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Download Free Chapter on HEVC from FFmpeg Book

Below you can download a sample chapter of my new book, Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg in 30 Minutes or Less. It's Chapter 12 Encoding HEVC, and I'm making it available for free for two reasons. First and most important, the FFmpeg-related content in another book, Video Encoding by the Numbers, is flat out wrong. ...Read more

By | 2017-06-21T13:56:03+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

HDR Resources on Streaming Media

If you're interested in learning about HDR production, check out three articles on the Streaming Media website. Blackest Blacks: Ten Things to Know About Producing HDR. The feature story details what HDR is and how to produce. Love the catchy teaser (which I didn't write). "Shake your viewers all night long with the best-looking high ...Read more

By | 2017-06-20T12:58:53+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Jan Ozer Releases New Book for FFmpeg Newbies

Book includes introductory chapters on streaming video and batch programming, and encoding best practices throughout. Galax, VA – June 16, 2017 – FFmpeg powers some of the largest encoding farms in existence, including those built by Netflix and YouTube, and many commercial cloud encoders. FFmpeg is also deployed by many smaller sites who balk at ...Read more

By | 2017-06-16T13:44:04+00:00 June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Adobe Kills Title Utility in Premiere Pro; Take a Deep Breath; It’s OK

Just back from Streaming Media East where I was interviewed by Tim Siglin on Facebook Live about my new book. I downloaded the video file from Facebook and wanted to create a quick excerpt, but Premiere Pro crashed twice during my initial edits, so I updated to the newest release. That fixed the crashes, but ...Read more

By | 2017-05-19T12:13:36+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Adobe Kills Title Utility in Premiere Pro; Take a Deep Breath; It’s OK

Download Handout for Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms

Here's the description; handout is below. LS103 - Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms Streaming to one live streaming service is so 2016. Today, in addition to streaming to your own website or app, you may want to distribute your live stream to multiple other outlets like Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Livestream, Twitter, and ...Read more

By | 2017-05-22T14:46:03+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Download Handout for Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms

Download Handout for Comparing And Choosing The Best HEVC Codec

I'll be speaking on HEVC, VP9, and AV1 at Streaming Media East, though the presentation description mentions only HEVC. You can download the handout below. Here's the description. A102 - How To: Comparing And Choosing The Best HEVC Codec Content distributors and aggregators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, ...Read more

By | 2017-05-16T15:31:48+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Download Handout for Comparing And Choosing The Best HEVC Codec

Download Handout for Encoding 2017: Codecs & Packaging for PCs, Mobile & OTT/STB/Smart TVs

Download handouts from this session below. Here's the description. As video resolutions increase and target playback platforms multiply, video producers must leave their H.264/HLS/HDS comfort zone and expand into HEVC, VP9, and MPEG-DASH. This workshop is divided into multiple segments by target platform to teach you the applicable standards and best strategies for delivering live ...Read more

By | 2017-05-15T17:19:30+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Download Handout for Encoding 2017: Codecs & Packaging for PCs, Mobile & OTT/STB/Smart TVs

AV1/HEVC/VP9 Comparison at Streaming Media East

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Streaming Media East, I'm presenting a talk entitled How To: Comparing and Choosing The Best HEVC Codec. Unfortunately, I could only get two codec vendors to participate, x265 and MainConcept. It's not for lack of trying; I also asked Elemental, Beamr/Vanguard, and Fraunhofer if they'd like to participate and all ...Read more

By | 2017-05-15T16:28:46+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on AV1/HEVC/VP9 Comparison at Streaming Media East