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Jan Ozer
Principal, Streaming Learning Center

Jan Ozer (jan at is a streaming media consultant and frequent contributor to industry magazines and websites on streaming related topics and the author of Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Visual QuickStart Guide.

Articles By Jan Ozer

Review: Blackmagic Design Video Assist

The Blackmagic Video Assist serves two primary functions. As a monitor, it can supplement the preview capabilities provided by the LCD panels on most camcorders and DSLR cameras. As a recorder, it allows producers to record with higher-quality formats than H.264-based output from most of these cameras. In this review we'll explore both of these uses after running through the basics of the unit.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Nov 2015

Review: Matrox Monarch HDX

The Monarch HDX is well featured, easy to use, and reasonably priced, and produced very good quality output. Those seeking a dual-channel hardware encoder should definitely include the product on their short list.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Oct 2015

Choosing the Optimal Data Rate for Live Streaming

The object of the exercise was to show how output quality was affected by the data rate of the incoming video in a cloud transcoding scenario.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Oct 2015

Choosing a Capture Card for Multicamera Live Production

To choose the best capture card for mixing live events with PC-based software, you should pursue multi-part analysis. In this article, I'll get you up to speed on what features to look for, but you're going to have to carry the load on the critical subjective items.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Oct 2015

Tutorial: How to Turn Your PC or Mac into a Portable Live Streaming Station for Under $1000

If you're looking for a portable and affordable way to add live streaming capabilities to one or more computers, the Wirecast bundle is a great option.
Sponsored Articles, Posted 28 Sep 2015

Tutorial: Live Switching, Streaming, and Recording with the Epiphan Pearl

Jan Ozer demonstrates how even the most non-technical user can pull off a live-switched stream with the Epiphan Pearl streaming appliance.
Sponsored Articles, Posted 15 Sep 2015

Review: Sennheiser AVX Wireless System

The Sennheiser AVX wireless sound system records crisp, clear, noise-free sound, is simple to configure and operate, and runs for hours on a single battery charge.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Sep 2015

Using Thunderbolt Capture Cards for Multi-cam Live Productions

Don't think of Thunderbolt as an external connector like USB; think of it as another PCI Express expansion slot that you can access without opening your computer. You can choose external Thunderbolt capture devices, or you can purchase an external Thunderbolt expansion chassis and install internal PCIe cards in the chassis.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Aug 2015

Tutorial: iOS-to-Workstation Editing Workflow with Adobe Premiere Clip and Premiere Pro

With Adobe Premiere Clip, you can shoot your video with your iPhone or iPad, perform edits on that iDevice using Premiere Clip, then transfer the video and the project to the Creative Cloud and bring it into Adobe Premiere Pro on your workstation for finalization. Here's how.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Aug 2015

Review: Teradek VidiU Mini

Tested on a recent live concert shoot and stream at Galax, Virginia's historic Rex Theater, the Teradek VidiU Mini and Ustream provided quick-and-easy setup, and nearly problem-free performance.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jul 2015

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