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April 2015

Magazine Features

From Small Things: Why Shooting Ultra HD Video Matters Today

Streaming 3D was a non-starter, but 4K/Ultra HD is a different matter. Here's why producers should future-proof their workflows in 2015.

The Fate of Broadcast TV in 2015: Last Gasp or Second Wind?

While video streaming has increased, so has the number of over-the-air broadcast channels. Can broadcasters stop the planned broadcast spectrum auction?

When the Producer Becomes the Student: Creating Classroom Video

Recording video lectures is a challenge for even the best professors, since they don't get live feedback. The producer needs to step in and fill that role.

Video Creators Look for Piracy Solutions to Protect Breakout Hits

Online video services are defined by their original series, which win awards and attract viewers, but how do they keep those hits off illegal sharing sites?

YouTube, On2, and the Economics of Ultra HD: Tallying the Costs

Why did Google purchase On2 Technologies back in 2010? Because encoding and streaming VP9 video is saving it tens of millions each year.

For Streaming Technology Advances, the Emmy Goes to Online Video

Besides going to TV shows and stars, Emmy Awards also go to the companies that make contributions to television technology. Several of the biggest names in streaming have taken home the award.

Grammy Gear: What it Takes to Produce the Grammy Live Webcast

Creating the 9-hour live streamed Grammy coverage takes more than an iPhone running Periscope. Here's a list of all the equipment and services required.

Presenting Streaming Media's Gear of the Year, 2014-15

Some of our top writers studied the gear releases from the past 12 months to honor the most interesting, innovative, and altogether breakthrough video products and technologies.

Dawn of the Drone: An Aerial Video and Photo Primer

Ready to fly? Read this first to discover the areas drone operators need to be versed in to assure safe and proficient operation. Learn the essentials before leaving the ground.

The Great UHD Codec Debate: Google's VP9 Vs. HEVC/H.265

Which delivers better quality, encoding time, and CPU performance—HEVC or VP9? We put them to the test to decide once and for all.

Review: vMix GO Portable Live Production Solution

Our reviewer puts the vMix GO to the test and finds it an affordable, portable, SDI-based live production and recording solution that uses the best software you've never heard of—although it does have a few rough edges.

Review: Telestream Wirecast 6

With version 6, Telestream has converted its premier live production software application to 64-bit operation, as well as added playlists, social media support, input from iOS devices, and instant replay.

Editor's Note

Going Behind the Scenes at Grammy Live

It takes a year to plan the 9-hour live coverage for the Grammy Awards, which this year served 7 million view sessions. Here's how Akamai, All Mobile Video Digital Media, and a team of over 100 people put it together.

The Video Doctor

YouTube's 'HTML5 First, Flash Second' Position Is Marketing Hype

Videos on YouTube now default to HTML5 playback first, a decision that seems designed to attract headlines rather than solve problems.

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