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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

Integrating NDI Sources From Conferencing Platforms

Live-event video production during COVID has rapidly accelerated the use of NDI output from popular conferencing tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, particularly for one-to-many broadcasts in which remote contributors are the norm. This article will explain how to enable NDI in Zoom and Microsoft Teams for higher-quality input sources into your live-streaming workflow.

How to Run a Remote Production with easylive.io

Like any multiple-input live production tool, easylive.io has a learning curve, particularly when managing multiple remote guests. But if you can drive a desktop tool like Wirecast or vMix, you'll find easylive.io a breeze.

The Complete Guide to Closed Captions

Closed captioning is legally required for some video, but it's the right thing to do for all video. Beyond the ethical and accessibility considerations, it engages more viewers and makes smart business sense. Here's all you need to know about captioning today.

The 2021 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners

New entrants join old standbys in our annual survey of readers' preferred technical solutions

Spotlights

Virtual Video Control Room Powers LiveX During New Year’s Eve in Times Square

The Virtual Video Control Room enables the management of large-scale live streaming productions entirely in the cloud, connecting remote teams together as if they are sharing a single set

Product Spotlight: Magewell Ultra Encode

Supporting multiple encoding formats and a wide array of delivery protocols, Magewell's Ultra Encode family of universal live media encoders offers video professionals and systems integrators a flexible and affordable encoding solution for applications ranging from live streaming and remote contribution to IP-based production workflows.

Product Spotlight: Epiphan Pearl-2

Epiphan's Pearl-2 hardware encoder is a video switcher, recorder, streamer, splitter, and scaler all in one.

Product Spotlight: HuddleCamHD SimplTrack2

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

Columns

Online Video Learning: Just as Good as In Person?

There's been a lot written about online educational video since the beginning of the pandemic, and the results are surprising, though far from conclusive.

IATSE May Need to Strike While the Iron is Hot

Studios and producers are reaping the rewards of the OTT revolution. It's about time everyone involved in creating our favorite shows and movies gets their fair share.

How to Design a Hybrid Classroom

In-person or virtual? It's no longer one or the other, and schools and universities need to have clear strategies for delivering hybrid education to their students.

Streaming Tools for COVID and Beyond

The changes streaming producers have made in the last 18 months are going to come in handy for a future where hybrid events are the norm.

Video Production Companies and Suppliers