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Review: EasyLive's Video-Mixer-in-the-Cloud Simplifies Operations

By creating a video mixer that's accessible from any location, EasyLive promises no-fuss live streaming to multiple platforms. Here's how it performed in our testing.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Jul 2016

Beyond Standards: Moving Past MPEG to Create a Video-Friendly Web

As over-the-top video continues to grow in popularity—call it the "Netflix-ification" of the web—the streaming standards the industry relies on begin to feel the strain.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jul 2016

When it Comes to HTML5 Playback, the Devil's in the Details

The promise of a unifying standard to simplify our lives is attractive, but putting it into practice is another thing. Here's how one HTML5 video project got messy in a hurry.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2016

What Works Now: Videos Become Quirky, Funny, Bingeable, Snackable

Looking back at this year's newfront announcements, it's clear that long-form series are best left to the SVODs, while online publishers keep things short and breezy.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2016

What Higher Education Can Learn From Podcasts: How to Go Long

Why do long-form video lectures get dull in a hurry, while long-form podcasts remain engaging? Because podcasts are built on conversations.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Jul 2016

The Summer of Streaming Love: Will Netflix Take Over the World?

The origins of the internet date back to hippie-era San Francisco, where the building blocks were created. This summer, online video is set for a similar revolution.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Jul 2016

Review: Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

Blackmagic's URSA Minis boast 4.6K and 4K sensors that deliver dazzling images. Here's how two URSA Minis performed when used in tandem on a recent corporate shoot.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Jul 2016

VR Reality Check: Challenges to Widespread Consumer Adoption

VR remains a niche market, but it's a growing one with huge potential. Here are the latest developments and what it means to adoption in the live production and streaming world.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Jul 2016

Build or Buy? When Choosing an OVP, Ask Lots of Questions

Should your company go with an online video platform or create a custom solution? OVPs make upload and distribution easy, but aren't right for all use cases.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jul 2016

Live-Switching and Streaming From Mobile Devices

The pocket-size production studio known as a smartphone has a camera, cellular data or Wi-Fi connectivity, and an external microphone input. Here are two different ways to live stream video from mobile devices.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jul 2016

NDI and Live Titling

Anyone who hasn't been watching the live titling space has missed the NDI revolution. As a result, their productions might be falling behind in terms of graphics quality. This article explains what NDI is and how it works, then explores how it enhances the titling capabilities of the NewTek TriCaster, Telestream Wirecast, and vMix Go.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jul 2016

Live VR/360° Video Gets Social

NextVR, LiveLikeVR, Greenfish Labs, and others are pushing to make live sports VR/360°viewing more social with avatars, spatial audio, and more
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Jul 2016

2016 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

It's time for Streaming Media readers to submit your nominations for the best products and services in 36 categories from cameras to webcasting solutions—including new categories for end-to-end workflow, QoS/QoE, and VR/360° camera.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jul 2016

Why End-to-End QoS and QoE Multiscreen Monitoring Is Essential

Viewer demands are high. To keep streaming customers happy, publishers need to implement a video monitoring workflow that ensures quality at every step.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jul 2016

Brands Struggle to Build Relationships, Not Be Creepy: VidCon

Data is crucial to building relationships with viewers online, but use it badly and customers will feel like they're being stalked.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2016

Review: V-Nova Perseus: Does its Compression Live Up to the Hype?

London-based V-Nova has made some impressive claims about Perseus, its compression technology. Streaming Media's preliminary testing shows that it lives up to some of them.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jun 2016

Live Video Production Hits the Biggest Tech Show on Earth: CES

This year, the CTA decided to live stream panel discussions from CES, but it made the decision at the last minute with no time left for testing.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jun 2016

VR Video: Boom or Bust?

A new study by Unisphere Research reveals a mixed assessment of VR video by media and entertainment industry professionals, but a strong interest in live OTT video streaming.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2016

Online Video Piracy: Serious Threat or Seriously Overblown?

Video piracy is widespread, but there's no consensus on how big the problem is or the best response to it. Are the biggest media companies in Hollywood throwing their money away trying to fight it?
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Jun 2016

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