Video tutorials


Darth Vader endorses the StreamingMedia Sourcebook

I write for StreamingMedia Magazine, and one of their most useful issues is the StreamingMedia Sourcebook, a double issue with lots of "year in review" and "what to expect in the upcoming year" type articles. In this video, editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen chats with Darth Vader about the upcoming editorial calendar. Not surprisingly, Darth had some fairly rigid ideas about what he wanted to see in the magazine going forward.

It's a fun little video, and produced in a video conferencing tool called Oovoo. One of the key benefits of Oovoo is that you can record both sides of the conversation for later playback, which is what you're seeing in the video embedded on YouTube. StreamingMedia magazine used to run audio-only podcast interviews; now they're transitioning over to Oovoo.

Darth Vader (publisher Joel Unikow), who uploaded the video, assured me that the initial start-up stuttering was unusual, and the other Oovoo videos that I've seen have been very good quality. Click over to the full article to view the video.

Apple Compressor 3.5 Screencam

Apple recently released the New Final Cut Studio, and I was fortunate enough to have an advance copy. This screencam details the new features in Compressor 3.5. Click here if you'd like to view a screencam detailing the new features in Final Cut Pro 7. For more information on Final Cut Studio, you can read my first-looks review for Millimeter here.For a review of the new features in Compressor, check out my review in Streaming Media Magazine, here

Final Cut Pro 7 details and Screencam

Apple recently released Final Cut Pro 7 and I was fortunate enough to have an advance copy, from which I've produced the feature overview screencam that you'll see if you click this link. For more information on Final Cut Studio, you can read my first-looks review for Millimeter here.

Producing H.264 files for Flash distribution with Telestream Episode Pro

This video tutorial details how to use Telestream Episode Pro to produce H.264 video files for Flash distribution.

Video tutorial: producing H.264 video for Flash Distribution with Apple Compressor

This video tutorial details how to use Apple Compressor to produce H.264 video files for Flash distribution.

Video tutorial: Understanding the critical H.264 encoding options

This short (under 10-minute) PowerPoint-based tutorial details how to configure the most important H.264 encoding parameters (profiles, levels, entropy encoding and b-frames), discusses why H.264 encoding quality varies by encoding tool and identifies which tools produce the best quality.

Video tutorial: producing H.264 video for Flash Distribution with Sorenson Squeeze

This is the second in a series of video tutorials on producing H.264, in this case detailing how to do so using Sorenson Squeeze.

Video: streaming production: improving your video quality

Here's a 45 minute video on improving streaming video quality from a presentation given by Jan Ozer at Streaming Media East in May, 2009. The video covers common mistakes made by producers in pre-production, encoding and distribution. You can download a PDF file containing the presentation by clicking the "Full Story" link below to visit the web page that contains the video.

Video tutorial: Producing H.264 video for Flash distribution with the Adobe Media Encoder

This is the first in a series of video tutorials on producing H.264, in this case detailing how to do so using the Adobe Media Encoder.

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