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CBS Syndication Deals Reveal Seismic Strategy Change

By pushing content to other sites while gathering content to show through its own distribution channels, CBS is hoping to offer advertisers more bang for the buck as we enter the high-stakes advertising season.
Mon., May 14, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 14 May 2007

Review: Adobe Captivate 2

Captivate 2 is a "must download" for anyone creating application-based screen cams, online quizzes, or simulations, and—despite some significant flaws—don’t be surprised if you quickly find it invaluable as a standalone tool or a way to supplement video training materials.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 May 2007

Connecting Streaming to the Living Room

Last week’s Connections 2007 conference in Santa Clara explored “Future Opportunities: The Next Big Thing” for streaming, with a focus on simplifying consumer choices and DRM.
Tues., May 8, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 08 May 2007

Bill Offers Possible Reprieve for Indie Internet Radio

From Capitol Hill to the hip-hop blogosphere, unlikely allies are coming together to push back against Copyright Royalty Board's modified royalty rate.
Mon., May 7, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 07 May 2007

Commentary: Streaming in the Ivory Tower

Educators can learn a lot from the enterprise side of the streaming media industry, where ROI and audience data comprise core metrics. Likewise, the rest of the industry can learn a lot from educators who are faced with making media pay off with very tangible results: better grades and better jobs.
Sun., May 6, by Paul Riismandel
Featured Articles, Posted 06 May 2007

Microsoft Announces Silverlight Streaming and More at MIX07

In the opening keynote of its second annual developer and designer conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft revealed more details about Silverlight, including Silverlight Streaming and some very cool features in Expression Media Encoder.
Mon., April 30, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Apr 2007

Review: ViewCast Niagara GoStream

If you’re looking for a compact, portable, reliable webcasting unit, you should seriously consider the GoStream. It’s tough enough to take whatever you can throw at it, and very attractive at its price point. It’s got a few weak spots,but it’s as idiot- and bulletproof as can be.
Fri., April 26, by Steve Mack
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Apr 2007

Head of MPAA Calls for DRM That Allows for "Managed Copying"

MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman told an industry gathering that the industry "wholeheartedly" supports legitimate copying. Meanwhile, On2 adds DRM to its Flash codec while Amazon plans to offer DRM-free downloads.
Wed., April 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Apr 2007

Commentary: The Television Paradigm Shift

In order for traditional televison producers and networks to thrive in the brave new world of online video, they need to change the way they look at the entire ecosystem, from programmers to consumers.
Tues., Apr. 24, by Tejpaul Bhatia
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Apr 2007

NAB 2007: Major Announcements from Microsoft and Adobe Shake Up the World of Online Video

With Microsoft’s introduction of Silverlight and Adobe’s announcement of the Adobe Media Player, it’s the beginning of a whole new era in online video delivery and consumption.
Mon., April 16, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Apr 2007

NAB 2007: Apple Expands Production Tools, Now Offers VC-1, Windows Media Video, and Flash Encoding

Even though they weren’t the focus of Apple’s NAB press conference, there are a few key benefits for content streamers in the company’s new Final Cut Studio 2.
Sun., April 15, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Apr 2007

NAB 2007: Real-Time H.264 Compression Options Abound at NAB

Announcements from Digital Rapids, Envivio, and others continue to push forward the state-of-the-art for traditional, mobile, and net broadcasting.
Sun., April 15, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Apr 2007

How to Choose the Best Settings for Delivering Video in Adobe Flash

Flash offers a variety of ways to display video content, each with its own particular benefits and drawbacks. Here are five questions you should ask before you begin encoding.
Wed., April 11, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Apr 2007

Review: Rhozet Carbon Coder

Carbon Coder's feature set and video quality are outstanding, but its performance is what's really impressive, especially in multiple-processor workstations.
Mon., April 9, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2007

EMI's Rejection of DRM May Help Apple Overcome Its European Woes

EMI deserves a hand for pioneering a return to consumer choice when it comes to the music they download. At the same time, the move may ease some of the pressure Apple is facing in the EU.
Tues., April 3, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Apr 2007

How to Choose a Video Capture Card

For both live and on-demand content, proper capture is key to successful delivery. Here are the questions you need to ask in order to select the right one for your needs.Mon., April 2, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2007

Adobe Creative Suite 3: New Launch Throws in the Kitchen Sink, Too

With implications for digital video professionals and web developers alike, CS3 offers major updates to just about every Adobe product, including Mac compatibility on almost all of them. Here’s a high-level look at the biggest product launch in the company’s history.
Tues., Mar. 27, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Mar 2007

Commentary--Viacom vs. GooTube: Napster All Over Again?

Viacom's lawsuit against Google and YouTube is no surprise. What is a surprise, though, is that those in the entertainment industry still don't seem to understand that content sharing helps them more than hurts them.
Mon., Mar. 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Mar 2007

NSCA: Sounds Like Streaming

Systems contractor show once again proves that streaming is penetrating traditional analog audio strongholds, with implications that may benefit the entire streaming industry.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Mar 2007

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