Streaming production


A Thunderbolt Primer

The Thunderbolt port on a MacPro lets it function as a highly capable live streaming system. Thunderbolt can be a very useful expansion option for streaming and other video production, particularly if you are producing on a Mac workstation or laptop....

Tutorial: How to Turn Your PC or Mac into a Portable Live Streaming Station for Under $1000

If you've got a desktop or notebook computer with USB 3.0 connectors, you can convert it into a live streaming appliance for under $1,000 with the Telestream Wirecast Studio 6 plus Epipan AV.io bundle. In the case of a laptop, this gives you a very ...

Tutorial: Live Switching, Streaming, and Recording with the Epiphan Pearl

The Epiphan Pearl, about the size of a thick phonebook (remember them?) I recently had a chance to work with Epiphone Pearl, a compact streaming appliance that lets you capture, record, and stream input from up to four HD-SDI or HDMI sources. It's ...

Google Cans Some Flash Ads: Here’s What You Need to Know

In a move that went live In late August, Google started blocking some flash-based ads in Chrome. Predictably, the blogosphere went crazy and proclaimed that Chrome dumped flash. While partially true, there are some intricacies to learn to understand ...

Review: Sennheiser AVX Wireless System

The AVX wireless system. I recently had a chance to test the Sennheiser AVX wireless sound system, using the handheld microphone. I have to say, it's the best sounding microphone system I've ever tested. You can read my review of the system here, an...

How to Find the Right Vendor for Any Streaming Video Project

Streaming video started as a simple video in a window, usually preceded by a long download. Now, it’s evolved into a complicated mass of application-specific services and products in categories that didn’t exist even a few short years ago. There ...

Tutorial: iOS-to-Workstation Editing Workflow with Adobe Premiere Clip and Premiere Pro

Shoot and edit a lot of video on your iPhone and iPad? Want to transfer the project over to your workstation for completion? If so, in this tutorial I demonstrate how to use Adobe Premiere clip to start video production on your iPhone or iPad and the...

Choosing a Streaming Appliance

In the market for a streaming appliance? In this article that just posted on streamingmedia.com, I review the factors to consider when choosing a live streaming appliance with a budget of around $10,000. The base requirements for the systems I discus...

Buyer’s Guide to Live Video Encoders 2015

My article, a Buyer’s Guide to Live Video Encoders 2015, just appeared on StreamingMedia.com. Here's the intro graph that covers what's covered.  Congratulations, you’re buying a live encoder. In 2014, Ooyala released survey results showing that...

Review of Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement Tool

A recent consulting project necessitated that I add objective quality measurements to the analysis. The tool I used was the Moscow Statue University Video Quality Measurement Tool (VQMT), which enables comparisons using Peak Signal to Noise (PSNR), S...