Free Wirecast and Wowza Streaming Engine Training in Atlanta

Posted by Derrick217 on March 26, 2016 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

There will be a Free Wirecast and Wowza Streaming Engine Training in Atlanta, Georgia, at Georgia Tech University. The training will take place on Monday, April 11, 2016, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm in Room 321 in the Georgia Tech Student Center. If you’re in or near Atlanta, Georgia and need to get familiar with Wirecast and Wowza Streaming Engine, make sure you attend this Free training in Atlanta. The training will get you up to speed with Live Streaming using Telestream’s Wirecast and streaming delivery with Wowza Media System’s Wowza Streaming Engine. The training session will be taught by Instructor, and Video Streaming and Compression Consultant, Derrick Freeman.

Software featured in training:

Wowza Streaming Engine 4
Wirecast 6

The training will provide the following:

  • An Overview of Wowza Streaming Engine 4
  • An Overview of Wirecast 6
  • Details on how to use Wowza Streaming Engine Manager
  • Instruction on how to configure Live Streaming with Wowza Streaming Engine
  • Instruction on how to send Live Streams with Wirecast
  • Directions on how to configure on-demand adaptive streaming with Wowza
  • Directions on how to adjust compression settings in Wirecast
  • Instruction on how to configure shots with audio in Wirecast
  • Instruction on how to configure shots with video in Wirecast
  • Details on how to add titles in Wirecast
  • Instruction on how to adjust source settings in Wirecast
  • Details on to import media into Wirecast

Also, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask questions during the training session. If you’d like to attend the training, e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com to register for the event in Atlanta.

Training Location:
Georgia Tech University
Room 321 in the Georgia Tech Student Center
350 Ferst Drive Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

Venue map: http://studentcenter.gatech.edu/explore/map/Pages/default.aspx

Paid Parking is available in the lot right next to the Georgia Tech Student Center.

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Advanced Wowza Streaming Engine Training

Posted by Derrick on February 19, 2014 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary:

Our Advanced Wowza Streaming Engine Training gets you up-to-speed with Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5 features. This popular server software just got better with Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, the browser-based manager. You’ll learn all about advanced features available with the server in this training. Now instead of editing .XML files on the server or from your desktop, users can set-up, manage and monitor the Wowza Streaming Engine from a web browser. During this training, students will learn why many are excited about the capabilities of Wowza Streaming Engine Manager. Wowza Streaming Engine Manager gives users and administrators what they been desiring by allowing them to monitor, configure, manage and make adjustments to the server remotely from the browser. The Advanced Wowza Streaming Engine Training includes all of the topics that are included in our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training along with a host of advanced topics that are listed at the bottom of the class outline below. Get up-to-speed with the Wowza Streaming Engine 4.0 and Wowza Streaming Engine Manager in this 1 Day Advanced Wowza Streaming Engine Training.

This training teaches the set up for On-demand and Live streaming for Computers, Tablets and Devices. It also covers Flash encoding using the H.264 codec and how to deliver these files from Wowza Streaming Engine. Learn how to take advantage of cross-platform, cross-browser video playback that the Flash format provides along with being able to streaming to Android Devices and Devices along with iOS devices as well.

What students will learn in this training:

  • How to set up Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5
  • How to configure an On-demand streaming applications
  • How to configure Live streaming applications
  • Encoding for Wowza Streaming Engine (using H.264, VP9, VP8, AAC, and AAC-LC)
  • Live Streaming to iOS Devices, Android tablets and Android devices
  • On-demand Streaming to iOS devices, Android tablets and Android devices
  • HTML5 video delivery
  • How to use Wowza Streaming Engine Manager for server updates

Cost: $1185

Advanced Wowza Streaming Engine Training (1 1/2 Days)

Class is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms (Training also available on Amazon EC2). 

Students are provided with the following:

  • Training certificate
  • Tutorial set-up guides
  • 3 hours of post training technical support
  • HTML and HTML5 Streaming Templates
  • Video recording of the entire training session

Software Featured for Class

  • Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5
  • Sorenson Squeeze
  • Wirecast 7
  • Bitmovin
  • JW Player
  • Switch

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Class Overview

1. Wowza Streaming Engine Set-up

Your instructor will walk you through the process of the set-up for Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5. This section of the class will cover installation, Vhost configuration, port settings and troubleshooting procedures to ensure that the server is functioning properly. You’ll also learn how to access Wowza Streaming Engine remotely with Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.

