Streaming Media University


World Class Experts Deliver Content-Rich Training

Streaming Media University features world class experts delivering content-rich training. This series of workshops at our Streaming Media West 2018 event offers attendees the opportunity to get deep-dive training on online video and streaming technologies. Three-hours in length, these workshops give you the sound theories and practiced techniques to become a top performer in the online video field. In the end, you’ll walk away with a Streaming Media University Completion Certificate, and the professional know-how to enhance your career.

All Streaming Media University workshops include a light continental breakfast and morning and afternoon breaks PLUS complimentary access to the Streaming Media West Expo on November 13-14. Workshops may be registered for separately or are included with the All Acess Pass option.

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Monday, Nov 12

Workshops

 

W1. Encoding 2018: Codecs & Packaging for PCs, Mobile, & OTT/STB/Smart TVs

Monday, November 12: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

As video resolutions increase and target playback platforms multiply, video producers must leave their H.264/HLS/HDS comfort zone and expand into HEVC, VP9, AV1, and MPEG-DASH. This workshop is divided into multiple segments by target platform to teach you the applicable standards and best strategies for delivering live and VODadaptive video to viewers on that platform, both with and without DRM. Along the way, attendees learn options for producing H.264, HEVC, VP9, and AV1; the status of standards such as the Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME); and how and when to utilize them. Attendees walk away knowing the technical requirements for delivering to all key platforms and the best practices for making it happen.

Speaker:

, Principal, Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

 

W2. Live Streaming Best Practices

Monday, November 12: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This workshop teaches you how to use and configure the essential (and purposely redundant) components of a live streaming event system. Demonstrations feature hardware from various vendors including cameras, H.264 encoders/streamers, video mixers, video signal conversion, recorders, and more. The workshop also discusses how to best deploy the live stream to your audience: Do you utilize free social media outlets, work with a premium third-party streaming service, or build your own live streaming infrastructure? Whether it’s multi-camera switching, dedicated hardware encoders, hardware and software mixers, OBS, or FFmpeg roulette, learn how to approach different live scenarios to fit the budget you have. And perhaps more importantly, learn how to properly formulate a budget to avoid any common pitfalls in the process.

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

 

W3. Harnessing the Power of AI in Your Media Processing Pipeline

Monday, November 12: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Videocentric artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have come a long way over the last couple years. You can now leverage AI to enhance your video discoverability, automatically generate transcripts and translations, and even look for specific faces within your live surveillance streams. The key to harnessing this power is to learn to code against the numerous video AI APIs that are out there. During this workshop, attendees are taken step-by-step through coding walkthroughs, resulting in several video AI reference applications. Attendees walk away with completed applications and an understanding of how to harness the power of AI in their media processing pipelines!

Speaker:

, Director Of Technology, RealEyes Media

 

W4. Encoding Live & VOD for HEVC/HLS

Monday, November 12: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Apple’s support for HEVC in HLS is a groundbreaking event that opens up hundreds of millions of HEVC capable players. If supporting this spec is on your short-term development schedule, check out this workshop. The workshop starts by reviewing the new spec and sharing playback details, such as how well HEVC plays on hardware supported and non-hardware supported devices. Then it focuses on the HEVC codec itself, describing encoding options, royalty costs, and other implementation details. Learn how to create the necessary files and manifest files for mixed H.264/HEVC encoding ladders and finish with a look at how to produce live content compatible with the new specification.

Speakers:

, Principal, Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

, CEO, RealEyes Media

, Software Developer, RealEyes Media

 

W5. FFmpeg From the Ground Up

Monday, November 12: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Encoding workflows for both small and medium-sized businesses and the enterprise can utilize powerful and free open source options, such as FFmpeg, which appeal to startups and established businesses for the flexibility in customization that it offers. The presentation explores extended encoding options for FFmpeg including libx264 (AVC/H.264) and libx265 (HEVC/H.265) to maximize compatibility with a wide range of mobile and desktop browsers, as well as streaming media servers. Learn how to use filter effects, proportional crop/resize options, and mapping functions. Harness the power of FFmpeg in your next encoding pipeline upgrade!

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

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Technical and How-to Track

Created for CTOs, engineers, and developers who want one thing: solutions. The video ecosystem is a fragmented mix of platforms and devices: Learn from the pros how you can eliminate the bottlenecks and deliver results.

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OTT Leadership Summit

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Video Engineering Summit

If you're looking for deep dives into HEVC, VP9, AV1, DASH, CMAF, WebRTC, video optimization, or perceptual quality, you’ve come to the right place. Our expert speakers will help you take your video to the next level.

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Sports Streaming Summit

The new Sports Streaming Summit will explore how global broadcasters, local stations, and new media startups alike are changing how sport content is acquired, produced, delivered, and viewed, from little league to esports to the World Cup.

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