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 …

  • 2 April

    New Course: Encoding and Packaging for Multiple Screen Delivery

    I’m launching a new course entitled Encoding and Packaging for Multiple Screen Delivery. It’s an advanced course detailing how to create and configure encoding ladders using objective quality metrics like VMAF, packaging for DASH/HLS (both static and dynamic), CMAF, per-title encoding, and more. The course is designed for professionals who …

March, 2019

February, 2019

  • 25 February

    Recommendation from AMC Networks

    I recently finished a streaming consulting project with AMC Networks and was pleased to receive the following LinkedIn recommendation from their VP of Video Products. It was great working with Greg and his team with the gorgeous content from AMC. Beyond this work with AMC, I’ve helped media companies and …

November, 2018

  • 12 November

    W4. Encoding Live & VOD For HEVC/HLS

    W4. Encoding Live & VOD For HEVC/HLS Monday, November 12: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Apple’s support for HEVC in HLS is a groundbreaking event that opens up hundreds of millions of HEVC capable players. If supporting this spec is on your short-term development schedule, check out this workshop. The …

  • 12 November

    Download Handout: Encoding 2018: Codecs & Packaging For PCs, Mobile, & OTT/STB/Smart TVs

    Download the handout from this presentation below: Here’s the description: As video resolutions increase and target playback platforms multiply, video producers must leave their H.264/HLS/HDS comfort zone and expand into HEVC, VP9, AV1, and MPEG-DASH. This workshop is divided into multiple segments by target platform to teach you the applicable …

October, 2018

  • 30 October

    Apple’s Roger Pantos to Give Kickoff Session at Streaming Media West

    I have a confession to make. Though I’ve attended dozens of Streaming Media conferences, I’ve never attended a kickoff session. Not, of course, because the content wasn’t information and insightful, but because I’m always scurrying about trying to finish my own presentations. This dubious accomplishment ends at Streaming Media West …