Microsoft's new enterprise YouTube isn't ready for prime time yet, but it offers several impressive features making it one to watch over the next 12 to 18 months
Posted 04 Aug 2016
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.
Posted 22 Jul 2016
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.
Posted 20 Jul 2016
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.
Posted 15 Jul 2016
The move away from plugins like Flash and Silverlight has made video delivery easier, but it's also made DRM more complicated. Here's what DRM looks like today, along with a discussion of the leading DRM technologies and DRM service providers
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Posted 12 Jul 2016
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.
Posted 17 Jun 2016
Online is different from broadcast and doesn't need formal standards. HEVC isn't considered by many online video streamers, as the future belongs to VP9 and AV1.
Posted 08 Jun 2016
Netflix announced the open-source availability of the Video Multimethod Assessment Fusion, which it's now using instead of PSNR to analyze the quality of transcodes in its vast catalog
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Posted 07 Jun 2016
Publishers and encoding companies alike are beginning to embrace VP9, Google's open source codec. Here's how it stacks up on quality and data rates.
Posted 06 Jun 2016
Scheduled to be the first codec released by the Alliance for Open Media, AV1 is positioned to replace VP9 and compete with HEVC. While we don't know many details yet, the backing of the Alliance should give AV1 a significant competitive advantage.
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Posted 03 Jun 2016