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

MPEG LA's HEVC Licensing Terms Are Flawed, Will Prevent Adoption

The more I think about MPEG LA's proposed HEVC royalty policy, the more I think it's flawed, primarily because there's no incentive for Adobe to pay $25 million to add HEVC playback to Flash. Why is this important? Because Flash is still the only del...

Choosing a Microphone for Webinars

The thing about webinars produced from your desk is that they seem to invite you to use poor quality gear. Yeah, you could setup an external microphone, but that mic on your webcam is just sooo convenient. Or, you think that a $15 lavaliere mic from ...

Found in Translation: How Captioning and Translation Can Deliver Eyeballs

I recently heard a story about the power of captioning and translation that I wanted to share. By way of background, I was writing a story about cloud encoding, talking to various users to learn why they choose to encode in the cloud, rather than on ...

Understanding Adaptive Streaming in Three Short Videos

I got a email question yesterday that went like this: Please forgive me if this question sounds obvious but when I encode a master clip for different streaming outputs (using AME C6) I end up with a different file for each separate outlet. A file ...

Simple Survey on HEVC Data Rates

One of the benefits of HEVC is supposed to be that it delivers the same quality of H.264 at 50% of the data rate. However, since there’s little data rate standardization, it’s tough to tell what that means. After all, it means one thing if you pr...

Free Streaming Primer available for download

One of the most popular downloads from the Streaming Learning Center was our original streaming media primer. Now we're releasing a new primer, covering the materials shown in the table of contents below. The primer is a component of my new Udemy co...

UHD Codecs; HEVC, VP9 and Daala

My latest column in Streaming Media Magazine; Here's the lead.  There’s a lot of interest in ultra-high definition (UHD) video, and the two codecs that drive it, HEVC and VP9. Over the past few months, a new UHD codec called Daala has also come to...

The ROI of Enterprise Webcasting: Justifying the Expense

You can financially justify the expenses surrounding webcasting in multiple ways. First, streaming media can provide a cheaper alternative to an existing practice. Second, it can open new revenue opportunities. Finally, it can allow you to extend you...

Review: Vidizmo EnterpriseTube

For this review of the Vidizmo EnterpriseTube, which just posted on Streaming Media, the lead says it all. Let me be up front about this. Vidizmo EnterpriseTube is the first corporate YouTube product that I’ve reviewed. So if you’re looking for a...

Satellite, Cellmux and Fiber; Alternatives to Ethernet

Suppose you're tasked with producing a high-profile live event. Perhaps the location has Ethernet connectivity, but you also want a redundant connection in case the Ethernet goes down. Or perhaps the location doesn't offer Ethernet. What are your opt...