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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.

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Features

Elevating Remote Production in the Cloud

What's the best way to handle a multiday conference with one remote panel event after another, with about 5 minutes between them, maybe less? What if you add video playback, remote slide presentations, and the inevitable last-minute changes?

8K: History Repeats Itself

With production challenge solved, smarter AI upscaling and enhanced codec technologies will enable 8K streaming to the home—inevitably.

Adventures in Remote Production

In the time of COVID-19, remote production has become a necessity. Here's a look at how four live streaming operations have dealt with the changes

Review: Wirecast Gear 420

In 4 days of testing with multiple severalhour productions, the Wirecast Gear 420 proved stable and responsive even when pushed to the edge.

Spotlights

Product Spotlight: HuddleCamHD SimplTrack2

The HuddleCamHD SimplTrack2 is a pan, tilt, and zoom USB camera that provides robotic auto-tracking of a presenting subject.

Product Spotlight: HuddleCamHD Pro Webcam

The HuddleCamHD Pro (USB 3.0), certified by Zoom Video Communications, and Pro IP (4K NDI) electronic PTZ webcams come with a handheld IR remote to control PTZ functions.

2021: The Full Monty

Streaming Media publisher Joel Unickow has some bold predictions for the rest of 2021.

Remote Production Workflows Will Continue to Evolve in 2021

Columns

School Announcements on Ice(cast)

Some schools are moving to newscast-style video announcements. Icecast offers an effective way to deliver them efficiently and effectively.

Protect Yourself: Predict Your Production Costs

For your sake and your clients', spend extra time predicting and planning your production process to avoid cost overruns

Tips for Teaching with Video for the First Time

As COVID-19 shuts down universities and school districts, streaming video can save instructors and their students. Here are some tips for how to use it right.

Flash's Last Hurrah

Most content publishers have already moved on from Flash, but those who need ultra-low latency have stuck with it. Now that Adobe is ending support for Flash, it's time to move to WebRTC, but it won't be easy.

Video Production Companies and Suppliers