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

Creating Online Presentations with Adobe Encore

This is a tutorial that I produced for OnlineVideo.net that shows how to create a Flash online presentation in Adobe Encore, the DVD authoring component of the Adobe Creative Suite. If you're already producing DVDs with Encore, you can create an identical presentation for the web in just a couple of clicks. If you're looking for  a simple way to create a DVD-like web presentation, it's also worth a look.

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Flash Player 10.2: More Efficient than WebM

The latest version of the Flash Player significantly reduces the CPU resources required for video playback, and beats HTML5-based WebM in most deployments.

Flash does NOT over-consume power on Android handsets

Colleague Tim Siglin released an extensive white paper today that assessed the affect of the Adobe Flash Player on the battery life of six Android powered devices and found that: Flash Player 10.1 , in our initial tests, has negligible battery drain ...

Optimizing Encoding Performance with Apple Final Cut Pro

In this article, I'll detail the factors to consider when choosing and configuring a Final Cut Pro sequence setting, identify the alternatives for rendering from Final Cut Pro and their pros and cons, and detail how to enable and use Qmaster for accelerating encoding with Compressor. Dreadfully boring stuff for most Final Cut Pro editors (though I find it fascinating), but once you know it, you know it, and understanding these under-the-hood machinations can help preserve quality and dramatically improve encoding performance.

How to Encode to WebM

With Google's announcement that it's dropping H.264 support in Chrome in favor of WebM, it's time to start looking at the format. Here's a look at how to get the best WebM quality.

The 411 on OVPs

Not all OVPs are alike. Here's a look at what they all have in common, as well as differentiating features.

Encoding for Upload to UGC Sites

This is a very basic video tutorial for newbies that details how to encode for upload to UGC sites like YouTube or Vimeo. It's published on OnlineVideo.net, and I've embedded their player in the main article.

Again, it's very basic, but if you've been looking for help getting started in streaming video, you might find it useful.

Squeeze 7 Now Available, Details at StreamingMedia.com

I've been working with Sorenson Squeeze 7 for awhile now, and wanted to share my thoughts and experiences today, the day the software is officially released. If you have Squeeze 6.5 or earlier, the big question is whether you should upgrade or not,...

Sorenson Squeeze 7: The Good, The Bad, and the Lovely

The latest iteration of Sorenson Squeeze isn't perfect, but it's still the best desktop transcoding tool on the market.

WebM Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared

This is a video that I produced for OnlineVideo.net on the subject. Here's the description.

In this video evaluation, Jan Ozer looks at and evaluates five popular WebM encoders:

  • Miro Video Encoder
  • Firefogg
  • Wildform Flix WebM
  • Telestream Episode Pro
  • Sorenson Squeeze 7

You’ll learn why some are quite good and others aren’t worth your time. Ozer shows video samples of each so you can judge for yourself.

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