Rather than tempt you with the Next Big Thing, in this "Gear of the Year" feature we invited three contributing writers—and producers in their own right—to choose four products each, all released in the last year, that have proven themselves indispensable to professional online video production and webcasting workflows, or represent the best currently available choices in their particular category.
Posted 09 Apr 2014
Video storyteller extraordinaire Glenn Zimmerman of Manhattan and Tampa-based Mad Bear Productions discusses how to move from online delivery to online engagement in his two Streaming Media Producer Live Strategic Track sessions--updated with complete session video from Streaming Media Producer Live!
Posted 15 Jan 2014
How the Canon XA25 and Livestream Broadcaster proved a straightforward and effective no muss, no fuss solution for live streaming of a series of trade conference with little ramp-up time or gear-up budget.
Posted 18 Dec 2013
New York City-based media production specialist Stjepan Alaupovic describes his Streaming Media Producer Live sessions, "How to Light, Frame, and Shoot Video for the Web" and "How to Brand Your Online Productions."
Posted 25 Sep 2013
Here we'll look at how to make simple logo-based animated intros that won't set the world on fire, but will add a little branding kick to your videos using Photoshop and your NLE, without requiring you to hire a graphics expert or master After Effects or LightWave.
Posted 07 Aug 2013
In the conclusion of this two-part series on producing online video for schools, examined through the lens of DigiNovations' ongoing work with Middlesex School, we'll look at strategies and measures you can take to build and advance both your relationship with the school, and develop the project into a diversified and more nuanced promotional and positioning program than a single video can provide.
Posted 17 Jun 2013
DigiNovations Executive Producer Whit Wales discusses how to prepare for and produce videos for academic clients that capture the mission and message of the school, and to build a single-video project into a comprehensive video program that effectively promotes and positions the school.
Posted 01 Jun 2013
One-on-one interviews shot with two cameras pack a lot more punch than single-camera interviews, simply because they allow you to cut from two-shots of both participants to one-shots focused on the interviewee without distracting and unprofessional-looking zooms. So, how do you get that two-camera look when you've only got one camera available? This tutorial explains how, using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for the edit.
Posted 21 Dec 2012
Live-switched video is fast becoming live-switched webcasting, as producers and their clients embrace the power and immediacy of delivering their content live to targeted audiences worldwide via streaming media. Our survey will help identify trends in this fast-growing field, and for participating, you can win a GoPro Hero3 camera.
Posted 29 Nov 2012
Sitting down with contributing Jan Ozer on the red carpet at Streaming Media West to review the highlights and key takeaways of the show, including live streaming using the cloud, the exploding market for live stream applications, the Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam, Livestream's Studio HD500, and the ongoing reality/perception divide on Flash and HTML5.
Posted 08 Nov 2012