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June 2014

Magazine Features

How to Create Interactive HTML5 Video

Turning a basic HTML5 video player into one with enhanced playback features is surprisingly simple. Here's the code to add chapter markers, captions, and more.

How to Develop a Viable 4K Production Workflow

Since the NAB conference in April, 4K workflow options have swelled. Here's a look at the hardware, recording media, and codecs needed to produce and stream 4K video.

How Be Inspired Films Shoots Conferences the TED Way

TED conferences have set a high-water mark for conference recording, creating guidelines that TEDx events need to follow. It takes planning, but the results are worth it.

Don't Just Compress the Video, Compress the Content

Researchers are creating algorithms that remove non-essential information from a video, allowing viewers to watch it faster than in real-time.

MPEG LA's HEVC Licensing Terms Are Flawed, Will Prevent Adoption

There's no reason for Adobe to add HEVC support to Flash, and that keeps HEVC from becoming relevant for general purpose streaming.

Editor's Note

Twitch Is a Billion Dollar Surprise, Even for Video Insiders

When reports emerged that Google would acquire Twitch for $1 billion, even many in the online video industry hadn't heard of it. How is that possible?

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