Streaming production


Encoding for iDevices

Here are the slides from the Encoding for iDevices workshop that I hosted at Streaming Media East, on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Click over to the main article to access the download link.

Download Slides for How to: Encoding for HTML5

Here are the slides from the Encoding for HTML5 workshop that I hosted at Streaming Media East, on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Click over to the main article to access the download link.

Download Slides from Encoding for Flash, Mobile and HTML5 Workshop

Here are the slides from the Encoding for Flash, Mobile and HTML5 workshop that I hosted at Streaming Media East Monday, May 9, 2011. Click over to the main article to access the download link.

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Webcasting at HoustonFest in Galax this weekend via LiveStream

HoustonFest is a festival in Galax to honor a musician, soldier and fireman killed in a motorcycle wreck in 2010. I'm (Jan Ozer) producing the webcast, click to the main article to see the feed from LiveStream.

SLC Releases Book: Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5

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On May 3, 2011, the Streaming Learning Center and Jan Ozer released Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5

This book is for anyone seeking to efficiently produce high quality streaming video for distribution to Flash or HTML5 players, or playing on Apple and other mobile devices. It provides detailed recommendations regarding which platforms to target and the appropriate configurations for producing streaming files and files for distributing via iTunes, with extensive comparisons of the most popular streaming encoding programs.

It also discusses considerations for choosing whether to distribute video from your own site (or the Cloud) or whether to host your videos on user generated content sites or online video platforms. There’s a chapter on choosing the best tools and workflow for live event production, along with chapters detailing how to accelerate encoding on multiple-core workstations and LAN clusters and various tools for analyzing and debugging streaming video files. 

Adobe Announces Creative Suite 5.5

Adobe announced today that it will have Creative Suite 5.5  ready for shipment by June 30. The retail price for the Production Premium suite is unchanged at $1,699, with upgrades from previous versions starting at $399. I wrote a quick news piece for StreamingMedia Magazine that you can read here, and interviewed two members of Adobe's product management staff in videos that you can on this site by clicking over to the main article.

H.264 Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared

Here's a video tutorial comparing the performance, quality and H.264 controls afforded by Adobe Media Encoder
Apple Compressor, Microsoft Expression Encoder, Sorenson Squeeze and Telestream Episode Pro. In seven minutes, you'll know which tool is fastest, which produces the highest quality and which gives you the most control over H.264 encoding.

Click over to the main article to view the tutorial.

What is Streaming?

This is the first installment in a series of "What Is...?" articles, designed to offer definitions, history, and context around significant terms and issues in the online video industry.

Creating Online Presentations with Adobe Encore

This is a tutorial that I produced for OnlineVideo.net that shows how to create a Flash online presentation in Adobe Encore, the DVD authoring component of the Adobe Creative Suite. If you're already producing DVDs with Encore, you can create an identical presentation for the web in just a couple of clicks. If you're looking for  a simple way to create a DVD-like web presentation, it's also worth a look.

Click over to the article to view the video.

WebM Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared

This is a video that I produced for OnlineVideo.net on the subject. Here's the description.

In this video evaluation, Jan Ozer looks at and evaluates five popular WebM encoders:

  • Miro Video Encoder
  • Firefogg
  • Wildform Flix WebM
  • Telestream Episode Pro
  • Sorenson Squeeze 7

You’ll learn why some are quite good and others aren’t worth your time. Ozer shows video samples of each so you can judge for yourself.

Click over to the article to view.