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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.

SMW '19: Teradek Talks End-to-End Encryption and 4K HEVC

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Teradek VP of Sales Jon Landman at Streaming Media West 2019.

The 2019 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The people have spoken. These are their choices for the best products and services in 28 categories from analytics to webcasting and everything in between.

SMW '19: Wowza Talks ClearCaster Expansion

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Wowza Media Systems Director of Sales Engineering Tim Dougherty at Streaming Media West 2019.

SMW '19: Telestream Talks Wirecast Now and Future

Telestream Senior Product Manager Lynn Elliott and Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin discuss current and upcoming developments for Telestream's Wirecast live production solution in this interview from Streaming Media West 2019.

3 Takeaways From Moscow State University's 2019 Codec Comparison

In rigorous tests of video codecs, only one produced vastly different results during objective and subjective examinations. What could cause that discrepancy?

How to Create Company Videos People Will Want to Watch

Videos are a great way to connect with prospective buyers and turn casual customers into superfans. Here's how to create corporate videos people actually enjoy watching.

The Need for Speed: Demand for Low-Latency Streaming Is High

Low latency video streaming is on everyone's mind, but figuring out the latency your project needs—as well as how to get it—can be a slow process. Let this article be your guide.

NewTek Unveils All-NDI, 4K-Capable TriCaster TC Mini

With today's announcement of the next-generation TriCaster TC Mini, NewTek delivered a host of new features to the Mini's target demographic of EDU and school sports producers, as well as in-house corporate production staff and pro AV crews by unleashing the first 4K/UHD-capable, all-NDI model in the popular Mini line.

7 Essential Tools for Every Creator's Streaming Toolbox

Stream live with low latency. Collaborate on edits. Distribute to multiple platforms. Analyze data to make better choices. Here are the innovation leaders every streamer needs to know about.

Review: Panasonic LiveCTRL Multicamera Live-Switching PTZ iOS App

LiveCTRL makes the most of the broadcast-level video the Panasonic PTZ cameras deliver, in a simple, clean, and very easy-to-carry iPad interface.

The State of CMAF: The Holy Grail or Just Another Format?

It's all the buzz on the conference circuit, but deployment challenges mean CMAF hasn't taken over the streaming world yet. Here's why it's getting so much attention.

The 2019 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Finalists

220 nominees. More than 28,000 votes. 84 finalists. Here's who made the shortlist of the top streaming video products and services in our annual reader poll.

The Future of OTT Is in Tailored Experiences, Says Android TV

Today's streaming TV providers don't know what tomorrow's viewers will want, which is why Android TV was created with a modular approach that allows for fast updates.

Qosifire Review: Testing the Live Stream Monitor and Debugger

There's no wiggle room in live video, so insuring quality is paramount. Qosifire offers an affordable and customizable way to monitor and debug live streams.

Review: Roland V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer

The new, extremely compact Roland V-02HD can be used to mix multiple sources for live event streaming and/or to output audio/video to in-house projection systems.

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.