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January/February 2015

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HDMI Fails at 4K; Will CES Show a Faster Wireless Connector?

Streaming 4K video will be a major theme at next week's CES, but manufacturers need to ditch the outdated HDMI connector for TV viewing.

OTT Channel Bundles Coming in 2015, But Don’t Count on Savings

Will Americans cut the cord in the new year and give up their pay TV subscriptions? Sadly, online bundles won't be significantly cheaper.

Educational Institutions Need to Preserve Video Assets Better

While some colleges and universities have redundant systems in place to safeguard video files, others are haphazard about video organization.

Inside the Machinima Rebrand: A Better Creator Relationship

The MCN has unveiled a tiered system designed to find and nurture video-making talent. Here's what it stands to gain.

Video in the War Zone: The Current State of Military Streaming

For the armed forces, streaming is a matter of national security. Here's an exclusive look at how the military, from analysts to ground troops, is using streaming video.

The Changing Face of DRM: Where Do We Stand in 2015?

Digital rights management is more important than ever. Here's a look at the options available and how they can help you protect and monetize your content.

The Challenge for Next-Generation Enterprise Video Platforms

Are video platforms geared toward the enterprise more than just repackaged entertainment platforms? Here's how to make a choice.

The Challenge of Mobile Video: Big Returns for Small Screens

The technology barriers are almost gone, and mobile video is growing faster than desktop. So when will mobile video delivery finally be profitable?

Tutorial: Capture and Stream Presentations with Epiphan Pearl

Epiphan Pearl is a small, dual-input, touchscreen-driven video recording and streaming device for lecture or presentation capture. This tutorial details how to stream and capture live presentations with Pearl.

Review: Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement Tool

Never heard of it? Learn why we call this video encoding analysis tool invaluable, and a must-have for anyone serious about encoding or compression.

The Case for VP9

HEVC might be getting all the attention, but Google's VP9 appears to match H.265 in quality and might play a bigger role in the transition from Flash to HTML5

Editor's Note

With the Ice Bucket Challenge, User-Generated Video Ruled in 2014

The biggest streaming video story of the year showed that even the World Cup and HBO Go can't outperform creative user-generated content.

The Video Doctor

Younger Viewers Are Far More Likely to Cut the Cord, Survey Finds

TV viewing is changing at a frantic pace, with younger viewers leaving pay TV and advertisers looking for a way to get their attention.

PCI Compliance: Website Essentials for Processing Credit Cards

Sites that plan to sell video online through credit card payments need to know about payment card industry (PCI) requirements, which can be stringent.

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