In Defense of Blu-ray

My wife owns a ballet company, which explains the frequent use of ballet sequences in my test clips and other content. Over the years, it’s been a great source of learning and training for me, though not really a business. I shoot because I have the best gear in town, which produces a great archive…

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Brightcove Video Cloud Live Review is Up!

My review of the Brightcove Video Cloud Live service is up and running on StreamingMedia.com. Basically, I reviewed the service so I could work with the Zencoder Live Transcoding service, which worked flawlessly; it’s a really nice service. The service Brightcove built around the service was functional, but had some flaws and rough edges which…

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Video Encoding for Producers

This presentation was for Streaming Media Producer Live. Here’s the description.  To maximize reach and revenue, online video producers need to deliver video that plays effectively on multiple computer and mobile platforms. To accomplish this, you need to know some fundamentals about the H.264 codec, as well as the playback requirements and limitations of all…

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Choosing an Enterprise Encoder

Here’s the description; click below to download the handout. This session discusses factors to consider when choosing on- demand enterprise video encoding systems from the likes of Digital Rapids, Elemental, Harmonic, Sorenson, and Telestream. Factors incorporated into the analysis include performance, output quality, quality control options, format support, expansion options, programmability, and other variables. If…

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