May, 2019

  • 7 May

    A Survey Of Per-Title Encoding Technologies – Download Handout

    Here’s the description; download handout here. T103. A Survey Of Per-Title Encoding Technologies Tuesday, May 7: 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Per-title encoding techniques customize the encoding ladder to match the encoding complexity of the source, saving bandwidth on easy-to-compress videos and ensuring the quality of more complex footage. Codec specialist …

  • 7 May

    Benchmarking FFmpeg’s Hardware Codecs – Download Handout

    Here’s the description; download handout here. SME-2019 – FFmpeg Hardware VES101. Benchmarking FFmpeg’s Hardware Codecs Tuesday, May 7: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Hardware codecs in FFmpeg like those from Intel and NVIDIA deliver significant performance gains over x264/x265, but have a reputation for lower quality and use a completely different …

April, 2019

  • 3 April

    Free Video: Scaling and Letterboxing in FFmpeg

    Embedded below is a free lesson from my course, Produce Videos with FFmpeg: The Beginner’s Course (http://bit.ly/learn_ffmpeg). The previous lesson in the course describes when you can use the -s command to set resolution; this lesson details your options when you can’t. This typically occurs when the display aspect ratio of …

March, 2019

October, 2018

  • 2 October

    FFmpeg to the Rescue: Converting 60 fps to 30 fps

    A recent consulting project involved computing the VMAF, SSIM, and PSNR scores of 30 fps 480p video encoded from a 60 fps 1080p source file. I’ve not performed measurements like this in the past and assumed that simply converting the 60 fps sources file to 30 fps via the “-r” …

August, 2018

  • 10 August

    Ozer Updates FFmpeg Book

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jan Ozer 276-235-8542 janozer@gmail.com www.streaminglearningcenter.com OZER UPDATES LEARN TO PRODUCE VIDEO WITH FFMPEG IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS Adds instruction on packaging with Bento 4, encoding and packaging HEVC for HLS, and Live H.264, HEVC, and VP9 transcoding Galax, VA, August 10, 2018 — Doceo …

  • 10 August

    Download Free Chapter of Updated FFmpeg Book

    I’m releasing the 2018 update to my book Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg in 30 Minutes or Less, and you can download a chapter for free below. It’s Chapter 4 on bitrate control techniques which includes constant bitrate encoding (CBR), variable bitrate encoding (VBR), Constant Rate Factor (CRF), and Capped …

  • 6 August

    Saving on H.264 Encoding and Streaming: Deploy Capped CRF

    This is the second in a five-part series on how to cut your encoding and streaming costs. The first article was Saving on Encoding: Adjust Encoding Configuration to Increase Capacity. Article summary: Capped CRF encoding is a single-pass encoding method that can save encoding costs compared to two-pass VBR. Capped CRF …

July, 2018

  • 22 July

    Premiere Pro Won’t Load AVCHD Audio? FFmpeg to the Rescue

    If you’re trying to load AVCHD files into Premiere Pro and you’re on Windows 7 or earlier, the AVCHD video will likely load without the audio file. That’s because instead of supporting Dolby decoding natively in Premiere Pro, like they used to, Adobe now piggybacks off the operating support in …