Upcoming Training for Episode Encoder, Wirecast and Sawmill Professional

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

There is an upcoming training for Episode Encoder, Wirecast and Sawmill Professional in Orlando, Florida.  The sessions will be held at the Holiday Inn Express – Lake Buena Vista.  If you’re in or around Florida make sure you plan to attend this event. To get more familiar with video streaming and compression make sure you attend this Free Episode Encoder, Wirecast and Sawmill Professional Training in Orlando.  The training will get you up to speed with video encoding using Telestream’s Episode Encoder and webcasting with Telestream’s Wirecast.  The training day also includes Instructor and Video Streaming and Compression Consultant, Derrick Freeman, teaching attendees how to perform log file analysis using Sawmill Professional.  If you want to learn how to unlock the power of Sawmill Professional for analytics and learn how to enhances you streaming and compression projects sign up for the Free Training today. You can register for the Event in Orlando for Free at info@freemancompression.com or by calling 407.477.5837

1-Day Sawmill Professional Training

Posted by Derrick on September 3, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary: This Sawmill Professional training is designed to teach you how to take advantage of one of the best tools for analyzing log files.  With this tool you can analyze log files from Streaming Servers, Web Server, Apache Servers, Firewalls, FTP servers and many other devices. You’ll learn great tips for unlocking all the great features of Sawmill Professional by turning hard-to-read logs into easy-to-read tables. Our Certified Instructor will teach you how to process your log files. Learn how to resolve domain names, create custom reports, filter out unimportant database fields and gather data from specific cities and states. This training will also teach you other invaluable topics on log file analysis . When providing streaming videos on-line it’s important to be able to justify the need for streaming services to CEOs, Supervisors, Marketing Managers, TV Station Managers and other Professionals. Sawmill Professional helps you do that by providing detailed information about viewers, bandwidth usage, errors, most popular viewing days and many other items.  This class is available In-class, On-site and On-line.  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 Create Customized Reports
  • How to Resolve Domain Names
  • How to View Session Paths
  • Where to Locate Web Server and Streaming Server Log Files
  • How to Analyze Web Server and Streaming Server Log files
  • How to Analyze Apache Server, Firewall and FTP Server Log files
  • How to Use Filters for Remove Unwanted Data in a Report
  • How to Process Specific Time periods

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

Featured Software for Class

Class Overview

1. Sawmill Set-up

This portion of the class will walk students through the process of setting up Sawmill Professional. Students will learn how to set up Profiles for various log types. You’ll learn how to add additional users, specify the folders where your log files are located and how to add DNS information to resolve Domain Names. This portion on the class will also teach you how to add a customized name for a report.

2. Interface Overview

Get a feel for the Sawmill landscape as you learn where the most important interface items are located. This training module unlocks details about all the key areas that you’ll use in building your reports. You’ll learn about items such as: View Reports,View Config, Users, More Options, Log Filters, Admin, Database Info and other items.

3. Locating Web Server and Streaming Server Log Files

Before you can analyze your log files you have to first be able to find them. In this training you’ll learn where to find log files for a Web Server, Windows Media Streaming Server, Quicktime streaming Server and Wowza Flash Streaming Server.

4. Processing Web Server Logs

During this training you’ll learn how to set up your profile for performing log file analysis of Web Server log files. In addition to learning how to process files from a web server you’ll also learn about the available database fields that can be found when processing web server logs.

5. Processing Streaming Server Logs

You’ll learn how to set up your profile for performing log file analysis of Streaming Server log files. In addition to learning how to process files from a streaming server you’ll also learn about the available database fields that can be found when processing streaming server logs. You’ll also learn about the differences in information found on a web servers and streaming servers.

6. Processing Apache Server Logs

Sawmill Professional is great for processing Apache Server log files. Learn how to create reports that contain Hits, Pageviews, Spiders, Worms, Errors and other data. You can also gather information on the Web Browsers and Operating Systems your viewers use. This class will teach you how to gather information about Authenticated Users, Search Engines, Referrers, Broken Links and Server Responses.

7. Processing Firewall Logs

This portion of the training will teach you how to create reports using your Firewall log files. You’ll learn how to gather important information about who is attempting to connect to your server. In the class, we’ll create reports that provide information on Source IP Addresses, Destination IP Addresses, Source Ports, Destination Ports, and Session details.

8. Processing FTP Server Logs

In this training module, our Certified Instructor will show you how to create detailed reports for activity occurring on your FTP server. Your report will include details on User Names, File Types, Client IPs, Sessions, and Errors. These reports are great for making sure only authorized users are connecting and downloading files.

