Streaming Media University

World Class Experts Deliver Content-Rich Training

Our Streaming Media University series of online workshops at Streaming Media West Connect 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 the professional know-how to enhance your career. Workshops are priced separately at $199 each.

Monday, Oct 5

Streaming Media University Workshops

 

W1. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 1: Encoding

11:00 AM2020-10-052020-10-05

Monday, October 5: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET)

This 6-hour course held over two days 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 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

 

W2. Beginner's Guide to FFmpeg

03:00 PM2020-10-052020-10-05

Monday, October 5: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT) / 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET)

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

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

Tuesday, Oct 6

Streaming Media University Workshops

 

W3. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 2: Live Streaming

11:00 AM2020-10-062020-10-06

Tuesday, October 6: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET)

The live streaming component of Streaming Media Bootcamp 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

 

W4. FFmpeg Advanced: Working with Multiple Sources, Inputs, and Outputs

11:00 AM2020-10-062020-10-06

Tuesday, October 6: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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 take this advanced workshop or the introductory workshop on Monday? Click here for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.)

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

 

W5. Cloud Video Tools for Digital Natives or Broadcasters Moving to IP

03:00 PM2020-10-062020-10-06

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

Whether you’ve been on digital for a long time or are moving more of your broadcast workflow to IP, you’ll learn about the most innovative new video tools on the market. These new cloud platforms will help you replace on-prem systems and deliver video better, faster, and cheaper than previously. This workshop includes walk-through demonstrations of new products in the following areas:

  • Content contribution management
  • ML and AI analysis
  • Viewer engagement data in live overlays
  • OTT channel creation
  • Churn management
  • Ad personalization

Check back later for the list of products/platforms we'll be covering.

Speaker:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

 

W6. Building WebRTC Applications

03:00 PM2020-10-062020-10-06

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

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

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