The Greening of Streaming
The time has long since passed to turn our attention to making the streaming delivery ecosystem more environmentally friendly. Here are some of the key challenges, as well as some suggested first steps towards solutions.
The Streaming Toolbox: Zixi, Cleeng, and Penthera
We look at a B2B intelligence layer for content transport, a company that enables customer relationship management decisioning, and a service that facilitates offline viewing.
Roundup: Compact Mics for Compact Cameras
Compact, prosumer 4K cameras like the Canon XA40 and XA45 pack enough professional features that they're well worth considering for pro producers who need to travel light or with a compact kit. Choosing such a camera also means accessorizing it with properly proportioned compact audio gear--like the options we'll explore here.
Android TV: The Future of Television?
Google's TV platform may be the best hope for a future in which pay TV and OTT exist side by side.
The New Normal
COVID-19 has changed everything, including streaming video. Consumers are demanding higher quality than ever, which means our industry needs to redouble our efforts to delivery that quality more efficiently.
Streams of Thought
Shouldering Our Responsibility to Educate the Streaming Market
As companies and individuals pivot online in the "new normal," it's up to us in the streaming industry to put education ahead of profit
The Video Doctor
Protect Yourself: Predict Your Production Costs
For your sake and your clients', spend extra time predicting and planning your production process to avoid cost overruns
Future in Focus
Build Streaming Solutions for Tomorrow, Today
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders, streaming has gone through the roof. The strategies you implement today will set the stage for the future.
The Producer's View
When it Comes to Bitrates, Less is Always More
What can streaming producers do in the short-term to reduce the load during these COVID-19-related bandwidth usage spikes?
School Announcements on Ice(cast)
Some schools are moving to newscast-style video announcements. Icecast offers an effective way to deliver them efficiently and effectively.