Encoding for the Apple iPad, Part I

I spent the last five days learning how to best encode video for playback on the iPad, and during the day (when my kids didn’t claims exclusive use of the device), actually uploaded and played the videos. Based on this rsearch, I’ve created a two part story; part I is encoding high def video for…

Inlet’s new Live Ad Insertion for the iPad/iPhone

At NAB, Inlet Technologies introduced live, automated advertising insertion to the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, Flash-based desktops and several other platforms. It’s an interesting technology for any content owner seeking to monetize their videos to multiple paltforms. Here’s a link to an summary article I wrote for Streaming Media Magazine. Perhaps equally interesting for readers of this…

Review of Premiere Pro CS5

I reviewed Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 for Eventdv.net in a review you can find here. What did I find? Here’s a snippet. So what’s the overall verdict on Adobe Production Premium CS5? If you have the computing horsepower, the Mercury Engine and CUDA acceleration deliver the closest that I’ve seen to the real-time, all-the-time experience…

HTML5, the iPad, and What You Need to Know by Jan Ozer

HTML5 is the next generation markup language that contains a “video tag” that enables browsers to play videos without plug-ins like Flash, Silverlight or QuickTime. HTML5 has recently surfaced as a hot item because Apple shipped the iPad without Flash support, using HTML5 to play videos instead. For this reason, a number of web sites,…

Encoding for the iPad

Much of the early buzz about the iPad centered around DVD or higher quality video, and certainly with the ability to play 720p video, the iPad can handle lots of high bandwidth, high quality streams. But what about if you’re encoding video to send via Wi-Fi, or cellular once the 3G version is released?  Well,…

Encoding for Adaptive Streaming – an Overview

I’ve been researching how to encode video for adaptive bitrate streaming, specifically the encoding parameters for the different files streamed in the process. Here’s what I found for Adobe’s Dynamic Streaming, Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming and Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming. Adobe’s Dynamic Streaming For Dynamic Streaming, I found an excellent article by Larry Bouthillier on the…