Multi-CDN is Firmly Established; Edge Compute Has Yet to Take Hold
The findings of the Content Delivery and Edge Compute Trends survey, in partnership with StackPath, reveal an industry in transition.
Review: Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement Tool
If you're serious about experimenting with different codecs and/or encoding parameters, MSU's Video Quality Measurement Tool is an essential tool, and version 13 brings some welcome improvements.
Managing Inputs And Outputs For Video Conferencing Platforms and Webcasts
The target audience for this article is anyone who is interested in knowing what gear and skill sets are required to produce a virtual live-stream event and experience.
How to Produce Remote Interviews With Telestream Rendezvous in Wirecast 14.1
Through its Rendezvous feature, Telestream's Wirecast was one of the first video mixers to enable completely customizable multiple-party conferencing in 2017. Telestream has upgraded the feature's functionality in several subtle but critical ways, which I'll discuss in this article.
The Streaming Toolbox: Push Live, MediaMelon, and Ryff
This issue, I'm focusing on products from the world of advertising. Push Live is used to deliver live broadcasts to multiple destinations while providing customized branding for monetization on different platforms or in different regions. MediaMelon's SmartSight for Ads delivers detailed analytics and QoE for ad-supported content. While both of these products respond to existing market needs, the last product—Ryff—sets out to create a whole new market altogether.
How to Simplify Complex Remote Productions With NDI, Microsoft Teams, and vMix
At present, Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business are the only two videoconferencing apps that support NDI. We have built our remote streaming solutions around Teams. Here's how it works.
Going Pro with Remote Production
You're here. The guests are there. The audience is everywhere else. Here is an article that's chock-full of tips, tricks, and links for making it all come together in your latest remote production.
Investing in AI Is Just as Important as Content for Streaming Services
When it comes to giving viewers what they want and encouraging them to stick around, robust and effective AI strategies can play a crucial role
ttconv Simplifies Subtitling and Captioning
Thanks to ttconv, a new format converter, adding timed text to video is becoming simpler and more efficient, and Facebook is already embracing it
The State of Enterprise Video 2021
Enterprise video is suddenly more important than entertainment video, and companies that want to stay ahead of the game would do well to seize the opportunity
The State of Live Streaming in 2021
COVID caused a seismic jolt to live streaming business models, but the industry responded with invention and innovations that will impact live streaming for years to come.
Navigating the 'COVID Content Collapse:' What's Next for Streaming TV
Free ad-supported TV (FAST) is poised for continued growth as consumers find themselves with more SVOD services than they are willing to pay for.
Buyers' Guide: Production and ENG Cameras
Today, a great UHD 4K camera with a 1" CMOS sensor sells for less than $3,000. Solid, smaller-sensor models retail for $1,500. That boggles the mind if you consider how far camera and recording technology has come in a short time.
Buyers' Guide: Lighting Kits
Lighting is the single most important determinant of video quality. Fortunately, the cost of quality lighting gear has plummeted over the last few years. So with a little bit of knowledge, which I'll supply here, and a very modest budget, you can provide great lighting for your online conferences, webinars, and presentations.
How to Adapt an Existing Multicamera Switching Setup for Streaming
The shift from live-switching to live-switched streaming since the pandemic started has required me to adjust my workflow to meet my clients' current demands in the most cost-efficient manner possible. In this tutorial, I'll discuss the adjustments I've made, explaining how to adapt the gear you have—with one additional minor purchase—rather than having to invest in a whole new streaming switcher.
How to Create Custom Picture-by-Picture Looks for Remote Streaming Production
If you're looking for a way to elevate your livestreaming productions beyond what clients can do themselves, then you will want to take over more control in your productions, starting with the PxP and PiP looks, using external hardware and/or software. The benefit of this approach is that your recordings will generate a standard HD signal for later editing and on-demand viewing on different platforms.
How to Maximize Reach with Multistreaming Solutions
If you want to maximize your reach without overtaxing your gear, then utilizing some cloud technologies to send your one upload to multiple destinations can multiply the reach of your content.
Tutorial: Setting Exposure on iPhones, DSLRs, and Camcorders
This article will discuss how to "go manual" with a professional camcorder and DSLR. This means how to set shutter speed, gain, aperture for the camcorder, and shutter speed, aperture, and ISO for the DSLR. In both cases, your guiding light will be zebra stripes, so I'll describe what they are, how they work, and how you can use them to achieve accurate exposure.
The State of OTT 2021
Taking stock of where OTT is at, with a look back at an unprecedented year and how it will impact the rest of 2021
The State of OTT Video Advertising
The OTT video advertising world has reached a tipping point, as consumers turn to AVOD services and ad tech gets more sophisticated