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

Adobe Provides Adaptive Streaming Presets for Adobe Media Encoder

amepresets1.JPGAdaptive streaming is a hot topic for most streaming producers. If you produce your files with Adobe Media Encoder, you should know that Adobe has provided some downloadable presets that you can use as a starting point. Click here to go to the download page.  

Even if you're not using AME, it's useful to check the configurations that they recommend. Read on to see a summary of those settings.

Vimeo and YouTube Enable iPad-compatible HTML5 Embedding

I use Vimeo to host all the videos that I have on this site. Originally, Vimeo used only a Flash-comptible player that wouldn't play on iDevices. Here's an example of that player, which will appear on your computer, but not your iPad or iPhone. N...

SLC Completes Successful Year of Streaming Consulting

US Government Contracts and Streaming Media Conferences Dominate the Lineup During 2010, the Streaming Learning Center produced ten separate training experiences in the US and abroad, showcasing the organization's ability to produce custom trai...

One Click Rich Media Websites from Adobe Encore

Encore flash output-s.jpgIf you're producing DVDs or Blu-ray discs with Adobe Encore, you probably know that you can easily convert the authored DVD to a Flash project that you can upload to a web site. If you don't know, or if you don't work with Adobe Encore, read on - you might find a very useful technique for getting client approvals or supplementing the DVD experience with an online one.  

SLC Instructs on Streaming at NASA's Glenn Research Center

December 3, 2010 - Title pretty much says it all, along with the picture on the left - just there in the back you can see a hanger with the Glenn Research Center sign. The actual client was not NASA - it was Wyle Information Systems, who performs vid...

Adobe Revs Premiere Pro CS5 - Notebook Editors Rejoice!

This one is short and sweet - here's the email I just got from Adobe. If you have a notebook computer, or either of the newly supported graphics cards, check it out. Adobe released an update to Premiere Pro CS5, version 5.0.3, which extends the pow...

The Moving Picture: The Max Factor

So there I was, testing the single CPU, six-core HP Z400, trying to figure out the cost/benefits of the system versus the dual-CPU, 12-core HP Z800. When I started testing Adobe Production Premium CS5, the Z400 proved faster in every test. While I love these man-bites-dog stories, you don’t run them without lots of testing, and ultimately, the situation got sorted out. In the process, I learned something about CS5 that might save you some rendering time down the road, which I’ll share herein. I’ll also quickly detail when it makes sense to consider a dual-CPU system for CS5, and when a single CPU will do just as well.

Review: Microsoft Expression Encoder 4

Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 offers the ability to inexpensively adaptively distribute to Apple iDevices, and does so admirably.

A Quick Shout Out to the Apple Genius Bar

So there I was, the start of a four day training gig at a major government facility in the midwest. It's a big job, with sessions on Final Cut Pro, Compressor, H.264, streaming media, the whole works. Day 1 setting up, the attendees are in the room, ...

Interview on WebM and HTML5 at StreamingMedia West

ScribeMedia.org produced a number of video interviews at StreamingMedia West, including an interview with StreamingLearning Center's founding visionary, Jan Ozer (sorry, couldn't resist, writing in the third party is so freeing). As the title suggests, host Peter Cervieri and I discuss WebM, HTML5 and several other issues. Click over to the main article to see the video.