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How to Connect a Microphone to a Camcorder or DSLR

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This tutorial teaches you how to connect a microphone and soundboard to a camcorder and DSLR for live and on-demand video production. This article was derived from a lesson in my Live Streaming Bootcamp course, which teaches you the skills and techniques that optimize the quality of your webinars and live streams. Click here for more detail on the course. …

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Buyers Guide: Choosing a Software-Based Streaming Encoder for VOD

Buyers Guide: Choosing a Streaming Encoder for VOD

This entry-level article describes what an encoder is and how to choose one and focuses on VOD, not live. It was derived from a lesson in my Streaming Media 101 course, which teaches you the skills and techniques to succeed in a streaming media-related role. Click here for more details about the course. This article walks newbies through what an …

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Announcing Updates to Video Quality Metrics Course

Just a brief announcement that I’ve updated the course, Computing and Using Video Quality Metrics: A Course for Encoding Professionals, that teaches encoding professionals how to measure and apply metrics like VMAF, SSIMPLUS, MS SSIM, SSIM, and Apple’s AVQT. The updates include: Lessons on computing and applying Apple’s AVQT metric. A lesson on computing the weighted average bandwidth and quality …

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New Course for Sales and Marketing Professionals New to Streaming Media

The course teaches the technology and market knowledge necessary to effectively market and sell streaming-related products and services Just a brief note to announce the Streaming Learning Center’s newest course, Streaming Media 101: for Sales and Marketing Professionals. The course provides the technology and market knowledge necessary for new marketing and sales hires to effectively market and sell streaming-related products …

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Streaming Learning Center Releases Streaming Media 101: For Sales and Marketing Professionals

The course teaches the technology and market knowledge necessary to effectively market and sell streaming-related products and services Christiansburg, VA, October 1, 2021. The Streaming Learning Center today announced a new online course entitled Streaming Media 101: for Sales and Marketing Professionals. The new course teaches sales and marketing professionals new to streaming media the technology and market knowledge necessary …

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Another Five-Star Review for Streaming Production Course

These two students found the streaming production course, Streaming Media 101, quite helpful.

I’m pleased to report another five-star review for the streaming production course Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals. So far, the course has been taken hundreds of times with eleven reviews, all five stars. Here’s what the latest review, from Lasse Bronsholt, had to say. The Streaming Media 101 course was a very good experience for me …

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Streaming Learning Center Presents Webinar on Remote Production Workflows

Webinar Highlights Three Remote Production Workflows to Enable Attendees to Choose the Best Alternative Here’s the webinar; links to the handouts are below the video window. Thanks to Corey, Anthony, and John for pulling together the information and delivering three great presentations. Corey’s handout here: Anthony’s handout here: John’s handout here: Here’s the description: Remote production became a “thing” during …

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Panel Discussion on Advanced Video Compression and Applications

I’m appearing on a panel next week at the SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference entitled Advanced Video Compression and Applications¬†with a host of encoding luminaries. The panel will be streamed on August 3, 2021, at 3:30 PM PDT, but only registered guests can watch the Zoom feed (you can register here). The discussion will then be made available on YouTube …

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New Macintosh Lessons Added to Streaming Media 101

Just a quick post to advise potential students that we’ve supplemented the course Streaming Media 101 : Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals with five new Mac-based lessons, which are: Installing and using MediaInfo for the Mac Installing and using MP4 Bitrate Viewer Installing and using Apple’s Advanced Video Quality Tool (AVQT) (Also added to our course on video metrics) …

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Streaming Learning Center Launches Live Bootcamp Course

I’m pleased to announce the availability of our new course, Live Streaming Bootcamp, which costs $99.95 but is available at a 50% discount through September 30, 2021. See details below. Let’s face it, many of us have been placed in front of or behind a camera or webcam over the last year or so and left to sink or swim …

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