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

What the Dawn of the 5G Era Means for Immersive Technologies

Believe the hype: 5G will change the game for immersive technologies, such as VR and AR, allowing us to do things which are impossible today.

Visit the Disney StudioLab and Step Inside Tomorrowland

At The Walt Disney Studios StudioLab, Disney and a few key partners are hard at work creating the future of video collaboration and entertainment. Step in for a peek at the videoconferencing, virtual reality, and marketing display tools of tomorrow.

For ESPN, it Takes a Army of Producers to Engage Online Fans

The ideal social media producer is a writer, photographer, and videographer all-in-one. ESPN has a team of them working onsite and off for major events.

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.

Spotlights

Product Spotlight: Matrox Monarch EDGE

Capable of tackling a myriad of workflows, Matrox Monarch EDGE delivers unparalleled, robust encoding power combined with the innumerable applications and universal availability of the H.264 codec.

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

Columns

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.

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.

Video Production Companies and Suppliers