Jan Ozer

 

Jan has worked in digital video since 1990, and is the author of over 20 books related to video technolgy, including Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery and the Premiere Pro CC: Visual QuickStart Guide. Jan currently writes for Streaming Media Magazine and Streaming Media Producer, and consults widely on streaming media-related topics.

Content Posted by Jan Ozer

Flash is Dead Again (Yawn)

So, YouTube finally went HTML5 first with Flash Fallback, triggering another round of Flash is Dead articles. Hey, didn't Flash die when Apple shipped the iPad without it? I remember reading lots of articles back then telling me it was so. Well, in t...

Webinar today on Encoding for Multiple Screen Delivery

Sorry for the late notice, the webinar is at 2:00 PM EST, January 28, 2015, and is sponsored by OnStream. Sign up and you'll get pinged when the archived version is available. Click here to register. Here's the description: Most streaming producers ...

Beamr Technology Assessment

In December 2014, Beamr hired me to evaluate their video optimization technology and write a report on my findings. This was a paid gig, but Beamr had full control over the disclosure of the results. If positive, they could reveal them, if negative, they could withhold them. Essentially, I reviewed the product like I would any other, except that the tests were more extensive, and it was up to Beamr to make them public or not. The report was positive and Beamr has decided to make them public, and you can download it by clicking over to the article. 

Ozer Releases Multiple Screen Delivery Course on Udemy

Just a quick note that I released a new course on encoding for Multiple Screen Delivery on Udemy for $29. For a limited time, you can buy the course for $24.99 by entering the coupon code MSD_book when you purchase, or by clicking here to buy the cou...

Review of Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement Tool

A recent consulting project necessitated that I add objective quality measurements to the analysis. The tool I used was the Moscow Statue University Video Quality Measurement Tool (VQMT), which enables comparisons using Peak Signal to Noise (PSNR), S...

The Case for VP9

While HEVC is getting most of the buzz surrounding Ultra High Definition (UHD) codecs, it plays in exactly zero browsers at this point, while VP9 plays in 60% of the available browsers. In tests I performed for my sessions at Streaming Media West, VP...

Big Changes at Sorenson Media

Sorenson Media hired a new CEO, Marcus Liassides, with big plans to change Sorenson from a sleepy encoding company to a media powerhouse. I intervewed Marcus on Google Hangouts, which you can watch below. Or, you can read a summary of the interview o...

The Changing Face of DRM: Where Do We Stand in 2015

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is in a state of flux and will change dramatically over the next 12 - 18 months. This introductory-level article explains what DRM is, why it's important, how it works now, and the upcoming changes to the Media Source ...

Two Five Star Reviews for My Adobe Media Encoder Course

Earlier this year, I released a Udemy course on the Adobe Media Encoder. Over the last couple of months, the course received a couple of five star reviews that I thought I would share. Here they are. From Evan Roberts: Jan does a great service by pro...

Adobe Revs the Creative Cloud

A press release entitled Adobe Updates All Pro Video Applications just crossed my desk. Here are the paragraphs relevant to Premiere Pro and the Adobe Media Encoder.  Premiere Pro - The Premiere Pro CC 2014.2 update includes a number of feature enha...