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Industry Perspectives: The Promise of Open Source Video

Can open source video solutions accomplish what proprietary alternatives can't?
Wed., Mar. 18, by Dr. Shay David
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Mar 2009

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Downscaling in Tough Times

The acquisition of Ancept Media Server attempts to leverage complementary technologies to strengthen ViewCast's market position, while Hearst's hiring of George Kliavkoff as it takes a major newspaper online-only hints at old media's need to embrace new media in order to survive.
Tues., Mar. 17, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Mar 2009

Closed Captioning for Online Video

As online video grows, many publishers are finding the need to provide the same kind of captioning as broadcast TV. Here's a look at some of the issues and technological solutions in the closed captioning arena.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Mar 2009

What TV.com Gets—and Hulu Misses

Hulu has grabbed most of the headlines, but CBS Interactive's TV.com is proving itself to be a stickier destination with a slew of Web 2.0 social media tools in addition to its video content.
Tues., Mar. 10, by Troy Dreier
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Mar 2009

Appearing on CNN Does Add 20 Pounds to A-Rod and Tiger

A look at CNN's aspect ratio issues and their bold new streaming parameters
Mon., Mar. 9 by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Mar 2009

The Silverlight Guru

In this new series, Microsoft's Ben Waggoner answers your Silverlight questions. This month: backwards compatibility for legacy systems and metadata for online radio.
Fri, Mar. 6, by Troy Dreier
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Mar 2009

The Flash Guru

In this new monthly series, Stefan Richter answers your Flash video questions. In this installment: questions about Flash Interactive Server 3 and Flash Media Live Encoder
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Mar 2009

HaiVision/Video Furnace Merger Brings Live HD Streaming to the Forefront

The combination of HaiVision and Video Furnace shows the potential synergies between hardware and software in the H.264 streaming realm.
Fri., Feb. 27, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Feb 2009

Testing YouTube's 720p HD Encoding

What happens when the biggest user-generated content site in the world adds its version of high-definition video? Here's a look under the hood of YouTube's 720p H.264 encoding.
Thurs., Feb. 26 by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Feb 2009

Repurposing TV for Streaming

Content can be produced and repurposed for a three-screen universe without having to use completely independent workflows. Here’s a look at how to establish a “create once, use anywhere” converged workflow.
Wed., Feb. 25, by Philip J. Cianci
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Feb 2009

Going Mobile in Barcelona

Despite a slightly smaller show floor than in the past, this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona offered up plenty of mobile streaming news, including new solutions from On2, Media Excel, Mirial, and MobiTV, as well as the Adobe-backed Open Screen Project.
Mon., Feb. 23, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Feb 2009

Wall Street is (Still) Interested in Online Video – Maybe You Should Be Interested in Wall Street

The relationship between online video companies and Wall Street has never been more important than it is during today's economic downturn. Here's a Wall Street primer.
Mon, Feb. 23, by Colby Synesael
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Feb 2009

The Watchman: NBA All-Star Game Was Nothing Special Online

TNT's online delivery of the NBA All-Star Game this week was more notable for what it got wrong than for what it got right.
Thurs., Feb. 19, by Geoff Daily
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Feb 2009

Choosing a Camera for Online Video Production

High-quality video starts at the source, and today's camcorders offer more options than ever to help you capture a first-class image. But with choices comes confusion; here are five questions to ask that can help you pick the camcorder that's right for you.
Mon., Feb. 16, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Feb 2009

Qik: Social Networking Meets Video

Since its alpha launch in late 2007, Qik has gained a dedicated user base. With a public launch planned for later this year, though, questions remain as to whether or not the mobile video streaming can find mass adoption.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Feb 2009

Preview: Mobile World Congress

This year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will play host to numerous streaming technology demonstrations, including several that showcase HD video.
Thurs., Feb. 12, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2009

News Distribution Network Raises Its Political I.Q. With Nexidia

News Distribution Network had plenty of great video, but it was difficult for viewers to find exactly what they wanted before the aggregator deployed Nexidia's Video Enrich solution.
Wed., Feb. 11, by Drew Lanham
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Feb 2009

Nonlinear Video Editors for Streaming Postproduction

The last year saw developments—some big, some small—to all of the major nonlinear video editing platforms. Here's a look at the latest word from Adobe, Apple, Avid, and Sony.
Wed., Feb. 11, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Feb 2009

The “Other” Grammys Go Streaming

This year, the non-broadcast Grammy awards come out of the shadows and sound pretty darn good, thanks in part to Move Networks and iStreamPlanet.
Sun., Feb. 8, by Dan Daley
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Feb 2009

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