2. Wowza Streaming Engine Overview

This portion of class provides students with an overview of how Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5 works. In this training module the instructor teaches students about: Applications, Vhost, Modules, Properties, Stream Types, AddOns, Media Playback types and Content Storage.

3. Wowza Streaming Engine Manager

During this training module, you’ll learn Wowza Streaming Engine Manager and how you can use it to manage the Wowza Streaming Engine remotely. You’ll gain a better understanding of what can be set up and configured remotely, along with where various features such as Applications, Publishers, Startup Streams, Server settings and other items are located.

4. Application Set-up

This portion of the training teaches students how to utilize the available applications on Wowza Streaming Engine using Wowza Streaming Engine Manager and how to customize these applications for streaming. You’ll also learn how to create your new applications for your projects on the server.  The hands-on instruction shared in this portion of the training allows attendees to successfully navigate and use Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5.

5. Configuring On-demand Streaming

In this section of the training, students will learn to set up On-demand streaming with H.264 content. Students will also learn where to place videos they are streaming from the server and how to reference on-demand streaming folders in their applications.

6. Configuring Live Streaming

This section will cover the procedure for setting up Live Streaming with Wowza Streaming Engine. Students will learn all of the necessary configurations required Live Streaming to work on the streaming server. This training module will teach students how to set-up live streams using a popular tool for webcasting called Wirecast.

7. Authentication for Live Streaming

In this part of the training, students will learn how to create an application for Live Streaming that requires Authentication from the Live Encoder. This limits who can stream to your Streaming Server. In addition to creating your Live Streaming application for authentication on publishing, you will learn how to add users with Live Streaming privileges using Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.

8. Encoding Using H.264, VP9, VP8, AAC, and Vorbis Codecs

Learn how to encode Flash H.264 content for real-time streaming and adaptive streaming for delivery with Wowza Streaming Engine. You will learn how to encode Flash H.264 videos using Sorenson Squeeze. Students will be guided in the process for creating compression settings and adjusting presets in the encoder. Your instructor will teach you how to create great looking videos for streaming server delivery. Topics such as key frame interval, frames per second, frame sizes, audio codecs, and other compression adjustments will be discussed in this training class.

9. Authoring Flash On-Demand Streaming Videos and Live Streaming Videos in Web pages

This portion of the 1 Day Advanced Wowza Streaming Engine Training will teach students how to create web pages for Flash streaming videos. Many video editors, producers and multimedia professionals can encode their videos but don’t understand how to author their web pages to deliver streaming delivery with Wowza Streaming Engine. This class will teach you how. Students will learn how to create set-up On-Demand Streaming and Live Streaming content in web pages using JW Player.

10. Authoring HTML5 Compatible Web Pages for On-demand Streaming

One of the most important items about streaming today is delivering your videos properly for HTML5 compatible browsers. You’ll learn about the codecs supported and how you’ll need to encode your videos. The instructor will also share the code you can use to provide HTML5 compatibility. You’ll learn about HTML5 compatible browsers and about HTML5 video formats.

11. Streaming to iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch)

One of the benefits of Wowza Streaming Engine 4 is that it provides video content providers with the ability to delivery On-demand and Live Streams to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This class will show you how to enable your applications for this on Wowza Streaming Engine using Wowza Streaming Engine Manager. Our class covers set-up of both On-demand and Live Streaming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Advanced Training Topics

12. Wowza Transcoder AddOn Set-up

Today, many users implementing Wowza Streaming Engine need a way to delivery Live Streams with multiple data rates for Adaptive Streaming. Wowza Transcoder allows you to do this. This module in this class will teach you how to set up and configure your Wowza Streaming Engine for Live Trancoding server-side. You’ll learn about the option to convert from MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 to a format such as H.264, which is supported with the server. You’ll also learn how to encode from H.264 and to delivery several Live streams with various data rates in H.264. This section of the training will also teach you how to adjust the various encoding settings with your Wowza encoding templates.

13. Live Origin and Live Stream Repeater Set-up

Learn how to set up an Origin Server and Live Stream Repeater with Wowza Streaming Engine. Our instructor will teach you how to easily configure your Origin and Edge servers to take advantage of the same Live Stream. This allows you to only send one Live stream to the Wowza Streaming Engine.

