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Webinar: Top 10 Encoding Mistakes Made by Streaming Producers

I'm co-hosting a webinar with MediaPlatform on February 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET entitled Top Ten Encoding Mistakes Made by Streaming Producers. Here's the description. Join MediaPlatform and Jan Ozer of Streaming Media Magazine for an in-depth discussion that will cover:Live webcasting and on-demand video allow your organization to leverage the power of streaming media ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:49:43+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Webinar: Top 10 Encoding Mistakes Made by Streaming Producers

Per-Title Encoding With the Capella Systems Cambria FTC Encoder

So, I was reviewing Camtasia 9 for Streaming Media magazine (review to appear later in the year), and I had promised Capella Systems a testimonial for their Cambria FTC encoder, specifically the per-title encoding feature. Below is the video I produced in Camtasia describing per-title encoding, discussing why it's important, and detailing how it works ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:50+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Per-Title Encoding With the Capella Systems Cambria FTC Encoder

Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

Just a quick note to let you know that I'm speaking on two topics at the Streaming Forum later this month in London, and leading two roundtable discussions.  On Tuesday, February 28th, at 11:30, I'll present HEVC: Rating the contenders. Here's the description: Operators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:27+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

Just a quick note to let you know that I'm speaking on two topics at the Streaming Forum later this month in London, and leading two roundtable discussions.  On Tuesday, February 28th, at 11:30, I'll present HEVC: Rating the contenders. Here's the description: Operators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:27+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

INXPO Publishes Q & A Session Regarding Video Encoding by the Numbers

On February 2, online event producer INXPO published a question and answer session regarding my new book, Video Encoding by the Numbers. The session included six questions, ranging from, "how did you get into writing a book on compression?" to "who is this book for?"The most revealing question was, "what's different from other books on ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:25+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on INXPO Publishes Q & A Session Regarding Video Encoding by the Numbers

First Book Review: Ozer Transforms Video Compression from Alchemy to Science

First Amazon book review is out from technologist Douglas Dixon, who blogs at the Manifest Tech Blog. I love the title of the review, Ozer Transforms Video Compression from Alchemy to Science, because it captures exactly what I tried to do in the book. Here's a snippet from the middle of the review.First, Ozer covers ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:47:56+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on First Book Review: Ozer Transforms Video Compression from Alchemy to Science

Facebook Live Resources

I spent a lot of time late last fall looking at Facebook Live, trying to understand who was using it and why, and which tools they used. This effort culminated in three resources available now on the Streaming Media website. Here's the main article entitled Facebook Live: A Progress Report After One Year of Growth. The ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:47:52+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Facebook Live Resources

Choosing the Data Rate for your Mezzanine Files

(Note: This article was amended to show the comparative results at 6 mbps)Summary (The MPD)As more and more producers move their encoding to the cloud, or distributing via OVPs or other service providers, the data rate for the mezzanine files is significant factor for upload time and bandwidth and storage costs. The big question is, ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:57:23+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Choosing the Data Rate for your Mezzanine Files

Apple Makes Sweeping Changes to HLS Encoding Recommendations

Author's note: This article was updated to include subjective comparisons of the 30p and 60p clips. N2224 has long been considered the Rosetta Stone of ABR encoding (image courtesy of Beamr).Apple TN2224 was originally posted in March 2010 to provide direction for streaming producers encoding for delivery to iOS devices via HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). Because the ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:56:41+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Apple Makes Sweeping Changes to HLS Encoding Recommendations

Conference Videos from Streaming Media West are Available

I spoke at Streaming Media West on three topics, the first a 3-hour workshop which was not recorded, and two one-hour sessions that were. The PDFs used in the presentations have been available for awhile; I just added the videos from the two sessions. Here are the links.Workshop - Encoding 2016: Codecs and Packaging for ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:47:37+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Conference Videos from Streaming Media West are Available