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April/May 2018

Magazine Features

One Piece at a Time: Creating a More Perfect Video Workflow

Today's live event producers can do everything they need with flexible phone-based apps. Time-tested camera skills are no longer an essential part of the equation.

Virtual Idols: YouTube's Next Generation Stars Are Made, Not Born

Thanks to affordable real-time motion capture software, virtual characters are gaining fans on YouTube. Before long, they'll find a place in the enterprise.

How to Become an iOS-Based Broadcaster

Looking to do professional work for clients on location without having to disassemble a TriCaster studio, one producer found apps for iPad and iPhone that let him connect everything wirelessly and stream it to the web via a cell phone.

How to Automate Video Creation for Social Media

Learn how to use Wibbitz, an automated video creation platform that lets anyone in an organization create videos quickly and easily for any number of social platforms and websites—no editing experience required.

Five Tips for Better Pre-Production in Video Projects

Even long-time video professionals can still find ways to improve their approach to preproduction. Here are practical tips learned through real-world experience.

Mastering a Hybrid Log Gamma Workflow for Live HDR Video

Sooner or later, any event producer might be asked to create a live video stream with an HDR viewing option. This primer on Hybrid Log Gamma workflows is a good place to start.

Review: Roland V-60HD Multi-Format HD Video Switcher

After testing Roland's new multi-format A/V switcher, the V-60HD, on three live events, I'll be switching over to the V-60HD as my main video switcher for live event production.

How to Publish to Multiple Social Platforms Simultaneously Using Adobe Media Encoder

This tutorial demonstrates how to publish a single video to multiple social media and other websites from Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder.

How to Produce Interactive Webinars on a Webcast Platform

Traditionally, producing interactive webinars has required pricey services that offer Q & A, polling, participant management, and other features unavailable on mainstream platforms. As an alternative, learn how IBM Cloud Video delivers a webinar-like experience.

How to Score, Enhance, and Caption Videos with YouTube Creator Studio

The editing capabilities found in YouTube's backend aren't going to compete with nonlinear editors like Adobe Premiere Pro, but there are some powerful and unique tools that make simple editing projects even simpler.

The Industry

Popular Skinny Bundles Still Aren't Catering to Cord Cutters

Skinny bundles have made a lot of improvements in a short time, but until they can detail exactly what live sports they carry they aren't replacements for pay TV.

Streams of Thought

Streaming Options for Foreign Travelers Are Improving—Slowly

When it comes to subscription video on-demand, increasingly you can take it with you. Some services now let subscribers stream while abroad.

The Video Doctor

The Hazards of Streaming Live Video: If It Can Fail, It Will Fail

Redundancy and advanced testing are essential for any live video event. Here are five rules for live streaming that can help save the day.

Future in Focus

Hey, European Mobile Operators: What About Streaming Video?

Barcelona's Mobile World Congress is full of hype about 5G and VR, but doesn't care about video. Why the blind spot over small-screen viewing?

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