Video Encoding Training (1-Day)

Posted by Derrick on December 11, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

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 Sorenson Squeeze. During the training, you’ll become with encoding to formats such as VP9, VP8, QuickTime, ProRes, and H.264. Most importantly, you’ll be able to take the information in learn in our training class andlogo-switch-1024x1024 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 Windows 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, and Multi-pass methods
  • Knowledge of Deinterlacing, Key Frame Every, Frames Per Second, and other items
  • How to encode videos using Sorenson Squeeze

Students are provided with the following:

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

Featured software for the class:

  • Sorenson Squeeze
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  • Media Info

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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 Vp9, Vp8, ProRes, QuickTime, 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, VC-1, H.264, and Vp9. 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
Students will learn basic and advanced tips for encoding their videos with Sorenson Squeeze. You will learn how to properly encode for H.264, QuickTime, Vp9, and other formats.. 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 Android Devices
Students will learn how to compress video content for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices using Sorenson Squeeze. 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, and VP9. 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 QuickTime, VP9, VP8, 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, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) and MPEG-DASH.

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.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Video Encoding 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.

Sawmill Professional Provides Log Analysis

Posted by Derrick on November 23, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Sawmill Professional provides log analysis. Today many individuals and organizations get their analytics and reporting from programs such as Google Analytics. In this scenario, what reports you can get are determined by the features provided by Google. However, if you’d like to get your own customized reports based on the log files on your web server, streaming server or network device, then you can use Sawmill Professional. When you create reports using Sawmill Professional it can help you better understand international, national and local viewers better. It can also help you enhance your website, streaming content and details of those using your network. With Sawmill Professional you can process over 850 log formats and you can analyze the logs of almost any network device or tool that creates log files. There are far too many features than what can be shared in a blog post. That’s why we have a full day training class on Sawmill Professional.

If you’d like to learn more about log analysis you can attend one of our 1-Day Sawmill Professional Training classes to get a better understanding log analytics with Sawmill. 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.

Use Wowza Media Server for TV Stations

Posted by Derrick on November 15, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Use Wowza Media Server TV Stations to deliver Live Streaming channels and on-demand content. For those Television stations that want to start putting their TV shows on-line Wowza Media Server can benefit you greatly. You have several options. You can encode your videos and put them in an 24/7 on-line channel using TV Channel Style Streaming. You can also take an on-line web camera and re-stream it to Flash, iOS or Android devices. An additional option would be to take a TV channel on your station and stream it Live using Wowza. In this case you would just take your Channel into a Live Encoder to be able to stream it 24/7. If you interested in one of the options listed mention it to your instructor if you take one of the Wowza Trainings at Freeman Compression.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Media Server 3 Trainings, Advanced 1 1/2 Day Wowza Media Server 3 Trainings or Wowza Advanced Topics Training – 201 classes. You can attend the training On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. You can also call for Wowza consulting if you’re not interested in one of our trainings. 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 Classes Teach Numerous Streaming Topics

Posted by Derrick on November 13, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Wowza Classes teach numerous Streaming topics. Not only do our students get familiar with the various set-ups and configurations for Wowza Media Server but they get up-to-speed with many important streaming items as well.  Our students learn about video encoding, live streaming, web authoring and other delivery options. Your instructor will teach you many best practices, tips and tricks related to streaming and encoding. You’ll also learn how to determine your data rates for your various resolutions along with other key workflow tasks. For those that are novices, intermediate or advanced streaming professionals our Wowza trainings are extremely beneficial for them and provide instruction at all three levels.

We have several Wowza Trainings to choose from. Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 1-Day Wowza Media Server 3 Trainings or Advanced 1 1/2 Day Wowza Media Server 3 Trainings. You can attend the training On-site, On-line or in Orlando, Florida. You can also call for Wowza consulting if you’re not interested in one of our trainings. 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.

Video Streaming Training Discusses HTML5 Video

Posted by Derrick on November 12, 2013 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Video Streaming Training discusses HTML5 video delivery. The training provides an overview of formats and authoring. In the formats portion of the class you will learn about streaming formats and learn about the pros and cons of each. As it relates to HTML5 formats, you’ll learn H.264, Ogg 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 HTML5 media projects in our hands-on training for Day 1.

On of the training modules for Day 2 covers 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 which codecs are supported for HTML5 and how you must encode your videos. In addition, students will learn the HTML5 formats supported in the various browsers. If you’d like to learn more about HTML5 formats, encoding and authoring attend our Video Streaming and Compression Training.

Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our 2-Day Video Streaming and Compression 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.