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.

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Critical Issues for Enterprise Streaming Producers

I gave a talk at StreamingMedia East in New York City earlier this month to a group of business executives assembled by California-based webcasting solution provider MediaPlatform. I was told that the execs were interested in "future directions of online video," so I put together a talk entitled "In Your Chair, I'd Be Asking Myself ..." The talk covered three main questions, Is my video competitive?, Am I reaching all my target viewers?, and Am I investing wisely? Click above to read the article.

H264 Production Seminar

Download the PDF handout for the H.264 Production seminar that I taught at StreamingMedia East. Here's the agenda.

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Video Production for Streaming

Here's the PDF from a course on Streaming Production that I taught at StreamingMedia East. Here's the agenda.

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My First Live Webcast

I produced my first live webcast on May 8, 2010. Like everything else, there were some huge lessons that didn’t become obvious until I was there in the chair, broadcasting live. If you’ve got your first live webcast coming up, perhaps you’ll find them useful.

First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared

VP8 is now free, but if the quality is substandard, who cares? Well, it turns out that the quality isn't substandard, so that's not an issue, but neither is it twice the quality of H.264 at half the bandwidth.

See for yourself

Google Open Sources VP8 Codec

As expected, Google open sourced the VP8 codec today at their IO conference in San Francisco. You can read my overview article for StreamingMedia.com here, or check out www.webmproject.org, a site that details the announcement. Briefly, as you may re...

Audio Production Gone Bad

You can learn how to shoot video in one of two ways. You can apprentice under the direction of an experienced videographer who's done it all and seen it all, and leverage the lessons he or she has learned over the years.

Or, you can book the jobs, buy the gear, do your research, and shoot the shoot. Though the first technique isn't foolproof, the latter is reminiscent of what experienced cyclists will tell you about falling off the bike. It's not a question of if, it's a question of when.

Improve Your Video Quality

Includes the handout from my session at StreamingMedia East

Wi-Fi on US Air Flights -

OK, I have a presentation to finalize for at StreamingMedia East, but my US Air flight bound for LaGuardia offered a free trial of inflight Wi-Fi (via Gogo, a service of Aircell), so how could I resist (particularly with the Players Championship comi...

Create an iPad-Compatible Video Site in 30 Seconds or Less

iPad compatibility has been top of mind for the last couple of months or so, and like all web producers, I'd like the ability to deliver video to the million plus iPads that have sold in the first few weeks since launch. Well here's how in thirty sec...