About Jan Ozer

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About Jan Ozer 2017-03-30T12:36:43+00:00

Ozer is a leading expert on H.264 encoding for live and on-demand production, and as contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, has tested most cloud, enterprise and desktop encoding tools, worked with most online video platforms (OVPs) and live streaming services, and many webcast platforms.

Leveraging this knowledge and experience, Ozer consults widely on live and on-demand streaming and encoding-related topics, including preset creation, encoder usage and optimization, webcast production, streaming workflow efficiency, and online video platform selection. Ozer is a frequent speaker on streaming and video production-related topics at industry events, including Streaming Media conferences, NAB, and other conferences worldwide.

His most recent book is Video Encoding by the Numbers, which teaches readers to optimize the quality and efficiency of their video by objectively measuring the impact of critical configuration options with industry-standard quality metrics like PSNR and SSIMplus. This takes the guesswork out of most encoding decisions and allows readers to achieve the optimal quality/data rate tradeoff.

The book is a complete rewrite of Ozer’s last book, Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery, going much deeper into choosing encoding configurations for H.264, HEVC, and VP9, and addressing new technologies like DASH, CMAF, and others. The new book does not going into many of the topics covered in the older book, focusing almost exclusively on VOD rather than live.

The new book is available in four-color print or PDF via the links below.
Buy the book on Amazon ($49.95).
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Buy and download PDF ($39.95)

Other Relevant Books

Ozer has published over 20 books on various aspects of video production. Here are those most relevant to his core competencies.

Mastering Webcam and Smartphone Video: How to Look and Sound Great in Webinars and Videoconferences: Webinar Edition

Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery

Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Visual QuickStart Guide

Relevant Articles

Here are the most recent articles written by Ozer that are most relevant to his core competencies.

Codecs

The Great UHD Codec Debate: Google’s VP9 Vs. HEVC/H.265, Streaming Media Magazine, April 2015.

New HEVC Patent Pool: What Are the Implications?, Streaming Media Magazine, April 2015.

How to Encode to HEVC: A Simple Guide for H.265 First-Timers, Streaming Media Magazine, March 2015.

The State of Video Codecs 2015, Streaming Media Magazine, March 2015.

On Premise Encoders

Buyer’s Guide to On-Demand Encoders 2015, Streaming Media Magazine, March 2015.

High-End Video Transcoder Shootout: Elemental Vs. Telestream, Streaming Media Magazine, December 2014.

Elemental Server Review: The One to Beat, Streaming Media Magazine, May 2012.

Live Encoders

Buyer’s Guide to Live Video Encoders 2015, Streaming Media Magazine, March 2015.

Cloud Encoders

Buyer’s Guide to Cloud-Based Video Encoding and Transcoding 2015, Streaming Media Magazine, March 2015.

Amazon Elastic Transcoder: Review, Streaming Media Magazine, June 2014.

Elemental Cloud: Streaming Media’s Comprehensive Hands-On Review, Streaming Media Magazine, November 2013.

Encoding.com: Streaming Media’s Comprehensive Hands-On Review, Streaming Media Magazine, September 2013.

Web Platforms

Review: Nideo Professional Video Hosting, Streaming Media Europe, Summer 2015.

TalkPoint Convey Review: Making Webinars Simple, Streaming Media Magazine, October 2014.

Review: Panopto Lecture Capture and Webcasting System, Streaming Media Magazine, April 2014.

Discover Wistia, an OVP That Specializes in Video Marketing, OnlineVideo.net, January 2014.

Review: Brightcove Video Cloud Live, Streaming Media Magazine, December 2013.

Review: Onstream Media Webcasting Service, Streaming Media Magazine, November 2013.

How to Create Google+ Hangouts On Air: A Complete Walkthrough, Streaming Media Magazine, October 2013.

How to Webcast with YouTube Live, Streaming Media Magazine, October 2013.

MediaPlatform WebCaster Review: A Strong Option for Webcasts, Streaming Media Magazine, July 2011.

Corporate YouTube Systems

MediaPlatform PrimeTime Review: A Sleek Enterprise YouTube, Streaming Media Magazine, September, 2014.

eBay Embraces Enterprise YouTube, Streaming Media Magazine, May 2014.

Review: Vidizmo EnterpriseTube, Streaming Media Magazine, May 2014.

Presentations and Handouts

UHD Codec Update: Legitimate Challengers to HEVC

Producing and Distributing HEVC

Replacing Flash with the Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) 

Choosing a Cloud Encoder

Choosing a Corporate YouTube System

Encoding for Multiple Screen Delivery

Choosing an Enterprise-Class Video Encoder

UHD Codec Update: Legitimate Challengers to HEVC (May 2015)

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Producing and Distributing HEVC (May 2015)

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Replacing Flash with the Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) (May 2015)

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Choosing a Cloud Encoder (November 2014)

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Choosing a Corporate YouTube System (May 2014)

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Encoding for Multiple Screen Delivery (May 2014)

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Choosing an Enterprise Class Video Encoder (November 2013)

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