Streaming Media University Free Sponsored Workshops

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. On Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25 we are offering free workshops presented by sponsors.

Wednesday, Feb 24

Streaming Media University - Free Workshops


VidOvation & AVIWEST 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

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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.

Click here to register for this workshop!


, CTO & Co-founder, VidOvation Corporation

, US Sales and Business Manager, AVIWEST USA


Optimizing Content For Every Screen

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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

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, Sr. Director for Enterprise Encoding, Dolby Laboratories

Thursday, Feb 25

Streaming Media University - Free Workshops


Droolworthy Streaming Gear You Need Today—and How To Use it

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Thursday, February 25: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

The streaming gear market is exploding! But how do you figure out which tools are right for you?

This interactive workshop gives attendees an opportunity to see some of the latest and greatest streaming tools, with an emphasis on scalability, flexibility, reliability, and ease of use. We’ll look at remote and studio gear for production teams of of any size—even if it’s a one-person show.

Bring your questions and prepare to be blown away by this free, interactive workshop. Register today—seats are limited!

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. (PT)

PTZ cameras are going through a revolution of new features. PTZOptics Marketing Director Paul Richards will show off a slew of new game-changing features and products you need to know about, including an auto-tracking camera for broadcasters.

Attendees entered to win a freePTZOptics Superjoy


, Marketing Director, PTZOptics

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

Let’s walk through a 2 camera shoot paired with Wirecast and Wirecast Gear. Using features and functions within Wirecast, we’ll take the production level through the roof! While discussing the setup, review the ease of connecting devices / ease of composing your shots / ease of choosing streaming destinations.

Attendees entered to win free Wirecast PRO live streaming production software


, Sales Application Specialist, Telestream

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) / 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (PT)

Delivering High-Quality Live Video to All Vertical Markets

COVID-19 created a huge demand to deliver live up-to-the-minute news, updates, and communications internally and externally. LiveU Solo answered the call, enabling content producers to live stream in new and unique ways. With budgets reduced and social distancing guidelines in place, LiveU Solo lets you stream from anywhere and turns the world into your live studio. Learn more about the portable plug-and-play encoder and see how easy it is to set up and go live at a moment’s notice.

Attendees entered to win a free LRT (LiveU Reliable Transport) protocol for a year and a Solo swag bag of goodies. (Value is $450 USD)


, Director of Channel Sales, LiveU

AJA Video Systems
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Flexible Streaming Solutions for Remote Production in Any Environment

Streaming is more important than ever. Beyond entertainment, sports and news, video and audio over the public internet is bringing us together and connecting us in important ways, whether for work, education, health or simply the ability to reach out to friends and family wherever they may be. Join AJA’sPaul Andrewsto investigate solutions as simple as USB 3 connectivity with AJA’s U-TAP for SDI and HDMI camera capture into common platforms like Zoom, FaceBook Live, Twitch and more. Explore the ability to record and stream with the touch of a button with AJA’s HELO and for sophisticated multi-channel HD encoding, decoding and transcoding for a wide range of production piplelines, meet AJA’s new baseband video/streaming gateway device, with secure protocols like SRT, the BRIDGE LIVE.

Attendees entered to win a free U-TAP HDMI. (Value is $345 USD)


, Senior Field Systems Engineer, AJA Video Systems


Build the New Generation of Real-Time Streaming Solutions with WebRTC

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Thursday, February 25: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

This workshop is designed for broadcast and streaming professionals who need to build real-time streaming solutions that support reliable, professional, high-quality live content with less than a second of end-to-end latency.

Flash is dead, and the streaming industry is still struggling to replace it. This 3-part workshop will show you how to use Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) and standards-based web technology to allows publishers of live content to reach all modern browsers and devices without the need for any plugin or custom player, reducing the latency from publisher to viewer to less than 500 milliseconds, globally, at-scale.

Part 1: The Past

The W3C and IETF are currently reviewing the proposed recommendation to make Web Real-Time Communications an official web standard, bringing audio and video communications to every internet connected device, everywhere. Part 1 will introduce the WebRTC framework that provides the building blocks from which users can seamlessly add real-time video to many use cases, including: broadcast, post-production, auctions, education, tele-health, enterprise, gaming, and more.

Part 2: The Present

WebRTC is massively deployed as a communications platform and powers video conferences and collaboration systems across all major browsers, both on desktop and mobile. Part 2 will show how you can create your own solution leveraging commercial products and open source projects, to build your own web native broadcaster and player, as well as capture NDI, SDI or HDMI through professional software and hardware encoders like OBS, BirdDog, Videon Edgecaster and Teradek Cube.

Part 3: The (Near) Future

The use of WebRTC has expanded beyond the initial core design to power video conferences and collaboration systems in web browsers, native apps and other ecosystems. Part 3 will focus on how this has led to the need for more advanced broadcast-quality features: Real-time AV1 encoding, Hardware acceleration, HDR, 10-bit & 4:4:4 colour, Surround Sound and True end-to-end encryption in WebRTC.

Click here to register for this workshop!


, Streaming Media Engineer, Millicast, Inc.

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