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

Tutorial: Sorenson Squeeze

Sorenson Squeeze offers great single- and multiple-file encoding performance, excellent quality, and a range of features that other encoders in its class simply can't match. Here's a look at how Squeeze works and how to leverage some of its key features.

Premiere Pro Title Tips

Here are three title-related tips you can use from within Premiere Pro. 1.  How to save a title style 2.  How to create a title template 3.  How to save a title as a separate file Premiere Pro Title Tips_1 // ...

Telestream Wirecast 5: The Definitive Review

My review of Wirecast 5 is up on Streaming Media Magazine. To make a long story short, if you're a Wirecast user, you're going to want to upgrade.  Here's the intro, which sets the stage: Telestream has significantly improved usability with a redesi...

Telestream Includes x.264 in Free Episode 6.4 Update

In an uncharacteristically quiet release, Telestream launched Episode 6.4, a free upgrade that includes x264 encoding for all versions. This is essentially a price reduction of around $89 (B&H was still selling the x264 option when I wrote this p...

Choosing Cameras and Lighting for Single-Speaker Webinars

I recently tested a bunch of webcams and video cameras to find the optimal camera for single person webinars. I produced a webinar on the topic, which you can view here, and see the output from the various tested devices. I also wrote an article on t...

Redo of HLS Webinar with JW Player and Sorenson Media

I produced a webinar in late January entitled Adaptive Streaming to Desktops and Mobile via HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). A simple approach; no coding required. Unfortunately, when it was time to post the on-demand version, we learned that the file had ...

Tutorial: Fixing Clipped Audio with iZotope RX3

We've all recording clipped, distorted audio from a signal that's too hot, resulting in time-consuming retakes or total disaster if the audio is from a live event. The Declip feature in iZotope RX3 can reduce that disaster to a quick and easy fix. Th...

Presentation Lessons from the State of the Union

After several hundred years of simple talking head State of the Union addresses, the Obama team broke mold with “enhanced live-stream” of the speech, which included the president on the left, and frequent infographics, photos and tweets on the ri...

Tutorial: Improve Audio Clarity with Compression in Audition/Premiere Pro CC

I produce a lot of screencams, and sometimes my voice fades at the end of the day, which can make the instruction muffled and less distinct. Audio compression is a great way to fix that, and it's really convenient in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe A...

Wistia: An OVP that Specializes in Video Marketing

Over the last three or four years, the big OVPs--Brightcove, Kaltura and Ooyala--got bigger, and the smaller ones seemed to go away. While some consolidation and/or attrition is expected in every growing market, in the OVP space it felt like there we...