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February/March 2013 (Sourcebook)

Magazine Features

Safety Instructions: Please Read Before Streaming

Streaming video online and flying a plane might not have much in common, but that doesn't stop Streaming Media's publisher from offering a few helpful pre-flight tips.

The State of Multiscreen Video 2013

With the number of devices—and content providers— growing, 2013 was the year multiscreen viewing came into its own.

The State of OTT Content Delivery 2013

Over-the-top delivery is shifting to more than just in-home content. Learn how the cloud, network DVRs, DASH, and DRM are combining to make TV Everywhere truly everywhere.

The State of Enterprise Video 2013

Video is transforming the enterprise, with ease of production, distribution, and access making it an ideal form of communication.

The State of Online Video Advertising 2013

Online video advertising is taking in more money, but isn't growing as a percentage of total online advertising. What will it take for video ads to break out?

The State of Media and Entertainment 2013

Online video met cable and broadcast in a big way in 2012, setting the stage for an even bigger 2013.

The State of Streaming Media Protocols 2013

It's all about DASH: Adoption is moving at a rapid pace, as industry insiders see a strong need to get DASH implemented in the field in the coming year.

The State of Education Video 2013

Online video is flipping the classroom: students view instructor videos at home, then do homework in class for maximum teacher-student interaction.

The State of Mobile Video 2013

Tablets and phones now account for most video consumption, with implications for both carriers and advertisers.

A Buyer's Guide to Cameras and Camcorders for Online Video

New technologies are bringing more options for online video creation. Here are the questions to consider when shopping for a camera.

A Buyer's Guide to Format Conversion Tools

Do you need to transrate, transcode, transmux…or all three? Here are four essential questions to ask before making a purchase.

A Buyer's Guide to Live Encoders

What used to be a simple choice has become much more complex as output options and viewing devices have multiplied.

A Buyer's Guide to Non-Real-Time Hardware Transcoders

File-based hardware solutions present a unique set of decision points. Some offer faster-than-real-time encoding, even with ad insertion.

A Buyer's Guide to Cloud Transcoding

For both live and on-demand video transcoding, there are compelling reasons to move to the cloud. Read this before making a decision.

A Buyer's Guide to Live Software Encoders

Assessing your workflow is the most crucial step in making a live software encoder purchasing decision.

A Buyer's Guide to Portable Encoders

On-the-go encoding comes in three flavors: software, hardware, and on-camera. Here's what you should consider for each type.

A Buyer's Guide to Cellular Multiplexers

Forget the sexy form factor and look deep inside the technology. Here are the three questions to ask before buying a cellmux.

A Buyer's Guide to Streaming Appliances

When is a streaming appliance a good addition to an online video workflow? Read on for the answers, as well as the different types of streaming appliances.

A Buyer's Guide to Multiformat Streaming Media Servers

MPEG DASH is the biggest factor to consider -- or is it? Here are the key features to know about before making a decision.

A Buyer's Guide to Nonlinear Editors

It's not a question of which editing program is best, but which is best for a certain user undertaking a certain project. Here are the points to consider when selecting an editor.

A Buyer's Guide to Enterprise Video Platforms

Every company wants an affordable and useful ‘YouTube for the enterprise'; here's how to pick the right approach for your organization.

A Buyer's Guide to Workflow Systems

Online video workflows are complex and tricky to pin down, but focusing on a few key areas can make the entire system much more manageable.

Encoding for Multiple Devices

Reach viewers no matter where they are. Check out these strategies for reaching the most devices with the smallest number of files.

Produce a Professional-Quality Webcast

It's all about finding the right technologies and creating the best workflow, especially when streaming live video.

Preparing for IPv6, a New System for Internet Addressing

The move to IPv6 is certain to be painful. Here's what the streaming industry needs to know about device-level addressability in an everything-connected world.

Deliver an Awesome Webcast from Your Desk

With the right tools and a little production knowledge, anyone can deliver a professional webcast from just about anywhere.

Three Paths to Lecture Capture in Higher Education

Learn how Duke University, UCLA, and California State University-San Marcos all took different approaches to offering lecture recording for students.

Streaming to the Converted: How One Church Serves Two Locations

A unique online video solution with nDVR helps Tennessee's Indian Springs Baptist Church preach to more than just the choir.

At Seattle Hospital, Online Video Educates on Hearing Treatment

Seattle Swedish Medical Center combines video with Instagram and Twitter for an innovative educational series.

Editor's Note

An Instragram for Video? No Thanks, Says the Industry

Take a step back and see that the online video industry has grown up. It's more concerned with what works than what's sexy.

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