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Biographical Information
Tim Siglin
Chairman
423.384.9962

Tim Siglin is chairman of Braintrust Digital, a digital media production company, and a co-founder of the go-to-market strategic consulting firm Transitions, Inc. Involved full-time in visual communications and digital media for over 20 years, Siglin has also served as a contributing editor for StreamingMedia.com for over 15 years.  Prior to co-founding Transitions Inc., he served as principal analyst at The Hampton-James Company, a media consultancy, and was CEO of Century VII, Inc., a production and media integration design firm. Siglin has an MBA in international entrepreneurship, has taught as an adjunct at several colleges and universities, and has worked in both motion picture production and crisis management public relations. As a co-founder of Transitions, Inc., Siglin offers customized strategy consulting for a number of customers, including three Fortune 10 companies, numerous Fortune 100 companies, and multiple small businesses. Repeat customers account for more than 80 percent of all on-going business. Siglin can be reached at writer@braintrustdigital.com.

 

Articles By Tim Siglin

Streams of Thought: Back to Basics

So far in 2009, competitive strategies are shifting, innovation is continuing, and a tipping point of new users appears to have been reached. All three trends mean good things for the streaming media industry.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2009

Review: Adobe CS4 Production Premium

Although the release of CS4 pushes Adobe’s video software further into the spotlight, it doesn’t make as large a first impression as its predecessor did.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2009

Intel's Nehalem Provides Boost for Single and Multi-Core Transcoding Tools

Released today, Intel's new Nehalem chip should benefits workstation users of every type of transcoding tool and video editing platform, and is already in use at DreamWorks Animation.
Mon., Mar. 30, by Tim Siglin

Online Video News, Posted 30 Mar 2009

Streaming Media Podcast #25: Intel's New Nehalem Processor

A discussion with Intel's Kirk Skaugen about the company's new Xeon 5550 Nehalem processor, and its implications for transcoding and video editing.
Mon. Mar. 30, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Mar 2009

Microsoft MIX 09: Live Smooth Streaming, Silverlight 3 and Internet Explorer 8

Microsoft held its annual developer confab in Las Vegas last week, rolling out new opportunities in streaming, most notably live Smooth Streaming and Silverlight 3.
Tues., Mar. 24, by Tim Siglin
Online Video News, Posted 24 Mar 2009

iPhone 3.0 Software To Feature Streaming And HD Video For iPod touch and iPhone

Apple finally plans to expand video capabilities of both the iPhone and iPod touch, though exactly what form that will take isn't entirely clear.
Wed., Mar. 18, by Tim Siglin
Online Video News, 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

How to Choose an Encoding Solution

Increases in CPU power and the advent of portable appliances mean there are more encoding options than ever before.
Fri., Mar. 6, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 06 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

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

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