November, 2020

September, 2020

  • 29 September

    Another Five-Star Review for Streaming 101 Course

    Pleased to share another five-star review of my online course Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals. As the course tagline details, “This course teaches the fundamentals and skills necessary to succeed in a streaming media-related job, whether you’re producing and distributing streaming media or creating the tools, …

  • 20 September

    Streaming Media Bootcamps at Streaming Media West

    I’m teaching two boot camps (virtually) at Streaming Media West, one for VOD and the other for live streaming; each costs $199. The courses are designed for newbies who need to get up to speed quickly on these topics. Here’s the information for both. W1. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 1: …

  • 9 September

    Webinar: Choose and Use the Best AV1 Codec

    Jan Ozer here. I spent the last 2 months working with four AV1 codecs, benchmarking them against each other and x264 and x265. I’m presenting my findings in this for-fee 75-minute webinar ($149.99).  There are two parts; the first shares what I learned about the codecs, and the second details …

August, 2020

July, 2020

  • 13 July

    How to Shine in a Zoom Webinar

    My wife was watching a webinar for CME and there were two physicians with such picture perfect presentation that I just had to snap the image and comment. The list of what these two did right is lengthy and instructive. Both practiced perfect rule-of-thirds positioning, with their eyes about 1/3 down …

  • 6 July

    Telecine: MediaMelon SmartPlay Case Study

    This article details how Brazilian OTT operator Telecine deployed MediaMelon SmartPlay and decreased bandwidth costs by about 42% while improving the MOS quality of the video delivered. SmartPlay also helped Telecine manage the 4X increase in demand due to COVID-19. This is the third and final story about MediaMelon SmartPlay. …

June, 2020

  • 18 June

    Lesson of the Week: Producing Remote Interviews with vMix Call

    I recently recorded about ten interviews for a webinar produced by a client. I could have used Zoom or Skype but thought that I could achieve better quality by producing the videos with vMix Call. Briefly, vMix is a live streaming software package and Call is the feature that lets …