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

A Thunderbolt Primer

The Thunderbolt port on a MacPro lets it function as a highly capable live streaming system. Thunderbolt can be a very useful expansion option for streaming and other video production, particularly if you are producing on a Mac workstation or laptop....

Why I like VQM better than PSNR or SSIM

Objective video quality benchmarks serve a valuable role in evaluating the quality of encoded video. There are multiple algorithms, and multiple tools to measure them. Though the Peak Signal to Noise (PSNR) and Structural Similarity Index (SSIM) have...

Tutorial: How to Turn Your PC or Mac into a Portable Live Streaming Station for Under $1000

If you've got a desktop or notebook computer with USB 3.0 connectors, you can convert it into a live streaming appliance for under $1,000 with the Telestream Wirecast Studio 6 plus Epipan AV.io bundle. In the case of a laptop, this gives you a very ...

Ustream Review: The Live Streaming Service Evolves for New Areas

UStream is one of the nice success stories in the streaming media market place. Founded by two West Point veterans, the company grew from a pure live streaming service provider into a full service provider primarily for enterprises. The company has a...

Encoding 2020: Experts Predict the Future of Video Encoding

Want to know what the encoding world is going to look like in five years? So did Streaming Media Magazine, so I spent the better part of July and August asking streaming media readers their thoughts on what the future would look like (via a survey), ...

Tutorial: Live Switching, Streaming, and Recording with the Epiphan Pearl

The Epiphan Pearl, about the size of a thick phonebook (remember them?) I recently had a chance to work with Epiphone Pearl, a compact streaming appliance that lets you capture, record, and stream input from up to four HD-SDI or HDMI sources. It's ...

Producing Live Events, Master Tip 1: Keep Striving

Total Webcasting is a webcasting service provider out of New York that produces dozens of events a month, and thousands since its inception in 2007. Total Webcasting is unique in that it produces virtually all events for its customers, while owning ...

How to Keep Enterprise Video Safe and Secure…Most of the Time

You’re the tech guy or gal for a medium-sized company, and the CEO just told you she wants to start using an online video platform to distribute video around the enterprise. Live all-hands-on-deck meetings, converted to VOD for those who can’t ma...

Producing Live Events, Master Tip 2: Know Your SPFs

Total Webcasting is a webcasting service provider out of New York that produces dozens of events a month, and thousands since its inception in 2007. Total Webcasting is unique in that it produces virtually all events for its customers, while owning ...

Google Cans Some Flash Ads: Here’s What You Need to Know

In a move that went live In late August, Google started blocking some flash-based ads in Chrome. Predictably, the blogosphere went crazy and proclaimed that Chrome dumped flash. While partially true, there are some intricacies to learn to understand ...