9. Resolving Domain Names

In your reports under Client IPs with the default settings, your IP Addresses will be displayed in tables only as numbers unless you resolve the Domain Names. You’ll learn where to add you DNS information so that when you create you reports you can see the Domain that viewers are coming from. This is an extremely valuable feature of Sawmill Professional.

10. Utilizing Filters

It’s great to take advantage of using filters in Sawmill Professional. With filters you can choose not to include certain database fields and items in your report. For example, if you don’t want to include a certain Domain Name or IP Address in your report you can make sure the information doesn’t get included by using a filter. In this part of the class you learn about all the great tasks you perform by applying filters.

11. Creating Customized Reports

If you have specific information that you would like to get out of your report on a regular basis, you can create a Customized Report. You can name the report and only include those items that you’re interested in. You can even take your Customized Reporting to a whole new level by adding a Menu Item name on the left hand sidebar. This is an amazing feature and our 1-Day Sawmill Professional training class will teach attendees how.

12. Understanding Session Paths

Viewing Session Paths is one of the coolest features of Sawmill Professional. This is a very important feature that Marketing departments might be interested in. Learn how to view session paths in this training module. What’s unique about viewing Session Paths is that you can see which videos users are viewing and then see where they go after viewing one particular video. This is helpful because you can see the activity of your  streaming viewers after they view certain videos.

13. Getting City, State and Country Demographics

Users can process web server and streaming server log files right down to the City to get the information they need. If you have specific cities that you want to target with a streaming media campaign, you can see if your videos are being viewed by individuals in those particular cities. Let this class show you how to get statistics on cities as well as states and countries.

Sawmill Professional can also process Microsoft Exchange Server, McAfee, Cisco, Coldfusion, Interscan, NetGear, Novell, Oracle, Symantec, Watchguard, and Windows Event logs. In total the application supports 819 log formats.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Sawmill Professional 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.

Video Streaming & Compression Training Classes

Posted by Derrick on July 18, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Our video streaming training classes feature Wowza Media Server, Sorenson Squeeze, Episode Pro, Wirecast and Sawmill Professional.

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

Wowza Media Server 3.5

This application is the flagship software for the Wowza Media Server 3.5 Training class and allows organizations and companies to have their own streaming server that supports Flash real-time streaming for on-demand and live streaming applications. Using this software, you’ll learn the key features of streaming server set-up, streaming Flash On2 Vp6 content, streaming Flash H.264 content , how to set-up live streaming and many other features. You’ll also learn how to stream live content with the On2 VP6 and H.264 codec.  Wowza Media System’s Wowza Media Server 3.5  boasts an enormous variety of capabilities which makes this class extremely exciting.

Sorenson Squeeze 8.5

Sorenson Squeeze 8.5 is featured in our Wowza Media Server 3.5 Training classes and our 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training. Squeeze is a simplistic yet powerful compression application that supports features such as automatic FTP to a Web Server or Streaming Server, Compression for the the mobile devices, iOS devices and compression to Windows Media, QuickTime, Real Media, Flash Video, MP3, MPEG-4/H.264 and many other formats.  Learn how to take advantage of this application for encoding Flash content for Wowza Media Server 3.5.

Episode Pro

Episode Pro is an amazing compression tool and has ultra fast encoding speeds. This tool is available on the Mac and PC platforms and provides encoding to Windows Media, Real Media, Flash Video, QuickTime, MPEG-4/H.264 and many other media formats. Episode Pro is designed for the user that wants more control over the video compression process and their compression settings. The many different options and filters available in Episode Pro are amazing!  The latest version of Episode 6 is superior to previous versions and has many outstanding enhancements.  Attend our 1-Day Episode Pro Training class to get familiar with this compression tool and new features.

Wirecast

Wirecast is an amazing tool for live webcasting from the desktop on Mac and PC. This application is loaded with features and you’ll learn how to stream Flash, Windows Media and QuickTime content using.  Wirecast is featured in our 1-Day Wirecast Live Streaming Training. This training is great for non-technical professionals as well as video editors, web developers, producers and other media professionals. Whether you’re using a a Wowza Media Streaming Server, QuickTime Streaming Server or Windows Media Streaming Server this class will benefit you.  Our class will also get you familiar with Wirecast live streaming to the Top Content Delivery Networks.


