Protect Yourself: Predict Your Production Costs
For your sake and your clients', spend extra time predicting and planning your production process to avoid cost overruns
Flash's Last Hurrah
Most content publishers have already moved on from Flash, but those who need ultra-low latency have stuck with it. Now that Adobe is ending support for Flash, it's time to move to WebRTC, but it won't be easy.
Squashing the Bugs: 6 Steps for Solving Video Streaming Problems
As a video solutions architect, our columnist has a lot of experience dealing with streaming issues that others created. Here's how he goes about solving them.
5 Low-Cost Ways to Provide Closed Captions for VOD Streams
Attaching captions to on-demand videos can be simple and low-cost, but doing the same for live video is a little more involved. Here are the options.
Project Managers Are Essential for Any Video Development Project
It's a thankless job, but PMs keep projects moving forward in a thousand ways. When projects don't have a PM, things can get seriously out of whack.
Developers Pay the Pioneer Tax for WebRTC Live Streaming
There's a cost to being cutting-edge, and for low-latency live video streaming that involves learning WebRTC and accepting limited browser support.
The Time to Prepare for Recovery Is Before Video Files Go Missing
Accidentally deleted a crucial video file? The good news is it might still be recoverable. Here are steps to take for recovery and to prevent loss from happening in the future.
The Hazards of Streaming Live Video: If It Can Fail, It Will Fail
Redundancy and advanced testing are essential for any live video event. Here are five rules for live streaming that can help save the day.
6 More Expert Tips for Successful Streaming With Facebook Live
Facebook Live was the hot platform in 2017, and it's only going to grow in 2018. Here's helpful advice on how organizations can create perfect live video events.
Progressive Web Apps: What They Are and How to Get Started
With mobile viewing on the rise, developers need to know about progressive web apps which offer an app-like experience through the browser.
Expert Tips for Creating a Better Facebook Live Experience
A little planning beforehand will ensure that a Facebook Live broadcast goes smoothly. Here are tips from an experienced live event producer.
The 9 Starter Questions to Answer Before Creating a Live Stream
Creating a live stream for an event has gotten easier, but doing it right still requires advanced planning. Here's a roadmap for the first-timers.
The Questions Clients Need to Answer Before Asking for a Quote
Looking for a vendor to create a video solution for a website? Do the vendor and yourself a favor by answering these questions upfront. They're guaranteed to save a few steps.
5 Quick Tips for More Professional Live Online Broadcasts
An experienced online producer shares tips learned in the field for improving the look, lighting, and audio of live events both large and small.
4 Ways Companies Can Lock Down Their Premium Video Catalogs
Piracy doesn't have to be a routine cost of business, and streamed videos can be secured. Learn which of these methods is best for your business.
Thinking About Load Testing: It’s Not Just for the Enterprise
Even SMBs need to think about load testing these days to ensure they can serve audience demand. Here are three questions to consider.
Build or Buy? When Choosing an OVP, Ask Lots of Questions
Should your company go with an online video platform or create a custom solution? OVPs make upload and distribution easy, but aren't right for all use cases.
Do Off-the-Shelf Video Solutions Make the Grade for Elearning?
When smaller educational organizations look for affordable online video systems, they don't find the features that come standard in advanced elearning platforms.
The HEVC Holding Pattern: Will '16 Be the Year for H.265 Support?
While the x265 codec is making big strides in quality and file size, the major browsers are in no rush to support H.265. With interest in 4K growing, maybe it's up to Flash to save the day.
PCI Compliance: Website Essentials for Processing Credit Cards
Sites that plan to sell video online through credit card payments need to know about payment card industry (PCI) requirements, which can be stringent.