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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.

Shangri-LA Chases Streaming Video Success in Paradise: A Q&A

Online series Shangri-LA is a funny and heartfelt look at oddballs on the extreme fringes of Hollywood. Here's a conversation with the director about calling in favors and creating a show.

Roland VR-1HD AV Streaming Mixer Review

Dive into the essential hardware functionality, features, and usability of the Roland VR-1HD AV Streaming Mixer, then learn about its software functionality, audio mixing, and how it works with programs like OBS, Vmix, and Wirecast to stream to services like Facebook Live and YouTube.

The State of PTZ Over NDI

This article highlights NDI-based multicam live production, particularly as it involves pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras and integrated PTZ-NDI workflows.

The List of the 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2019

Our panel of streaming media experts has spoken, and these are the 50 companies doing the most important and innovative work in online video today.

Big Data's Big Value: How Broadcasters Can Get an Upper Hand

Streaming services are collecting huge volumes of data on viewer preferences and histories, then using that data to drive new content production decisions.

What the Dawn of the 5G Era Means for Immersive Technologies

Believe the hype: 5G will change the game for immersive technologies, such as VR and AR, allowing us to do things which are impossible today.

For ESPN, it Takes a Army of Producers to Engage Online Fans

The ideal social media producer is a writer, photographer, and videographer all-in-one. ESPN has a team of them working onsite and off for major events.

Visit the Disney StudioLab and Step Inside Tomorrowland

At The Walt Disney Studios StudioLab, Disney and a few key partners are hard at work creating the future of video collaboration and entertainment. Step in for a peek at the videoconferencing, virtual reality, and marketing display tools of tomorrow.

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.

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.

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.