity’s Preferences>Locations.

Find the photo you want to post or share

You can do this via the younity search feature, by browsing to the folder in the Files view, or from within the Photos view. Once you’ve found the photo you’re looking for, open it up by selecting it, then tap the “Activity View Controller” (Apple’s words, not ours) by selecting the icon with the arrow pointing upwards from the box in the upper-right corner of the UI (see yellow arrow pointing to icon).

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younity integrates with your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Weibo accounts. So if you’ve already connected your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or Weibo accounts in your iPhone/iPad ‘Settings’, simply choose where you want to post the photo and you’re all done. Easy!

Posting to Instagram

Instagram isn’t directly integrated into iOS, nor does it allow you to use the ‘Open in’ feature (to open your photo directly in Instagram). Instead, you will have to first save the photo to your Camera Roll. To do this, just select the ‘Save Image’ option in the lower left of the same on-screen menu. At that point, you can open Instagram and select the photo via its option to get photos from your Camera Roll.

Other apps and social networks via ‘Open in…’ and ‘Copy’

The on-screen menu will let you take any photo you’ve opened and open it in any app on your phone that supports that file type. This way, you can send the photo to your favorite photo editing app to get whatever special effects or filters you want applied to it. You can also choose to copy the photo and paste it into a file that allows that, like Pages or Keynote.

SMS/text message and email

younity also lets you share your photo via email or SMS/text message from this same menu. So if you want to go old school, you’re covered.

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Of course, younity also has its own built in sharing method that is private (peer-to-peer) and ephemeral (shares auto-expire in 7 days and you can un-share them anytime you want). Just choose the ‘Download/Share’ icon shown in the lower-left and then choose the friend(s) you want to share with. Remember, if you choose to use younity’s sharing feature with a Facebook friend, younity will not post it to Facebook – it only uses that friend’s Facebook account to notify them. The only place the share can be viewed is from within younity (so your friend might have to download younity to see your shared file).

 

So the next time you’re looking for that killer #TBT photo, remember that younity lets you easily post/share all those photos stuck back on a computer while you’re away from your desk or house. Now you can have just as much fun with your high quality camera photos as you can with your smartphone photos.