As the tech leviathans, including Google, Adobe and Apple, fight it out in the global arena for video format supremacy, the rest of us are left with a bewildering array of choices and incompatibilities to factor into the design of our video workflows:
“For content publishers and consumers, there is …Continue reading »
Video On Demand and more recently TV and video streaming operation, Netflix, has revealed that it expects the DVD rentals by mail market (which it pioneered) to peak by 2013 and to be gradually replaced by direct streaming of video content direct to consumers. The slideshow highlights a number …Continue reading »
Yesterday (May 19th), Google made the VP8 codec open source and contributed this code to The WebM Project. WebM is a new multimedia/video format designed specifically for web based use.. Being modern, open source and interoperable with HTML5, VP8 could quickly usurp many of the competing web video technologies …Continue reading »
Vendor Merlin One present some tips for preparing video prior to web delivery in this article:
“The most important thing to remember when encoding anything is: “garbage in – garbage out”. It’s very important to start with the highest quality video as your source. Archiving your video to DVD video …Continue reading »
In this article, Jeff Boles examines the next generation in video archiving technology for the video production industries and highlights the criticality of these systems for any organisation engaged in the production and delivery of video-based content.
“With the challenges of both creating and then storing enormous amounts of video …Continue reading »
In this article, Philip Speigel discusses the ongoing issue for media archivists of managing legacy standard definition (SD) video in DAM systems geared toward high definition (HD) formats.
“The transition to High Definition video as the accepted standard is basically over. But media archives are still sitting on acres of …Continue reading »
Interest in HTML5 and in particular its support for video (bypassing the need for Flash and other non-native plugins) is gaining momentum. The status quo that has enabled Flash to assume the role of de facto video delivery method of choice looks set for a serious challenge with HTML5.
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North American mobile media network and services provider Go TV Networks, will team up with video asset management vendor KIT Digital Inc. to meet the rapidly increasing demand from North American mobile carriers for better video content management and delivery, it has been announced.
“Under the terms of the agreement, …Continue reading »
In this article George Grippo, vice president of media asset management at North Plains, provides five steps that organisations can take to better video management.
“Most companies do not have a formal approach to create and manage this video. The lack of a formal approach, a video management strategy, results …Continue reading »
In this article, CMS Watch’s Kas Thomas considers video asset management and what it might mean for the organisation. He identifies that video asset management will become increasingly more important for all businesses in the future, not just those specialising in video production or distribution.
“Depending on the business you’re …Continue reading »
The widely anticipated version 2 release of Wowza Media Server has finally arrived. Offering support for Silverlight, iPhone clients and increases in bandwidth and capacity, Wowza look to be consolidating their position as the H.264 streaming server vendors of choice. For most industry watchers, the key point of interest is …Continue reading »
This tutorial explains how to build a very simple transcoder for a DAM system using FFMPEG and Windows Scripting Host (using JScript as the scripting language). The code provided will convert an input video into FLV (Flash Video) format that can be used for previewing and produce a single thumbnail …Continue reading »