Nick Barber

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4K Applications Beyond Plain Television

Nick Barber April 23, 2016
As we wrote in “Don’t Ignore 4K Like You Did 3D” the 4K format will be an important driver for technologies beyond just sharper TV shows and movies. At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference I went hands on with the Mevo, a 4K camera that outputs a 720p feed and turns your phone into […]
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4K Means More Than Just Cooler Movies

Nick Barber April 20, 2016
The 4K revolution is coming. The format, which boasts four times the resolution of full high definition, will impact more than just the media and entertainment industries. 4K in the operating room could consolidate the myriad of displays into a single one thanks to the increased resolution. For sales and marketing it can create more […]
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Facebook’s Live API: It’s Time To Evaluate Your Livestreaming Strategy

Nick Barber April 13, 2016
Live video gets 3 times the amount of engagement as non-live video and that’s one of the reasons why Facebook is releasing its Live API to developers. Here’s what you need to know.    Until now, a limited set of Facebook users have been able to go live from their smartphones; broadcasting real time video […]
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Microsoft’s Project Rigel pushes Skype Meeting everywhere

Nick Barber March 11, 2016
You don't need a $20,000 computer to collaborate on a Word doc anymore. Microsoft's Project Rigel will bring a Skype Meeting experience to any meeting room with a display or projector.  Previously the videoconferencing collaboration technology was only available to users of Microsoft Surface Hub, a large screen computer ranging in price from $9,000 to […]
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Vidyo, Xiaomi challenge Apple Facetime with multi-point VC

Nick Barber February 26, 2016
Look out Apple, Xiaomi is coming for you. China's smartphone juggernaut is using technology from Vidyo to bring multi-point video conferencing to the masses. In the age of the customer, AD&D pros need to take note because mobile is often the driver for business transformation.  Xiaomi (pronounced shaow-me) is a device maker that up until recently […]
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Virtual reality video is doomed, unless…

Nick Barber February 19, 2016
Virtual reality and 360 videos continue to gain momentum, but one obstacle that could stop them in their tracks is the lack of an analytics standard.   Virtual reality or 360 video (synonymous for this post) deliver immersive experiences. If you have never consumed VR video, imagine standing inside a globe with content flowing all […]
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Chipotle Used Video To Address Its Entire Workforce. Could You?

Nick Barber February 11, 2016
What happens when your business is food and it sickens 500 people? If you’re Chipotle you close your stores and produce an all-hands video address with your executives. Founder Steve Ells kicks off meeting. Over 50,000 employees tuned in via satellite in 400+ viewing locations nationwide. #ChipotleAllTeam — Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) February 8, 2016 The company […]
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Zuckerberg’s VR Baby Videos Signal Challenges For OVPs

Nick Barber February 5, 2016
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to use 360-degree video to capture his daughter Max’s first steps. VR video will immerse family members into the scene, but leave traditional online video platforms scratching their heads.    Virtual reality, or 360 video is video that is shot in all directions at once, typically with two or more […]
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