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

Warning: Watch Before Preparing Your PowerPoint

I'm preparing for multiple presentations over the next couple of weeks, and was Googling to find data on the effectiveness of learning aids in viewer retention and comprehension. Came across this video that every presenter should see while preparing ...

HP Updates Workhorse Z Workstation Line

HP's Z workstations are widely used in video production and streaming encoding, and the dual CPU Z800 is a personal favorite. HP just announced updated versions of top 3 systems in the Z line, all capable of using the latest eight-core Intel CPUs. He...

Quickie Review of Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5

So, here I am at 3:38 on a Sunday AM, suffering from tummy rumbling insomnia fueled by massive chocolate over-indulgence at a dinner party last night (hey, I'm human). For some reason I thought vanity surfing would put me to sleep, but ended up findi...

Choosing an Online Video Platform? Here's Your Buyer's Guide

My buyer's guide on online video platforms (OVPs) is up on StreamingMedia.com. Online video platforms (OVPs) encode, publish, and monitor on-demand and live video content. If your publishing needs are straightforward, any OVP will do, and price will ...

Choosing a Live Streaming Service? We Can Help

Two big resources on the Streaming Media web site. First is the Buyer's Guide to Live Streaming Services, which tells you what to look for when choosing a service provider. The intro there says it all: If you can turn on the webcam on your notebook, ...

Buyer's Guide to Software Encoders up on Streaming Media

Is up on the Streaming Media website. Here's the descriptive intro: There are three categories of software encoding tools: bundled, desktop, and enterprise. In this article, I'll walk you through the general buying considerations within each category...

Market Repositioning of Flash Begins

We've heard much doom and gloom about Flash for the last few months, much of it due to Adobe's clumsy handling of their withdrawal from Android. Now Fabio Sonnati, an insightful and well-connected Flash consultant, is seeing some upside for the Flash...

Buyer's Guide: Light Kits

Looking to light that CEO talk or customer testimonial? You'll get what you pay for. Here's what to look for in lighting kits, and a chart comparing five leading options.

Buyer's Guide: Windows Production Stations

From the operating system to the graphics card, here is all you need to know to buy the best workstation for your budget.

Buyer's Guide: Live Streaming Services

Production capability and user experience distinguish services. If you're in the market, look to our comprehensive chart comparing Livestream, Justin.tv, Bambuser, MultiStream, and Ustream.