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…

Seawell and the future of Scalable Video Coding

I’ve been tracking Scalable Video Coding (SVC) for the last year or so and there’s been little tangible evidence of adoption. Recently Toronto-based Seawell Networks came out of stealth mode, but only barely, announcing that they are in the H.264 marketplace, but providing no product details. I met company CEO Brian Collie at a trade…

Ogg, MPEG-LA and Submarine Patents

A few weeks ago, I published an interview with MPEG LA CEO Larry Horn on the patent group’s decision not to charge for free content encoded with H.264. Then I got a note back from a reader who stated: I’m disappointed. The interview seemed to be pretty powder puff. Why not ask the harder questions,…

Another Ogg to H.264 comparison

I recently posted an H.264 vs. Ogg comparison, which you can see here. https://streaminglearningcenter.com/articles/ogg-vs-h264—round-one.html I got lots of good feedback and am in the process of reworking my tests, primarily (I hope) to use a more recent codebase that wasn’t shipping when I did my testing. In the meantime, another comparison was released on February…