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

Webinar on Webcasting is Up (and looks great!)

On Tuesday (5/24), as part of an upcoming review of Sonic Foundry's Mediasite rich media communications program, I participated in a webinar from Madison Wisconsin. Here's the description: Sonic Foundry is proud to host live streaming expert Jan Ozer...

Resources for Sonic Foundry Webcast

Here are some resources discussed in my Sonic Foundry Webcast. Click over to the main story to view or download.

What's New in the Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5 Video

I produced a video for EventDV on new features in Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5. Here's the official description:

Video production and compression expert Jan Ozer takes a look inside Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5, exploring new features such as new presets and project drag-and-drop from After Effects and Premiere Pro and explaining how to use new features such as Watch folders that make encoding for multiple bitrates more efficient and easier to manage.

Click over to the main article to watch the video.

Encoding for Adaptive Streaming

Here are the slides from the Encoding for Adaptive Streaming workshop that I hosted at Streaming Media East, on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Click over to the main article to access the download link.

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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Video Quality of UGC and Inexpensive OVP Sites

This article contains the videos that I encoded for an article I wrote for OnlineVideo.net. Specifically, I encoded video on five UGC sites, YouTube, Vimeo, Viddler, DailyMotion and Metacafe, and VideoPress, which is the fee-based video publishing option available to WordPress users. After uploading the videos, I embedded them using each web site's players in this article. Click over to the main article to view them.

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.