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

Handouts from Producing a Webcast From Soup to Nuts

Last week at Streaming Media East, I held 2 three-hour sessions (parts 1 & 2) on Producing a Webcast from Soup to Nuts. The descriptions are below, as are the handouts for downloading.  SM2: Producing A Webcast From Soup To Nuts: Part One Part o...

Love that Lowel TRIO

Last week, at my session Producing a Webcast from Soup to Nuts at Streaming Media East, Lowel Light Inc. was kind enough to loan me a Lowel TRIO light kit. I was looking for a light kit that I could setup in minutes, with focusable lights that I cou...

Producing and Deploying HEVC-Handout and Sample Files

Here's the description:

This session explores the current status of HEVC, identifying existing and announced options for encoding live and on-demand HEVC, and discussing player options in the streaming and OTT markets. Topics explored will include the comparative quality and usability of HEVC encoders, how HEVC quality compares to H.264 at a range of resolutions and data rates, how HEVC compares to VP9 (if encoders are available), and known trials and deployments of HEVC.

Download files and handout on the article page.

DASH vs. HLS: Request for Comments

Lots of excellent articles on DASH recently; I'm trying to summarize them for a presentation on Multiple Screen Delivery at Streaming Media East. The table below is my attempt to do so, and to compare how easily one can implement DASH as compared to ...

HEVC Webinar Viewing Page

Update:  Due to the Internet outage that interrupted our webinar, I will not make the VOD webinar available. Instead, since I'm giving a similar talk at Streaming Media East in NYC on May 24, I'll post that version once it's available.

This should be available by mid-June. Sorry for the delay.

Adobe Promises DASH and HEVC - In Primetime, Not Flash Player

Beet.tv did a fabulous job covering technology trends at NAB with interviews from a seemingly endless list of A-listers, from Akamai and Adobe, to Microsoft, Netflix, Viacom, Broadcom, you name it. One of the interviews was with Ashley Still, directo...

Ozer Book - "A Beacon of Light in a Valley of Half-Knowledge"

It's probably a serious faux pas, if not a clear sign of declasse, to blog about a tweet; someone let me know. But a recent tweet about my book really made me smile, and the sound byte--A Beacon of Light in a Valley of Half-Knowledge--is priceless. H...

10 Tips for Creating Successful Branded Videos

My article, 10 Tips for Creating Successful Branded Videos, just appeared on Onlinevideo.net. It's a fun and hot topic these days; launch a business, produce a video that goes viral and laugh your way to the bank. Well, it can happen, because it has,...

Free Webinar-HEVC: What it is, Where it's At, and Where it's Going

Tue, Apr 29, 2014 2:00 PM EDT HEVC is definitely the next big thing; but how big is it, and when will it matter? If you're interested in learning about the current status of HEVC, consider attending this webinar, during which I'll discuss a rang...

Review: Panopto Lecture Capture and Webcasting System

My review of the Panopto Lecture Capture and Webcasting System just published on the Streaming Media website. Here's a short summary of what I thought.  Overall, Panopto was very well-conceived, and in general, is very easy to use for both presenter...