Free Wirecast and Wowza Streaming Engine Training in Atlanta

Posted by Derrick217 on March 26, 2016 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

There will be a Free Wirecast and Wowza Streaming Engine Training in Atlanta, Georgia, at Georgia Tech University. The training will take place on Monday, April 11, 2016, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm in Room 321 in the Georgia Tech Student Center. If you’re in or near Atlanta, Georgia and need to get familiar with Wirecast and Wowza Streaming Engine, make sure you attend this Free training in Atlanta. The training will get you up to speed with Live Streaming using Telestream’s Wirecast and streaming delivery with Wowza Media System’s Wowza Streaming Engine. The training session will be taught by Instructor, and Video Streaming and Compression Consultant, Derrick Freeman.

Software featured in training:

Wowza Streaming Engine 4
Wirecast 6

The training will provide the following:

  • An Overview of Wowza Streaming Engine 4
  • An Overview of Wirecast 6
  • Details on how to use Wowza Streaming Engine Manager
  • Instruction on how to configure Live Streaming with Wowza Streaming Engine
  • Instruction on how to send Live Streams with Wirecast
  • Directions on how to configure on-demand adaptive streaming with Wowza
  • Directions on how to adjust compression settings in Wirecast
  • Instruction on how to configure shots with audio in Wirecast
  • Instruction on how to configure shots with video in Wirecast
  • Details on how to add titles in Wirecast
  • Instruction on how to adjust source settings in Wirecast
  • Details on to import media into Wirecast

Also, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask questions during the training session. If you’d like to attend the training, e-mail us at info@freemancompression.com to register for the event in Atlanta.

Training Location:
Georgia Tech University
Room 321 in the Georgia Tech Student Center
350 Ferst Drive Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

Venue map: http://studentcenter.gatech.edu/explore/map/Pages/default.aspx

Paid Parking is available in the lot right next to the Georgia Tech Student Center.

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Wowza Streaming Engine Excites Streaming Industry

Posted by Derrick on February 18, 2014 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Wowza Streaming Engine Excites Streaming Industry.  Wowza Media Systems, LLC, provider of Simply Powerful Streaming media server software, recently launched its new Wowza Streaming Engine, the most flexible and extensible video streaming software on the market with more powerful performance capabilities and a new intuitive management interface for easily deploying, managing and monitoring live and video on demand (VOD) streaming to any device.

Simplified Streaming Software

The customizable and scalable Wowza Streaming Engine software is the newest version of the company’s industry leading server software, formerly known as Wowza Media Server, that powers reliable streaming of high-quality video in any format to any device for businesses ranging from the Fortune 100 to SMBs, nonprofits and educational institutions to government agencies. Nearly half of the leading Content Delivery Networks in the world rely on Wowza to deliver engaging, high-quality video to the widest range of viewing devices on the market.

“In the streaming business, Wowza Media Server was a revolution in efficiency, simplicity and scalability, enabling businesses of all types and sizes to reliably stream any media to any device with unprecedented control,” said David Stubenvoll, Wowza CEO and co-founder. “Now, we’ve taken everything you love about Wowza and made it better. Wowza Streaming Engine represents a new era in streaming with improved flexibility, performance, full MPEG-DASH support and enhanced live streaming technology to deliver the best possible viewing experience.”

Video is increasingly important for businesses in every industry. While more than 90 percent of marketers use video as part of their campaigns, technical issues are a major hurdle for nearly one-fourth of companies looking to integrate video into their outreach efforts. Wowza Streaming Engine resolves those challenges with flexible streaming software for live and VOD that’s compatible with virtually any streaming environment.

“Wowza Streaming Engine makes it easy to set up a video streaming server and to monitor and manage our streaming operation—including real-time server metrics like CPU, memory and disk usage—which saves us time and money,” said Kenny Griffin with ResortCams.com, which uses Wowza to stream live webcams from dozens of locations in the U.S. and in Costa Rica. “The ability to access the Streaming Engine manager on a tablet or smartphone means I can even check in on the system when I’m away from the office.”

Powerful Functionality Puts Companies in Control

With both on-premises and cloud-based deployment options, Wowza Streaming Engine includes a wide range of customization options, allowing users to tailor streaming workflows to suit their specific needs. With Wowza Streaming Engine, users can:

  • Simplify delivery of any media to any device anywhere with a platform-agnostic, multi-format and multi-screen solution that transcodes any video input format into multiple formats automatically for reliable, high-quality delivery to any connected device.
  • Enjoy superior flexibility and control with customizable components and APIs within the Wowza software, which also integrates seamlessly with other systems and third-party solutions, allowing businesses to leverage existing technology investments.
  • Maximize audience reach and engagement by creating immersive viewing experiences with DVR-like features like pause, play and rewind on live streams, and the best possible quality playback on any device.
  • Deliver live and on-demand streaming at any scale from standard hardware or the cloud with powerful multi-threaded software.
  • Secure content, streams and networks with simultaneous, multi-level security options.
  • Prepare for future streaming standards with full support for MPEG-DASH, the new format standard that promises to streamline and converge delivery of video to any device.

User-Friendly Management

Simplifying the streaming workflow, the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager is a browser-based management portal that enables users to conveniently configure, monitor and measure streams and system resources in real time from any computer, tablet or mobile phone. With a consistent user experience across every browser, device and OS, and access to more real-time and historical metrics about server performance and content delivery and viewership, plus a fully integrated, multi-device test player, Wowza Streaming Engine Manager is a comprehensive, powerful and user-friendly dashboard for both new and advanced users.

To learn more about Wowza Media Systems and the new Wowza Streaming Engine, visit www.wowza.com.

Episode Engine for Split and Stitch Encoding on the Mac

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

Organizations and companies can consider Telestream’s Episode Engine for Spit and Stitch encoding on the Mac.  This encoding feature is one of the coolest I’ve seen because it takes advantage of cluster encoding.  With Episode Engine you can build your own cluster with computers and XServes on your network.  For those that are interested in high volume ultra fast encoding on the Mac platform using your internal network, Episode Engine is definitely something to consider.  With Telestream’s Episode Engine you can submit a video file to one of your designated Watch folders and then Engine can divide the video up amongst the encoding nodes in your cluster.  This makes the encoding process for each file much faster.  You could literally have 5 Xserves working on encoding one 30 or 60 minute video file.  So encoding 50 videos goes much faster than real time.

Here’s a glimpse of what Split and Stitch looks like.  The above image shows the video file divided into 8 sections and then each part can be sent to a node.  Once all of the 8 sections have finished encoding the file is brought back together into one file.  Split and Stich is great for long form content and for those that want to get video content on-line in the shortest amount of time.