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Live and VOD Bootcamps at Streaming Media Connect

I’m teaching two boot camps (virtually) at an upcoming Streaming Media Connect event, 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. If the courses sound familiar, I taught both courses at Streaming Media West in October, though I’ve updated both courses and will teach them live again.

Here’s the information for both. Below these descriptions is information about additional for-fee courses available at Connect on FFmpeg, VMix, and how to build a video marketing strategy. There’s also a free course from Dolby on Optimizing Content for Every Screen.

W1. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 1: Encoding, Packaging, And Delivery For VOD

Monday, February 22: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Streaming Media Bootcamp, a 6-hour course held over two days on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23, is designed to provide the necessary technical background for in-house professionals who are new to streaming media and to teach critical skills for on-demand and live streaming. Attendees can register for both parts or just one, depending on their needs.

This session starts with a review of fundamental video and streaming concepts and then covers encoding for on-demand delivery (VOD), including the following topics:

  • DIY vs. OVP (online video platform)
  • Choosing a streaming encoder (on-prem vs. cloud, build vs. buy)
  • Choosing an ABR technology (HLS, DASH, CMAF)
  • Creating an encoding ladder
  • Choosing and using digital rights management
  • Encoding for delivery to an encoding service or OVP
  • Uploading to an OVP and embedding the video into a web page

Here’s the second.

W5. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 2: Encoding, Packaging, And Delivery For Live Streaming

Tuesday, February 23: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

This is the live streaming component and covers the knowledge and skills necessary to produce live events and optimize audio and video quality for those who are on webcam or camera within your organization:

  • Categories of live service providers (webinar, conferencing, live streaming services), and how to choose the best one for your needs
  • Choosing and using a camera for live streaming
  • Choosing and using a microphone for live streaming
  • Looking good on camera (positioning, lighting)
  • Choosing a streaming encoding tool
  • Encoding for live delivery
  • Connecting to a live streaming service provider
  • Embedding the live stream into a webpage and delivering to social media platforms

Click here to register for either or both courses.

There are a few other courses worth noting. FFmpeg guru Robert Reinhardt is teaching both the Beginner’s Guide to FFmpeg and FFmpeg Advanced: Working with Multiple Sources, Inputs, and Outputs, as well as a How to course on Manage Inputs And Outputs For Video Conferencing Platforms And Webcasts. You can get information on all three courses, here.

Stjepan Alaupovic, who is Creative Director, Clear Online Video, is teaching a course entitled Building A Better Online Video Marketing Strategy. You can learn more about Stjepan and the course here.

Shawn Lam, Owner of SLV Live, is teaching a course on Live Production With VMix. You can learn more about Shawn and the course here.

Finally, David Trescot from Dolby is teaching a course entitled Optimizing Content for Every Screen. David founded cloud-encoding company Hybrik which Dolby bought back in 2018. I worked with David doing quality control on early versions of the platform and use it frequently for its highly useful analysis function. I’m sure his presentation will be fabulous and, unlike the others I mentioned, it’s free.

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks, and evaluate new encoders and codecs.

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