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June 2017

Magazine Features

Blackest Blacks: Ten Things to Know About Producing HDR

Shake your viewers all night long with the best-looking high dynamic range video imaginable. For those about to color grade, we salute you.

AOL Builds a Live TV Studio in the Heart of Greenwich Village

The AOL Build Studio isn't just the home of the company's popular online chat show—it's a multiplatform celebrity-driven content-generating machine.

The Humane Society Streams Lifesaving Missions Live to Supporters

Cellular bonding solutions have changed the game for the venerable animal welfare organization, which is able to go live from all locations in all kinds of conditions.

Learn Why Mixed Reality Studios Are the Future of Live Streaming

The rush is on to create mixed reality studios capable of creating immersive experiences that merge the real with the virtual. Here's how they operate.

Going Low: The Encoding Secrets for Small Sizes With High Quality

Netflix's compact mobile download files look surprisingly great. Here's how video creators make their own low-bitrate files look just as impressive.

Getting Ready for Video Over 5G: How Should the Industry Prepare?

With operators at risk of a ‘build it and they will come' approach, can a converged video contribution and delivery network monetize 5G?

Engineering the Video Experience for Alexa and Her Friends

Voice recognition is the future of video search, bringing viewers an intelligent system that delivers exactly what they want—but getting there won't be easy.

Review: Telestream Wirecast Gear

Successfully using all of the desktop mixing features in Telestream Wirecast features requires a powerful, finely tuned computer. Telestream recently released its own series of bundled systems, Wirecast Gear. In this review, we put a test system through its paces.

Editor's Note

Is Apple Giving Up on Live TV and a Skinny Bundle Offering?

There may be peace in our time between Amazon and Apple. While that's good news for home streamers, it suggests Apple is no longer interested in creating a skinny bundle.

The Industry

Streaming for Good: Online Video Companies Are Feeling Charitable

Many companies in the online video industry put their money and their employees to good use, actively supporting causes they care about. Here's an overview of how they give back.

Streams of Thought

A King’s Ransom: Why Do OTT Subscription Costs Keep Rising?

The subscription video market is getting crowded, so why aren't prices declining? To understand that, first understand which actors are driving the market.

The Video Doctor

The Questions Clients Need to Answer Before Asking for a Quote

Looking for a vendor to create a video solution for a website? Do the vendor and yourself a favor by answering these questions upfront. They're guaranteed to save a few steps.

Future in Focus

How Much of a Role Will Mobile Phones Play in the Future of TV?

While older viewers prefer streaming to a living room television, Millennial and Gen Z viewers agree: The small screen is big! Now where's the 4K?

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