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…

Popcorn Framework Usage Surprises Even Its Creators

Popcorn Framework Usage Surprises Even Its Creators

Over the past few months, we have followed a couple of exciting new video applications for Popcorn.js, an HTML 5 framework for video.  It was introduced essentially through Wired in October, where documentary filmmakers were able to add interactive links in their films to provide ...

Putting Raystream To The Test, Does it Stand Up to Its Claims?

Putting Raystream To The Test, Does it Stand Up to Its Claims?

A while back, I wrote about Raystream's new technology that is set to revolutionize the online video industry, or is it? I sent them a 271MB video file and asked them to do that voodoo that they do to it and send it back. Might ...

Introducing Dailymotion Cloud Video Delivery Business

Introducing Dailymotion Cloud Video Delivery Business

Dailymotion is expanding outside of the curated content business and into the cloud-based online video serving business and why not? After all, everyone else is doing it too no? Alright, not everyone.

Wireless Home Digital Interface Product Roundup

Wireless Home Digital Interface Product Roundup

Unlike, well, pretty much everyone, I have had a WHDI device in my house for much of the year. What is it? WHDI is wireless HD video streaming and it is brilliant. Now I've been in contact with the Wireless Home Digital Interface people for ...

Video Gadget Gift Giving Guide - The Chris Edition

Video Gadget Gift Giving Guide   The Chris Edition

It fell to me to do a video gadgetry gift guide. Since I dabble in all things consumer electronics, I figured, why not? I'm going to break it up into price ranges because some of us aren't millionaires but we all have video gadget needs, ...

Auditioning For A TV Role? You Might Be Doing It Online Soon

Auditioning For A TV Role? You Might Be Doing It Online Soon

I get all sorts of fascinating stuff in my inbox. Granted, a lot of it doesn't quite fit into the coverage area here. Then again, a lot does, like this interesting bit of news I got from Playkast. It seems the TV auditions are now ...

Film Riot's Ryan Connolly Weighs In On The Canon C300 Vs. RED Scarlet

Film Riots Ryan Connolly Weighs In On The Canon C300 Vs. RED Scarlet

It was only a matter of time before Film Riot's Ryan Connolly put in his two cents on the two newest competing cameras, the Canon C300 and RED Scarlet.  He was hesitant to do it, mainly because he hasn't had a chance to test-drive either ...

Raystream Says They Can Reduce HD Video Streaming Bandwidth up to 70%

Raystream Says They Can Reduce HD Video Streaming Bandwidth up to 70%

Raystream tells me they've got a new proprietary video compression that can chop down the size of streaming HD video an average of 70%, without a loss of quality. You know me, I'm skeptical about numbers that large so I did some further investigation.

Popcorn Framework Brings Interactive Video To The People's Choice Awards

Popcorn Framework Brings Interactive Video To The Peoples Choice Awards

A few weeks ago, we discussed Mozilla's interactive video framework, Popcorn.js, an HTML5 application that will allow for content creators to provide context links and information to their videos.  It was test-driven with documentary films.  Now, with the support of content optimization company RAMP, and ...

Swimmers Get Web Video Coaching & Instruction Through New Stroke Lab

Swimmers Get Web Video Coaching & Instruction Through New Stroke Lab

FINIS is a company based in Northern California that provides swimming equipment, clothing, and accessories, and their latest venture in the life aquatic is web video instruction, whereby swim coaches can shoot video of their athletes, upload the video to the site, and add commentary ...

Take This Lollipop, Interactive & Personalized Video Will Creep You Out

Take This Lollipop, Interactive & Personalized Video Will Creep You Out

One of my favorite things about online video is how quickly it evolves, changes, and matures. We've mentioned Aim High a few times recently, the web series from McG that has dabbled in using viewers' photos and details from their Facebook accounts within the show ...

Qwilt Allows Network Operators To Determine Video Traffic, Maybe Even Charge Separately

Qwilt Allows Network Operators To Determine Video Traffic, Maybe Even Charge Separately

This just sounds bad. On the surface you might think that Qwilt, a startup that was recently funded by Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Crescent Point Group, RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser and other investors, has some really good ideas. Their technology is said to allow network operators ...

Popcorn Hackathon - Documentary Filmmakers Look To Make Videos More Interactive

Popcorn Hackathon   Documentary Filmmakers Look To Make Videos More Interactive

When we watch movies, we've been trained to watch them with as little distraction as possible.  Our minds are focused on the story, so we don't miss anything.  But maybe you start wondering who that actor is, or what the film is referencing, or go ...

HD? Bah! UHD (Ultra High Definition) to Offer 33 Million Pixels

HD? Bah! UHD (Ultra High Definition) to Offer 33 Million Pixels

You all think you are so special with your HDTV, cameras, projectors and whatever. That's nothing compared to ultra high-definition television which seeks to offer around 16 times more pixels than standard HDTV screens today.

My Video Lifestyle - No Cord Cutting But Wireless, 3D, HD, Fast, Flexible & Complex

My Video Lifestyle   No Cord Cutting But Wireless, 3D, HD, Fast, Flexible & Complex

I've recently received a bunch of really cool gear here at the home office and need to talk about it. But first I had to assemble it all into a usable and versatile system that then allowed me to watch video from just about any ...