Take Evening Classes at Freeman Compression

Posted by Derrick on January 16, 2011 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Take evening classes at Freeman Compression.  Soon this option will be available to students that need more flexibility with their schedule.  The evening video streaming training classes will be 4 hour sessions available on Fridays and Saturdays.  These classes focus on giving busy professionals a time to get up to speed with Wowza Media Server, Wirecast, Sorenson Squeeze and other streaming tools.  Keep an eye on our Video Streaming and Compression Training Schedule for the upcoming evening training sessions.

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.

Learn Sorenson Squeeze in our Training Classes

Posted by Derrick on October 17, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Learn Sorenson Squeeze in our Training Classes.  You have several options.  You can attend our 1-Day Sorenson Squeeze Training, 1-Day Wowza Media Server 2 Training, 1-Day Amazon Ec2 Wowza Server Training, 1 1/2 Day Wowza Advanced Training, or 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training classes.  You ‘ll receive in-depth training for Squeeze encoding to multiple formats in our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training.  However, our Wowza Media Server Training classes will teach you video compression with Squeeze for your Flash Streaming Server.

Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com for more information about learning Sorenson Squeeze.  Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.

3-Day Video Streaming Training in October and November

Posted by Derrick on September 20, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Attend our 3-Day Video Streaming Training in October and November. The class will feature Wowza Media Server 2, Sorenson Squeeze, Wirecast and Sawmill Professional. Day 1 will cover topics outlined in our 1-Day Wowza Media Server 2 Training – PC. Day 2 and Day 3 will cover the information outlined in our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression Training – PC. The 3-Day training will be held On-line October 4-6, 2010 and November 8-10, 2010.  View our Video Streaming and Compression Training Schedule for pricing.

Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.

Encoding with Older Versions of Sorenson Squeeze

Posted by Derrick on September 7, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Encoding with older versions of Sorenson Squeeze 4.5.6 and 5.1 should be a great experience in terms of reliability.  What I like about Sorenson Squeeze is that it has really been stable over the years.  I have one particular client that still has Sorenson Squeeze 4.5.6 installed on their encoding workstations and it still works flawlessly.  Every once in a while I get to tweak their compression settings for new streaming projects and that’s always fun to see the older versions.  It’s amazing how many great features are still in the older version.

I like Sorenson Squeeze 6 and many of the new features available.  However, the ability to view a visual output of compression jobs during batch encoding is a feature that is only available in Squeeze 4.5.6 and 5.1.  With this feature you can easily see which source video is being encoding.  You can also view a visual output of your encode to see if is on the first pass or second pass of encoding.  I would LOVE to see the ability to view the visual output of compression jobs during encoding back in future versions of Squeeze.