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Review: Rhozet Carbon Coder 3

"Impressive" turns out to be a good adjective for the version 3.0 update in general, which significantly improves an already highly competent product. Rhozet has made several useful streaming-codec-related improvements, enhanced watch-folder functionality, and improved the program's interface. Encoding trials immediately revealed that Carbon Coder remains highly tuned for fast, multiprocessor efficiency.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2008

Review: Sorenson Squeeze 5

With Squeeze 5, Sorenson took baby steps in some critical new directions. Unfortunately, unless it's your child, baby steps are seldom graceful or particularly effective, and that's the case here.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2008

Hitchhiker's Guide to Streaming Media: Encoding

Encoding...decoding...codecs...formats. What's the difference? Don't panic; our intrepid guide breaks it down for you.
Mon., June 2, by Dom Robinson
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Jun 2008

Review: Inlet Technologies Spinnaker S3000

Another winning real-time encoder from Inlet
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Apr 2008

Review: Anystream Agility

The term “industrial-strength” is probably overused, but it’s definitely appropriate when describing Anystream’s Agility Web encoder, an extremely robust system that delivers more than adequate video quality along with stellar stability and performance.
Thurs., April 24, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Apr 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #15: NAB Day Two

Tim Siglin interviews two more companies at the National Association of Broadcaster's show (NAB) in Las Vegas: Akamai talks about its partnership with transcoding companies, while Wowza talks about competing with Adobe on a whole new price-point playing field.
Fri., April 18, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Apr 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #14: NAB Day One

Tim and Jose explore topics of interest at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, talking with companies about piracy, high-definition streaming and the disappearance of two major companies—Apple and Avid—from the show floor.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Apr 2008

The State of High-Definition Streaming

The bitrate race may have slowed down a bit, but as high-definition online video has become a reality, publishers and CDNs are making HD a priority.
Tues., April 8, by Geoff Daily
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2008

Case Study: SyncCast Rises to the High-Def Challenge

Last year, when Microsoft prepared to launch Xbox LIVE Video Marketplace to deliver high-quality SD and HD content to Xbox 360 owners, the company turned to a trusted partner, SyncCast, to build a secure, centralized video hosting delivery platform.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

Special Delivery: High-Def Video

Case studies of Akamai, Hulu, and more reveal different approaches to delivering high-definition video online.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

Outsourcing Everything but the Company Name

Nowadays, thanks to outsourcing, you don't have to have any specific skills or knowledge relating to software development, content production, monetization, or even streaming media to build a streaming media business; you only need to come up with a clever name for your company.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

More Flash Brings More Light

Undoubtedly the biggest news in online video for 2007, the Silverlight/Flash battle is one that finds both Microsoft and Adobe significantly shifting their fundamental approaches, although in both cases, there’s historical precedent.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

DIY Video: 10 User-Generated Content Tools You Can't Live Without

The desktop publishing revolution resulted in some amazingly beautiful design ideas being tried out for the first time. The same thing is happening with video. The general public is enthusiastic about producing video now that they can afford the tools, and the best way to learn is to experiment with your ideas and show them to people.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

The 2008 Encoder Shootout

In this roundup, Jan Ozer examines the compression capabilities for Adobe Creative Suite 3 and Apple Final Cut Studio 2, then reviews primary multiformat batch compression tools Grass Valley ProCoder, Sorenson Squeeze, and Telestream Episode Pro, all with an emphasis on output quality.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #8: Speaking Encode

A look back on the highlights of the Streaming Media West show, and a talk with encoding specialist Jan Ozer about the latest video encoding tools.
Thurs., Nov. 15

Featured Articles, Posted 15 Nov 2007

Streams of Thought: Gettin' High (Def) in Amsterdam

IBC 2006 was heavy on high-definition hype.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2007

Streaming Media Europe: It's About Quality, Not Quantity

London—on its best weather behavior—was the setting for this week’s European event. Though the show is considerably smaller than its U.S. counterparts, the quality of the conference sessions themselves often surpassed what we get stateside.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2007

IBC Demos Reveal Advances Across IPTV Ecosystem

Whether it’s acquisition on solid-state media, encoding, or delivery, streaming in the IPTV space continues to move steadily forward, as proven by announcements from the likes of Digital Rapids, ViewCast, and Akamai.
Mon., Sept. 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2007

Commentary: H.264 Video—The Format of Convergence

H.264 is already supported in virtually every corner of the digital video universe. Now, with big internet players like Adobe, Google, and Apple behind it, H.264 is poised to become the format of convergence where all devices have access to an expanding universe of content available via physical media or high-speed networks.
Tues., Sept. 4, by Charlie Oppenheimer
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Sep 2007
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