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July/August 2016

Magazine Features

Virtually Unlimited: Three Companies Push VR Into New Areas

Virtual reality video has uses beyond entertainment and gaming. Here's how it's making a different in the fields of advertising, medicine, and professional sports.

The Summer of Streaming Love: Will Netflix Take Over the World?

The origins of the internet date back to hippie-era San Francisco, where the building blocks were created. This summer, online video is set for a similar revolution.

What Higher Education Can Learn From Podcasts: How to Go Long

Why do long-form video lectures get dull in a hurry, while long-form podcasts remain engaging? Because podcasts are built on conversations.

North American Transit Pricing From Major Providers Down 10%

Based on original research, we find that North American transit pricing is down. AT&T is by far the most expensive, with all others in a similar range.

What Works Now: Videos Become Quirky, Funny, Bingeable, Snackable

Looking back at this year's newfront announcements, it's clear that long-form series are best left to the SVODs, while online publishers keep things short and breezy.

When it Comes to HTML5 Playback, the Devil's in the Details

The promise of a unifying standard to simplify our lives is attractive, but putting it into practice is another thing. Here's how one HTML5 video project got messy in a hurry.

Beyond Standards: Moving Past MPEG to Create a Video-Friendly Web

As over-the-top video continues to grow in popularity—call it the "Netflix-ification" of the web—the streaming standards the industry relies on begin to feel the strain.

VR Reality Check: Challenges to Widespread Consumer Adoption

VR remains a niche market, but it's a growing one with huge potential. Here are the latest developments and what it means to adoption in the live production and streaming world.

NDI and Live Titling

Anyone who hasn't been watching the live titling space has missed the NDI revolution. As a result, their productions might be falling behind in terms of graphics quality. This article explains what NDI is and how it works, then explores how it enhances the titling capabilities of the NewTek TriCaster, Telestream Wirecast, and vMix Go.

Live-Switching and Streaming From Mobile Devices

The pocket-size production studio known as a smartphone has a camera, cellular data or Wi-Fi connectivity, and an external microphone input. Here are two different ways to live stream video from mobile devices.

Review: EasyLive's Video-Mixer-in-the-Cloud Simplifies Operations

By creating a video mixer that's accessible from any location, EasyLive promises no-fuss live streaming to multiple platforms. Here's how it performed in our testing.

Review: Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

Blackmagic's URSA Minis boast 4.6K and 4K sensors that deliver dazzling images. Here's how two URSA Minis performed when used in tandem on a recent corporate shoot.

The Video Doctor

Build or Buy? When Choosing an OVP, Ask Lots of Questions

Should your company go with an online video platform or create a custom solution? OVPs make upload and distribution easy, but aren't right for all use cases.

Future in Focus

Forget the Hype: The Future of Television Isn’t What You Think

Over-the-air broadcast isn't going away, cord-cutters will remain a minority, and millennials subscribe to pay TV services just as much as any other group does. But here's what will change.

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