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.

H264 vs MPEG-2 Quality

I recently produced a webinar for Broadcast Engineering Magazine where I compared the quality of the same test footage encoded using the H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs. Since most production encoding in the broadcast space is live, I used encoding using constant bit rate encoding and limited both codecs to the Main profile, since not all…

Webinar on Webcasting is Up (and looks great!)

On Tuesday (5/24), as part of an upcoming review of Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite rich media communications program, I participated in a webinar from Madison Wisconsin. Here’s the description: Sonic Foundry is proud to host live streaming expert Jan Ozer who literally wrote the book on digital video. He’s been teaching courses on streaming video for…

What’s New in the Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5 Video

I produced a video for EventDV on new features in Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5. Here’s the official description: Video production and compression expert Jan Ozer takes a look inside Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5, exploring new features such as new presets and project drag-and-drop from After Effects and Premiere Pro and explaining how to use new…