Video Production

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.

Features

Review: Telestream Wirecast 12

If you missed the last few upgrades to Wirecast, Telestream's multicam live video production and streaming platform, you've missed a lot, as Wirecast has gained significant functionality while retaining its high degree of usability.

How to Stream With a Portable Encoder to Facebook Live

With a small piece of hardware and the right service, streaming to Facebook Live is a cinch. Here's a step-by-step guide that makes the whole process easy.

Buyers' Guide to Streaming Playback Testing Tools 2019

The CEO of RealEyes shares his personal video engineering toolbox, which contains solutions for diagnosing, fixing, analyzing, and interpreting problems with streaming video.

Game of Phones: 5 Game-Changers for Short-Form Mobile Video

Content needs to be built from the ground up for smartphone viewing. Here are five best practices artists should keep in mind when shooting video for mobile devices.

Spotlights

Product Spotlight: PTZOptics ZCams

PTZOptics ZCam camera models are available with either wide-angle, 12X or 30X integrated optical zoom lenses.

Product Spotlight: Magewell ProConvert

Magewell's Pro Convert hardware converters let users reliably bring traditional video signals into live, IP-based production infrastructures using NewTek's NDI® technology.

Magewell: Executive Predictions 2019

Nick Ma, CEO and CTO, Magewell

Epiphan Video: Executive Predictions 2019

Mike Sandler, CEO, Epiphan Video

Columns

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.

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.

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.

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.

Video Production Companies and Suppliers