How to Webcast with YouTube Live

This review of YouTube Live recently appeared on www.streamingmedia.com. It’s a good overview of how the system works and my experience with it. I recently produced a webinar on YouTube Live using Telestream Wirecast, and wanted to document the experience. This isn’t a full, bang-it-till-it-breaks comparative review, it’s more of a CliffsNotes pictorial of what’s…

Review: Onstream Media Webcasting Service

This review is up on the Streaming Media website. Here’s the introduction. Onstream Media’s webcasting service provides a soup-to-nuts system for broadcasting PowerPoint slides and talking-head video to a computer-based or mobile audience, with interactive elements such as Q&A, polling, and surveys, with registration facilities at the front end and analytics at the back end.…

HEVC – When Should You Care?

HEVC is the next-gen compression technology lauded as the enabler for a host of new services and capabilities. I discuss the historical development of HEVC and its technical underpinnings in my article “What Is HEVC (H.265)?” This article focuses on how quickly the average streaming producer needs to start thinking about HEVC.   According to…