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April 2014

Magazine Features

Shooting the Game vs. Shooting the Story

While the eternal internal struggle between technical merit and artistic impression might seem like somebody else's problem to those who don't watch the world through an eyepiece or field monitor, Streaming Media is excited to highlight the producer's perspective on online video—an angle we track regularly on Streaming Media Producer—in the April 2014 issue.

4K Video Shows Promise, But Now Is Not the Time to Buy

Thinking about running a 4K? While early adopters with fat wallets are buying UHD televisions, most people should wait for more content and lower prices.

Video Gear Gets Smaller, But One Hurdle Remains

The gear needed to shoot video on-the-go has gotten smaller and more convenient, but one obstacle is holding back even greater advances.

A+E Networks Brings Second Screen Content to the First Screen

Three "Project Runway" shows raise the question, when is second screen content an enhancement and when is it a distraction?

Streaming Media's Gear of the Year, 2013-14

Rather than tempt you with the Next Big Thing, in this "Gear of the Year" feature we invited three contributing writers—and producers in their own right—to choose four products each, all released in the last year, that have proven themselves indispensable to professional online video production and webcasting workflows, or represent the best currently available choices in their particular category.

How to Put Together a Cost-Effective Portable Streaming Kit

Looking for practical, hands-on advice on to how to create a cost-effective, portable, multi-camera streaming system that you can use even when on location with limited internet and power options? Here, Mobeon's Mark Alamares describes a range of solutions that can bring greater agility and portability to your live streaming kit at a manageable cost.

How Much Video Processing Performance Boost Do the Latest PC Processors Deliver?

Now that Intel has launched Ivy Bridge-based CPUs that triple the core count of early Nehalem-based workstations from four to 12, can video editors expect significant performance gains? In this article we'll assess the performance gain from the 12-core HP Z800 to the 24-core HP Z820 with respect to both editing and streaming encoding.

Review: Panopto Lecture Capture and Webcasting System

This software-as-a-service solution lets companies and educators create libraries of on-demand content, or stream live to employees or students. We find it well-conceived, but difficult with longer files.

Stream With Care: Simple Production Tips for Quality Results

Don't settle for lackluster video. Follow these tips when recording video and even low-resolution mobile streams will look good.

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