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

The Essential Key to Producing High Quality Streaming Video

I like making money as much as the next guy, but the last three or four consulting clients all shared a problem so basic that I was almost embarrassed to take their money. Specifically, they came to me concerned about poor video quality, and the ...

Telestream Episode Pro 6.1.1 Makes Great Strides

After a rocky start, Telestream is back on track; Episode Pro is now free of the problems that plagued Pro 6.0.

MediaPlatform WebCaster Review: A Strong Option for Webcasts

If you're considering presenting webcasts for training employees, communicating with partners, or retaining customers, MediaPlatform's WebCaster should be on your shortlist.

Jan Ozer interview about Video Compression for Adobe Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5

I chatted with Peter Cervieri of Scribe Media at Streaming Media East in New York City last month. Peter was kind enough to ask about my new book, Video Compression for Adobe Flash, Apple iDevices and HTML5, which I describe in this excerpt. S...

Roundtrip Audio Editing Workflow: Adobe Premiere Pro and Audition CS5.5

One of my favorite features in Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 is the return of Adobe Audition. In this tutorial, I detail the round trip editing workflow between Premiere Pro and Audition.

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H264 vs MPEG-2 Quality

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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Book Excerpt: Streaming Vs. Progressive Download Vs. Adaptive Streaming

cover_small.jpgHere's an except from my (Jan Ozer) new book, Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5.

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.

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Webinar on Webcasting is Up (and looks great!)

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...

Resources for Sonic Foundry Webcast

Here are some resources discussed in my Sonic Foundry Webcast. Click over to the main story to view or download.

What's New in the Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5 Video

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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