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…

Microsoft Moves To HTML5 Video for ESPN Xbox 360 Application

Microsoft Moves To HTML5 Video for ESPN Xbox 360 Application

Microsoft has switched up its game or at least the technology you'll be using to watch the big game thanks to their ESPN3 video application on the Xbox 360. It's an interesting decision I think. It seems that they've nixed anything related to their own ...

HDR Video - What It Is, Why You Want It and Its Future

HDR Video   What It Is, Why You Want It and Its Future

I have a friend who is deeply into photography. So one day he starts asking me about HDR (High dynamic range) video. I frankly am at a loss having only a passing acquaintance with photography in general (it's one of those hobbies I would like ...

Opera Sings for Widget TV Revolution

Opera Sings for Widget TV Revolution

The TV widgets, or is it Widget TV? I like Widget TV, after all, we've got Google TV and Apple TV so why not Widget TV. Plus, it's just fun to say widget. Widgety widgety widgety whack! Alright, let's get to it.

The Reel Weekend: Super Cool, Kick Ass Video Production Gear!

The Reel Weekend: Super Cool, Kick Ass Video Production Gear!

I honestly had no idea what to write about this weekend. But I did come across some really kick ass video production gear and thought, hey that might be interesting. So here you go. I imagined what it would be like to take a little ...

VideoLAN’s VLC Player App To Show Up On iPad? It Depends On Apple’s Approval

VideoLAN’s VLC Player App To Show Up On iPad? It Depends On Apple’s Approval

VideoLan (makers of the popular VLC media player) has been ported by Applidium and the the makers of the software are pleased. It's been submitted to Apple, but the question remains, will they [Apple] allow a video player that's not directly tied to their software, shopping ...

Silverlight Gets Streaming Surround Sound With SRS 5.1 Support and Toolkit

Silverlight Gets Streaming Surround Sound With SRS 5.1 Support and Toolkit

SRS Labs, Inc. has teamed up with Microsoft to offer full SRS 5.1 Surround Sound via a new toolkit for the platform. That means Silverlight will soon feature encoding and decoding of surround sound for streaming content.

Awesome HTML5 Canvas and Video Demos

Awesome HTML5 Canvas and Video Demos

Hello everyone and welcome to the long weekend (for those of you in the US that is). The rest of us, well some of us even work on the weekends... This weekend I thought we would take a look at some really cool uses of the ...

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side-By-Side Comparison – What’s What?

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side By Side Comparison – What’s What?

Mark thought it would be cool to have a resource article about Google TV. I thought it would be cool to have one about the Apple TV (no, not really). So we compromised (or rather, I snuck off and wrote this instead). Instead of just limiting ...

Cisco Buying ExtendMedia, Three Screen Content Platform + Networking

Cisco Buying ExtendMedia, Three Screen Content Platform + Networking

Cisco knows the future of the Internet. They should, they build a lot of its infrastructure with super fast networking appliances. So it should be no surprise that they know the future of the Internet is video and are making moves to be there in ...

CIO.com Lists 6 Reasons Why Adobe's Flash Will NOT Die

CIO.com Lists 6 Reasons Why Adobes Flash Will NOT Die

Howard Wen from ComputerWorld (US) writing at CIO.com gave a lengthy list of reasons why you can end your Flash Deathwatch pool. If you remember, a while back, Youtube also gave a list of reasons as well. It's good to see people getting over the ...