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

The Streaming Media Producer 25

The inaugural Streaming Media Producer 25 highlights companies that make gear that not only demonstrates promise or prowess in a single stage in the process, but fits well in a kit that makes your live production workflow work.

4 Tools Under $500 to Enhance Production Value

Read on to discover the tools one agency regularly uses to enhance the production values on each video project it creates. The best part is that these items are all under the $500 price point.

Tutorial: Shooting for the Edit: Tips for a Shoot-to-Edit Workflow

An agency was hired to capture a company's booth at a large industry tradeshow. At the last minute, the client asked it to create daily highlight reels featuring interviews, product demos, and customer testimonials from each day. Here are a few tips that helped it speed up the post process.

Tutorial: How to Create Data-Driven Titles in Adobe Premiere Pro

Data-driven title templates deployed in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 are a powerful tool that will help most editors. In this tutorial, you'll learn what data-driven templates are, where to find some, and how to apply and customize them.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Video Production Companies and Suppliers