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How to Choose and Implement a Webcasting Solution

So you want to produce a webcast, perhaps for training, marketing, or sales. You envision a presentation involving a talking head video and PowerPoint, and maybe some extras such as chat and Q&A. Price is definitely a consideration, but you also

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A Buyer’s Guide to Live Streaming Services

So, you’ve decided to stream a live event, and you’re considering your options. You definitely need a streaming server to reach your target viewers. You could buy and install your own server (or rent a cloud instance), but then you’

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Review: Brightcove Video Cloud Live

Real-time cloud transcoding is the future of live event streaming, and it’s here now from several companies, including Brightcove subsidiary Zencoder, which was among the first to announce a live transcoding product. In this review, I’ll

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Telestream Wirecast 5: The Definitive Review

With Wirecast 5, Telestream has significantly improved usability with a redesigned interface, beneficially expanded the product’s input capabilities, and upgraded the product’s plumbing with features such as x264 encoding and HD-SDI outpu

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Wirecast Frame Rate Too Slow? Check Video Display Rate

If your capture frame rate in Wirecast drops into the 10-15 fps range, check the Video Display Rate option in the Preferences dialog. When I started testing this morning after several weeks away from the program, it was set at 60. Unfortunately, that produced capture rates in the 12-15 range, not sufficient for the testing I was doing. Took me …

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YouTube Live Opens Up Live Streaming to All Members

YouTube Live is a very useable and useful live streaming service that formerly was only open to a limited number of producers. According to StreamingMedia.com, the service is now free and open to all. I reviewed the service in an article you can read here; here’s one of the two webinars that I produced with the service as part of …

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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 you can read about in …

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Review: Brightcove Video Cloud Live

Real-time cloud transcoding is the future of live event streaming, and it’s here now from several companies, including Brightcove subsidiary Zencoder, which was among the first to announce a live transcoding product. In this review, I’ll

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Review: Onstream Media Webcasting Service

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 registrat

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Tutorial: Capturing Soundboard Audio for Live Event Video

Connecting your camcorder to an external microphone or soundboard is a critical skill for any event or corporate videographer, though it can be surprisingly challenging, making it an exercise best performed well in advance of the actual live event. I

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