Streaming Media University

World Class Experts Deliver Content-Rich Training

Our Streaming Media University series of online workshops at Streaming Media Connect 2021 offers you the opportunity to get deep-dive training on online video and streaming technologies. Three-hours in length, you'll learn the sound theories and practiced techniques to become a top performer in the online video field. In the end, you’ll walk away with the professional know-how to enhance your career.

Workshops on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23 are priced separately at $199 each. On Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25 we are offering free workshops presented by sponsors. Check out workshop details below and register today!



Monday, Feb 22

Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops

 

W1. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 1: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for VOD

Monday, February 22: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Streaming Media Bootcamp, a 6-hour course held over two days on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23, is designed to provide the necessary technical background for in-house professionals who are new to streaming media and to teach critical skills for on-demand and live streaming. Attendees can register for both parts or just one, depending on their needs.

The first session, Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 1: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for VOD, on Monday, February 22 starts with a review of fundamental video and streaming concepts and then covers encoding for on-demand delivery (VOD), including the following topics:

  • DIY vs. OVP (online video platform)
  • Choosing a streaming encoder (on-prem vs. cloud, build vs. buy)
  • Choosing an ABR technology (HLS, DASH, CMAF)
  • Creating an encoding ladder
  • Choosing and using digital rights management
  • Encoding for delivery to an encoding service or OVP
  • Uploading to an OVP and embedding the page

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Speaker:

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

 

W2. Beginner's Guide to FFmpeg

Monday, February 22: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

One of the most widely used tools for video encoding and deployment processes is FFmpeg, an open-source command line utility that can read and write just about any video, audio, or subtitle codec with just about any format, container, or protocol. Starting with core command-line parameters, you’ll learn how to read video files and output in various bitrates, codecs, and containers. The workshop then moves into more intermediate-level commands with map parameters and video filters. We also look at streaming VOD as Live with RTMP distribution to social media and custom ingest destinations.

Not sure whether you should attend this introduction to FFmpeg or the more advanced workshop on Tuesday, February 23?

Click here for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

 

W3. HOW TO: Manage Inputs and Outputs for Video Conferencing Platforms and Webcasts

Monday, February 22: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

Event organizers and producers are adjusting to increased demand for virtual events, and expectations for high quality content can be challenging to meet with new constraints and with clients who are still on a steep learning curve. In this session, you will learn how to use professional video gear with common video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco WebEx. You will also learn the options available to use conferencing applications as inputs to traditional video switching hardware and software. These hybrid solutions are the way forward for high quality virtual events.

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Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

Tuesday, Feb 23

Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops

 

W4. Building a Better Video Marketing Strategy

Tuesday, February 23: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

We’ve all seen what a single smart and engaging online video can do for brand reputation and sales, yet many video publishers have struggled to reach real success with their efforts. Many companies have even put off creating a formal video strategy.

It's time to make a transition. Instead of creating one-off projects, industry leaders populate their annual content marketing plans with several online videos—from product releases to exclusive customer content and even sponsored series. It's time to re-evaluate your online video strategy ... or even create one for the first time!

This workshop will focus on topics essential to online video publishers, including how to brand your videos throughout the production process and tips on leveraging distribution platforms like YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and industry-specific platforms. You’ll also learn how to use analytics within these platforms to refine future campaigns. Attendees will leave with practical knowledge that they can apply to their content marketing plan.

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Speaker:

, Creative Director, Clear Online Video

 

W5. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 2: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for Live Streaming

Tuesday, February 23: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Streaming Media Bootcamp, a 6-hour course held over two days on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23, is designed to provide the necessary technical background for in-house professionals who are new to streaming media and to teach critical skills for on-demand and live streaming. Attendees can register for both parts or just one, depending on their needs.

Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 2: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for Live Streaming on Tuesday, February 23 is the live streaming component and covers the knowledge and skills necessary to produce live events and optimize audio and video quality for those who are on webcam or camera within your organization:

  • Categories of live service providers (webinar, conferencing, live streaming services), and how to choose the best one for your needs 
  • Choosing and using a camera for live streaming 
  • Choosing and using a microphone for live streaming Looking good on camera (positioning, lighting) 
  • Choosing a streaming encoding tool 
  • Encoding for live delivery 
  • Connecting to a live streaming service provider 
  • Embedding the live stream into a webpage and delivering to social media platforms

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Speaker:

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

 

W6. FFmpeg Advanced: Working With Multiple Sources, Inputs, And Outputs

Tuesday, February 23: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

If you’re already familiar with the basics of FFmpeg operation, you’re ready to tackle more ambitious tasks with one of the most powerful compositing tools available. In this workshop, we explore composition of two video sources with text labels and placement, setting up multiple processes to output multiple bitrates for adaptive delivery, using the “tee muxer” to distribute one encoding process to several outputs, and accessing connected hardware (e.g. webcams, A/V capture devices) and networked hardware (e.g. IP cameras) as inputs to FFmpeg processes. Additionally, a diagnostic test will be made available for attendees of this advanced workshop.

