Video Technology

Video Technology – Our look at streaming video technology, both today and in the future. You’ll read about online video and mobile video – production, video publishing technologies, streaming video delivery technology, etc… etc…

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Is 4K Video Quality Critical for Online Creators?

ThereĀ are so many factors that go into producing successful video content, but is filming in 4K one of them? The format is supported by YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, and other video platforms but should creators worry about shooting in 4K when they could be pushing resources elsewhere?
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Autoplay is Now the Default on YouTube - and That's OK

YouTube has made autoplay the default option for desktop users of the site, and of course it's a way of boosting views in the face of such overwhelming competition from Facebook, and now Twitter. You can disable the feature, but we think it's a good thing for YouTube, creators and viewers.
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As The Internet Grows Bigger, What Do We Do About Video?

The Internet is still growing at a fast pace, and video is playing a huge part of that. But, with consumers streaming more online video content than ever, ISPs are already feeling the pain of maintaining the bandwidth required. How will publishers and platforms cope with the ever growing demand for video?
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JW Player on The Latest in Video Technology Innovations

Jeroen (JW) Wijering, founder of JW Player, is one of the world's foremost experts in online video technology. At ReelSummit, his keynote address highlighted three exciting technical innovations for the industry: adaptive streaming, video transcripts, and hotspots for interactive video.
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The All You Need Guide to Video Codecs and Compression [Video]

To an outsider, video codecs can seem almost impossible to understand. But, in reality, the main concepts behind codecs aren't so convoluted, particularly when an expert takes the time to break down the meanings. Filmmaker David Kong has created an excellent video tutorial that does just that.
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YouTube Tests Out New Dynamic Video Player Feature

YouTube is experimenting with a new video player size which will dynamically change the player's dimensions, depending on the size of the user's browser window. The site is testing the automatic responsive design of the player which means that users won't need to do a thing.

Adobe Creative Cloud: New Features for Premiere Pro Video App

Adobe's Premiere Pro Creative Cloud is the most popular Non-Linear Editing suite on the market, and it's about to receive a host of brand new features. These include improved native 4K support, a Master Clip Effect and Live Text. More details inside.
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Deep Learning Set to Help you Find More Movies at Netflix

Netflix is putting a lot of time and energy into modeling neural networks and so I strip out the amazing technical jargon and look at it from a "what does it do for online video and video viewers" as opposed to a "how many GPUs does it take to train an artificial neural network in under a week?" See, why I took the other approach?
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Video is the Next Big Analytics Wave for Everything and Everyone

From better traffic patterns to less perishable food loss, the potential for digital video as a big data source is unlimited. But we will have to choose wisely how it is used. Placing a new Starbucks? Sure. Trying to prevent crimes before they happen by profiling citizens? No thank you.
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5 Stupid Chromecast Tricks (That Really Aren't Stupid at All)

Chromecast is a cheap, effective and cool way to add internet video to almost any HDTV. But that's not all this little device is capable of. Find out how you can use it to send any internet page to your TV or even hack your hotel TV to find something watchable.
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An In-Depth Look At OTT And Live TV For 2014

2013 was a huge year for OTT (Over The Top) devices and content providers, but that's nothing compared to the growth of original content that Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are promising for 2014, alongside some exciting developments in OTT technology.
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4K Streaming Video - The Future Bandwidth Monster?

Netflix and Amazon are rolling out 4K content and tech companies like Sony and Samsung are releasing 4K ready TVs but what is 4K? Do we really need it and what does it mean for online and streaming video?
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HTML5 Browser Support Growing Fast; Chrome Takes 33% Market Share [Report]

80% of browsers support HTML5 video technology and Chrome has a 33% share of that market, the biggest piece of the pie compared to others like Firefox and IE9+ which only have a 14% share. On the mobile front iOS and Android account for 8% each of total HTML5 browser installs.