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October/November 2008

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Tutorial: Encoding for Screencams

How to wring the last bit of quality out of your codecs and encoding tools when compressing screencams for internet delivery.
Tues., Oct. 7, by Jan Ozer

Case Study: Meeting the Enterprise Video Distribution Challenge

With a 15,000-strong employee base and offices scattered around the world, commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield needed a reliable way for senior management to communicate with staff. They chose a content delivery solution from Ignite Technologies, Inc.

Stream This!: Pulling Back the Curtain on Level 3

Level 3 Communications CEO Jim Crowe sits down to discuss his company's CDN business.

The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Winners

Faces familiar and new were among the winners announced Wednesday evening at the Streaming Media West in San Jose, Calif.
Thurs., Sept. 25, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Eyes on the Enterprise: Brave New Platforms

While the standardized template for business webcasts has forced innovation under the hood, significant change in on the horizon for developers of content creation tools and services.

Unconventional Video

Video from the Democratic National Convention—both official and unofficial—made clear that it's no longer politics as usual.

Streams of Thought: Creative Suite Turns 4

Adobe's Creative Suite 4 features improvements in the areas of native tapeless workflows, encoding, metadata, and Flash/After Effects integration and finally land just in front of Final Cut Studio.

The Future of Internet Radio

While a royalty hike threatens internet radio's very existence, webcasters look for new ways to let the music play on.
Wed., Oct. 15, by Elizabeth Welsh

Decoding the Truth About Hi-Def Video Production

Many low-powered computers have trouble playing back high-definition video encoded using one or more of the big three codecs, but there are ways to improve performance.

Spicy Ideas: I'm Not Dead Yet!—The Past and Future of Online Video

Two easy steps anyone can take to help bridge the path from our past to our future with online video

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Standard Time

DRM and video formats and players are among the most hotly debated topics in streaming media. But the question those in the field should really be asking is, "Why have competing video formats at all?"

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