14. nDVR Set-up

With Wowza you can provide Lives Streams and allow your viewers to be able control playback of the streams in a DVR-like manner. Therefore, users can watch a portion of a Live Stream even if part of the stream has already played. This training module will show attendees how to configure nDVR set-up for this purpose. This gives you DVR capabilities with Wowza Streaming Engine and records and caches streams. You’ll learn how to configure nDVR, how to set-up you application, where to record Live streams and how to configure playback for computers and devices.

15. Set-up for Recording Live Streams Server Side

With Wowza you can create 24/7 Live Streaming Channels using a playlist of videos server-side. Get familiar with the process for making these types of channels using encoded on-demand video content. This content can be scheduled at will for playback at a specific time. In this portion of training, you’ll learn how to encode your content and what items to configure in your playlist. In addition, the instructor will teach students how to configure other items needed to implement 24/7 TV Channel Style Streaming.

16. Set-up for Live Streaming with the Wowza GoCoder

In this Advanced Wowza Streaming Engine Training module you’ll learn how to encode your Live Streams from iOS and Android devices using the Wowza GoCoder. This allows users to be able to record Live Streams while they are mobile and on-the-go.

17. Roku Delivery Overview

When it comes to delivering streaming content to Roku devices, Wowza Streaming Engine is one of the key tools for delivery.  Whether you’re delivering On-demand or Live Streaming, Wowza can be utilized. This portion of the training will walk students through the requirements and steps for getting streaming content on Roku devices.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Advanced Wowza Streaming Engine Training On-line. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.. Also call for Wowza Streaming Engine consulting if you’re not interested in one of our trainings. Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.

Video Encoding Training (1-Day)

Posted by Derrick on December 11, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Video Encoding Training (1-Day) Overview: This class will help you become familiar with video encoding process. Your instructor will teach you many best practices in ensuring that your videos are compressed properly. You learn how to encode video content for Desktops, iOS devices, Android tablets and Mobile Devices. Class participants will be educated hands-on with the steps to encode videos using Sorenson Squeeze. During the training, you’ll become with encoding to formats such as VP9, VP8, QuickTime, ProRes, and H.264. Most importantly, you’ll be able to take the information in learn in our training class andlogo-switch-1024x1024 apply it to any compression tool. This class is an excellent fit for video professionals, IT Professionals, media professionals, web developers, web designers, government producers, church video production teams, network engineers and educational professionals that need to learn the encoding process. Our 1-Day Video Encoding Training class is available On-site or On-line. Contact us for more details.

Cost: $790

Class is available for Mac and Windows platforms

In this training students will learn:

  • How to encode for HTML5 Delivery
  • How to encode for Adaptive Streaming and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
  • Best Practices for Streaming
  • How to encode to QuickTime, Windows Media, H.264, WebM and Flash video formats
  • What the best CODECS are for their streaming formats
  • How to customize a compression preset for better quality.
  • Benefits of 1-Pass CBR, 1-Pass VBR, 2-pass CBR, 2-Pass VBR, and Multi-pass methods
  • Knowledge of Deinterlacing, Key Frame Every, Frames Per Second, and other items
  • How to encode videos using Sorenson Squeeze

Students are provided with the following:

  • Training certificate
  • 3 hours of post training technical support
  • Video recording of the entire training session

Featured software for the class:

  • Sorenson Squeeze
  • Switch
  • Media Info

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1. Video Encoding Overview
One of the most important elements of the video compression process is working with CODECs. Learn what CODECs are and which CODECs should be used when compressing to Vp9, Vp8, ProRes, QuickTime, and H.264. This class will help you understand how to choose the right Video and Audio CODECS for your projects. This class will also cover the differences between MPEG-4 Part 2 and MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC/H.264). You also learn about CODECS and container formats used to delivery to HTML5 compatible browsers and whether you should use OGG, WebM or H.264.

2. Overview of Streaming Media Formats
In this portion of the class we will go over the streaming formats and will review the good and bad of each. We’ll cover QuickTime, VC-1, H.264, and Vp9. Not only will you learn about each format’s advantages and disadvantages but you will learn first-hand which CODECS to use for your streaming media projects in this hands-on training.

