New HEVC Patent Group Misses First Milestone

HEVC Advance was the HEVC patent consortium that noisily announced their existence just before NAB and then denied the launch was timed for maximum discussion in Las Vegas. In their initial announcement, the consortium, which consists of only five companies, GE, Technicolor, Dolby, Philips and Mitsubishi Electric, promised that royalty rates and licensing terms would…

Don’t Be That Guy (Part 1)

I’ve been focusing a lot on webcams lately, mostly because I have a new book out on the topic, Mastering Webcam and Smartphone Video, How to Look and Sound Great in Webinars and Videoconferences. As the title suggests, the goal of the book is to help those without media training look and sound their best when…

Producing Live Events: Master Tip 9: It’s All About the Bandwidth!

Total Webcasting is a webcasting service provider out of New York that produces dozens of events a month, and thousands since its inception in 2007. Total Webcasting is unique in that it produces virtually all events for its customers, while owning the streaming server and content management system used for live and on-demand delivery, providing the complete “glass-to-glass”…