Streaming Media Magazine:
March 2015 (Sourcebook)
by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen | As anyone who's binge-watched a favorite show will tell you, there's an embarrassment of riches of great online video content. But why does so much of it still adhere to the conventions of broadcast TV?
by Joel Unickow | It's time for online video ninjas to overthrow the established order of broadcast television. Streaming Media's publisher offers an introduction to our annual Sourcebook.
by Troy Dreier | The rapid growth of OTT services and the slow decline of cable seen in the last year portends a breakout 2015, but don't expect massive 4K or TV Everywhere adoption anytime soon
by Tim Siglin | Sharper screens, multicast, and phablets set the stage for the year ahead. As consumers watch more on mobile devices, how many subscriptions will they pay for?
by Tim Siglin | 2014's planning has turned into 2015's execution, but corporate video is still evolving slowly as enterprises figure out how to deal with moving away from overlay, whether or not to embrace the clooud, and what role (if any) integration with SharePoint and Skype for Business will play.
by Paul Riismandel | From flipped classrooms to MOOCs, video is at the very center of education in 2015. But are colleges and students getting their money's worth?
by Troy Dreier | From ‘programmatic' to ‘viewability,' buzzwords are becoming reality, and the online video market is at a tipping point.
by Tim Siglin | Do we even need media servers in 2015? You bet we do; HTTP servers simply aren't up to live streaming and adapting to new technologies. Here's a survey of the media server market as it stands today.
by Jan Ozer | H.264 still accounts for most video encoding today, but HEVC/H.265 and VP9 are beginning to make noise. What will 2015 bring?
by Nicolas Weil | Presenting the past, present, and future of MPEG-DASH, the standard that's transforming the entire video landscape in a quiet revolution.
by Tim Siglin | Mobile device adoption, security requirements, and the rapid growth of premium OTT video will all challenge CDNs in the coming year.
by Adrian Pennington | What are operators and MVPDs looking for from today's transcoding solutions? Automation and flexibility are high on the list, and the hardware vs. software debate continues.
by Tim Siglin | A look back on the past year's mergers and acquisitions, with an eye toward what they portend for the future.
by Jan Ozer | In the market for a VOD encoder? Learn the important product categories, the top choices in each, and the right time to upgrade to a more powerful encoder.
by Jan Ozer | A range of factors—from video formats needed to encoder portability—will impact the decision-making process for a live streaming solution.
by Jan Ozer | Encoding for VOD is very different from live transcoding. Here's what you need to know to find a service that serves your needs.
by Tim Siglin | You need to look at six key areas when choosing a platform to manage your enterprise video, including the platform's strategy for mobile, security, SharePoint, and adaptive bitrate.
by Tim Siglin | Filming in remote locations becomes much easier with the right MEVP as a partner. Here are five questions to ask before making a purchase.
by Paul Riismandel | Your school's video has value, not just for learning and assessment, but for training, promotion, publicity, recruitment, and more. Make sure you choose an education video platform that helps you maximize that value while keeping your video secure and well-managed.
by Dom Robinson | CDN-hunters, read this first for an explanation of the basic key performance indicators to explore in order to make the right choice for any size company.
by Jan Ozer | It's time to get started. Here's a look at best practices for encoding to H.265/HEVC with the MainConcept and x265 codecs
by Jan Ozer | The video landscape is vast and fractured, so making sure that video plays on every screen requires careful planning. Here's what publishers need to know.
by Jeff Tapper | This guide explains the many options and features available for video playback, and details the coding required to create video players for any platform.
by Dom Robinson | Ready to get a bird's-eye view with an airborne camera? Here is a list of drone dos and don'ts from an experienced aerial videographer.
by David Chung | This article examines an all-day webcast that Morningstar conducts every year for its Individual Investor Conference, focusing on the decisions made in pre-production, the vendors selected, and the workflow.
by Catharine Fennell | More and more small- and medium-sized businesses are producing and delivering video themselves. Here's how to set up a workflow on a budget. This is part 3 of a 5-part series on best practices for in-house video operations.
by Mark Alamares | This article highlights some of the latest gear for creating a portable streaming solution. Transport kit from one shoot to another and use it to deliver solid, high-quality streams for small and medium-sized events.