Sawmill Professional Provides Log Analysis

Posted by Derrick on November 23, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Sawmill Professional provides log analysis. Today many individuals and organizations get their analytics and reporting from programs such as Google Analytics. In this scenario, what reports you can get are determined by the features provided by Google. However, if you’d like to get your own customized reports based on the log files on your web server, streaming server or network device, then you can use Sawmill Professional. When you create reports using Sawmill Professional it can help you better understand international, national and local viewers better. It can also help you enhance your website, streaming content and details of those using your network. With Sawmill Professional you can process over 850 log formats and you can analyze the logs of almost any network device or tool that creates log files. There are far too many features than what can be shared in a blog post. That’s why we have a full day training class on Sawmill Professional.

If you’d like to learn more about log analysis you can attend one of our 1-Day Sawmill Professional Training classes to get a better understanding log analytics with Sawmill. You can attend the 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 your country if you are an international student.

Learn How to Create TV Channels with Wowza Media Server

Posted by Derrick on November 9, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Learn How to Create TV Channels with Wowza Media Server. This is one of the topics in our Wowza Advanced Topics Training – 201, which includes many advanced topics. 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 based on your desired playback at a specific time. In this portion of the training, you’ll learn how to encode your content to H.264 and how to configure it in your playlist. You’ll also learn about other configuration items needed to implement 24/7 TV Channel Style Streaming. In addition, the instructor will teach students about the pros and cons of utilizing TV Channel Style Streaming.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Wowza Advanced Topics Training – 201 classes 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 your country if you are an international student.

ROKU Streaming Channels Continue to Grow

Posted by Derrick on May 7, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

ROKU streaming channels continue to grow, which means that the delivery to this device will become commonplace.  What’s exciting is this continues to grow the use and need for streaming consulting services.  For clients providing on-demand streaming content they’ll need to plan for a large amount of encoding which allows content to be available at several different data rates for Adaptive Streaming.  Many on-demand content providers are beginning to remove older episodes of their video content from their websites and transitioning it to ROKU channels.  This is a great way to repurpose and  monitize video content.

In addition to On-demand Streaming channels, many Live Streaming channels are becoming available. For this year’s presidential inauguration I was able to watch it Live from the Wall Street Journal channel on my ROKU.  One of my favorite Live Streaming Channels is Time Warner which makes Live Streams of many of their channels available on the ROKU for their customers.

If you’d like to learn how you can create Live Streaming and On-demand Channels for the ROKU give us a call for consulting or to take a training class.  You can 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.

Create a Portable DVD Collection with Drive-in

Posted by Derrick on October 11, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

If you’re a Mac user looking to make your DVD collection portable without having to take your entire DVD collection on the road with,  you should consider using Telestream’s Drive-in.  This tool can create Disk images of your DVDs provided you have the Original DVDs from when you purchased your movie along with the DVD cases which includes the ISBN numbers.  You can put your DVD collection on your laptop or an external FireWire drive.  Read more details about Drive-in.

1-Day Wirecast Live Streaming Training

Posted by Derrick on April 5, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary:
wordmark-wirecastOur Wirecast Live Streaming training will get you familiar with Live Streaming Wirecast and many of the features available in the program.  This class will have you up and running with Wirecast 7 quickly.  This training is great for non-technical professionals as well as video editors, webcast producers, web developers, producers and other media professionals. Whether you’re using a Wowza Streaming Engine, YouTube, Ustream or your on Flash Streaming Server, this class will benefit you.  Our class will also get you familiar with the Wirecast Cam and Web Stream streaming features. In addition to learning about the many features of Wirecast, our class will provide you with many great ideas for delivering your live streaming events.

