Thanks to colleague Tim Siglin for interviewing the Adobe folks.
Executive Summary H.264 is the most widely used codec on the planet, with significant penetration in optical disc, broadcast, and streaming video markets. However, many uses of H.264 are subject to royalties, something that should be considered prior to its adaption. Other factors to consider include comparative quality against other available technologies, like Google’s WebM,…Details
On Tuesday, March 29, I held a webinar entitled, Encoding Best Practices for the Enterprise. The attendees learned: – How their streaming files compared to prominent Media, B2C and B2B sites. This segment presented the results of a survey of the codec and streaming configurations deployed by top network and corporate web sites, including which sites supported…Details
I usually stay pretty current on software, at least in the editing space, because I review most of the NLEs, and get review copies from the vendors. On the other hand, if I need software that’s mission critical to my day to day working life, or hardware, for that matter, I’ll buy it. For this…Details
Adobe Flash Catalyst is my “go-to” tool for creating and uploading simple Flash Players to the web, and if you own Adobe CS5, you already have the tool. Here you can watch a short tutorial on how simple it is to create Flash Players with Adobe Flash Catalyst.Details
Jan Ozer will host a 30-minute webinar on Tuesday, March 29th, at 2:00 PM EST entitled Encoding Best Practices for the Enterprise. In this session, you’ll learn:– How your streaming files compare to prominent Media, B2C and B2B sites. This segment will present the results of a survey of the codec and streaming configurations deployed by top…Details
Every year I review streaming encoding programs for StreamingMedia.com. This year’s issue is up, here’s the lead. The ideal streaming encoding tool should provide great quality, blazing performance, a discrete set of critical encoding parameters, and a range of other time-saving automation and input/output options. We all know the names—Adobe Media Encoder, Compressor, Squeeze, Episode…Details
ViewCast’s Niagara 2120 is a multiple stream, live H.264 encoding appliance that produced very good quality compared to software-based solutions like Telestream’s Wirecast. The sub-5 pound unit is very portable, and can be configured in the home office for one-touch use in the field, and you can log-on remotely to resolve any issues experienced by…Details