Streaming Church Services with Wirecast

Posted by Derrick on November 18, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Streaming church services with Wirecast is a great option for delivering Live Streaming to church members, pastors and other individuals. Many times people need to tune in to church services while on vacation, out of town, when they can make it to church or when they just want to view events from home. Media Departments for churches can purchase Wirecast Live Encoding software to make things easier in providing Live Streaming of all their events and church services. What’s great about Wirecast is that the software works similar to a video production switcher in software. You can easily switch between multiple cameras, videos and other sources. There are also several options for using lower thirds or titles in webcasts. An excellent streaming feature about Wirecast is it can work with many different streaming protocols such as RTMP, RTSP or MMS. In addition, it works well if you’re delivering streams with a streaming server that supports mobile devices, Android devices and those that support iOS devices. If you’re looking for a Live Encoder then this is a great tool to have in your media production kit.

If you’d like to learn more about Live Streaming and Wirecast give us a call to sign up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. You can also call for Live Streaming or Wirecast consulting. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. Our classes are also available to students in other countries. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

Get Familiar with Encoding and Video Compression

Posted by Derrick217 on November 5, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Get familiar with encoding and video compression quickly, by participating in our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training class.  Today there are so many options for delivering streaming media and on-line content. Not only is video content provided on-line but now it also needs to be available on mobile devices, iOS devices, tablets and set-top boxes. Our 2-Day training will assist you with providing your videos on many platforms and covers such important topics as Adaptive Streaming, HTML5 Encoding, Video Codecs, Audio Codecs, WebM, Ogg, H.264 and Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). You instructor will also teach you how to customize compression presets by setting values as 2-Pass CBR, 2-Pass VBR, Multi-pass, B-frames, 1-Pass VBR, Profiles, Levels and many more items. In addition to learning how to create presets, you’ll learn how to choose the correct data rate, frames per second, and resolution for your different types of deliveries. What’s great about the 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training class is you can transfer the knowledge you learn to any compression software.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training 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.

1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training

Posted by Derrick on September 2, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary:

This Sorenson Squeeze training is designed to give you a better understanding of Sorenson Squeeze and help you with future encoding projects. Sorenson Squeeze is one of the best kept secrets and this class will help you unlock its many benefits. In addition to learning about the Sorenson Squeeze 9 interface, students will learn about the different video input options, how to compression to various formats, how to compress content for iOS Devices, how to adjust compression settings and the process for encoding to tablets. Our Sorenson Squeeze 9 Training class is available In-class, On-site or On-line.  This class is great for Videographers, IT professionals, Video Editors, Producers and other Professionals. Contact us at 407.477.5837 or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com for more details about this training class.

In this training students will also learn:

  • How to encode to QuickTime, WebM, Flash, Windows Media, VC-1 and H.264
  • How to encode Real-time and Downloadable streaming videos
  • The process for encoding numerous videos using Watch Folders
  • How to FTP output files to a Streaming Server or a Web Server
  • How to set-up filters for encoding projects
  • How to encode for Adaptive Streaming

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
  • HTML and HTML5 Streaming Templates
  • Video recording of the entire training session

Featured Software for Class

Sorenson Squeeze 9

Class Overview

1. Interface Overview

Your instructor will show you the different features of the interface to get you familiar with the Sorenson Squeeze. This part of the class will cover Video Input, Filters, Format & Compression Setting, Batch Tree, Details, Sorenson 360, Publishing, and Preview Windows.

2. Video Input Options

For this training module you will learn how to use the different video input options. Learn how to input stand-alone videos, use watch folders and capture video all within the Squeeze application. You can input several stand-alone videos for batch encoding or encode a large amount of videos for hands-free encoding.  Capturing videos from a video camera or video deck with Sorenson Squeeze 9 is one of the application’s greatest benefits. Learn how this is done in this portion of the class.

3. Encoding Downloadable Streaming Videos

You will encode videos for downloadable streaming in formats such as: QuickTime, H.264, Windows Media, WebM and Flash. This part of the class will teach you how to get the quality you desire for your downloadable streaming videos by teaching you how to adjust the various Format & Compression Settings for your desired format in Sorenson Squeeze 9. Learn how to take a compression preset and customize it for better quality.

4. Encoding Real-time Streaming Videos

Learn how to encode QuickTime and H.264 videos for a Streaming Server.  You will also learn how to encode Windows Media, and Flash videos for real-time streaming.  This portion of the class will inform you on different tools to use when compressing your videos for Streaming Servers.

5. Format and Compression Settings

This training module will cover the details of adjusting the different presets under the Format and Compression Settings. Learn how to set parameters such as: Data rate, Sample Size, Sample Rate, Encoding Method, Frame Size, Frame Rate and Key Frame Every. This portion of the class will help demystify many of the compression settings in Squeeze.

6. Working with Filters

You will learn how to adjust your filters for your compression projects. Learn when to use Deinterlace, Noise Reduction, Normalize Audio, Hue, Brightness, Contrast, and Cropping filters.  You will learn how to apply filters to your videos as well as specifying a default filter for all compression jobs.

