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

Producing and Deploying HEVC-Handout and Sample Files

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This session explores the current status of HEVC, identifying existing and announced options for encoding live and on-demand HEVC, and discussing player options in the streaming and OTT markets. Topics explored will include the comparative quality and usability of HEVC encoders, how HEVC quality compares to H.264 at a range of resolutions and data rates, how HEVC compares to VP9 (if encoders are available), and known trials and deployments of HEVC.

Download files and handout on the article page.

Much Video Processing Performance Boost Do the Latest PC Processors Deliver?

Back in 2009, when HP shipped new workstations powered by the Nehalem line of CPUs, the performance boost was so significant that they instantly rendered obsolete workstations based upon previous architectures. Now that Intel has launched Ivy Bridge-based CPUs that triple the core count of early Nehalem-based workstations from four to 12, can we expect similar performance gains? That’s what I’ll explore in this article, which compares the performance of a 12-core (24 with HTT) HP Z800 against a 24/48 core HP Z820 in both editing and streaming encoding functions.

DASH vs. HLS: Request for Comments

Lots of excellent articles on DASH recently; I'm trying to summarize them for a presentation on Multiple Screen Delivery at Streaming Media East. The table below is my attempt to do so, and to compare how easily one can implement DASH as compared to ...

Stream With Care: Simple Production Tips for Quality Results

Most seasoned compressionists know that you can’t have high-quality streaming media without quality audio and video. In honor of our production issue, I thought I would list the production techniques that can make or break audio and video quality.

The ROI of Enterprise Webcasting: Justifying the Expense

Enterprises have been delivering video over the internet since around 1997, and we’re well past the phase of delivering video for video’s sake. If your CFO asked you, “Has all this streaming video even remotely paid for itself?” could you answer in the affirmative -- and back it up? We went hunting for use cases where streaming media was clearly financially justified.

Review: Panopto Lecture Capture and Webcasting System

The increasing acceleration of worker turnover makes knowledge capture and management a critical function for most organizations, large and small. Even organizations blessed with low turnover can benefit from capturing information detailed in presentations, webinars, and less formal meetings for archiving, sharing, and training.

eBay Embraces Enterprise YouTube

A funny thing happened on my way to writing a case study about eBay's use of their enterprise YouTube. Specifically, the discussion transitioned from tech talk, like identifying channels and moderation workflows, to the social forces driving eBay's decision to implement its enterprise YouTube and to surround it with complementary functionality.

Presenting the Ozer Paradox: Simple and Pricey Don't Go Together

The Ozer Paradox is unique to the high-technology space and refers to the paradoxical reality that as technical products get more expensive, they become less polished and harder to use. While not universal, this dynamic is pervasive enough to deserve recognition and hopefully resolution. Click here to view this article!

HEVC Webinar Viewing Page

Update:  Due to the Internet outage that interrupted our webinar, I will not make the VOD webinar available. Instead, since I'm giving a similar talk at Streaming Media East in NYC on May 24, I'll post that version once it's available.

This should be available by mid-June. Sorry for the delay.

Adobe Promises DASH and HEVC - In Primetime, Not Flash Player

Beet.tv did a fabulous job covering technology trends at NAB with interviews from a seemingly endless list of A-listers, from Akamai and Adobe, to Microsoft, Netflix, Viacom, Broadcom, you name it. One of the interviews was with Ashley Still, directo...