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Review: NewTek TriCaster Pro

NewTek’s TriCaster Pro builds on the solid base of the initial TriCaster but adds features that make it worthy of use in a professional environment. The $6,995 price point positions the product well below the price of other all-in-one products currently on the market, most of which have been created by streaming-centric companies. Given NewTek’s background in video, audio, and RGBHV, the TriCaster product line—with a few tweaks—could rival and outdo products of many times its cost.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Nov 2006

Review: Grass Valley REV Pro

As an acquisition, editing, and playback format, this newest Iomega mass-storage cartridge has potential, and Grass Valley has done a fine job augmenting Iomega’s product with its own brand of video hardware expertise. The drive and media both performed well; they have a sturdy, rugged feel, and, for an external device, the REV Pro is quiet during operation.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Nov 2006

Review: Inlet Technologies Semaphore Pro 2

Semaphore is a positive first step in allowing an average user to accurately assess the quality issues that file-based broadcasting creates. As a standalone product, Semaphore allows for consistent quality control in the field; coupled with FathomPro, Semaphore creates a much more compelling scenario for enhancing mid-sized and large broadcasters’ workflows.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Nov 2006

Streams of Thought: Passing It On: Recording (and Consuming) Our Hobbies and Habits

Several sites have sprung up recently that feature consumer-generated, how-to video content, a trend that carries with it deeper social meaning than initially meets the eye. Each of these sites—ViewDo.com, VideoJug.com, and ExpertVillage—have several social drivers in common.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Nov 2006

Stream This!: Online Video Delivery Pricing Demystified

Let’s examine the two biggest factors that affect the price of service—bandwidth commit and storage—and discuss strategies for getting the best price. I’ll also pin down some real numbers for going pricing rates today.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Nov 2006

Streaming Media West 2006 Keynote #1: AOL Video's Tim Tuttle

Opening the 2006 conference in San Jose, Tuttle spoke about the "Next Wave of Online Video," focusing on the four factors driving the boom in video sharing.
Tues., Oct. 31, by Jose Castillo
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Oct 2006

First Look: Adobe Soundbooth

Easier to use than Audition but nearly as powerful, Adobe’s new audio software sets its sights on streaming video producers and Flash developers.
Mon., Oct. 30, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Oct 2006

11 Things I Love (and Hate) About Online Video Communities

From money-making opportunities and ease of use to poor search functions and a new breed of spam, the user-generated video explosion inspires both adoration and loathing.
Mon., Oct. 30, by Jose Castillo
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Oct 2006

If You Webcast It, How Many Will Come?

Too many viewers can result in unforeseen delivery costs and overwhelm your infrastructure. Too few viewers, on the other hand, can leave you paying for bandwidth that goes unused. As a result, properly estimating the size of a webcast’s audience is often essential to its success.
Mon., Oct. 30, by Geoff Daily
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Oct 2006

Commentary: A Serious Acquisition Creates More Magic for Adobe

Adobe’s recent acquisition of Serious Magic is good news for current Adobe video customers, and bodes well for streaming users. And while Adobe’s thinking about acquisitions, here are some other companies it might be considering.
Wed., Oct. 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Oct 2006

Stream This!: Online Video Delivery Pricing Demystified

It's not easy to figure out whether you're getting a good deal for bandwidth commit and storage. Here are some tips—and real-world numbers—to help make sure you're not paying too much.
Mon., Oct. 23, by Dan Rayburn
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Oct 2006

The Enterprise Streaming Sales Process

Enterprise streaming video solutions sell, but who's buying? Confusion on the part of resellers and executives make it tougher than it should be.
Wed., Oct. 18, by Steve Vonder Haar
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Oct 2006

Internap Acquires VitalStream

The network services provider agreed to purchase the CDN in a stock-only deal valued at $217 million.
Thurs., Oct. 12, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Oct 2006

Licensing Sweetens Deal as Google Buys YouTube

YouTube’s deals with Universal and Sony BMG may have been the deal-clincher, as they could help reduce Google’s risk of taking on copyright infringement liability along with the user-video startup.
Tues., Oct. 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Oct 2006

Review: Digital Rapids StreamZ

If your workflow requires both a transcoding and an encoding solution, and speed is paramount, strongly consider putting a StreamZ system on your short list.
Mon., Oct.9, by Tim Siglin

Featured Articles, Posted 10 Oct 2006

Ben Waggoner, Program Manager, Microsoft Codec Team

What's New in Windows Media
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Oct 2006

Tutorial: Shooting Top-Quality Streaming Video—How to Minimize Motion

Excessive motion can ruin otherwise terrific video. From codec to camera to edit, this tutorial tells you how to keep it to a minimum
Fri., Oct. 6, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Oct 2006

ESPN Shifts Mobile Video Focus

The network shut down Mobile ESPN after only seven months, realizing that customers weren’t willing to make service-provider choices based upon available video content.
Tues., Oct. 3, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Oct 2006

Sorenson Explains Flash Encoding Limits

Company admits information was missing from the Squeeze Compression Suite user agreement, but says it didn’t foresee the product being used by user-generated encoding services.
Mon., Oct. 2, by Lisa Larson
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2006

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