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

Web Video Workshops to offer one-day workshop for multiple screen delivery

Most web video producers know that effectively serving video to mobile and other platforms like HTML5 and OTT is increasingly important. However, this is easier said than done. To efficiently deliver to multiple screens, you have to encode your files...

I'm Rosie's Dad (on the power of video)

I'm at a conference in Las Vegas visiting with the HP workstation group. Great folks, nice hotel, fun meetings, Cirque de Soleil tonight. So all the workstation VPs make their sweep of the dining room last night, saying hello, getting some face tim...


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Encoding for Adaptive Streaming - From Streaming Media West

Here's a video from my presentation at Streaming Media West in Los Angeles, and a link to the PDF of my Powerpoint slides.

Final Cut Pro X (10.0.3) gets Multicam

Check out my review in OnlineMedia.net, where I found FCPX's multicam feature "fabulous" and concluded: Looking at the bigger picture, Apple deserves credit for delivering on a promise and doing a largely good job of it. Functionally, Final Cut Pro...

Highwinds Completing Transition from RTMP to HTTP

The future of CDN-delivered video is cacheable, HTTP streaming, with MPEG DASH ultimately taking over, says Highwinds' Chris Bray

Creating a Perfect Green Screen Overlay in Premiere Pro.

Here's a video I produced for OnlineVideo.net on using Premiere Pro's Ultra Key and Garbage Matte. It's an intro- to mid-level video that applies the effect on three videos of varying complexity. The good news? One video is of a (fully clothed) lovely dancing lady. The bad news? The lady's face is not showing (those pesky permission issues) and the other videos are of me.

All joking aside, if you've never used Premiere Pro's Ultra key and you plan to do so in the near term, the tutorial is worth a look.

Why 30 seconds of video takes 3 hours to shoot

big picture 2.jpgI produce lots screencams, and some customers ask for a live greenscreen video intro in front of the screencam. "What's the harm," they ask? "It's only 30 seconds of video, how long will that take to shoot?" Well, if you're like me and you don't have a dedicated studio and staff for such productions, they can take awhile.

If fact, this week I had to shoot two video intros, and it took 3 hours to produce them. So, just to have ammunition for higher fees next time, I figured I would detail the gear I had to setup and configure to get the job done. As an incentive (har, har), those who stick around to read the story will also get a look at the final video.

Creating presentation videos with slides and video? Check out Presto!

I recently reviewed Singular Software's Presto for OnlineVideo.net; you can read the review here. As the lead states: Capturing and producing presentation videos typically involves multiple options, all of them bad. For example, you can frame wide an...

FFmpeg Encoding Resources at Sonnati Blog

One of the brightest stars in the encoding universe is Fabio Sonnati, who blogs at Flash Video Technology and Optimizations. I was researching H.264 encoding parameters and revisited his site, noting that his presentation from Adobe MAX2011 entitled ...