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.

Wowza Advanced Topics Training – 201

Posted by Derrick217 on October 10, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Prerequisite: It is recommended that students who attend this training first participate in our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training or have  basic working knowledge of Wowza Streaming Engine.

Cost: $790
Class is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms (Training also available on Amazon EC2). 

Class Summary:

The 1-Day Wowza Advanced Topics Training – 201 teaches on several advanced topics. During this training you’ll also learn how to set up the Wowza nDVR and Wowza Transcoder. Other topics in this class include Creating TV Channel Style Streaming for 24/7 channels and other advanced topics. If you’re looking for advanced topics and techniques to utilize and manage Wowza Streaming Engine, this class provides that.

What students will learn in this training:

  • How to set up Wowza nDVR
  • How to set up the Wowza Transcoder
  • How to configure 24/7 Channels for TV Style Streaming
  • Live Origin and Live Stream Repeater Set-up
  • Set-up for Live Streaming with Wowza GoCoder
  • How to Delivery Live and On-demand streams to Roku Delivery

Students are provided with the following:

  • Training certificate
  • 3 hours of post training technical support
  • Video recording of the entire training session

Software Featured for Class

  • Wowza Streaming Engine 4.6
  • Wirecast 7
  • Bitmovin Player
  • JW Player

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1. nDVR Set-up

With Wowza you can provide Lives Streams and allow your viewers to be able control playback of the streams in a DVR-like manner. Therefore, users can watch a portion of a Live Stream even if part of the stream has already played. This training module will show attendees how to configure nDVR set-up for this purpose. This gives you DVR capabilities with Wowza Streaming Engine and records and caches streams. You’ll learn how to configure nDVR, how to set-up you application, where to record Live streams and how to configure playback for computers and devices.

2. Wowza Transcoder Set-up

Today, many users implementing Wowza Streaming Engine need a way to delivery Live Streams with multiple data rates for Adaptive Streaming. Wowza Transcoder allows you to do this. This module in this class will teach you how to set up and configure your Wowza Streaming Engine for Live Trancoding server-side. You’ll learn about the option to convert from MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 to a format such as H.264, which is supported with the server. You’ll also learn how to encode from H.264 and to delivery several Live streams with various data rates in H.264. This section of the training will also teach you how to adjust the various encoding settings with your Wowza encoding templates.

3. Live Origin and Live Stream Repeater Set-up

Learn how to set up an Origin Server and Live Stream Repeater with Wowza Streaming Engine. Our instructor will teach you how to easily configure your Origin and Edge servers to take advantage of the same Live Stream. This allows you to only send one Live stream to the Wowza Streaming Engine.

4. Creating TV Channel Style Streaming

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 at will for playback at a specific time. In this portion of training, you’ll learn how to encode your content and what items to configure in your playlist. In addition, the instructor will teach students how to configure other items needed to implement 24/7 TV Channel Style Streaming.

5. Live Streaming with Wowza GoCoder 

In this Advanced Wowza Streaming Engine Training module you’ll learn how to encode your Live Streams from iOS and Android devices using the Wowza GoCoder. This allows users to be able to record Live Streams while they are mobile and on-the-go.

6. Roku Delivery Overview

When it comes to delivering streaming content to Roku devices, Wowza Streaming Engine is one of the key tools for delivery.  Whether you’re delivering On-demand or Live Streaming, Wowza can be utilized. This portion of the training will walk students through the requirements and steps for getting streaming content on Roku devices.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Media Server Advanced Topics 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.

On-site Consulting and Training Holds Many Benefits

Posted by Derrick on November 11, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

On-site consulting and training holds many benefits.  For many organizations that need to get video streaming services up and running this is a perfect solution.  Overall you save on the cost of having multiple staff members trained.  Also, empowering more individuals allows many to share in the workload.  Recently, Freeman Compression Inc. provided On-site consulting and training to an organization in Nevada.  Prior to the On-site we created a Video Streaming Portal that supported Live Webcasts as well as On-demand Streaming with a Playlist and thumbnails with text.

On Day 1 we upgraded their Wowza Media Server Pro to Wowza Media Server 2 and installed applications for On-demand Streaming, Live Streaming, and Recording Live Streams. In addition, we made sure the Live Streaming was working properly with their workflow which used S-video and Composite video out of their cameras into their Dazzle converter.  Freeman Compression Inc. created the presets that would be used for Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder and saved them for future reference.  The rest of the day was spent making sure their video streaming operation was ready to go.

