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 on Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6 are priced separately at $199 each. On Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8 we are offering free workshops presented by sponsors.

Monday, Oct 5

Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops

 

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

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 - $199 Workshops

 

W3. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 2: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for 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 [CANCELLED]

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)

 

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

Wednesday, Oct 7

Streaming Media University - Free Sponsored Workshops

 

Optimizing Content For Every Screen

sponsored by
11:00 AM2020-10-072020-10-07

Wednesday, October 7: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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
Speaker:

, Sr. Director for Enterprise Encoding, Dolby Laboratories

 

Live Production Workflows from the Trenches

sponsored by
03:00 PM2020-10-072020-10-07

Wednesday, October 7: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT) / 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET)

Broadfield Distributing has dealers all over the U.S. who are installing live production and streaming systems for schools, churches and corporations. Join us as we hear their success stories.

  • Peak Media in CO will show us how they build high-quality systems on a budget with products from Telestream, PTZOptics and more
  • Nelco Media from TX will discuss the success they have had with NewTek TriCaster systems and complementary products and solutions
  • Pizazz from TX will show off the NDI workflow solutions being used at city councils with NewTek, Panasonic & BirdDog products
  • Epiphan Video will join us to talk about the Pearl-2 at the University of Nebraska’s installation by M3 Technology
  • And, Midtown Video in FL will show us how the LiveU cellular bonded systems helped make Hispanicize! In Miami a successful event

Thursday, Oct 8

Streaming Media University - Free Sponsored Workshops

 

Cloud Encoding for Optimal Efficiency

sponsored by
03:00 PM2020-10-082020-10-08

Thursday, October 8: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT) / 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET)

2020 has been a remarkable year for codec advancements. With further adoption of (now) modern codecs HEVC and VP9, and the release of VVC (h266), it’s once again time to pose the questions: What other codecs are out there? Is now the time to plan for multi-codec support? Join Bitmovin for an interactive presentation on how advances in cloud encoding and adoption of next-generation codecs can help your organization achieve faster time to market and improved operational efficiencies.

Speaker:

, Senior Sales Engineer, Bitmovin

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