Sawmill Professional 8.6

Sawmill Professional 8.6 helps users take advantage of their steaming media investment. As part of the Wowza Media Server Training your instructor will teach you how to process the streaming server log files from your Wowza server to create detailed streaming reports. The streaming reports are beneficial in giving supervisors, management professionals and technical staff a better understanding of the viewing habits of your on-line audience. Log file analysis is extremely important and logs are stored on many streaming servers as well as hardware devices and software applications. That’s why Sawmill Professional is feature in our 1-Day Sawmill Professional Training in addition to our 1-Day Wowza Media Server Training.

2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training

Learning about streaming video and compression can be an overwhelming experience but this class will guide you through the process of adding streaming video to your website or delivering it to your devices.  You’ll gain a better understanding of streaming video, compression, real-time streaming, downloadable streaming and live streaming. You will learn important concepts and techniques for compressing your videos. Participants will be educated on how to convert videos to Windows Media, QuickTime, Real Media, Flash video, and H.264.  This class is a great introduction for video professionals, IT Professionals, multimedia developers, web designers, government producers and educational professionals that need to start adding video and audio content on-line.  What’s unique about this training is you’ll work hands on with video compression and authoring.  During Day 1 of the Video Streaming and Compression Training focuses on video compression and preparing content in various formats and flavors for delivery. During Day 2 students will get a better understanding of the web authoring process for streaming video.

1-Day Wowza Media Server 3.5 Training (PC)

This class is designed to help you set-up your Wowza Media Server 3 streaming server which supports Flash Streaming. Students will get a better understanding of how on-demand streaming and live streaming works for the Wowza Media Server 3. This training will cover Flash encoding using the On2 VP6 codec as well as Flash encoding using the H.264 codec and how to deliver these files from Wowza Media Server. Learning to stream Flash video using Wirecast with the Wowza Media Server 3.5 is a special topic that is included in this training class. Flash video is one of the most exciting developments in streaming video and you’ll learn how to take advantage of it with the Wowza streaming server. Take advantage of cross-platform, cross-browser video playback that the Flash format provides with the Wowza Media Server 3.5.

1-Day Wowza Media Server 3.5 Training (Mac)

This class is designed to help you set-up your Wowza Media Server 3.5 streaming server which supports Flash Streaming. Students will get a better understanding of how on-demand streaming and live streaming works for the Wowza Media Server 3. This training will cover Flash encoding using the On2 VP6 codec as well as Flash encoding using the H.264 codec and how to deliver these files from Wowza Media Server 3.5. Learning to stream Flash video using Wirecast and QuickTime Broadcaster with the Wowza Media Server 3 is a special topic that is included in this training class. Flash video is one of the most exciting developments in streaming video and you’ll learn how to take advantage of it with the Wowza streaming server. Take advantage of cross-platform, cross-browser video playback that the Flash format provides with Wowza Media Server 3.5.

1-Day Episode Pro Training

Learn how to compress videos in this 1-Day Episode Pro training to formats like QuickTime, Real Media, Flash, Windows Media and H.264. As one of the best applications for craft encoding, Episode Pro 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 encode to 25 Mbps and higher MPEG-2 files, how to encode Multiple Bit Rate Real Media video files, and how to add and adjust filters. Our Episode Pro Training class is available On-site or On-line. Contact us for more details.

1-Day Wirecast Live Streaming Training

Get familiar with Live streaming for Flash, Windows Media and QuickTime. This class will have you up and running with Wirecast quickly. This training is great for non-technical professionals as well as video editors, web developers, producers and other media professionals. Whether you’re using a a Wowza Streaming Server, QuickTime Streaming Server or Windows Media Streaming Server this class will benefit you. Our class will also get you familiar with Wirecast live streaming to the Top Content Delivery Networks as well as Ustream and Mogulus . This class is amazing and you’ll gain all kinds of ideas for delivering your live streaming events.

1-Day Sorenson Squeeze 8.5 Training

This class is designed to give you a better understanding of Sorenson Squeeze. Sorenson Squeeze  8.5 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 interface, students will learn about the different video input options, how to compression to various formats, how to compress content for video ipods/video podcasts, how to adjust compression settings and the process for encoding a DVD inside the Sorenson Squeeze application.

The Wowza Media Server training class, Sorenson Squeeze Training, Wirecast Training and Episode Pro Training are available in Columbus, On-line and On-site at your location. View our Video Streaming and Compression Training Schedule to see when the next classes are being taught.  Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information about training classes or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.  Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.