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
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  • 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

Wowza Media Server Produces Thankfulness

Posted by Derrick on November 28, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Wowza Media Server produces thankfulness for me and I’m sure for many other organizations, companies, churches and educational institutions. However, today we’ll focus on what I’m thankful for.  Since it’s creation around 2008, Wowza Media Server has been changing the landscape of streaming media and it’s been a pleasure to be able to enjoy the ride.  There have been so many features that have been developed for Wowza over the years.  Since it’s Thanksgiving, here’s a blog post with a Thanksgiving theme.  By the way, Happy Thanksgiving!

Below are the Wowza Media Server features I’m most grateful for this Thanksgiving:

  • The Option to Implement RTSP Streaming
  • Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for delivery to iOS Devices and Other Devices
  • The Ability to View Wowza Media Server Activity Remotely
  • Server Side Recording of Live Streaming
  • The Capacity to Re-stream SHOUTcast streams
  • The Option for Re-streaming IP Cameras
  • Live Stream Repeater Capabilities
  • The Option to Utilize Load Balancing for Multiple Servers
  • The nDVR AddOn to Implement DVR Experiences
  • Wowza Transcoder AddOn for Encoding Live Streams to Multiple Bit Rates
  • The TV Channel Style Streaming Feature
  • The Option to Implement Servide-side Secure Token

If you would like to learn more about the Wowza items I’m thankful for, attend one of our Wowza Training classes.
You can give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Media Server 3 Trainings, Advanced 1 1/2 Day Wowza Media Server Training, 1-Day Wowza Media Server Advanced Topics Training – 201, or 1-Day Amazon EC2 Wowza Server Training On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. You can also call for Wowza consulting. 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.

Load Balancing Consulting for Wowza Media Server

Posted by Derrick on November 26, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Load Balancing consulting for Wowza Media Server is available to clients of Freeman Compression Inc.. If you’d like to implement a large-scale streaming set-up and allow all of your Wowza servers to work together, load balancing would benefit you. With the Wowza load balancing you can continue to add edge servers into the mix and have viewers directed to the least loaded edge server in the pool of streaming servers. Our company can assist you with the load balancing set-up or you could attend our Advanced 1 1/2 Day Wowza Media Server Training classes and learn how to configure Wowza load balancing yourself.

Give us a call about consulting for load balancing with Wowza or contact us to sign up to attend one of our Advanced 1 1/2 Day Wowza Media Server Training classes, which discusses the topic. The training is available On-site, On-line, in Orlando, Florida and 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.