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…

Open Web TV Standard in the Works: A Foundation for Web-TV

Open Web TV Standard in the Works: A Foundation for Web TV

This week marks the deadline for Open Connected TV standard proposals. The goal: created an open source specification for software and standards for Internet-connected, Web-ready televisions. The driving force behind the specification for OCTV is the Digital Media Project. According to their website they want ...

Making the Impossible Shot with RED's Epic HDRx Technology

Making the Impossible Shot with REDs Epic HDRx Technology

A few months ago I posted an article here on ReelSEO.com about HDR Video techniques and how 3D technology can be used to achieve this. RED is now really making waves with its HDRx technology: what used to be impossible with a single camera is ...

Closed Captions Help RAMP Up Video SEO & User Engagement

Closed Captions Help RAMP Up Video SEO & User Engagement

If you've been reading ReelSEO for some time, you'll know that closed captioning for web video can be a powerful way to increase reach and an excellent way to help search engines more easily understand, and rank your web video assets.  Not only that, but ...

Adobe Flash 10.2 Said to be 34% More Efficient, Includes H.264 Hardware Acceleration

Adobe Flash 10.2 Said to be 34% More Efficient, Includes H.264 Hardware Acceleration

Adobe recently announced features for the new 10.2 Flash. Among the claims are 34% more efficient, inclusion of the H.264 codec and support for more mobile devices and platforms. Also, and this seems to be the way the whole industry is going, they have included ...

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG-LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

The HTML5 video codec war just exploded! MPEG-LA, who you will remember holds the H.264 patent pool, just invaded Googlonia with a call for patent claims on the VP8 video codec. You will remember that Apple is a member of the H.264 owners, along with ...

Why YouTube's Recommended Videos Sucks, and How It's About To Improve

Why YouTubes Recommended Videos Sucks, and How Its About To Improve

Did you ever wonder how YouTube settled on the algorithm that powers their Suggested Videos feature? Me neither, but thanks to WebProNews, we now know that it is based on something from Amazon.com. Specifically, it's based on the "old Amazon recommendation engine." We know this because of ...

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch, has lobbed a 3,000 word grenade at Google. The grenade is a lengthy description of why Microsoft will now support H.264 for web video in their Internet Explorer web browser and allow users to load a third-party codec for WebM. The one ...

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

My last post described, what Google's decision to drop H.264 from Chrome in favor of its own WebM format means for you, and concluded that this situation creates even more complexity video publishers, along with the potential of a massive increase in video publishing costs. ...

YouTube Quietly Changes Default Embed Code to HTML5-Friendly iFrames

YouTube Quietly Changes Default Embed Code to HTML5 Friendly iFrames

Have you ever embedded a YouTube video on a blog or other website? If so, you're probably familiar with the code format--it has long been made up of Flash-based "object" tags. But now, without any formal announcement or promotional fanfare (with the exception of a ...

Intel Insider Gives Studios A Sense of Security for 1080p HD Video & 3D Video Streaming

Intel Insider Gives Studios A Sense of Security for 1080p HD Video & 3D Video Streaming

Many studios fret endlessly about how to keep strict control over their most valuable content. That has manifest itself in their unwillingness to allow that content to be dished out to online streaming services. Intel saw a gap and an opportunity and with their new ...

Intel Quick Sync Video Means Super Fast Video Encoding

Intel Quick Sync Video Means Super Fast Video Encoding

Mark and I were out at CES in Las Vegas. Then I traveled for something like 30 hours back to Prague and promptly fell into a three day deathlike state of illness. Now I'm only slightly dead and able to think clearly. So forgive the ...

Google Chrome To Drop H264 - How Will This Affect You?

Google Chrome To Drop H264   How Will This Affect You?

Just when it appeared that the online video industry was moving toward a video standard, with H.264 video playback in HTML5 – more chaos ensued with Google's announcement of its plans to phase out support for H.264 in its Chrome browser, in favor of open ...

Hollywood Goes Ultraviolet With New Video Content Delivery Technology - CES 2011

Hollywood Goes Ultraviolet With New Video Content Delivery Technology   CES 2011

While there have been some rumblings about Ultraviolet in recent months, it only just now got it's official kick-off announcement at the CES 2011 show.  Ultraviolet is a digital video content storage and distribution solution that will allow consumers to store digital movies and television ...

NYU Professor Implants Video Camera In Skull As A Statement About Surveillance

NYU Professor Implants Video Camera In Skull As A Statement About Surveillance

I've been known to trumpet the viral power of a video that shows the viewer something they've never seen before.  Acts of great physical ability or eye-popping talent have a way of going viral faster than almost any other variety.  And now that theory is ...

Google Buys Another Video Company, Widevine Creeps into Portfolio

Google Buys Another Video Company, Widevine Creeps into Portfolio

Google's year-long shopping spree continues as it scoops up video technology company Widevine. This company is a digital media management platform with DRM, video optimization and other services that help to protect online digital content. Could this be the beginning of a new, more premium-content ...