The Ozer Paradox is unique to the high-technology space and refers to the paradoxical reality that as technical products get more expensive, they become less polished and harder to use. While not universal, this dynamic is pervasive enough to deserveDetails
Update: Due to the Internet outage that interrupted our webinar, I will not make the VOD webinar available. Instead, since I’m giving a similar talk at Streaming Media East in NYC on May 24, I’ll post that version once it’s available. This should be available by mid-June. Sorry for the delay. Here are the downloadable…Details
Beet.tv did a fabulous job covering technology trends at NAB with interviews from a seemingly endless list of A-listers, from Akamai and Adobe, to Microsoft, Netflix, Viacom, Broadcom, you name it. One of the interviews was with Ashley Still, director of video product management at Adobe, where she talked about the DASH support Adobe added…Details
It’s probably a serious faux pas, if not a clear sign of declasse, to blog about a tweet; someone let me know. But a recent tweet about my book really made me smile, and the sound byte–A Beacon of Light in a Valley of Half-Knowledge–is priceless. Here it is.
Thanks Mustafa, aka @codesurgeon.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 2:00 PM EDT HEVC is definitely the next big thing; but how big is it, and when will it matter? If you’re interested in learning about the current status of HEVC, consider attending this webinar, during which I’ll discuss a range of topics regarding the deployment and utility of HEVC. These…Details
My article, 10 Tips for Creating Successful Branded Videos, just appeared on Onlinevideo.net. It’s a fun and hot topic these days; launch a business, produce a video that goes viral and laugh your way to the bank. Well, it can happen, because it has, but being realistic is always a good start. That’s tip 1.…Details
My latest column for Streaming Media magazine is a must read for anyone who produces (rather than simply encoding) streaming video. Here’s the intro. Most seasoned compressionists know that you can’t have high-quality streaming media without quality audio and video. In honor of our production issue, I thought I would list the production techniques that…Details
My review of the Panopto Lecture Capture and Webcasting System just published on the Streaming Media website. Here’s a short summary of what I thought. Overall, Panopto was very well-conceived, and in general, is very easy to use for both presenter and viewer. One key differentiating feature, however, is the ability to input video from…Details
Just got off the phone with Ken Gumbs of Fresh Giants, a video production company in Chicago, who I interviewed for an article I’m writing about branded video for OnlineVideo.net. I was struck by the pure wisdom of many of Ken’s comments, in part, I’m sure, because I don’t know much about branded video (but I’m…Details