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Today's streaming productions scale from impromptu online broadcasts captured via webcam and delivered within a corporate firewall to massive professional multicam productions streamed worldwide. With tutorials,  reviews, and analysis from leading producers, the content on this page looks at preproduction, audio and video capture, encoding, and especially the gear and strategies essential for successful streaming.

Review: Telestream Wirecast 12

If you missed the last few upgrades to Wirecast, Telestream's multicam live video production and streaming platform, you've missed a lot, as Wirecast has gained significant functionality while retaining its high degree of usability.

How to Stream With a Portable Encoder to Facebook Live

With a small piece of hardware and the right service, streaming to Facebook Live is a cinch. Here's a step-by-step guide that makes the whole process easy.

Buyers' Guide to Streaming Playback Testing Tools 2019

The CEO of RealEyes shares his personal video engineering toolbox, which contains solutions for diagnosing, fixing, analyzing, and interpreting problems with streaming video.

Game of Phones: 5 Game-Changers for Short-Form Mobile Video

Content needs to be built from the ground up for smartphone viewing. Here are five best practices artists should keep in mind when shooting video for mobile devices.

Grabbing Views With Thumbnails: The Overlooked Key to Engagement

Presenting six proven rules of thumb for optimizing video thumbnails and attracting an audience. This is a video's first impression, so make it a good one.

The State of Machine Learning and AI 2019

For events like the royal wedding and the World Cup, machine learning and AI are taking center stage.

SME '19: Colin Sandy Says Streaming and AV Are Converging and Clashing

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Colin Sandy of Sandy Audio-Visual discuss the convergence of Streaming and AV.

The Streaming Media Producer 25

The inaugural Streaming Media Producer 25 highlights companies that make gear that not only demonstrates promise or prowess in a single stage in the process, but fits well in a kit that makes your live production workflow work.

4 Tools Under $500 to Enhance Production Value

Read on to discover the tools one agency regularly uses to enhance the production values on each video project it creates. The best part is that these items are all under the $500 price point.

Tutorial: Shooting for the Edit: Tips for a Shoot-to-Edit Workflow

An agency was hired to capture a company's booth at a large industry tradeshow. At the last minute, the client asked it to create daily highlight reels featuring interviews, product demos, and customer testimonials from each day. Here are a few tips that helped it speed up the post process.

Tutorial: How to Create Data-Driven Titles in Adobe Premiere Pro

Data-driven title templates deployed in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 are a powerful tool that will help most editors. In this tutorial, you'll learn what data-driven templates are, where to find some, and how to apply and customize them.

Tutorial: How to Leverage IBM Watson Media’s Latest Interactive Webcasting Features

The live-streaming platform formerly known as Ustream now lets users add slides and captions to their videos. We take a deep dive into these features and also discuss ongoing issues with its polls and registration gate.

SME '19: Liz Hart Talks Large-Scale Live Streaming

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Liz Hart of Liz Hart Events discuss life inside the broadcast truck at high-profile events in this interview from the show floor at Streaming Media East 2019.

Tutorial: How to Leverage HEVC Compression with the Teradek VidiU Go

Paul Schmutzler explains how you can take advantage of the cost and bandwidth savings of HEVC in your livestreams with the Teradek VidiU Go.

Tutorial: How to Build and Engage Your Online Community

Paul Schmutzler demonstrates how to stream to multiple social platforms simultaneously with the Teradek VidiU Go.

Tutorial: How to Stream Reliably from Anywhere with the Teradek VidiU Go

Paul Schmutzler demonstrates how to deliver a solid stream from any location with the Teradek VidiU Go.

NAB 19 Encoding and QoE Highlights: Here's What Mattered

See you later, per-title encoding. There's a new system in town and it's called context-aware encoding. Learn which companies unveiled CAE solutions at NAB, as well as other streaming breakthroughs.

Grab and Go: 7 Ways To Make Your Content Snackable Using Video

Consumers love videos in short, tasty bites. Keep them mobile-friendly, true to brand values, and personal. And never be creepy! These seven tips are based on recent Adobe survey results.

Tomorrow's Channel-as-a-Service Solutions Will Work in Minutes

If they're going to seize the moment and monetize all their available assets, content owners need to be able to create video channels in minutes, and those channels need to be highly robust.

Review: Cinamaker 2.0 iOS Live-Switched Streaming Solution

Cinamaker 2.0 is really coming together to a solid iOS-based production solution. Standout features include loading and saving projects, the built-in editor, and dedicated chroma key on each channel.