Broadcast Pix has developed a new family of Internet Protocol (IP)-native integrated video production switchers that allows users to control a multi-camera video production with a traditional switcher control panel as easily as navigating a corporate presentation with a cell phone or tablet. The company will demonstrate these new networkable switchers this month at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
StreamGuys, a content delivery network and streaming media provider, will launch new video features in its cloud-based SGrecast live stream repurposing platform.
FireFly Cinema releases new Version 6 of FirePlay, FireDay and FirePost dailies, archiving and color management software.
The European Union has passed portability rules allowing cross border access to online services between all member states, which would give consumers ubiquitous access to content such as movies and live sports streams that they have paid for, wherever they are. The agreed measures await formal ratification by the two EU executive bodies, the Council of the European Union and European Parliament, which if forthcoming as expected means they would come into force around the beginning of 2018.
Vimond Media Solutions is adding five new components to its cloud based online video portfolio at the 2017 NAB Show, focusing on workflow, rights and content management, as well as monetization. The company is also enhancing existing tools with the aim of providing a complete package for media companies seeking to reach audiences online directly.
As web browsers move rapidly to sunset their support for Flash, companies that rely on Flash for video playback are being forced to make changes. Apple has led the charge in driving the need for this change by disabling Flash by default in Safari 10, and Chrome and Firefox are quickly following suit. Some media companies migrated to HTML5 video players in early 2016 in anticipation of these industry-wide changes, but others have remained in a ‘wait-and-see’ mode to see if Flash really is going away. Companies that haven’t moved to an HTML5 video player are now stuck between a rock and a hard-place. For them, it’s either risk the impact of Flash being disabled and react as needed, or remove this risk at the expense of making this migration an immediate priority. The reticence of those that remain reliant on Flash has to do with not being able to properly evaluate the risk and effort involved.
We’ve been closely involved in this transition with our customers, providing us a diverse and holistic view of what all is involved. Here are the major things you can expect, and why moving to HTML5 video sets your company up for future success.