Tutorial: Remote Live Production in the Age of COVID-19
With social distancing making in-person live production difficult-to-impossible, Anthony Burokas demonstrates how to produce a professional live show using multiple remote video feeds using vMix Call.
The 2020 Streaming Media 50: The 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video
Who made our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and just plain most interesting companies in the online video space? Read on ...
First Look: BirdDog Flex 4K NDI Converters
An exclusive first-look review of the new BirdDog Flex NDI Converter, a tiny device that delivers tally, audio, video, PTZ control, audio intercom, and power via a single Ethernet cable.
5 Tips for Live Retail Streaming from Be.Live
It's more important than ever to meet your customers where they want to be, and since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, that's online. Be.Live CEO Daniel Mayer offers tips on how to provide the best live shopping experience possible.
Game On! With Traditional Live Sports on Hiatus, Will Esports Fill the Void?
The current spike in organized, competitive online gaming--driven in part by social changes brought on by COVID-19--lands on top of a widely reported 2019 esports boom, and already-high expectations for 2020 growth.
Roundup: Compact Mics for Compact Cameras
Compact, prosumer 4K cameras like the Canon XA40 and XA45 pack enough professional features that they're well worth considering for pro producers who need to travel light or with a compact kit. Choosing such a camera also means accessorizing it with properly proportioned compact audio gear--like the options we'll explore here.
The Streaming Toolbox: Zixi, Cleeng, and Penthera
We look at a B2B intelligence layer for content transport, a company that enables customer relationship management decisioning, and a service that facilitates offline viewing.
The 2020 Streaming Media Producer 25
The second annual StreamingMediaProducer 25 is here! We chose the most innovative companies that enabled, enhanced, and streamlined the workflows of live video producers—particularly those who need the mobility, agility, and versatility to deliver great work, regardless of the venue or production conditions.
All In On NDI
Many people have gone all in on NDI. But how they use it can be very different from how you might want to use it.
How to Master the Art of Digital Audio Mixing for Hybrid Events
Mixing audio for a video recording or live stream involves many of the same techniques and equipment, but each has different production standards and you don't have to worry with live sound reinforcement using loudspeakers. In this article, I explain my approach to mixing audio for both of these environments at the same time.
How to Manage Client Expectations
A large portion of my time is spent educating clients on what I do, what I can do, and what I can't do. In particular, what I can't do is key to managing client expectations. By making sure we're both working toward the same goals, we have a better chance of avoiding potential conflicts down the road.
Review: Blackmagic ATEM Mini Video Switcher
With their new ATEM Mini video switcher, Blackmagic Design has packed thousands of dollars of value into a $295 appliance that costs less than buying many of its individual constituent parts.
Review: Adobe Premiere Rush
If you've been looking for a simple and efficient way to shoot and edit video on your phone or tablet, Rush definitely fills the bill. If you're looking to start on your phone or tablet and finish up on your workstation, Rush can't be beat.
How to Produce Multiple Assets from a Company Video
Even with all of the jaw-dropping statistics, the inevitable question still arises about the ROI of video. With that in mind, I want to share some ideas and experiences that can further help marketers, publishers, and creators expand the reach of everything company online videos can accomplish.
Announcing Streaming Media East Connect
Streaming Media East and the Content Delivery Summit are going virtual with a week full of free webinars as well as five deep-dive workshops. Here's how to attend, speak, and sponsor.
Quarantine Covers: Making Music During Lockdown
Filmmaker and musician Bill Grant describes how he and former bandmates and friends are collaborating across social distance to create mosaic music videos he calls "Quarantine Covers."
5 Things You Need to Know About Vimeo Create
Vimeo is one of the most powerful video marketing platforms in the market today, and the Create tool has opened the platform up to a slew of team members across any organization.
Video Capture Dongles Buyers' Guide
When live streaming using video mixers like OBS, vMix, or Wirecast a capture dongle is the missing link between the camera and a notebook, providing access to titling, transitions, and effects. Dongles can run anywhere from $40 to $700; here's a look at how to pick the one that's right for you.
7 Rules for Mobile Multicam Success
As mobile devices have become more powerful and deliver higher-quality stills and video, it was inevitable that companies would emerge that leveraged these new technologies to produce multicam live-switched media production. So let's establish some ground rules for mobile multicam media production success.
The State of Enterprise Video 2020
Even before the COVID-19 crisis hit, enterprise video was moving into a new phase, and organizations face more options than ever to address security and pricing concerns and solve the age-old CapEx vs. OpEx challenge