Streaming Media Bootcamps at Streaming Media University

I’m teaching two boot camps (virtually) at an upcoming Streaming Media University 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 did teach the same courses at the Streaming Media West event in October, though I’ll update both courses and will teach them live again. In fact, the gentleman in the picture above was photographed taking one of my courses back in October; yes, it was that much fun!

Here’s the information for both.

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

Thursday, December 10: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

This 6-hour course held over two days 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. The first 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 page

Here’s the second.

W3. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 2: Encoding, Packaging, And Delivery For Live Streaming

Friday, December 11: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

The live streaming component of Streaming Media Bootcamp 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 course on Building WebRTC Applications. 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.

Finally, my friend 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 fabulous media analysis function. I’m sure his presentation will be fabulous and, unlike the others I mentioned, it’s free.

About Jan Ozer

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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