My online course, Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback has been live on Udemy for a couple of months. After two quick five-star reviews, a third has finally come in from Daniel Suarez, as shown below.

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Thanks, Daniel! Interesting that you should ask about this, as I’ll be adding Adobe Media Encoder-specific modules to the main course and launching a separate, less-expensive Adobe Media Encoder course in the next week or so. This supplements the general information in the course with 17 lessons specifically focusing on the Adobe Media Encoder. 

By way of background, the existing course includes 42 lessons and over 7 hours of video training, consisting of both PowerPoint presentations and software instruction, in six sections.

– Terms and Terminology – covers definitions and fundamentals.

– Codecs – describes how codecs work, details the most important H.264 configuration options and how to work with x264.

– Encoding recipes – provides specific encoding direction for encoding for upload to UGC/OVP sites, encoding for mobile and computer/smart TV/console playback, encoding for streaming, and encoding for DVD, Blu-ray and iBooks Author.

– Encoding specific training – details how to get the best results from Apple Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder, Sorenson Squeeze, Telestream Episode and HandBrake.

– Web distribution – exploring distribution options like user generated content (UGC) and online video platform (OVP) sites, plus distributing your own content to mobile and desktop viewers via HTML5.

– Optimizing your audio/video source materials – Color and brightness correction in Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro 7 & X, plus audio cleanup in Audition, FCPX and iZotope RX3.

There are also 17 quizzes to test comprehension and retention.

The course retails for $59. As an introductory special, you can buy the course for $29 by clicking this link, or using the coupon code Mail_list. This offer expires on October 1, 2014.