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Joicaster Review: A Simple Platform for Live Video Distribution

Joicaster is a web-based live streaming syndication platform that takes a single live stream and pushes it out to multiple services, including YouTube Live, Ustream, and Twitch, as well as commercial sites. Joicaster is affordable, straightforward to

By | 2017-02-23T00:59:37+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Joicaster Review: A Simple Platform for Live Video Distribution

The Future of Video Marketing: Dive Into Automation Programs

Let’s face it. For-profit enterprises post videos, hold webinars, and produce virtual events to drive sales. How effective are these mediums for that purpose? There’s lots of positive anecdotal evidence, but where are the hard numbers?

By | 2016-01-15T00:00:00+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on The Future of Video Marketing: Dive Into Automation Programs

How Netflix Pioneered Per-Title Video Encoding Optimization

The Netflix blog post entitled Per-Title Encode Optimization boldly declares that “to deliver the best quality video to our members, each title should receive a unique bitrate ladder, tailored to its specific complexity characteristics.”

By | 2017-02-23T00:59:07+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on How Netflix Pioneered Per-Title Video Encoding Optimization

Life After Flash: Will Producers Move to HLS, DASH, or Both?

The great migration from Flash to HTML5 is underway. For many producers, this means a switch from RTMP or HTTP Dynamic Streaming to a more HTML5-friendly format. Typically the choice comes down to either HLS or DASH. To help tease out the pros and co

By | 2017-02-23T00:59:38+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Life After Flash: Will Producers Move to HLS, DASH, or Both?

HEVC Advance Releases Revised Licensing Terms

When HEVC Advance first proposed royalty rates and policies in July 2015, the terms were almost universally criticised, if not vilified. Recognizing that the proposed structure would slow HEVC adoption rather than promote it, HEVC Advance has issued

By | 2017-02-23T00:59:00+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Articles|Comments Off on HEVC Advance Releases Revised Licensing Terms

SSIMWave SQM Review: Frustrating Video Quality Measurement

The perfect video analysis tool combines a video quality metric that accurately predicts the subjective ratings of real human eyes with the ability to show these quality differences to the operator. While SSIMWave makes a strong case that its SSIMplu

By | 2015-12-10T00:00:00+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Articles|Comments Off on SSIMWave SQM Review: Frustrating Video Quality Measurement

Handouts from Encoding Live and On-Demand Video Using HEVC

Here's the description, click below to download the handouts.Here's the description, click over to the main article to download the handouts.  HOW TO: Encoding Live and On-Demand Video Using HEVC Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon G This session explores the current status of HEVC, identifying options for encoding live and on-demand video using HEVC and discussing ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:58:57+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Articles|Comments Off on Handouts from Encoding Live and On-Demand Video Using HEVC

Handout from Fine Tuning Your Adaptive Groups with Objective Quality Metrics

Here's the description, click below to download the handouts.Fine Tuning Your Adaptive Groups with Objective Quality Metrics Location: Huntington Ballroom Choosing the number of streams in an adaptive group and configuring them is usually a subjective, touchy-feely exercise, with no way to really gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of the streams. However, by measuring stream ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:58:55+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Articles|Comments Off on Handout from Fine Tuning Your Adaptive Groups with Objective Quality Metrics

Live Encoding and Transcoding Techniques

Here's the description, click below to download the handouts.Live event transcoding used to be simple: you did it all in-house and you needed capacious outbound bandwidth, all of which cost a fortune. Now there are more live encoding schemas than you can shake a stick at, including live cloud transcoding and packaging from traditional encoding ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:59:42+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Articles|Comments Off on Live Encoding and Transcoding Techniques

Transition from Flash to HTML5

Download the handout from this excellent session, with contributions from Jeff Tapper (Digital Primates), John Luther (JW Player), and Mike Callahan (Elemental). Transitioning from Flash to HTML5 is a complicated matter involving a change in player and encoding format and, for some, even new DRM, captioning, and advertising insertion technologies. Learn the current status of the ...Read more

By | 2015-11-16T00:00:00+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Articles|Comments Off on Transition from Flash to HTML5