Not sure whether you should attend this advanced workhop on FFmpeg or the beginner workshop on Monday, February 22?

Click here for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

 

W7. Live Production with vMix

Tuesday, February 23: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

vMix is one of the most popular and powerful video switching, streaming, and recording solutions for both remote and in-the-field production pros. This 3-hour course is designed to help new and experienced video producers gain new skills and level up their existing knowledge base. The course will start with an overview of vMix basics and then will dive deep into workflow considerations for a wide variety of productions. Special emphasis will be placed on live multi-camera and multi-source remote productions.

Topics Covered:

  • Hardware selection, including desktop/workstations, laptops, & capture cards
  • Camera, computer, audio inputs
  • Titles, timers, graphics
  • Recording
  • Streaming
  • Working with Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams
  • Virtual audio cables for remote presenters
  • vMix Call
  • NDI
  • Multiview looks and compositing layers
  • Desktop capture

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Speaker:

, Owner, SLV Live

Wednesday, Feb 24

Streaming Media University - Free Workshops

 

VidOvation Sponsored Workshop – A three-part series: Live Remote At-Home Production, Broadcasting Live to Social Media, IPTV & Digital Signage for the Enterprise & Remote/Off-Campus

sponsored by

Wednesday, February 24: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Join us for this three-part workshop.

Flexible Live Remote At-Home Production for the New Abnormal

  • Learn how to maintain frame-accurate video genlock and lip-sync across multiple handheld cameras in your live remote field production.
  • Learn how broadcasters and producers are finding more efficient ways to contribute and distribute live television.
  • Learn to overcome the additional challenges in the new abnormal with travel restrictions and social distancing.
  • Learn how to maintain frame-accurate video genlock and lip-sync across multiple handheld cameras.
    • Over Unmanaged Networks: Cellular and The Public Internet
    • Over Managed Networks
  • Learn how to mount the transmitting audio and video encoder on the camera or talent.
  • Learn the importance of analog audio inputs on your field encoder.
  • Labor costs are reduced since the television production specialists work at a centralized master control near where they live, eliminating the need for travel, and overtime expenses.
  • Learn how the latest at-home production technology eliminates the need for expensive satellite, fiber and telecom connections.
  • Learn how it also eliminates the need for on-site production trucks with dozens of on-site operators and personnel.
  • Learn how to have most of your crew work from home or a centralized master control near home.
  • Learn how this technology has been successfully implemented by the PGA, Turner Sports, MGM, Viacom, CNN, FOX, A+E, the Discovery Network, Major League Fishing, and more.

Produce, Transmit, and Distribute Live Video from any Mobile or Fixed Location

Quickly deliver your live video content simultaneously across multiple social networks, including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and more.

  • Learn how to engage with your audience, customers, congregation, and more during these challenging times.
  • Learn why Wi-Fi and Public Internet may not be enough to reliably broadcast live.
  • Learn how an off-the-shelf encoder is not enough for reliable live broadcast.
  • Learn how to transmit live with affordable broadcast quality technology.
  • Learn why the BeOnAIR solution is ideal for live production companies, houses of worship, video bloggers, YouTube contributors, live sports production, live news, unscripted reality TV, and live events.

17 Costly Mistakes to Avoid Deploying Enterprise & Remote (Off-Campus) IPTV & Digital Signage

  1. Overcome the limitations of live broadcast-quality video communications due to COVID-19.
  2. Limitations expanding your enterprise IPTV and digital signage system off-campus to employees working remotely.
  3. Avoid limitations keeping your video content secure while streaming live video off-campus via the public Internet.
  4. No support for distribution to a desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet.
  5. Getting stuck with one content provider (CATV/SAT) or without open architecture.
  6. No support for Digital Rights Management or DRM.
  7. Non-Friendly User Interface.
  8. Not allowing the integration of your own VOD content with your providers.
  9. Not allowing for Your Own Live Video Distribution.
  10. Limited or No Video Conferencing Functions.
  11. Lacking Scalability, Security, and Flexibility.
  12. No Support for Digital Signage and Advertising.
  13. Plus 6 more Mistakes to Avoid.

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Speakers:

, CTO & Co-founder, VidOvation Corporation

, Sales & Business Manager – USA, AVIWEST USA

 

Optimizing Content For Every Screen

sponsored by

Wednesday, February 24: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

Join Dolby to learn how companies like Sony Pictures, HBO, and Showtime use Dolby’s Cloud Media Processing to deliver the world’s most compelling content. Learn how you can scale your media workflow — and save money — with the most efficient transcoding engine and automated QC solution available. Don’t miss this chance to see a live demo and ask questions about how you can:

  • Accelerate your media processing workflow
  • Produce optimized content for every device
  • Automate quality control so every file meets your standards
  • Save more money

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

, Sr. Director for Enterprise Encoding, Dolby Laboratories

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