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

Encoding for Multiple Screen Delivery

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This session details the playback capabilities and technology compatibilities of desktop, mobile, and TV screens, and explores the technical issues and feasibility of producing one set of streams for all platforms, including how technologies like transmuxing and live transcoding simplify the overall distribution workflow.

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Choose Live Encoder

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This session discusses factors to consider when choosing a live streaming encoder, from free or inexpensive software options to high-volume, big-iron systems, including quality, performance, portability, features, and format support. The session also examines how new cloud-based features such as live transrating are changing the requirements for on-location encoding.

Choosing Cloud Encoder

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The session describes what cloud encoding is and how it works for both live and on- demand applications; details the types of applications that work well with cloud encoding; and identifies factors to consider when choosing an on-demand and live- cloud encoding service, including qualitative and performance results from recent reviews.

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Data Rates for HEVC Testing

A few weeks ago, I ran a survey to determine the average data rate used by video producers when encoding H.264 to 720p and 1080p resolutions. The thought was, once I knew this, I could encode using HEVC at the half the data rate and compare the quali...

Adobe Media Encoder Online Course a "Life Saver"

  My Udemy course entitled, Mastering the Adobe Media Encoder CC, just got its first review, a five-star rating. Reviewer Jill Hoven commented: "The BEST Tutorial on Adobe Media Encoder!! Jan Ozer is already my go-to expert on everything streaming ...

More on MPEG LA HEVC Royalty Policy

My recent column, MPEG LA's HEVC Licensing Terms Are Flawed, Will Prevent Adoption, has generated lots of comments in the LinkedIn HEVC/H.265 Group. One comment, from Anthony Mai, sparked a lengthy response, which I wanted to share. By way of backgro...

New Five Star Review for "Great" Compression Book

Just got a short and sweet five star review on Amazon for Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery. Here's a screen grab. Ah, nothing does an author's heart more good than to see a review like that. Thanks for taking the time to share,...

Video Interview: Is Elemental Technologies Turning Into a Software Company

Elemental Technologies has done a great job selling encoding appliances, becoming a force in the high volume H.264 transcoding market over the last few years. So when I saw that Elemental Technologies had released a white paper entitled, Software-Def...

Panasonic UHD Set Doesn't Play House of Cards (and Other Issues)

Anytime a new codec is released, there are inevitable compatibility issues. Panasonic got bit first when one of their models proved incompatible with Netflix, with no fix available, now or ever. Beyond simple codec incompatibilities, there are severa...

Hulu Adapting DASH for All Available Platforms

The DASH standard (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) is increasingly being implemented by premuim content distributors, though deployment is added on a device or platform-specific basis. In this transcribed interview between Streaming Media's Sen...