1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training

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

Class Summary:

Learn about Wowza Streaming Engine 4.6 in our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training. This popular server software has become better with Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, the browser-based manager. Now instead of editing .XML files and other files on the server or from your desktop, users can set-up, manage and monitor the Wowza Streaming Engine from a web browser. Students can learn about all of the great features of Wowza Streaming Engine Manager in this training class. Wowza Streaming Engine Manager gives users and administrators what they’ve been desiring by allowing them to monitor, configure, manage and make adjustments to the server remotely from a web browser. Get up-to-speed with the Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5 and Wowza Streaming Engine Manager in this 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training.

This training teaches the set up for On-demand and Live streaming for delivery to computers, tablets and mobile devices. It also covers encoding using the H.264 codec and how to deliver these files from Wowza Streaming Engine.  Students will also learn how to encode videos using VP9 and Vp8 codecs. Learn how to take advantage of cross-platform, cross-browser support for streaming video content using Wowza Streaming Engine and support provided for delivery to Android and iOS devices.

What students will learn in this training:

  • How to set up Wowza Streaming Engine 4.6
  • How to configure an On-demand streaming applications
  • How to configure Live streaming applications
  • Encoding for Wowza Streaming Engine (using H.264, VP9, VP8, AAC, and AAC-LC)
  • Live Streaming to iOS Devices, Android tablets and Android devices
  • On-demand Streaming to iOS devices, Android tablets and Android devices
  • HTML5 video delivery
  • How to use Wowza Streaming Engine Manager for server updates

Cost: $790

1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training

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

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:

  • Wowza Streaming Engine 4.6
  • Sorenson Squeeze
  • Wirecast 7
  • Bitmovin
  • JW Player
  • Switch

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Class Overview

1. Wowza Streaming Engine Set-up

Your instructor will walk you through the process of the set-up for Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5. This section of the class will cover installation, Vhost configuration, port settings and troubleshooting procedures to ensure that the server is functioning properly. You’ll also learn how to access Wowza Streaming Engine remotely with Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.

2. Wowza Streaming Engine Overview

This portion of class provides students with an overview of how Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5 works. In this training module the instructor teaches students about: Applications, Vhost, Modules, Properties, Server Listeners, Stream Types, AddOns, Media Playback types and Content Storage.

3. Wowza Streaming Engine Manager

During this training module you’ll learn about Wowza Streaming Engine Manager and how you can use it to manage the Wowza Streaming Engine remotely. You’ll gain a better understand of what can be set up and configured remotely along with where various features such as Applications, Publishers, Startup Streams, Server settings and other items are located.

4. Application Set-up

This portion of the training teaches students how to utilize the available applications on Wowza Streaming Engine using Wowza Streaming Engine Manager and how to customize these applications for streaming.  You’ll also learn how to create your new applications for your projects on the server.  The hands-on instruction shared in this portion of the training allows attendees to successfully navigate and use Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5.

5. Configuring On-demand Streaming

In this section of the training, students will learn how to set-up On-demand streaming for H.264 content. Students will learn where to place videos that are streaming from the server and how to reference on-demand streaming folders in their applications.

6. Configuring Live Streaming

This training module will cover the procedure for setting up Live Streaming with Wowza Streaming Engine. Students will learn all of the necessary configurations required for Live Streaming to work on the streaming server. This section will teach students how to set-up live streams using a popular tool for webcasting called Wirecast.

7. Authentication for Live Streaming

In this part of the training students will learn how to create an application for Live Streaming that requires Authentication from the Live Encoder. This limits who can stream to your Streaming Server. In addition to creating your Live Streaming application for authentication on publishing, you will learn how to add users with Live Streaming privileges using Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.

8. Encoding Using H.264, VP9, VP8, AAC, and Vorbis Codecs

Learn how to encode Flash H.264 content for real-time streaming and adaptive streaming for delivery with Wowza Streaming Engine. You will learn how to encode Flash H.264 videos using Sorenson Squeeze. Students will be guided in the process for creating compression settings and adjusting presets in the encoder. Your instructor will teach you how to create great looking videos for streaming server delivery. Topics such as key frame interval, frames per second, frame sizes, audio codecs, and other compression adjustments will be discussed in this training class.

9. Authoring On-Demand Streaming Videos and Live Streaming Videos in Web pages

This portion of our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine Training will teach students how to create web pages for On-demand Streaming and Live Streaming. Many video editors, producers and multimedia professionals can encode their videos but don’t understand how to author their web pages to deliver streaming delivery  with Wowza Streaming Engine. This class will teach you how. Students will learn how to create and set-up On-Demand Streaming and Live Streaming content in web pages using JW PLayer and the Bitmovin Player.

10. Authoring HTML5 Compatible Web Pages for On-demand Streaming

One of the most important items about streaming today is delivering your videos properly for HTML5 compatible browsers. You’ll learn about the codecs supported and how you’ll need to encode your videos. The instructor will also share the code you can use to provide HTML5 compatibility. You’ll learn about HTML5 compatible browsers, HTML5 video formats and HTML5 players.

11. Streaming to iOS Devices (iPad and iPhone) and Android Devices

One of the benefits of Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5 is that it provides video content providers with the ability to delivery On-demand and Live Streams to the iOS devices and Android devices . This class will show you how to enable your applications for this delivery using Wowza Streaming Engine. Our class covers set-up of both On-demand and Live Streaming to the iOS and Android devices.

12. Recording Live Streams Server Side

You’ll learn how to record your Live Streaming events using Wowza Streaming Engine.  Students will learn how to record Live Streams to the default content folder as well as in folders he/she creates.  In addition, users will learn how to record streams to a network drive.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Streaming Engine 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. Also, call for Wowza Streaming Engine consulting if you’re not interested in one of our trainings. Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.

Wirecast vs. Flash Media Live Encoder – Part 2

Posted by Derrick on May 27, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Wirecast vs. Flash Media Live Encoder – Part 2. OK, as mentioned in this post we’ll discuss the many features of Wirecast.  As reminder, Flash Media Live Encoder is a free application and Wirecast is one that you’ll pay for. This is why you’ll see many more features available in Wirecast. So, let’s get started.

What you’ll first learn about Wirecast is that you can send Live Streams using various protocols such as RTMP, RTSP, and MMS.  This is what makes it one of the best tools for testing Live Streaming to your streaming server. In addition to protocols, there are built-in options for streaming using many content delivery networks such as Justin.TV, Brightcove, Ustream, Livestream and Limelight. If you don’t already have an option to record Live Streams directly on your server you can perform a recording of the video to disk. With the record to disk option you can replicate the settings of a preset or you can make it specific to your desired recording settings.  Wirecast also allows you to send multiple streams. For example, you can send several streams to various servers using different protocols if you’d like. You just need to ensure that you have the available bandwidth.

Now it’s time to talk about more features. Wirecast really serves as production switcher in software. Therefore, you can perform Live Streams using built-in lower thirds, custom lower thirds, videos, audio files, Picture-N-Picture, as well as many of special effects. What’s unique to this Live Encoder is the ability to allow compositing of several layers. Stayed tuned for the next post where I’ll discuss more features of Wirecast.  There are so many that I don’t want to leave out.

If you’d like to learn more about live streaming give us a call to sign up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-site, On-line or in Columbus, Ohio. 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.

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:

wirecastwirecast go

 

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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.