Distributing your video

Wistia: An OVP that Specializes in Video Marketing

Over the last three or four years, the big OVPs--Brightcove, Kaltura and Ooyala--got bigger, and the smaller ones seemed to go away. While some consolidation and/or attrition is expected in every growing market, in the OVP space it felt like there we...

Baby Steps Into Video SEO

One area of interest for me in 2014 is video search engine optimization (SEO). In this regard, I’ll be perusing a number of resources like webinars and articles to learn the basics. I figure as long as I’m learning, I might as well share this inf...

In Defense of Blu-ray

nc13_selfie small.jpgI know Blu-ray is supposed to be dead, but that doesn't mean it's no longer useful. With all this focus on web video, we sometimes forget that optical disc formats may be the best way to affordably and safely deliver video to paying customers. If you're shooting in HD, Blu-ray can often times make a huge difference. Click over to the main article to see how Blu-ray quality compares to DVD and the original HD footage.

Onstream Vs. Livestream: Which Is Better for Online Events?

This Streaming Media article explores the difference between live streaming service providers like Livestream and YouTube Live and webcasting services like Onstream and MediaPlatform. Here's the intro. I recently kicked off six streaming-specific web...

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 i...

Webinar: Distributing to Desktops and Mobile Devices via HMTL5 - Viewing Page

Wednesday October 9, 2013; 2:00-2:30 PM EST

Who this free seminar is for: HTML5 can provide a simple, inexpensive way to deliver video to desktop and mobile devices, but there are some critical limitations. This webinar is for producers who want to learn how to distribute via HTML5, and when other technologies like Flash and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) are better options.

Click over to the article to view the webinar, either live or on-demand.

Livestream Comes to Roku

As a leading live streaming service provider, Livestream continually seeks additional eyeballs for its live event producers and viewers. As a developer of a top-selling line of OTT devices, Roku continually seeks additional content for its device owners. Now that Livestream has announced its launch on the Roku streaming platform, the only real question is what took them so long? I spoke with company co-founder and CEO Max Haot about this and other issues.

Excellent Overview on DASH in Streaming Media Magazine

There have been a lot of quick hit articles both praising and bashing DASH, but few scholarly articles that take a deep look at the technology, its promise and limited progress to date. In a new article up on the Streaming Media website, entitled MPE...

Producing Closed Captions in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

One of the coolest new features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC is the ability to create, edit and output closed captions. In this tutorial I’ll introduce you to those caption-related features, using some of the content that I used in my book, Premiere Pro CC: Visual QuickStart Guide, which is available now on Amazon. Click over to the main article to view the tutorial. 

DASH Standard Solidifies (Ho-Hum)

I've long been a DASH skeptic, for multiple reasons, including the fact that the standard was so broad so as to be almost unusable. That is, since DASH supports multiple codecs and container formats, there's no mechanism to ensure compatibility. So, ...