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Streaming Video Capture Tools

Streaming producers don’t work in a vacuum, and one of the best ways to understand the best practices of other publishers on the web is to download and analyze the streaming files that they produce. I capture streaming videos a lot,

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Streaming Media East Presentations

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Streaming Media East, where I gave two presentations. The first was a 3 hour session on producing H.264 video, here's the agenda. In particular, note the comparisons of H.264 codecs, which you'll find he

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Download free streaming media primer here

Streaminglearningcenter.com is pleased to offer for free download a streaming media primer written by Jan Ozer.The primer starts by defining commonly used streaming terms like bandwidth, streaming and data rate, and then explains universal encoding

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ProRes on Windows

OK, I'm guessing that you don't come here for tips on cross-platform editing between Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro Windows, but here's a piece of news you may find useful. By way of background, one frustration I've always had with the Final Cut

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Deep Thoughts on Multiple-Camera Projects

  I recently shot my 20h multi-camera shoot, a concert by jazz singer René Marie. After you do anything 20 times, you have a good idea what you’re doing and why. As it turned out, this experience helped crystallized my thoughts to a level that I hope will benefit others …

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Designing and Checking DVD Navigation

There’s a lot that goes into the perfect DVD, but one of the most fundamental aspects is navigation, or how you control the way the viewer moves through the content on the DVD. In this tutorial, I identify which aspects of the user experience you can control, and how to …

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Working with Multicam in Adobe Premiere Pro

I’ve produced a number of HDV-source projects in Premiere Pro, with generally good results. Recently, however, working with some multicamera projects, I started to notice some anomalies. When panning and zooming inside a clip in the multicam sequence, quality wasn’t what I expected. As you probably know, one of the …

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Impressing Your Clients: the Ten Wow Theory

I thought up the “Ten Wow” strategy in a previous life on a sales trip to Redmond. I was president of a small software company barely clinging to life and sorely needing a big sale with a trophy client. We were the third of three companies presenting, three days each, …

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