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Today's streaming productions scale from impromptu online broadcasts captured via webcam and delivered within a corporate firewall to massive professional multicam productions streamed worldwide. With tutorials,  reviews, and analysis from leading producers, the content on this page looks at preproduction, audio and video capture, encoding, and especially the gear and strategies essential for successful streaming.

Take the State of Enterprise Video Survey

New survey offers you a chance to tell us how your use of video for work has changed, and what you think the next few months will bring

How to Create a Screencam-Based Video Lesson

Your guide to the best gear, strategies, and techniques for creating video lessons for work or school

The Streaming Media Europe 101

Our annual list of the most innovative, influential, and interesting companies in the European online video market.

The Streaming Toolbox: FILMIC Pro, Bitcentral FUEL, Touchstream VirtualNOC

This installment of The Streaming Toolbox is all about remote control, for mobile devices, advertising, and network operations

All In On NDI

Many people have gone all in on NDI. But how they use it can be very different from how you might want to use it.

Video Capture Dongles Buyers' Guide

When live streaming using video mixers like OBS, vMix, or Wirecast a capture dongle is the missing link between the camera and a notebook, providing access to titling, transitions, and effects. Dongles can run anywhere from $40 to $700; here's a look at how to pick the one that's right for you.

Walking with Daemons: BBC Imagines Interactive His Dark Materials

Latest BBC research into object-based media takes its cue from low-latency game streaming and puts data and compute as close as possible to the user device; uses BBC/HBO drama as example

The 2019 Streaming Media Europe 101

Our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and most interesting companies in the online video space

For Thought-Provoking Video, Forget About Slick Production Values

In a previous age, videoconferencing was bright, sterile, and unpleasant. It lacked the multi-sensory input that makes face-to-face meetings valuable.

Review: Adobe Premiere Pro Auto Reframe

Modifying aspect ratios and resolutions for multiple social media platforms can be time-consuming, but Adobe Premiere Pro's new Auto Reframe tool can save you hours of manual adjustments.

The State of Corporate Video 2019

Familiar names run up against challenges of scale, while new entrants search for adoption

OTT Moves Toward Microservices as Speed Becomes an Issue

Microservices architectures are central to the growth of OTT services, but they're widely misunderstood. Here's an intro to the major players.

Content Licensing Gets Complicated: Who’s Minding the Store?

The video ecosystem is getting more complex, so managing licenses manually is becoming impractical. Learn how publishers and broadcasters are turning to automation to solve the problem.

BBC Streams FIFA World Cup in UHD HDR, But Not to All Viewers

Live UHD streams of World Cup football over iPlayer are a BBC first, but HDR is not under the corporation's full control

HQ Trivia and the Race to Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming

Live video is getting interactive requiring bidirectional communication with low latency. Companies like Ex Machina, Haivision, nanocosmos, and Wowza—as well as the SRT Alliance—are working on solutions.

The State of Video and AI 2018

The machines aren't taking over; they're just helping video publishers achieve their goals more efficiently and effectively.

How to Live Stream to Multiple Destinations

Reaching multiple viewing platforms with a single live video stream used to be impossible, but not anymore. Here's how to do it with Switchboard Cloud.

How to Create a Live HLS Feed With HEVC

It's not easy, but it can be done, as long as you have the right tool and know the tricks. Here are eight steps to success using Softvelum Nimble Streamer.

Streaming Forum: Metaliquid Innovates with AI and Metadata

New AI implementations allow for content analysis to detect everything from faces to brands and even the type of content, offering value for content owners, brands, and consumers

Streaming Forum Keynote: Sky Spins Up New Channels in Minutes

Sky principal streaming architect Jeff Webb shared how a move from appliance-based workflows to container-based workflows now means that the broadcaster can spin up new channels in minutes, a process that used to take up to 4 weeks