Another great book review

Let me re-iterate that if you are delivering a live event, or videos online, then this book is a must – plain and simple. Another very positive 5-star review of my book, Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5, from Andy Stevenson. After describing the content, the last two paragraphs state: The icing on…

Warning: Watch Before Preparing Your PowerPoint

I’m preparing for multiple presentations over the next couple of weeks, and was Googling to find data on the effectiveness of learning aids in viewer retention and comprehension. Came across this video that every presenter should see while preparing their PowerPoints.  The video is a teaser for a book entitled Habitudes for Communications by Dr.…

HP Updates Workhorse Z Workstation Line

HP’s Z workstations are widely used in video production and streaming encoding, and the dual CPU Z800 is a personal favorite. HP just announced updated versions of top 3 systems in the Z line, all capable of using the latest eight-core Intel CPUs. Here’s an excerpt from the press release. —Engineered for the most demanding…

Buyer’s Guide to Software Encoders up on Streaming Media

Is up on the Streaming Media website. Here’s the descriptive intro: There are three categories of software encoding tools: bundled, desktop, and enterprise. In this article, I’ll walk you through the general buying considerations within each category and detail when you need to consider stepping up to the next category. Takes you from Compressor/Adobe Media…

Choosing a Live Streaming Service? We Can Help

Two big resources on the Streaming Media web site. First is the Buyer’s Guide to Live Streaming Services, which tells you what to look for when choosing a service provider. The intro there says it all: If you can turn on the webcam on your notebook, live streaming service providers can convert this input into…

Market Repositioning of Flash Begins

We’ve heard much doom and gloom about Flash for the last few months, much of it due to Adobe’s clumsy handling of their withdrawal from Android. Now Fabio Sonnati, an insightful and well-connected Flash consultant, is seeing some upside for the Flash platform. In a post entitled Market Repositioning of Flash Begins, Sonati reviews the…

I’m Rosie’s Dad (on the power of video)

I’m at a conference in Las Vegas visiting with the HP workstation group. Great folks, nice hotel, fun meetings, Cirque de Soleil tonight. So all the workstation VPs make their sweep of the dining room last night, saying hello, getting some face time with the various press folks. Some kind of know me; I’ve reviewed…