Online Training - Workshops for Just $199 Each

Our Streaming Media University series of online workshops offers you the opportunity to get deep-dive training on online video and streaming technologies and the professional know-how to enhance your career. Three-hours in length, you'll learn the sound theories and practiced techniques to become a top performer in the online video field. Taught by top experts, workshops are reasonable priced at just $199 each.

Monday, Dec 7

Online Training - $199 Workshops

 

Building a Better Online Video Marketing Strategy

11:00 AM2020-12-072020-12-07

Monday, December 7: 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.

Speaker:

, Creative Director, Clear Online Video

Wednesday, Dec 9

Online Training - $199 Workshops

 

Beginner's Guide to FFmpeg

03:00 PM2020-12-092020-12-09

Wednesday, December 9: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.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 Thursday, December 10?

Click here for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.)

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

Thursday, Dec 10

Online Training - $199 Workshops

 

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

11:00 AM2020-12-102020-12-10

Thursday, December 10: 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 Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11, 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 Thursday, December 10 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
Speaker:

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

 

FFmpeg Advanced: Working with Multiple Sources, Inputs, and Outputs

03:00 PM2020-12-102020-12-10

Thursday, December 10: 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 introduction to FFmpeg or the more advanced workshop on Thursday, December 10?

Click here for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.)

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

Friday, Dec 11

Online Training - $199 Workshops

 

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

11:00 AM2020-12-112020-12-11

Friday, December 11: 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 Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11, 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 Friday, December 11 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

 

Speaker:

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

 

Building WebRTC Applications

03:00 PM2020-12-112020-12-11

Friday, December 11: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

If you want to take advantage of real-time audio and video communication services in your HTML5, iOS, and Android apps, chances are you’ll consider using WebRTC. In this session, you learn the what and how of using vendor-specific web app client-side SDK, exploring various open source and licensed services available. You learn what works and doesn't work across various browsers and WebRTC platforms.

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx