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.

Fun, Fun, Fun at StreamingMedia West

At StreamingMedia West in San Jose where I debuted my new blonde ‘do to the adoring (OK, skeptical) crowd. That’s Tim Siglin on the left, Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen on the right and blondie in the middle. I started the show with a session entitled Producing H.264 for Streaming and Progressive Download (3 hours), and host an…

How to demo to the press

Long day of demos at Streaming Media West. All very interesting, some suboptimal from the standpoint of effectiveness, so while I’m waiting for the Tiramisu I had after dinner to function like organic Ambien, I thought that I would write down some tips for sales and marketing types to consider before their next product demos.…

YouTube’s SD Upload Options

Few things in life are as opaque as working with YouTube—a black box with irresistible appeal to most video producers. Trying to discern how to produce the absolute best quality has consumed boatloads of my time in the past. Recently, however, a concert event client asked me to post six videos to YouTube, and I…

Sorenson Squeeze 6

Sorenson Media recently released Squeeze 6. Here’s a screencam review that I produced for Millimeter magazine. In a couple of weeks, I’ll post a written article on Millimeter comparing encoding
quality and performance of Squeeze 6 with previous vers