7. Encoding for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch)

Students will learn how to compress video content for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch using Sorenson Squeeze 8.5. Participants will learn how to adjust their compression settings to get high quality results using the proper compression profile. Attendees will also learn the best frame sizes and data rates to use when delivering to Apple devices. The instructor will also share with students how these videos can be delivered on the Wowza Media Server.

8. 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 very comfortable with preparing for adaptive delivery.

9. Encoding for Tablets

In this portion of the training class you’ll learn the the process for compressing your videos to tablets such as Samsung, Galaxy, Amazon Kindle Fire and others. 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 these types of devices.

10. Encoding for Mobile Devices

With so many mobile devices available today, it’s essential to know how to prepare streaming content for these devices. Many individuals usually spend hours trying to understand how to get videos to playback on the various devices properly. This training module will get you familiar with things quickly and will allow you to be comfortable with encoding to Android devices and the many other smartphones available on the market today.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Sorenson Squeeze Trainings.  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.

Episode Pro Training

Posted by Derrick on July 12, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary:

Learn how to compress videos in this 1-Day Episode Pro training to formats like QuickTime, Flash, WebM, Windows Media, VC-1 and H.264. As one of the best applications for craft encoding, Episode Pro 6 gives users the power to make a wide number of adjustments and changes to compression settings, filters and many other settings.  With Episode Pro users have total control over the adjustments that they would like to make for their encoding jobs.  This one day class gives users hands-on tips and tricks for utilizing this video compression tool. Students will learn how to encode to all the popular video formats for Web Server and Streaming Server delivery.  In addition attendees will learn how to iOS Devices and Adaptive Streaming. Our Episode Pro Training class is available On-site, On-line or In-Class. Contact us for more details.

Episode Pro training class schedule

In this training students will also learn:

  • How to encode to QuickTime, WebM, Flash, Windows Media, VC-1 and H.264 formats
  • How to encode Real-time and Downloadable streaming videos
  • How to set-up Filters for Encoding Projects
  • How to utilize Deployments
  • How to choose the proper codec for your output format
  • How to compress videos for iOS Devices
  • How to encode for Mobile devices
  • How to add watermarks when encoding

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
  • HTML and HTML5 Streaming Templates
  • Video recording of the entire training session

Featured Software for Class

Episode Pro 6

Class Overview

1. Interface Overview

Your instructor will show you the different features of the interface to get you familiar with the application quickly. This part of the class will cover Bookmarks, Compression Settings, the Job Batch, the Settings Editor, and the various Tabs within the Compression Settings. This part of the training will also cover the Source and Preview windows along with how to choose a custom output location for your encodes.

2. Encoding Downloadable Streaming Videos

You will encode videos for downloadable streaming in formats such as: QuickTime, H.264, Windows Media, VC-1, WebM, and Flash. This part of the class will teach you how to get the quality you desire for your downloading streaming videos.  Learn how to adjust the various Compression Settings for your desired format and how to choose the proper codec in Episode Pro 6. You’ll also learn how to take a default compression preset and customize it for better quality.

3. Encoding Real-time Streaming Videos

Learn how to encode real-time streaming videos for streaming server delivery to QuickTime, H.264, Windows Media, VC-1, WebM and Flash file formats. Also learn about hinting and how to deliver real-time QuickTime and H.264 files for a QuickTime Streaming Server, Flash Streaming Server or Helix Universal streaming Server.  You’ll learn what you will need to consider when compressing your videos for Streaming Servers such as: bandwidth considerations, target audiences, frame size, frames per second and other items.

4. Compression Settings

This portion of the class will cover the details of adjusting the many compression presets. Learn how to set parameters such as: Data rate, Sample Size, Sample Rate, Encoding Method, Frame Size, Frame Rate, Frames Per Second, Profile, Key Frame Every.  Also learn which codecs to use with your desired output format.

5. Adding and Adjusting Filters

You will learn how to add and adjust filters for your compression presets. Learn how to add and adjust Deinterlace, Noise Reduction, Contrast, Fade, Smoothing, Burn Timecode and Watermark filters along with many others.

6. Encoding for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch)

Students will learn how to compress video content for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch using Sorenson Squeeze 8.5. Participants will learn how to adjust their compression settings to get high quality results using the proper compression profile. Attendees will also learn the best frame sizes and data rates to use when delivering to Apple devices. The instructor will also share with students how these videos can be delivered on the Wowza Media Server.

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 very comfortable with preparing for adaptive delivery.

8. Encoding for Tablets

In this portion of the training class you’ll learn the the process for compressing your videos to tablets such as Samsung, Galaxy, Amazon Kindle Fire and others. 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 these types of devices.

9. Encoding for Mobile Devices

With so many mobile devices available today, it’s essential to know how to prepare streaming content for these devices. Many individuals usually spend hours trying to understand how to get videos to playback on the various devices properly. This training module will get you familiar with things quickly and will allow you to be comfortable with encoding to Android devices and the many other smartphones available on the market today.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Episode Encoder Pro Trainings in Columbus or On-line.  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.