For Day 2 we provided training to 8 attendees.  Each attendee shared a workstation with their colleague.  We provided hands-on instruction for Video Streaming, Compression, Wowza Media Server 2, Adobe Flash Live Encoder, and Dreamweaver for Authoring streaming web pages.  Attendees learned how to configure regular Live Streaming as well as Live Stream Recording using Wowza Media Server.  They learned how to update their web pages for On-demand Streaming with playlists and for Live Webcasting.  Attendees also learned how to perform Batch Encoding and Watch Folder Encoding with Sorenson Squeeze.  This was so that they could manage their Encoding Workstation that we set up with encoding presets and compression filters for Flash Encoding.  Lastly, we provided a working example of how to restream RTSP IP Cameras or RTSP URLs and taught them how to use it.  The goal for our training day was making sure the organization could manage the video streaming operation after the training was complete. We accomplished that. One of of the attendees commented during the training session”This is pretty easy to do”.  That’s what Freeman Compression Inc.  likes to hear.  It let’s us know that we accomplished our job successfully, transferring the necessary information to our students.

Overall, the reason for creating their specific streaming workflows was to simplify the management of their video streaming operation and reduce the workload for their staff.  The organization’s video streaming provides Live Streaming capabilities with server side Live Stream Recording.   Video content will be made available after Live Webcasts as on-demand streams with minimal web authoring.  Videos that need to be encoded will be dropped into a folder on the Encoding Workstation and automatically encoded with Sorenson Squeeze.  After encoding videos will be automatically uploaded via the Squeeze FTP for on-demand viewing on Wowza Media Server.

It gives Freeman Compression Inc. great joy to empower organizations to successfully manage their video streaming operations.  Contact us if you’d like to schedule an On-site Training or Consult for your organization.  View the Video Streaming and Compression Trainings we have available.  Here’s a list of our Consulting Services.  Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407-477-5837 or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com.

Sorenson Media’s New Sorenson 360 v2 Online Video Platform Built for the Enterprise

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

Sorenson Media announced the launch of the company’s Sorenson 360 v2 online video platform (OVP) at the Streaming Media East 2010 conference. Coming to market exactly one year after the platform’s initial launch, Sorenson 360 v2 has been created specifically to address the needs of the enterprise online video marketplace and to compete aggressively in the space by offering customers a rich differentiated set of powerful features and the highest-quality video in the marketplace.

A robust, significantly enhanced feature set enables Sorenson Media to compete for leadership in the enterprise marketplace, anchored by the ability to integrate a full range of custom solutions for any size client. Compelling new features in Sorenson 360 v2 include:

Video management capabilities that enable customers to effectively manage any number of videos in folders and subfolders, and to coordinate multiple users and accounts
RTMP (Real Time Messenger Protocol) streaming with unlimited data rates
Playlist functionality that enable users to create playlists on the fly with simple drag and drop functionality
Fully customizable white label video players with an unlimited number of styles and templates
Backend optimization that achieves exceptional speed in managing complete content management system

“With this new enterprise edition of Sorenson 360, we have our sights set on becoming the leading contender in the OVP market,” said Peter Csathy, CEO of Sorenson Media. “Sorenson 360 v2 offers the highest quality video among OVPs; our new features are those that the enterprise need; our interface is faster, more flexible and easier to use for many video assets; and our pricing is considerably more transparent and cost-effective. We feel we are playing some of the strongest cards in the OVP deck.”

1-Day Wirecast Live Streaming Training

Posted by Derrick on April 5, 2009 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Class Summary:
wordmark-wirecastOur Wirecast Live Streaming training will get you familiar with Live Streaming Wirecast and many of the features available in the program.  This class will have you up and running with Wirecast 7 quickly.  This training is great for non-technical professionals as well as video editors, webcast producers, web developers, producers and other media professionals. Whether you’re using a Wowza Streaming Engine, YouTube, Ustream or your on Flash Streaming Server, this class will benefit you.  Our class will also get you familiar with the Wirecast Cam and Web Stream streaming features. In addition to learning about the many features of Wirecast, our class will provide you with many great ideas for delivering your live streaming events.

