Streaming Media University

World Class Experts Deliver Content-Rich Training

Streaming Media University features world class experts delivering content-rich training. This series of workshops at our Streaming Media West 2021 event offers attendees the opportunity to get deep-dive training on online video and streaming technologies. Three-hours in length, these workshops give you 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 Streaming Media University workshops include a light continental breakfast and morning and afternoon breaks PLUS complimentary access to the Streaming Media Showcase on November 2-3. Workshops may be registered for separately OR are included with our All Access Pass.

Monday, Nov 1

Streaming Media University Workshops

 

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

09:00 AM2021-11-012021-11-01

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

This is the first of two Streaming Media Bootcamp workshops, which together are 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.

This 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 video into a webpage
Speaker:

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

 

W2. Introduction to FFmpeg

09:00 AM2021-11-012021-11-01

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

The most widely used open source tool for video encoding and deployment processes is FFmpeg, a 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 (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) distribution to social media and custom ingest destinations.

Not sure whether you should attend this introduction to FFmpeg or the more advanced workshop in the afternoon? Click  here  for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.  

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

 

W3. Video Stream Troubleshooting—Mad Scientist’s Workshop

09:00 AM2021-11-012021-11-01

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

From ad playback issues to audio/video sync issues and the streaming and engagement KPIs that matter most, the world of video streaming is very complicated and prone to errors. During this workshop, we plan to guide you through some hands-on exercises to illustrate the methodology, tips, tools, and tricks to isolate, resolve, and recover from these issues in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Come ready to get your hands dirty as you work along with our mad scientists and grow your video streaming troubleshooting chops!

Speakers:

, CEO, RealEyes Media

, CTO, RealEyes Media

 

W4. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 2: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for Live Streaming

01:30 PM2021-11-012021-11-01

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

This is the second of two Streaming Media Bootcamp workshops, which together are 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.

This 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 webcams or cameras 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)
  • Setting up a mixer and a multiple camera shoot
  • Setting exposure using zebra stripes (DSLR and camcorder)
  • Connecting an XLR microphone and soundboard to a DSLR and camcorder
  • 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

 

W5. Advanced FFmpeg: Working With Multiple Sources, Inputs, and Outputs

01:30 PM2021-11-012021-11-01

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

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 advanced workshop on FFmpeg or the introduction workshop? Click  here  for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

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