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


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 Individuals from any country can attend our on-line training classes.

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 Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

Datasat Technologies and Network Foundation Technologies Announce Strategic Alliance

Posted by Derrick on April 27, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Datasat Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce their strategic alliance with Network Foundation Technologies (NiFTy).Working together, the companies plan to further develop high-speed broadband technologies and the delivery of video content.

“High-speed broadband is the future and we are in the right place at the right time,” stated Chris Thomas, President and CEO of Datasat Technologies. Utilizing wireless 802.11n technology, Datasat Technologies’ suite of products allows for high definition video content delivery, providing new solutions for interactive media and live streaming events.

“Through our shared commitment to technology we embark on this collaborative venture and anticipate many successes in the years to come,” said Marcus Morton, NiFTy’s President and co-founder. NiFTy provides complete end-to-end online broadcasting services with a patented technology that is optimized for live and long-play content.

Datasat Technologies and NiFTy both currently offer technology systems that are scalable and cost effective.

NiFTy was the first and only broadcaster to offer live broadcasting for professional sports leagues, that included all games, all teams, for entire seasons, completely Free-For-View to the viewer. Earlier this month, NiFTy announced their renewed partnership with the Arena Football League to air the 2010 season on the AFL Live online broadcast network, beginning April 2nd. And most recently, NiFTy received the Governor’s Award for Technology Company of the Year by the Louisiana Technology Council in recognition of the company’s advanced technology applications.

The Datasat Technologies’ solution allows for the reliable, high-speed delivery of digital communications using 802.11n wifi technology to deliver – broadband internet, cellular telephony and interactive media. The entrepreneur behind Datasat Technologies, Phil Emmel, also established Datasat Communications, a global leader in satellite network solutions. Datasat Technologies recently participated in the FCC’s panel on Address Challenges to Broadband Deployment Financing.

Through their strategic alliance, Datasat Technologies and NiFTy look to provide new solutions for video broadcasting and web content delivery.

Fifth Patent Awarded for Network Foundation Technologies’ Online Broadcasting Technology

Posted by Derrick on March 14, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Network Foundation Technologies (NiFTy) has received an Issue of Notification from the U.S. Patent Office for its latest patent (#7,664,840, ‘Systems for Distributing Data Over a Computer Network and Methods for Arranging Nodes for Distribution of Data Over a Computer Network (Vtree)’). This represents the fifth and latest in a series of patents issued to date, with eight additional patents pending, related to NiFTy’s innovative online distributed broadcasting technology. The technology utilizes the shared bandwidth of all viewers to redistribute the broadcast content, dramatically reducing the broadcaster’s bandwidth and server costs (50% reduction and higher) of reaching large online audiences, while still ensuring excellent broadcast and picture quality.

“The receipt of this new patent further validates NiFTy’s vision for streaming live video,” said Dr. Mike O’Neal, NiFTy’s founder, Chief Scientist and named inventor on the patent. “The cost of traditional CDN (Content Delivery Network) technology, used by virtually all other online broadcasters today, is prohibitively expensive for both small and very large broadcasters, resulting in either small customers not to broadcasting at all, or large customers limiting their viewing audience to reduce cost. NiFTy’s technology, coupled with its range of broadcasting services, provides an affordable platform, making possible for the first time a viable Free-For-View, ad supported broadcasting model.”

NiFTy provides complete end-to-end online broadcasting services, specializing in LIVE long-play sports content, beginning with the patented distributed broadcasting technology at the core, customer branded media players, hosting and distribution, ad insertion, advertising marketing and sales services, On Demand viewing and end-user customer support. NiFTy was the first broadcasting company to provide a complete Free-For-View (no cost to the viewer) model for a professional sports league, with LIVE broadcasting of all games, for all teams, for the entire season. NiFTy continues this model for the third consecutive year of providing broadcasts of the sport of arena football, with the new season starting in April 2010.

LimelightSTREAM powers BeeTV delivery over DoCoMo 3G network

Posted by Derrick on March 13, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Limelight Networks, Inc.  announced that Avex Broadcasting & Communications Inc. has selected LimelightSTREAM to power its mobile TV service, BeeTV. As a content delivery network (CDN) partner, Limelight Networks enables Avex to reduce stress on its infrastructure system while also providing BeeTV subscribers with a smoother streaming experience on the go.

The BeeTV service takes advantage of Limelight Networks’ robust, global network to ensure faster, more reliable streaming for consumers. With direct connections to more than 900 access networks, the Limelight CDN extends the reach of the mobile TV service and speeds up delivery to the BeeTV audience.

Since May 2009, Avex has provided its content via the Limelight CDN to support widespread and enhanced distribution in a highly secure environment. This partnership between Limelight Networks and BeeTV showcases the comprehensive streaming capabilities of the LimelightSTREAM product, and its ability to support audiences of any size, anywhere in the world.