Streaming Media Magazine:
February/March 2012 (Sourcebook)
by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen | Streaming Media is expanding, with a bigger Sourcebook, the new Streaming Media Producer site, and soon a Streaming Media app for iOS and Android.
by Joel Unickow | The Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook is your Hitchiker's Guide to Online Video
by Tim Siglin | Whether it's video file fragments, pieces of the wireless spectrum or dollars and cents, tiny bits are having a mighty big impact on the direction of online video
by Troy Dreier | Cord-cutting is on the rise, the futures of Netflix and Google TV are up in the air, and services like HBO GO are paving the way for a true anytime, anywhere online video universe
by James Careless | The 2012 Olympics and U.S. presidential election will join advancing technology to create a perfect storm for mobile video consumption
by Tim Siglin | Corporate IT managers grapple with the new bring-your-own-device culture, a new take on unified communications, and the rise of ECDN solutions.
by James Careless | Too many devices and problematic connectivity will continue to hold back connected TV from reaching its full potential—for now.
by Paul Riismandel | With universities like MIT and Stanford using online video to expand their reach, and with technology and platform vendors investing serious dollars into the educational market, 2012 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for video in schools.
by Tim Siglin | Acquisitions and mergers in 2011—including Cisco-Inlet, Polycom-Accordent, Akamai-Cotendo, and Thoma Bravo-Telestream—will have a significant impact on the online video landscape in 2012 and beyond.
by Jan Ozer, James Careless | When it comes to choosing the right equipment for producing online video, it all starts with the camera. DSLR or Camcorder? We help you decide.
by Jan Ozer | Looking to light that CEO talk or customer testimonial? You'll get what you pay for. Here's what to look for in lighting kits, and a chart comparing five leading options.
by James Careless | Top-notch audio is at least as important as quality video, and it all starts with the mic. Read on to find out what features to look for when making your microphone purchases.
by Tim Siglin | When it's got to be streamed live, you can't cut corners. Here's a list of questions to ask when selecting a live encoding solution.
by Tim Siglin | What to look for when you need to transcode and transrate more than just one format
by Tim Siglin | Sometimes a software-only solution won't do the trick. Here's what to look for when you need to do your transcoding via hardware or in the cloud.
by Jan Ozer | Streaming from the field offers enough challenges without having to worry about the transcoding. Here's what to look for in both hardware and software portable transcoding tools
by Jan Ozer | There are bundled, desktop, and enterprise offerings. Read on to learn which one is right for your needs.
by James Careless | From format compatibility to storage integration, here are the issues you need to consider when choosing a video editor.
by Jan Ozer | From the operating system to the graphics card, here is all you need to know to buy the best workstation for your budget.
by Tim Siglin | Video indexing and metadata extraction services help viewers find the clips they want to see. Here are key questions to ask before making a purchase.
by Tim Siglin | Since there's no single player that works on all devices, you've got questions to answer before you settle on one for your content.
by James Careless | Your streaming server is the lifeblood of your business. Make sure you pick the right one for your needs.
by Dom Robinson | No one said choosing a CDN is easy, so here's a guide to the decision-making process. Don't miss our giant CDN flow chart.
by Jan Ozer | With dozens of OVPs in the market, it's harder than ever to select the right one. Here are some guidelines to help you choose.
by James Careless | Comparing HTTP, RTSP, and RTMP, with a dash of MPEG DASH thrown in.
by Jan Ozer | Production capability and user experience distinguish services. If you're in the market, look to our comprehensive chart comparing Livestream, Justin.tv, Bambuser, MultiStream, and Ustream.
by Steve Heffernan | Want to roll your own HTML5 player? Here's what you need to know to get started.
by Tim Siglin | Tips and tricks to make metadata work for you. For generating interest in online video content, metadata is one of the most powerful tools available.
by Troy Dreier | Big Truck TV found a market underserved by online video and put the pedal to the metal.
by Troy Dreier | In this case study, the news and politics site shows how SnapStream lets it create video clips from broadcast news programs in seconds.