Government Video

Government video faces special requirements, from archiving to closed captioning, that require specialized tools and platforms to deliver it effectively and in compliance.

Here you'll find our coverage of the technologies, tools, and platforms that enable streaming for government agencies.

Features

AV1: A First Look

FFmpeg 4.0 gives many video engineers their first chance to test the new AV1 codec against H.264, HEVC, and VP9. The results? In our tests, quality was impressive, but glacially slow encoding times make AV1 a non-starter for most publishers until hardware acceleration becomes available.

The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners

The winners were announced today at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, California. Click through to see who took home this year's prizes.

The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

281 nominees. More than 25,000 votes. 90 finalists. Here's who made the shortlist of the top streaming video products and services in our annual reader poll.

NASA Channel Lands on Roku, Streaming Video From the ISS

Roku owners can now enjoy a live view of the solar system, and Harmonic technology is behind the UHD HDR service, which it claims is a world first.

Spotlights

Product Spotlight: Matrox Monarch LCS

Matrox Monarch LCS video encoding appliance makes live webcasting simple, delivering high-quality streams to Facebook Live, YouTube, or a favorite content delivery network (CDN) with multi-camera production value, without operator assistance.

Product Spotlight: PTZOptics 30X-NDI

Winner of Best PTZ Camera for the 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

Product Spotlight: Magewell Ultra Stream HDMI

Making live streaming production remarkably simple even for non-professional users, Magewell's Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder enables them to record or stream high-quality video with one click using on-device buttons or an intuitive, accompanying smartphone app.

Product Spotlight: Matrox Monarch LCS

Matrox Monarch LCS video encoding appliance makes live webcasting simple, delivering high-quality streams to Facebook Live, YouTube, or a favorite content delivery network (CDN) with multi-camera production value, without operator assistance.

Columns

Help Us Help Others Stream: The Online Video Industry Gives Back

This is the birth of a non-profit that could make a difference in the lives of many. If you have streaming skills and you'd like to help NGOs working in economically distressed areas, read on.

Government Video Companies and Suppliers