A recent consulting project necessitated that I add objective quality measurements to the analysis. The tool I used was the Moscow Statue University Video Quality Measurement Tool (VQMT), which enables comparisons using Peak Signal to Noise (PSNR), Structured Similarity Index (SSIM), and the new Video Quality Metric (VQM), which I found most useful. In this…Details
Just a quick note that I released a new course on encoding for Multiple Screen Delivery on Udemy for $29. For a limited time, you can buy the course for $24.99 by entering the coupon code MSD_book when you purchase, or by clicking here to buy the course. The course includes about 3 hours…Details
Sorenson Media hired a new CEO, Marcus Liassides, with big plans to change Sorenson from a sleepy encoding company to a media powerhouse. I intervewed Marcus on Google Hangouts, which you can watch below. Or, you can read a summary of the interview on streamingmedia.com.
Earlier this year, I released a Udemy course on the Adobe Media Encoder. Over the last couple of months, the course received a couple of five star reviews that I thought I would share. Here they are. From Evan Roberts: Jan does a great service by providing this course. This course is a must for…Details
Though the lead is slipping, viewing of Internet video on computers still dominates that of tablets, mobile phones or OTT devices, according to a report entitled, US Digital Video Audience Profile: Who’s Watching, How They’re Watching and What Screens They’re Watching, that I spotted on eMarketer (citing data from HUB REsearch). Red is data from 2013,…Details
A press release entitled Adobe Updates All Pro Video Applications just crossed my desk. Here are the paragraphs relevant to Premiere Pro and the Adobe Media Encoder. Premiere Pro – The Premiere Pro CC 2014.2 update includes a number of feature enhancements for editors, including support for Arri Open Gate media, the ability to set…Details
Every once in awhile, a slide comes a long that’s so brilliant that you just have to share it. So it is with the slide below from Will Law’s presentation at the 2013 Velocity Conference entitled Optimizing the Black Box of HTML Video. I’ve always struggled to efficiently (under 30 seconds or less) explain why…Details
I’m not one to go negative, but when I saw that Microsoft was including HEVC in Windows 10, scheduled for release in 2015, I just had to laugh. Over two years after Windows 8 shipped, I still use it only when I absolutely have to. The most ardent recommendation I make to friends buying a…Details
Here’s the session description, you can download all the handouts below. The video is below as well. The Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) are the standardized toolsets that enable browsers to deliver adaptive streaming and digital rights management without plug-ins. This session details what these extensions are, how they’re being supported…Details
The second session of my afternoon workshop covered closed captioning. Here’s the description; click over to the main article to download the handout.
For digital rights management, you gain an overview of the technologies available for various targe