Trouble Ahead: Netflix's Bad Quarter Could Turn Into a Bad Year
The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news for the SVOD leader has taken its toll, and viewers are leaving en masse. Suddenly the giant doesn't look so powerful.
YouTube's Do-it-Yourself Videos Show the Best Teachers Are Online
There are plusses and minuses to having instant access to a world of knowledge, but YouTube's do-it-yourself repair videos are a godsend for technical education.
DASH Patent Pool—Criticized From the Start—Might Cease Operations
The fact that DASH was always marketed as being free didn't stop MPEG LA from forming a patent pool. But lack of support from the major IP contributors appears to have doomed the effort.
For Thought-Provoking Video, Forget About Slick Production Values
In a previous age, videoconferencing was bright, sterile, and unpleasant. It lacked the multi-sensory input that makes face-to-face meetings valuable.
OTT Falls Into the Same Trap as Cable
Viewers turned away from cable because it offered them too many choices. OTT recreates the same problem, but on steroids. So what is the industry going to do about it?
What Teachers Need to Know When Upgrading an Instructional Camera
For teachers, the most important feature is versatility—a sneaky way of saying the most important feature is having as many features as can be packed into the camera before rendering it uncontrollable.
Searching for Answers: Where Did All the Video Podcasts Go?
It's been a long time since Diggnation and Best Week Ever, but podcasting used to have a lot of video available. Why did audio take over the medium?
Announcing the Swift Death of Per-Title Encoding, 2015-2019
Once revolutionary, pre-title encoding was replaced by shot-based encoding and then context aware encoding. Here's how to evaluate vendors when choosing a solution.
Disaggregation Nation: Cord-Cutters Need to Make Tough Choices
The golden age of TV is also the golden age of TV providers. As the number of services grows exponentially, viewers wonder what they've gotten themselves into.
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.
The Caliper Framework Fills a Need for Classroom Video Analytics
Video learning systems are taking off in schools, but teachers have so far lacked a way to bring that data into their learning management systems. Enter Caliper.
Work in Parallel to Streamline the VQ Measurement Workflow
There's a long way to run video quality measurement tasks and a shorter way. As our columnist learned, it's never too late to learn a more efficient system.
Is Netflix Helping or Hurting the Next Generation of Directors?
Selling to Netflix often means a fat paycheck for first-time directors, which makes it easier to shoot a second film. But do their reputations suffer?
Modern Times: Getting Live Video Right Demands a Special Skillset
It wasn't easy for silent film directors to make the jump to talkies, and it isn't easy these days for video producers to get the hang of live streaming.
3 Things the Streaming Industry Must Do to Prepare for ATSC 3.0
This is "The Year Before the Year of ATSC 3.0," and that means preparation—not just for broadcasters, but for the streaming industry, as well.
Solutions Abound for High-Volume Live Video Cloud Transcoding
Streaming Media West provided a look at new options for demanding live cloud transcoding jobs. Here's a rundown for those who couldn't be there.
Online Educators Enjoy Generous Copyright Exemptions for Video
Schools are covered by different copyright measures than the mass public, making it easy for streaming classrooms to get around access controls.
Netflix's Movie Library Is Kind of Terrible, But Does It Matter?
Today, Netflix got its first Oscar nomination for Best Picture. That doesn't change the fact that its movie library is shrinking—and often bad.
Press Pause, Get an Ad?
Hulu and AT&T's plan to show commercials when viewers pause is a reminder that these are tech companies, not broadcasters, at heart
Today's Teachers Need to Learn to Perform in Front of a Camera
Teaching is a performance, but when teachers have to perform to a camera rather than a roomful of students, that performance can go awry.