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

Tomorrow's Channel-as-a-Service Solutions Will Work in Minutes

If they're going to seize the moment and monetize all their available assets, content owners need to be able to create video channels in minutes, and those channels need to be highly robust.

Review: Cinamaker 2.0 iOS Live-Switched Streaming Solution

Cinamaker 2.0 is really coming together to a solid iOS-based production solution. Standout features include loading and saving projects, the built-in editor, and dedicated chroma key on each channel.

Review: Teradek VidiU Go

I found the VidiU Go to be up to the Teradek standard of professional production gear, now for the mobile, bonded streaming audience.

How Vimeo Pivoted Away From Original Content and Found its Niche

Just a few years back Vimeo was preparing to follow Netflix with an indie-minded SVOD service. But new management and a new strategy helped it find a stronger market: video creators.

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 NDIĀ® technology.

Magewell: Executive Predictions 2019

Nick Ma, CEO and CTO, Magewell

Epiphan Video: Executive Predictions 2019

Mike Sandler, CEO, Epiphan Video

Columns

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.

Interactive Tools Make Classroom Video More Active Than Passive

New offerings from both young and established companies let educators create elaborate personalized videos, and students learn in a more natural way.

Looking to Improve Educational Video? First Improve the Audio

When schools go shopping for video production hardware, they should make audio quality a priority. Here's what to look for when buying new mics.

Educators, Prepare With This Supply List for Teaching With Video

Bringing video into the classroom doesn't have to be expensive. Read this helpful list to discover the seven basic items every classroom should have.

Video Production Companies and Suppliers