3. Hands-on Compression with Sorenson Squeeze
Students will learn basic and advanced tips for encoding their videos with Sorenson Squeeze. You will learn how to properly encode for H.264, QuickTime, Vp9, and other formats.. Students will also learn how to create watch folders, trim videos, customize format compression settings, use watermarks and customize filter settings. In this training section, class participants will also learn how to automate the process for uploading videos to a Streaming server or Website. Encoding for Interlaced and Progressive video content will also be covered in this training.

4. Hands-on Compression for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) and Android Devices
Students will learn how to compress video content for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices using Sorenson Squeeze. Participants will also learn how to adjust their compression settings to get a high quality result by selecting the following: Frame Size, Datarate, Video CODEC, Audio CODEC and many other settings. If you’re new to video encoding for iOS devices this class will be an excellent fit as it will allow you to become comfortable with the process.

5. Encoding Downloadable Streaming Videos
In this portion of the training, you will encode videos for downloadable streaming in formats such as: QuickTime, H.264, and VP9. This class will teach you how to get the quality you desire for your downloadable or progressive streaming videos by teaching you how to adjust the various compression settings. This training module will teach you how to take a compression default preset and customize it for better quality.

6. Encoding Real-time Streaming Videos
This part of the class covers encoding real-time streaming files for QuickTime, VP9, VP8, and H.264 files. Get familiar with available options within each codec in this training section. Also, learn invaluable video encoding best practices for streaming delivery.

7. Encoding for Adaptive Streaming
The industry has been revolutionized with the emergance of adaptive streaming. Now, instead of users needing to choose at data rate when watching on-line videos, they can be automatically directed to the proper data rate for their bandwidth connection. One of the most important items to allow this experience to work is proper encoding, since you’ll have to encode to several data rates for each video. By taking this class, students will become familiar with compression for adaptive delivery such Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) and MPEG-DASH.

8. Encoding for Tablets
During this training, you’ll learn the the process for compressing your videos to tablets such as Samsung, Galaxy, Amazon Kindle Fire and other Android tablets. You’ll understand data rates, frame sizes and other settings that can be used for video delivery to tablets. Our instructor will give you a better understanding of how to prepare your video content for delivery to these devices.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Video Encoding Trainings On-line, On-site or in Columbus, Ohio. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Individuals from any country can attend our on-line training classes.

Compression with Sorenson Squeeze and Episode

Posted by Derrick on December 6, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Compression with Sorenson Squeeze and Episode can improve your workflow for file conversion and video encoding. These two tools are likely the most popular desktop encoding tools among compressionists, producers, multimedia professionals, video editors and IT professionals around the world. If you have a video or an audio file that it’s the wrong format, you can use either of these tools to encode it to the proper format. There are many delivery options these days and both tools can encode for computers and devices. You can compress videos to H.264, WebM, Flash, QuickTime, Windows Media, and many other formats. Both Telestream and Sorenson Media have various options for purchasing Squeeze and Episode and the information is available on their websites.

If you’re interested in learning more about Sorenson Squeeze or Episode in one of our training classes, give us a call. You can attend our 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training or our 1-Day Episode Pro Training On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for other countries if you are an international student.

Convert multiple .MOD files with MPEG Streamclip

Posted by Derrick on December 2, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Convert multiple .MOD files with MPEG Streamclip to improve your video compression workflows. MPEG Streamclip created by SQUARED 5 has long been one of my favorite video compression and encoding tools for close to 10 years. It’s by far one of the best free video and audio encoding tools that I’ve seen around. In addition, it’s a wonderful tool for performing batch compression or converting of files from one format to another. If you need to convert multiple .MOD files from .MOV, H.264 or to other formats, then consider using MPEG Streamclip. Now, when I talk of multiple file conversion I’m talking about converting/encoding 100 or 200 files. You can convert even more files if you’d like.

To get a feel of some of the other tasks you can do with MPEG Streamclip review some of the previous blog write-ups below:

Converting hundreds of MOD video files to .MOV

Working with MPEG-1 Muxed Media Files

Making Video Adjustments Encoding with MPEG Streamclip

If you’d like to learn more hands-on tasks, you can attend one of our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training classes. Give us a call to sign up to attend our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Trainings On-site, On-line, in Orlando, Florida or Columbus, Ohio. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student. You can also call for video or audio encoding consulting if you’re not interested in one of the trainings