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September 2017

Magazine Features

The Interoperability Challenge: Is OTT Ready for Standards?

OTT companies innovate to differentiate their products from their competitors' products, but for the industry to reach its potential, they'll have to cooperate.

The 4K First Mile: Launching 4K Streams

Discover what it takes to produce an on-location 4K live stream webcast, including camera selection, video cables, video switching, capture cards, webcast encoder options, bandwidth requirements, and more.

AV1: A Status Update

Netflix and YouTube could start using AV1 as soon as early 2018, while hardware implementations will take much longer.

MAM and DAM Evolve Into the Cloud, Going Beyond the Basics

Managing media assets is about far more than storing and finding clips, and cutting-edge MAM and DAM systems are moving to the cloud and taking on VR and 4K.

Virtual Reality, Real Medicine: Treating Brain Injuries With VR

The controlled environment of virtual reality is proving ideal for diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injuries. Learn why the Department of Defense is funding trials.

The Resistance Is Streaming: How Online Video Will Save America

People are angry and they're using online video to get organized. Discover the Resistance Media Collective, an organization run by creative pros who never thought of themselves as activists—until now.

The Industry

The Great Winnowing: How OTT Will Crush Unloved Pay TV Networks

In pay TV packages, there's a small group of A-list channels and a much larger group of B-list channels. But in the skinny bundle world, no one has time for B-list.

Streams of Thought

Is Apple's Move to HEVC About Effectiveness or Efficiency?

The latest macOS includes support for HEVC, but not for older Macs. In the rush to support higher resolutions and lower files sizes, are too many people being left out?

The Video Doctor

Expert Tips for Creating a Better Facebook Live Experience

A little planning beforehand will ensure that a Facebook Live broadcast goes smoothly. Here are tips from an experienced live event producer.

Future in Focus

The Reality of Virtual Reality: Despite the Hype, VR Isn't Viable

VR video gets a lot of attention, even though not many people are watching it. The requirements for consumers are still way too high.

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