Video Encoding Training (1-Day)

Posted by Derrick on December 11, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

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 two popular compression tools, Sorenson Squeeze and Episode Pro. During the training, you’ll become with encoding to formats such as Windows Media, QuickTime, WebM, Flash video and H.264. Most importantly, you’ll be able to take the information in learn in our training class and 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 PC 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 compression and Multi-pass
  • Knowledge of Deinterlacing, Key Frame Every, Frames Per Second, Cropping and other items
  • How to encode videos using Sorenson Squeeze and Episode Pro

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 the class:

  • Sorenson Media’s Sorenson Squeeze
  • Telestream’s Episode

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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 Windows Media, QuickTime, Flash, WebM 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, Windows Media, H.264, Flash Video and WebM. 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 and Episode
Students will learn basic and advanced tips for encoding their videos with Sorenson Squeeze and Episode. You will learn how to properly encode for H.264, QuickTime, Windows Media, WebM and Flash. 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 iPod Touch)
Students will learn how to compress video content for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch using Sorenson Squeeze and Episode. 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, Windows Media, WebM, and Flash. 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 Windows Media, Flash 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 and Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS).

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.

9. Encoding for Mobile Devices
With so many mobile devices available today, it’s essential to know how to prepare streaming content for the variety of devices. Many individuals usually spend hours trying to understand how to get videos to play properly on different devices. This training will get you familiar with many best practices for the encoding process. You’ll become comfortable with encoding to Android mobile devices as well as many other smartphones available on the market today.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Video Encoding Trainings On-line, On-site or in Orlando, Florida. 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 Training Discusses Encoding Options

Posted by Derrick on November 25, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

Video Streaming Training discusses encoding options. In our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training we teach students about encoding for Downloadable Streaming, Real-time Streaming, HTML5 and Adaptive Streaming. Class attendees will also learn how to encode their videos for Mobile Devices, Tablets and iOS devices. If you need to get up-to-speed with compressing videos quickly, then attend Day 1 of the Video Streaming and Compression Training class. It will be extremely beneficial. The various training modules provided in this training will educate you more about best practices for encoding and best workflows for accomplishing your streaming media projects. During the training, your instructor will share various tools and services that will help you accomplish your media delivery goals.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Trainings to learn about the various encoding options available. 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 info@freemancompression.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.

Qumu Selects Spinnaker Live Streaming Appliance

Posted by Derrick on June 12, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

Inlet Technologies, the leader in innovative solutions for digital media preparation, announced today that Qumu, Inc., a proven innovator in streaming media solutions for the enterprise, has integrated control and management of Inlet’s SpinnakerTM into Qumu’s Video Control Center 5.3. As a result, video webcast producers and IT departments can now control Spinnaker real-time video streaming appliances directly from the Qumu Video Control Center.

The Qumu Video Control Center (VCC) 5.3 is the most recent upgrade to its comprehensive enterprise video management solution. The Video Control Center simplifies the enterprise video webcast process, and centralizes content creation, management and distribution. The central control enables organizations to produce and deliver scalable live events, video on-demand (VOD), and control for all video applications, content and resources. VCC 5.3 integrates industry-leading enhancements, including encoders, editing tools, streaming servers, Content Delivery Networks, portals, and video conferencing systems.

Qumu chose Inlet Technologies’ Spinnaker to give organizations greater flexibility and more options for real-time programming.  Spinnaker is Inlet Technologies’ family of award-winning streaming appliances for live video and audio delivery applications, and provides exceptional quality and professional, reliable results in an affordable, simple solution. Spinnaker provides multiple formats in one box, and can prepare content for delivery to a wide audience through the latest platforms, devices, and screens. In addition to standard formats, Spinnaker has built-in support for adaptive bitrate streaming, including iPhoneTM and iPadTM streaming, Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming, and Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming. Spinnaker also supports streaming to a wide range of feature phones and smartphones.

“According to industry researchers, Gartner and IDC, Fortune 1000 organizations want to expand their use and delivery of streaming video throughout their organizations, in order to continue to reduce costs, engage audiences and increase revenues. These organizations demand cutting-edge technology that will allow them to reliably and seamlessly stream live events” said Scott Safe, Qumu, Inc. vice president of product strategy and marketing. “Now the Qumu Video Control Center with Inlet Spinnaker real-time appliances gives enterprise webcast producers the power to effortlessly control and deliver video through multiple platforms across the enterprise or around the world.”

“Inlet Technologies is pleased to work with Qumu to give enterprises the ability to easily stream professional quality live events,” said Don Bossi, CEO, Inlet Technologies. “Together, Inlet and Qumu can provide flexibility and reliability to companies looking to create compelling real-time content.”

LongTail AdSolution Supports Pre-Roll and Post Roll Video Ads

Posted by Derrick on June 11, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Be the First to Comment

LongTail’s AdSolution supports Pre-Roll and Post Roll Video Ads.  This is great for those delivering Downloadable Streaming or Real-time streaming Flash video content with a need for video ads.  You can force the ads to play on specific videos with both a Pre-roll and Post-roll ad.  You can also choose only to delivery Post-roll only ads or just Pre-roll ads.  With AdSolution you can run your own ads or ads for various advertising providers.  LongTail’s AdSolution has some really nice features available and provides an excellent way to monitize your video content.  What’s nice is you can force the frequency of various videos ads that play within your video advertising campaigns.  If you need to get started with providing Pre-roll or Post-roll video ads LongTail AdSolution is a great place to start.

FREE Wirecast and Episode Encoder Pro Training in New York

Posted by Derrick on April 16, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Read the First Comment

Free Wirecast and Episode Encoder Pro Training will take place in New York Friday, May 21, 2010.  The training will be held at the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport. If you’re near New York City and need to get familiar with video streaming, compression, and Live Streaming then make sure you attend the Free Episode Encoder Pro and Wirecast Training. The training will get you up to speed with video encoding using Telestream’s Episode Encoder and webcasting with Telestream’s Wirecast. Attendees will learn how to encode videos for downloadable streaming, real-time streaming, 1-pass encoding, 2-pass encoding and many other technical items related to video compression. The training day also includes Instructor and Video Streaming and Compression Consultant, Derrick Freeman, teaching attendees how to set up Windows Media and Flash Live Streaming using Telestream’s Wirecast. Student will also learn many other items in this FREE training. You can Click Here to Register for the Event in New York and learn more details about the upcoming training.