What Else Did We Get Wrong?
Based on what I'm hearing from a wide array of streaming producers, the heightened demand for streaming live events that we expected to be a natural outcome of its COVID-era ascendancy is either evaporating or simply hasn't materialized.
Why Aren’t You Streaming Your Live Event?
These days, the cost and technological barriers to live streaming are few are far between. Robert Reinhardt outlines some reasons why organizations may still hesitate to live stream their events, and he shows why these reasons are misguided. He breaks down the ways that even events with small budgets can still produce high-quality live streams.
I’ve Seen The Future of The Streaming Video Tech Stack
The evolution of the evolution of TV is coming soon, hinted at by services like Norsk. I for one can't wait.
5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Streaming Role with AI on the Rise
How do you keep your skills relevant and useful regardless of developments in AI, Machine Learning (ML), or more advanced automation in any process related to your role in streaming media? Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just starting out with your career, I recommend setting five goals for the coming year.
Cloud-Based Streaming Production and the Sound of Inevitability
The production and communication tools we use are ever-more tied to the cloud, and to take advantage of it is to open a door of possibility and additional capability. Where do you want to go today?
From Remote to On-Prem Events: The Pendulum Swings
The pendulum has swung back away from streaming for a brief period, but COVID opened millions of eyes to the power, capability, and convenience of streaming—for the providers and the attendees. It also helped a lot of people realize that it's not as easy as it looks. I see the end result moving that pendulum toward more streaming—and more kinds of streaming—in the near future
What's the Point of Streaming?
You might think it's crazy of me, as the executive director of the world's largest streaming technical association, to ask the question in this column's title. But I think it's actually important that we do a gut check every once in a while.
Do Our Technology Advances Slow Down Justice?
Far from content being scarce, the integration of streaming into professional- and citizen-based news-gathering has generated such a monumental level of potential war-crime footage that every day sees an additional 10-100 documented cases of crimes against humanity. And this increased footage brings with it both greater accountability and a significantly higher backlog of cases that need to be tried.
While you were busy streaming, what you think of as "streaming" evolved into many different things. Today, what you do when "streaming" is but one small piece of the streaming world.
Gear for the HyFlex Teaching and Learning Space
The name of the game for designing a hybrid classroom or meeting space is balancing inclusivity of the remote and on-premise audiences that a colleague sometimes refers to as the "zoomers" and "roomers," respectively. Here's a look at some gear that can help you achieve that balance.
Help Others Stream
Those of us in the industry sometimes lose sight of the fact that billions of people around the world have never used the internet, much less connected on Zoom or watched The Mandalorian in 4K. Here's one way you can help streaming video reach those who don't have good connectivity.
Online Video Learning: Just as Good as In Person?
There's been a lot written about online educational video since the beginning of the pandemic, and the results are surprising, though far from conclusive.
Collecting 'Junk' for Better Streaming
Got junk? The Help Me Stream Research Foundation can take your tech castoffs and use them to research better streaming practices, repurposing it into efficient and inexpensive solutions that can run on intermittent power—dovetailing with the efforts of another new organization, Greening of Streaming.
Pandemic Mergers and Acquisitions in Educational Video
Three transactions from the last year illustrate how educational video providers are capitalizing on trends in streaming media, both specific to e-learning and more broadly
The Future Is Real Time, and It Starts Now
Where and how does "real time" fit into your workflows in this "COVID and beyond" era? Similar to global wars accelerating advances in medicine such as plastic surgery, COVID has pushed all of us working in streaming media to rethink, innovate, optimise, and rebuild many components of our day-to-day responsibilities.
Streaming Tools for COVID and Beyond
The changes streaming producers have made in the last 18 months are going to come in handy for a future where hybrid events are the norm.
What Is Streaming Video 'Delivery?'
'Delivery' is one of the most commonly used words in our business? But what does it actually mean? If we think it's just about protocols and bytes, we're never going to catch up to traditional TV.
How to Design a Hybrid Classroom
In-person or virtual? It's no longer one or the other, and schools and universities need to have clear strategies for delivering hybrid education to their students.
Why Is Watching Sports on OTT Harder Than Watching on TV?
Streaming is supposed to provide a better experience than television. So why is watching the Euro 2020 on the ESPN app such a poor experience?
When to Ditch the Webcam
I produce most of my live training with a webcam because the quality delta between a webcam and other options is negligible when presented in postage-stamp-sized videos. But what setup should you use for a really important conference or a call that will be distributed to many viewers live or on demand? That's where things get interesting.