October 12, 2020
Online Video News
H.264 Still Dominates Streaming Industry, According to Bitmovin Report
The latest Bitmovin Video Developer Report reveals shifts in business models, ad insertion technology, and codec usage
FuboTV Announces IPO
The initial public offering will consist of 15 million shares of common stock, with an expected offering price of between $9 and $11 per share
Review: Wirecast Gear 420
In 4 days of testing with multiple severalhour productions, the Wirecast Gear 420 proved stable and responsive even when pushed to the edge.
Zoom as a Pro Production Tool
Pandemic-era social distancing and the pivot to remote production have brought Zoom into the mix for many live producers who might have never used it before. Live X's Corey Behnke, SLV Live's Shawn Lam, and LiveSports LLC's Jef Kethley discuss how Zoom has entered their workflows in this clip from Streaming Media West Connect 2020.
Best Practices for Server-Side Ad Insertion
fuboTV's Geir Magnusson, Sinclair's Michael Bouchard, Reality Software's Nadine Krefetz, Eyevinn's Magnus Svensson, and Verizon's Darren Lepke discuss SSAI best practices in this clip from Streaming Media East Connect 2020.
Streams of Thought
Is the Pandemic the Death Knell for the Multiplex?
In a world dominated by streaming, cinemas still offer the optimal viewing experience for movies. OTT will never replace that.
The Producer's View
It's Time to Retire PSNR
Peak signal-to-noise ratio is poor predictor of subjective video quality. So why are PSNR comparisons used in almost all codec comparisons?
TVU Networks Launches Turnkey Production Package with Camera Crews and Live Pool Feeds for Broadcasters Looking to Cover U.S. Presidential Race Remotely
TVU Networks has announced a turnkey production package for broadcasters looking to cover the U.S. Presidential 2020 election remotely without sacrificing reporting or technical quality. The package includes: camera crews at various U.S. locations, equipm
Ultra-low Latency Live Streaming Goes Mainstream