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June/July 2012

Magazine Features

Adobe's Mid-Sea Change of Course

Adobe's transition from perpetual license to monthly subscriptions for its Creative Suite offerings presents delivery and pricing challenges. Will it be smooth sailing or rough seas ahead?

Why "Instagram for Video" is a Bad Idea: Commentary

Facebook's acquisition of Instagram has the rumor mill running 24/7, and video sharing apps like Viddy and Socialcam are racking up the investments. That's not necessarily a good thing.

Thomas Dolby Streams Video Messages Back to the Future

The musician and internet-pioneer is traveling the United States, Canada, and Europe, asking people to record messages for an online video time capsule.

Cloud Video Encoding: When to Go Online and When to Stay In-House

The experts weigh in on when companies should encode and transcode their own content, and when it makes sense to move to the cloud.

Ustream, Justin.tv, Livestream, and Bambuser: Streaming Unplugged

With just a laptop and a camcorder, four leading live streaming service providers let you deliver webcasts from almost any location.

Telestream Episode Engine Review: Room for Improvement

While Episode Engine is a solid standalone enterprise encoder, a few caveats keep it from taking the top spot.

How to Choose an Enterprise Video Encoder

Is it time for your company to step up to an enterprise encoder? Here's how to make your decision.

Editor's Note

Live Entertainment Goes Online, but Sometimes More Is Less

A world of entertainment is available for armchair travelers, but video streaming can harm the intimacy of a live show.

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