SLC Helps Navy with Streaming Encoding

carderock.jpgJune – 2010 – OK, it was just one department of the Navy – the Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland. According to their web site, “Carderock Division is the principal Navy resource, national focal point and international leader in surface and undersea vehicle science, ship systems and related maritime technology. A major technical component of the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Division is a source of innovative technology for other national priorities such as environment, energy and transportation.” One of the first design facilities for the Navy, you can read about the Base’s heritage here.

During the two day consulting engagement, I (Jan Ozer) helped Carderock fine-tune the encoding settings used for intranet video, and discussed encoding for some highly innovative research projects that use streaming video in ship design. I also got to play with a Red One camera (well, touch it at least), which was a thrill.

The Carderock Base itself was a fun visit – it’s a huge facility that includes a 3200 foot building with three different test basins. They also perform a lot of testing in Chesapeake Bay – I almost got seasick watching the videos.

I enjoy consulting with corporate, academic and governmental agencies – this was one of four consulting/training engagements for the US government in 2010. To discuss your streaming or video production training needs, contact [email protected] or call 276-238-9135.

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks and evaluate new encoders and codecs. I am a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, writing about codecs and encoding tools. I have written multiple authoritative books on video encoding, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video ( and Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg: In Thirty Minutes or Less ( I have multiple courses relating to streaming media production, all available at I currently work as as a Senior Director in Marketing.

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