May, 2021

April, 2021

  • 9 April

    My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week of Virtual Presenting

    So, here I am, just about to launch a course on webinars and live video production (now launched), and I experience the worst two virtual presentations ever. In this blog, I’ll share the gory details and let you know how you (perhaps) can avoid the same fate. All that said, …

March, 2021

  • 30 March

    Webinar: Video Codecs in 2021 and Beyond with Jan Ozer

    I was honored to present a free webinar entitled Video Codecs in 2021 and Beyond with Muvi on April 8, 2021. The slides and recording are below. Here’s the description. There has never been a time where so many video codecs were available (or soon to be available) for video …

  • 24 March

    How to Reduce Encoding Time by Up to 40% With Negligible Quality Loss

    Reducing the reference frame setting from 16 to 1 when using x.264’s veryslow preset decreased encoding time by 46% on ten 2-minute test files while dropping the average VMAF score from 96.06 to 95.97, a decrease of less than .001. If you used the Medium preset, at the default setting …

  • 14 March

    Lesson of the Week: Two Data Points for Producing Effective Webinars (and a Free Download)

    As the producer of webinars and virtual training events for Streaming Media Magazine and Streaming Learning Center, I’m always interested in information that helps me produce more effective events. A recent report from Bluejeans, the Verizon-owned video conference provider, provided several interesting data points. By way of background, the report discussed …

  • 7 March

    Webinar: H.264 Encoding for Newbies and Optimizers

    The webinar is over; thanks to all who registered and attended. You can watch the recorded version by registering using the Register Now button. The handout is available here. Description: This free webinar teaches streaming media novices how to produce high-quality H.264 output delivered via efficient encoding ladders that optimize …