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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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.

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.

Adding Credentials in Flash Media Live Encoder

Posted by Derrick on May 10, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Adding Credentials in Flash Media Live Encoder is a little confusing. That’s because you won’t find a place in the FMLE interface to add your user name and password.  Usually you need to add credentials to authenticate to your Flash Streaming Server for publishing Live Streams.

Here’s how it works in Flash Media Live Encoder.  First, input the RTMP path to your streaming server in the encoder and then start the stream. Once you attempt to connect to the Flash Streaming Server the credentials dialog box will appear in FMLE. Input your user and password and you can start streaming.

If you’d like to learn more about streaming and compression give us a call to sign up to attend one of our Video Streaming and Compression Trainings in On-site, On-line or in 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.

Video Encoding Training Available in Flash Streaming Classes

Posted by Derrick on February 8, 2011 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Video encoding training available in Flash Streaming classes. Our Wowza Training 1-Day classes give students an opportunity to learn about video compression. Many video editors, videographers and other professionals are not as familiar in this area. Instead of taking days and weeks studying let our video encoding instructor teach you what you need to know. Learning about Wowza Streaming Server set-up and video encoding is an intangible benefit of our 1-Day Wowza Media Server Training.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Media Server Training classes in Orlando or 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.

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.