Streaming Camera Guide: How to Choose Your Next Camera

Streaming producers have an array of camera options, from the cameras in their smartphones to professional models costing four figures or more. In this article, we’ll identify the major camera categories; discuss their strengths, weakness and best use cases; and features to look for when choosing a camera within the category. While there are dozens,…

Simple Survey on HEVC Data Rates

One of the benefits of HEVC is supposed to be that it delivers the same quality of H.264 at 50% of the data rate. However, since there’s little data rate standardization, it’s tough to tell what that means. After all, it means one thing if you produce your H.264-encoded H.264 video at 2 mbps, quite…

Ozer Releases Online Training: Mastering the Adobe Media Encoder

New online training workshop helps Adobe Creative Cloud producers efficiently encode top-quality video for streaming, mobile and optical media Galax, VA – May 28, 2014 – The Streaming Learning Center announces the immediate availability of an 80-minute training course entitled Mastering the Adobe Media Encoder CC. The course costs $25.00 and is available now at Udemy.…

Free Streaming Primer available for download

One of the most popular downloads from the Streaming Learning Center was our original streaming media primer. Now we’re releasing a new primer, covering the materials shown in the table of contents below. The primer is a component of my new Udemy course, Mastering the Adobe Media Encoder. It started out as a document to…

The ROI of Enterprise Webcasting: Justifying the Expense

You can financially justify the expenses surrounding webcasting in multiple ways. First, streaming media can provide a cheaper alternative to an existing practice. Second, it can open new revenue opportunities. Finally, it can allow you to extend your marketing reach beyond what was available using traditional technologies. This article, entitled The ROI of Enterprise Webcasting:…

UHD Codecs; HEVC, VP9 and Daala

My latest column in Streaming Media Magazine; Here’s the lead.  There’s a lot of interest in ultra-high definition (UHD) video, and the two codecs that drive it, HEVC and VP9. Over the past few months, a new UHD codec called Daala has also come to the fore. I wanted to take this opportunity to update…

Review: Vidizmo EnterpriseTube

For this review of the Vidizmo EnterpriseTube, which just posted on Streaming Media, the lead says it all. Let me be up front about this. Vidizmo EnterpriseTube is the first corporate YouTube product that I’ve reviewed. So if you’re looking for a comparative analysis detailing how the product stacks up with other options, this, unfortunately,…

Satellite, Cellmux and Fiber; Alternatives to Ethernet

Suppose you’re tasked with producing a high-profile live event. Perhaps the location has Ethernet connectivity, but you also want a redundant connection in case the Ethernet goes down. Or perhaps the location doesn’t offer Ethernet. What are your options?  That was the pitch for my article, Video for the Long Haul: Exploring Backhaul Options, which…