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

HEVC Advance: What Do the Royalties Mean for Video Publishers?

HEVC Advance shook up the codec world when they announced proposed royalty policies in July, 2015, that included much higher hardware royalties then MPEG LA is seeking, without a cap, as well as royalties on content. In this article on streaming me...

Producing Live Events, Master Tip 6: Ensure Slide Integrity with a VGA Distribution Amplifier

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 ...

Time to Abandon Flash? It Depends

Flash has been getting lots of bad press lately, some deserved, some not. Is it time to abandon Adobe's long-in-the-tooth technology? Well, judging from the title an article I wrote that recently appeared on Streaming Media, HTML5 Comes of Age: It's ...

HEVCAdvance Issues HEVC Royalty Schedule With Content Royalties

HEVCAdvance is the second HEVC patent group comprised of GE, Technicolor, Mitsubishi, Philips, and Dolby, which I wrote about in detail for Streaming Media in New HEVC Patent Pool: What Are the Implications? Last week, the group issues a proposed roy...

Webinar Production: How To Look and Sound Like a Pro in Eight Easy Lessons

I'm producing a free webinar with Onstream Media on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST. Here's the description: While business use of video in webinars and videoconferencing is skyrocketing, few users have had any kind of media training, and subpa...

Review: Bitcodin, a Cloud Video Encoding Service From Bitmovin

Bitmovin is an Austrian company that supplies both a cloud encoder (bitcodin) and an HTML5 player (Bitdash). It offers an all-in-one service to companies seeking to encode and distribute files via HTML5 to computers and mobile devices. I reviewed the...

Using Objective and Subjective Quality Tests

Here's a column that talks about the requirement to perform both objective and subjective testing when evaluating different encoding techniques or comparing codecs. Here's the first paragraph. I spend a lot of time assessing video quality, sometimes ...

Choosing a Streaming Appliance

In the market for a streaming appliance? In this article that just posted on streamingmedia.com, I review the factors to consider when choosing a live streaming appliance with a budget of around $10,000. The base requirements for the systems I discus...

Choosing a Workstation for Editing, Encoding, or Analysis? Check out the HP Z840

Though cameras get most of the hype and headlines for video producers, workstations are where the rubber meets the road, helping us meet our deadlines and get our work done during normal (or mostly normal) business hours. Recently, I put the new HP Z...

Free Webinar: Best Practices for Enterprise Video Presentations

Thursday, July 16th 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT Organizations across all industries are increasing their use of video for communications, training and collaboration. As this adoption grows, employees and executives must focus on how to create the highes...