I recently produced a webinar for Broadcast Engineering Magazine where I compared the quality of the same test footage encoded using the H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs. Since most production encoding in the broadcast space is live, I used encoding using constant bit rate encoding and limited both codecs to the Main profile, since not all playback devices support the high profile.
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It’s important to recognize that when you deliver video over the Internet, you have multiple options, including streaming, progressive download and adaptive streaming. Note that the mode you choose may have a significant impact on how you produce your files.
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...
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.
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