June 2 - 3, 2020
  The Westin Copley Place
  Boston, MA

Streaming Media Univeristy

World Class Experts Delivering Content-rich Training

Our Streaming Media University series of workshops at Streaming Media East 2020 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 a Streaming Media University Completion Certificate, and the professional know-how to enhance your career.

All workshops include a light continental breakfast and morning and afternoon breaks PLUS complimentary access to the Streaming Media Showcase on June 2-3. Workshops are included with our All Access with Streaming Media University Workshops Pass or may be registered for separately. See all our registration options here.

 

Monday, Jun 1

Streaming Media University Workshops

 

W1. Streaming Media Bootcamp: Part 1

09:00 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This day-long course is designed to help those new to streaming media (or to certain streaming media disciplines) get up to speed on the technologies critical to successfully encoding, packaging, captioning, and delivering streaming media. Streaming Media contributing editor Jan Ozer will lead and moderate the class, with the assistance of other industry experts on certain topics. Part 1 will cover the following topics:

Encoding: What encoding is, what codecs are relevant, cloud vs. on-prem, make (FFmpeg) vs. buy, DIY vs OVP. What an encoding ladder is and how to create one. Live and VOD workflows.

Packaging: What packaging is, what formats are relevant, production options for live and VOD distribution, when CMAF will be real.

Player selection: Make or buy, open-source vs. commercially available, features to consider when choosing an open-source or off-the-shelf player.

Speaker:

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

 

W2. CMAF: Low Latency, DRM, and Dynamic Ad Insertion

09:00 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Since the dawn of ABR streaming, the concept of a single set of files deliverable to all relevant endpoints has been the Holy Grail. The Common Media Application Format (CMAF) enables such a solution while also laying the foundation for key features required for the next generation of services. Along the path lies the opportunity to reduce storage and delivery costs, broaden reach, increase performance, unify content protection, and reduce latency. But all these riches are not without peril. There are challenges along the way and decisions to be made. This workshop will cover not only a solid technical overview of CMAF—what it is, how to create assets for it, and what key features it can enable—but it will also pull from our real-world experiences implementing CMAF solutions for leading broadcast companies and small organizations alike. Learn what to watch out for and how to make the right decisions on timing, transitioning, and features. Key focus areas will be on low latency, DRM, and dynamic ad insertion. Expect to walk away with a treasure trove of technical information, resources, and the understanding to make the right decisions going forward on your journey to streaming excellence.

Speakers:

, CEO, RealEyes Media

, Senior Software Engineer, RealEyes Media

 

W3. Off-the-Shelf Streaming Tools

09:00 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This workshop will dive deep into specific use cases for a number of compelling SaaS streaming tools and platforms, going even deeper and looking at different technologies than we did at Streaming Media West 2019. We'll help you better understand tools that can solve some of streaming video's most vexing problems:

  • How to manage and distribute multiple feeds via a cloud-based live stream distribution platform
  • Need to build a vMVPD? This cloud-based platform can be used to originate a new service or prototype ideas.
  • Once you’ve got that new service, testing the user experience is important to provide feedback to ensure the viewers stick with it. New tools can be used to start to duplicate a more expensive usability lab.
  • The journey wouldn’t be complete with using an analytics package to ensure you have a comprehensive look at customer usage patterns.
Speaker:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

 

W4. Streaming Media Bootcamp: Part 2

01:30 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In the second half of this class, Jan Ozer and his guest instructors will continue the journey through the streaming video workflow:

Digital Rights Management (DRM): What DRM is and how it works; which DRMs you’ll need to use to deliver to your relevant targets and the workflows for applying them for live and VOD distribution. 

Captioning: Which companies must caption and when. What are the different formats relevant to streaming and when and how do you need them. What are the options for passing instream captions from broadcast video to streaming, and what are the options for creating your own live captions. 

Delivery: What a content delivery network (CDN) is and why you need one. How they compare, what they cost, how to manage single and multiple CDN distribution infrastructures. 

Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE): What they are and how they are different, tools available for each, what they measure, and what are the benchmark scores to shoot for.

Speaker:

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

 

W5. Media Packaging Roundup: Just-in-Time, Dynamic, and Static

01:30 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In the new world where mult-CDN and content protection are the norms, a key aspect of any successful media delivery system is the media packaging. Media packaging has evolved a lot over the years, but the goal remains the same: prepare the content for delivery in the most optimized fashion. Many times, content may need to be packaged and protected in different ways for different systems. The dilemma between spending money on storage or CPU starts to get more complicated, and the challenge of understanding and selecting the right packaging system can really surface. There are quite a few JIT (just-in-time) packaging solutions out there, but is that really what you need? This session will start by quickly demystifying all the terminology and breaking it down to what it really means for you and your systems. Then we will dive into all the different solutions out there—off the shelf, open source, and building or modifying your own. We will explore some of the top solutions together and discuss how to set them up and configure them, as well as what tests might be useful for performance metrics. In the end you should have a clear understanding of some of the top solutions available.

Speakers:

, CEO, RealEyes Media

, Senior Software Engineer, RealEyes Media

 

W6. Unleash the Power of FFmpeg

01:30 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 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 look at more advanced utilization of FFmpeg as well, exploring composition of two video sources with text labels and placement and setting up multiple processes to output multiple bitrates for adaptive delivery.

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

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