Fresh Blood: Look Outside the Industry for Marketing Geniuses
Hiring a sales manager? Promote from within. Looking for a marketing pro? Look anywhere else. Here's why video companies should disrupt the hiring process.
AI Will Soon Bring Huge Changes to Live Video Production
The industry has barely scratched the surface on how artificial intelligence can be used. In the next few years, look for AI to automate mundane areas of live streaming.
The 2017 Streaming Media 100: The 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2017
The list that sets the standard is back. Streaming Media presents its authoritative list of the most important companies in the online video industry, the ones leading us into the future. Our fast-changing industry is reflected in a list with plenty of new names.
The List of the 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2017
Presenting our 2017 list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. We're shining a spotlight on the companies that enable the creation and delivery of today's video revolution.
IMF: One Format to Rule Them All or Just One More Format?
The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) offers the appeal of a universal distribution format for all video, but it's not quite there yet. Here's where development stands today.
Status Update: Encrypted Media Extensions and the Future of DRM
While publishers wait for a single content encryption system that works across all browsers, standards bodies debate the future of EME. Here's what rights management will look like in a post-plugin world.
Roundup Review: Looking at Sub-$2,000 Hardware H.264 Encoders
Is there one single encoder that stands apart when live streaming a range of content in H.264? This roundup looks at the best equipment for lower-budget productions.
One Title at a Time: Comparing Per-Title Video Encoding Options
Save on bandwidth and keep costs down: Per-title video encoding solutions let publishers break free from fixed encoding ladders. Explore the benefits of four methods.
360° VR Live-Streaming Workflow
To help VR content creators contend with the deluge of information and product announcements, this article will focus on VR streaming workflows and toolkits that have worked well together in various VR/360 productions I've done.
Review: Blackmagic Design Web Presenter
Blackmagic Web Presenter ($495) is a standalone, dual-input capture device that can make SDI or HDMI sources look like a webcam for input into Skype or any livestreaming software program.
So Many Decisions! The Future of Streaming TV Is Nettlesome
Some people are never happy. U.S. viewers now have scores of premium streaming options at their fingertips, but a few see those choices as a problem.
Streams of Thought
The Chinese Streaming Market Rife With Possibilities and Pitfalls
Western publishers that want to stream video to audiences in China need to overcome unique hurdles that are more political than technical.
Future in Focus
The Four Problems Facing OTT Services—and How to Solve Them
When will over-the-top video services finally get more viewing time than broadcast channels? When they finally overcome these four main problems.
The Producer's View
Comparing Quality Metrics Up and Down the Encoding Ladder
How can publishers compare video quality at different resolutions? There's the theoretically correct answer and then there's how it's generally done.
Educators in a Hurry to Find a Video Solution for Blind Students
Starting in January, educational and training videos will need to be accessible to the blind, but audio descriptions are difficult to create. Is there a better option?