Students will learn the following in this training:

  • How to set up Live Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine
  • How to configure Live Streaming to Facebook
  • How to set up Live streaming to Content Delivery Networks
  • How to use the ISO  Recording feature in Wirecast for Live Streaming
  • How to set-up Program Replays with Live Streams
  • How to  implement Live Streaming using Video Playlists
  • How to enable Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming events
  • How to record Live Streams to disk
  • How to utilize Wirecast Cam and Web Stream in Live Streaming events
  • How to use lower thirds during your Webcasts
  • How to Live Stream using capture devices

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

Software Featured in the class:

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Class Overview

1. Live Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine

This section of the training will cover the procedure for setting up Live streaming using Wowza Streaming Engine. Students will learn all of the necessary Wirecast configurations to stream live to the streaming server.  This portion of the class will show students the items that need to be set-up on Wowza Streaming Engine for Live Streaming to work properly.  You’ll also learn how to configure your streaming for playback on Android and iOS devices.

2. Live Streaming with Facebook Live

This section of the training will cover the procedure for setting up streaming to Facebook Live using Wirecast.  Students will learn all of the necessary Wirecast configurations  to stream live to the social media platform.  You’ll learn how to delivery Live Streams to Posts, Groups, and Events.  You’ll also learn how to configure your Privacy setting and Stream Type.

3. Live streaming to Content Delivery Networks (Ustream, YouTube, & Twitch)

Learn how to perform live encoding to your Content Delivery Network.  You’ll see first hand the available options and settings for use with the Top CDNs and what information needs to be included in your Wirecast destination.  This training module will include showing students how to send Live Streams to Ustream, YouTube, & Twitch.

4. Using the ISO Recordings in Wirecast Live Streaming Events 

With Wirecast, you can use ISO recordings which is a tremendous benefit.  The portion of the training will assist you in set-up your ISO source and configuring your settings.  You’ll also learn about the various options with the the ISO  Recording  feature.  You’ll also learn how to configure Hotkeys for your ISO  recording.

5. Using Program Replays  with Live Streams

This training class also teaches students how to set up Program Replays.  Students will learn how to use create replays, start replays, and update replays.  You’ll also learn how to use the Mark In for Replays.

6. Live Streaming Using Video Playlists 

This training module will show users how to implement Video Playlists for Live Streaming events. You’ll  learn how to include name playlists, add videos to playlists, and configure playlist settings.

7.  Enabling Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming Events 

What’s great about Wirecast is that you can enable the ability  to view Twitter Feeds within your Live Streams. Attendees will learn how to configure Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming events in this portion of the training.  You’ll learn how to authenticate your Twitter  account within Wirecast, display your Message Feed, and configure your rotation of messages.  You’ll also learn how to choose to display your User Timeline, Home Timeline, or Favorites.  Most importantly, attendees will learn how to select which messages will be displayed Live.

8. Recording Files to Disk and Streaming to Multiple Destinations

This portion of the class teaches students how to record Webcasts to disk for archiving or On-demand. This feature is great when you need an desktop recording of you Live Streaming event or activity.  You instructor will teach you how to configure your compression settings for recording to MOV, MP4, and WMV containers.  You’ll learn what  The instructor will also show students how to stream Live video to Multiple Destinations. In addition, attendees will learn how to configure customized encoding settings for Live Streaming.

9. Capture Device Set-up 

This portion of the class teaches students how to configure a Capture Device in Wirecast.  There are many external devices that work with Wirecast, and this training module will show you how they can be configured.  You’ll also learn how to configure Audio Properties and the System Device Properties for your device.

10. Wirecast Cam and Web Stream Set-up 

In this part of the training student will learn how to set up Wirecast Cams and Web Streams in Wirecast.  As your instructor teaches about the Wirecast Cam feature, you’ll learn how to use your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) as a remote camera.  In addition, you’ll learn how to stream content from your iPhone and iPad using Wirecast Go.  You’ll also learn about Web Streams in this portion of the training. This gives users the ability to take IP Cameras or other network cameras into Wirecast using such protocols as RTMP, RTSP, MMS, or HTTP.

11. Utilizing other Wirecast features (Screen capture, Picture-N-Picture, Titles and Audio)

Students will learn how to configure and utilize the following in this portion of the training: Screen capture, Picture-N-Picture, Titles and Audio.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-line, On-site, or 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.