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Cloud Pricing Survey Shows Hybrik Least Expensive Option By Far

I recently finished a white paper comparing the pricing for a new cloud encoding service named Hybrik with multiple cloud providers, including Amazon Elastic Transcoder, Microsoft Azure, Bitmovin, encoding.com, Telestream Cloud, and Zencoder. The white-paper was sponsored by Hybrik, and you can download it below. By way of background, I ran all calculations by the respective services ...Read more

By | 2017-05-22T15:03:50+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Cloud Pricing Survey Shows Hybrik Least Expensive Option By Far

Review: Matrox Monarch LCS

The Matrox Monarch LCS is an inexpensive dual-input lecture capture solution with two output channels that can be independently set for recording and/or streaming.   At $2,495, the Matrox Monarch LCS is an inexpensive dual-input lecture capture solution with two output channels that can be independently set for recording and/or streaming. You control the unit ...Read more

By | 2017-04-11T00:22:43+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Review: Matrox Monarch LCS

Benchmarking PCs, Capture Cards, and Software Mixers for HD Capture and Streaming

To determine how powerful a system it takes to produce and deliver live event streams, we tested a range of computers (old and new), capture devices, and multiple live streaming software programs, streaming to one or more streaming services, recording archive/ISO files in various formats, and measuring CPU utilization. Read on for the results. When ...Read more

By | 2017-04-11T00:38:03+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Benchmarking PCs, Capture Cards, and Software Mixers for HD Capture and Streaming

How to Stream to Facebook Live

Anyone can broadcast live on Facebook, but if you want to deliver live video from via a computer with streaming or encoding software, read on. With 1.65 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the largest social network in the world. It's no surprise that when the company introduced live streaming, the online video industry took ...Read more

By | 2017-04-11T01:10:00+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on How to Stream to Facebook Live

Review: Livestream Mevo

If you frequently produce live or on-demand videos for social media sites, Livestream Mevo can help you produce more polished and engaging videos. While there are some rough edges in version 1.0, and there is a learning curve for operation, Mevo is an essential tool for any organization seeking to leverage the power of video ...Read more

By | 2017-04-11T01:01:38+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Review: Livestream Mevo

Review: Capella Systems Cambria FTC Offers Per-Title Encoding

The benefits of per-title optimization aren't just for the major players, anymore. Streaming Media reviews the first solution for smaller content owners and finds the results promising. Netflix announced the beginning of the end for fixed encoding ladders with a December 2015 blog post called, “Per-­Title Encode Optimization”. The big question was, what would replace ...Read more

By | 2017-04-11T01:11:17+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Review: Capella Systems Cambria FTC Offers Per-Title Encoding

Review: EasyLive’s Video-Mixer-in-the-Cloud Simplifies Operations

By creating a video mixer that's accessible from any location, EasyLive promises no-fuss live streaming to multiple platforms. Here's how it performed in our testing. The simplest way to understand the EasyLive service is to think of it as a video mixer in the cloud. You can input videos from multiple sources; add titles, logos, ...Read more

By | 2017-04-11T01:03:49+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Review: EasyLive’s Video-Mixer-in-the-Cloud Simplifies Operations

Bitrate Control and QoE-CBR is Better

Summary (The MPD) When distributing video under constrained conditions, the bitrate control technique used to encode the files can have a profound impact on the quality of experience (QoE). Specifically, under some conditions, CBR-encoded files deliver a superior QoE to files encoded using 200% constrained VBR, while also reducing the overall bandwidth delivered. For producers ...Read more

By | 2017-04-10T12:38:00+00:00 August 7th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Bitrate Control and QoE-CBR is Better

First Look: Microsoft Stream Preview Version

Microsoft's new enterprise YouTube isn't ready for prime time yet, but it offers several impressive features making it one to watch over the next 12 to 18 months. Reviewing the preview version of Microsoft Stream is like watching video clips on ESPN to assess whether Lebron James Jr. is ready for pro ball. At age ...Read more

By | 2017-04-11T01:06:50+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on First Look: Microsoft Stream Preview Version

NDI and Live Titling

If you haven't been watching the live titling space, you've missed the NDI revolution, and your productions may be falling behind in terms of graphics quality. In this article I'll explain what NDI is and how it works, and I'll explore how it enhances the titling capabilities of the NewTek TriCaster, Telestream Wirecast, and vMix ...Read more

By | 2017-04-11T01:15:42+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on NDI and Live Titling