Students will learn the following in this training:

  • How to set up Live Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine
  • How to configure Live Streaming to Facebook
  • How to set up Live streaming to Content Delivery Networks
  • How to use the ISO  Recording feature in Wirecast for Live Streaming
  • How to set-up Program Replays with Live Streams
  • How to  implement Live Streaming using Video Playlists
  • How to enable Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming events
  • How to record Live Streams to disk
  • How to utilize Wirecast Cam and Web Stream in Live Streaming events
  • How to use lower thirds during your Webcasts
  • How to Live Stream using capture devices

Cost: $790
Class is available for Mac and PC platforms

Students are provided with the following:

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

Software Featured in the class:

wirecastwirecast go

 

VIEW UPCOMING TRAINING SCHEDULE

Class Overview

1. Live Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine

This section of the training will cover the procedure for setting up Live streaming using Wowza Streaming Engine. Students will learn all of the necessary Wirecast configurations to stream live to the streaming server.  This portion of the class will show students the items that need to be set-up on Wowza Streaming Engine for Live Streaming to work properly.  You’ll also learn how to configure your streaming for playback on Android and iOS devices.

2. Live Streaming with Facebook Live

This section of the training will cover the procedure for setting up streaming to Facebook Live using Wirecast.  Students will learn all of the necessary Wirecast configurations  to stream live to the social media platform.  You’ll learn how to delivery Live Streams to Posts, Groups, and Events.  You’ll also learn how to configure your Privacy setting and Stream Type.

3. Live streaming to Content Delivery Networks (Ustream, YouTube, & Twitch)

Learn how to perform live encoding to your Content Delivery Network.  You’ll see first hand the available options and settings for use with the Top CDNs and what information needs to be included in your Wirecast destination.  This training module will include showing students how to send Live Streams to Ustream, YouTube, & Twitch.

4. Using the ISO Recordings in Wirecast Live Streaming Events 

With Wirecast, you can use ISO recordings which is a tremendous benefit.  The portion of the training will assist you in set-up your ISO source and configuring your settings.  You’ll also learn about the various options with the the ISO  Recording  feature.  You’ll also learn how to configure Hotkeys for your ISO  recording.

5. Using Program Replays  with Live Streams

This training class also teaches students how to set up Program Replays.  Students will learn how to use create replays, start replays, and update replays.  You’ll also learn how to use the Mark In for Replays.

6. Live Streaming Using Video Playlists 

This training module will show users how to implement Video Playlists for Live Streaming events. You’ll  learn how to include name playlists, add videos to playlists, and configure playlist settings.

7.  Enabling Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming Events 

What’s great about Wirecast is that you can enable the ability  to view Twitter Feeds within your Live Streams. Attendees will learn how to configure Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming events in this portion of the training.  You’ll learn how to authenticate your Twitter  account within Wirecast, display your Message Feed, and configure your rotation of messages.  You’ll also learn how to choose to display your User Timeline, Home Timeline, or Favorites.  Most importantly, attendees will learn how to select which messages will be displayed Live.

8. Recording Files to Disk and Streaming to Multiple Destinations

This portion of the class teaches students how to record Webcasts to disk for archiving or On-demand. This feature is great when you need an desktop recording of you Live Streaming event or activity.  You instructor will teach you how to configure your compression settings for recording to MOV, MP4, and WMV containers.  You’ll learn what  The instructor will also show students how to stream Live video to Multiple Destinations. In addition, attendees will learn how to configure customized encoding settings for Live Streaming.

9. Capture Device Set-up 

This portion of the class teaches students how to configure a Capture Device in Wirecast.  There are many external devices that work with Wirecast, and this training module will show you how they can be configured.  You’ll also learn how to configure Audio Properties and the System Device Properties for your device.

10. Wirecast Cam and Web Stream Set-up 

In this part of the training student will learn how to set up Wirecast Cams and Web Streams in Wirecast.  As your instructor teaches about the Wirecast Cam feature, you’ll learn how to use your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) as a remote camera.  In addition, you’ll learn how to stream content from your iPhone and iPad using Wirecast Go.  You’ll also learn about Web Streams in this portion of the training. This gives users the ability to take IP Cameras or other network cameras into Wirecast using such protocols as RTMP, RTSP, MMS, or HTTP.

11. Utilizing other Wirecast features (Screen capture, Picture-N-Picture, Titles and Audio)

Students will learn how to configure and utilize the following in this portion of the training: Screen capture, Picture-N-Picture, Titles and Audio.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-line, On-site, or 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.