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May/June 2015

Magazine Features

Skype TX: Could Skype's New Offering Create a News Revolution?

The NewTek TalkShow VS-100 is based on Skype TX, which brings simple videoconferencing to the broadcast video workflow.

Video Platforms Bring Guest Lecturers to the Classroom

Thanks to platforms like Skype, Google Hangouts, and Apple FaceTime, instructors can break up the routine by bringing in a guest or two.

The Coming OTT Bundle Horse Race: Which Will Consumers Choose?

It's Sling TV versus PlayStation Vue versus others that haven't come out yet. Watch as the media pits them against pay TV and each other.

Ad Blocking Technology: It’s Not User Choice, It’s Stealing

144 million people around the globe are using ad blockers to skip ads, and some of the biggest companies online are sitting back and letting it happen.

Morgan Spurlock Gets Connected on AOL

Today, AOL debuts its biggest online video experiment yet: Connected, a reality show in which real people document their real lives. We sat down with producer Morgan Spurlock for this exclusive interview.

Red Bull Media Readies Its Esports Studio for Prime Time

It's not a niche market anymore: Esports is massively popular. Go behind the scenes at Red Bull's gaming headquarters to learn how it streams to millions of fans.

Esports: Is This the Next Big Thing in Streaming Video?

Esports are the streaming industry's best-kept secret, but recent developments suggest they're quickly taking center stage.

Search, Recommendation, and Curation: Attract and Keep Viewers

Discover how six companies are working to solve the challenges of search, recommendation, and curation to connect viewers with the content they want to see.

How to Master Audio Mixing for Live Production and Streaming

When the audio is poor, viewers don't stick around for long. Learn how to solve all the most common issues in audio recording and mixing.

Time Flies: The Art and Technology Behind Great Timelapse Videos

Creating jaw-dropping slow-motion and timelapse effects is now easier and more affordable than ever. Here's how to speed up or slow down time like a pro.

Review: Nideo Professional Video Hosting

Smaller companies that need an online video platform for hosting should consider Nideo, which stands apart thanks to its compact, attractive player and comprehensive analytics.

Review: Bitcodin, a Cloud Video Encoding Service From Bitmovin

While Bitcodin is still in development and has a few rough edges, it displayed impressive performance and quality in our testing.

Editor's Note

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Exposes Video Piracy Problems

Live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope got bad press for allowing the fight to be pirated, but the real culprits have been around for far longer.

The Video Doctor

Is it Time Yet for 4K, H.265, and VP9 Adoption? Not So Fast

While it's fun to be on the cutting-edge of new video codecs and formats, H.264 should be every publishers' primary focus for the time being.

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