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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

Back to Basics: H.264 Transcoding for Flash

At Adobe MAX in Milan earlier this week, Flash developer Fabio Sonnati presented a session packed with suggestions for transcoding H.264 video for Flash delivery.
Fri., Dec. 5, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Dec 2008

A Closer Look at Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5

Two new features—Dynamic Streaming and Digital Video Recorder functionality—are the culmination of Adobe's latest attempts to maintain video quality in the face of network unreliability.
Wed., Nov. 19, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Nov 2008

Everything Changes In (A) Flash

Adobe's Flash Media Server 3.5, used in beta by CDNs like CDNetworks, competes with Wowza's newly announced pay-as-you-go streaming server subscription service.
Mon., Nov. 17 by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Nov 2008

Mrs. P: Learning From TV to Teach Online

When content is king, knowing the proper medium and placement are key. New forays into online-only content like Mrs. P are demonstrating innovative approaches that don’t disregard the lessons of television.
Fri., Nov. 14, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Nov 2008

GOTV: Get Out the Video

From live streaming of breaking news to user-generated content to video-promoted giveaways, online video did more than just provide election coverage to people away from their televisions.
Wed., Nov. 5, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Nov 2008

Back to Basics: Advertising Rates and Metrics

This installment of our Back to Basics series looks at some common terms used when discussing advertising rates and metrics, as well as why they matter.
Fri., Oct. 31, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Oct 2008

Back to Basics: HTTP Streaming

The term "HTTP streaming" got tossed around quite a bit at last week's Streaming Media Europe as a way to get through corporate firewalls. But not all "HTTP streaming" is created equal, nor is it always actually streaming.
Fri., Oct. 24, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Oct 2008

Streaming Media Europe Day 1

Sessions on a variety of topics from mobile video to content delivery to viewership habits show why Europe is the streaming growth leader
Thurs., Oct. 16, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Oct 2008

Streams of Thought: Creative Suite Turns 4

Adobe's Creative Suite 4 features improvements in the areas of native tapeless workflows, encoding, metadata, and Flash/After Effects integration and finally land just in front of Final Cut Studio.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Oct 2008

October Surprises: Wal-Mart Turns off DRM, iTunes Threatens to Shut Down

Wal-Mart adds fuel to the DRM-free MP3 fire by shutting down its DRM servers, while Apple threatens to shut down iTunes if the Copyright Review Board hikes mechanical reproduction royalties. Meanwhile, streaming radio might get a break.
Fri., Oct. 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Oct 2008

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