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Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback

Course Summary

This course will help you quickly and efficiently produce video for streaming distribution as well as for playback on a number of different platforms, including DVD/Blu-ray disc, iBooks, YouTube/Vimeo desktop playback and playback on consoles like Apple TV and Roku. The course provides: Basics on the fundamentals of compression and codecs


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    Course Syllabus

    SECTION 1: TERMS AND TERMINOLOGY
    • Where Do You Want to Send Your Video Today?
    • Codecs and Compression
    • Basic File Configuration Options
    • Bitrate Controls (Mastering VBR, CBR and CQ)
    • Frame Types (I-Frames, B-Frames, and P-Frames, Oh My!)
    • Container Formats and Related Concepts (and Why They Matter)
    • Encoding Audio
    • Mastering Deinterlacing (Avoiding those Nasty Jaggies)
    • MediaInfo and Bitrate Viewer: Two Free Tools You Shouldn't Compress Without
    • Trimming Without Reencoding with MPEG StreamClip (Another Free Tool)
    SECTION 2: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CODECS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
    • A Brief History of Codecs
    • Codecs in the Production Workfow-Capture, Intermediate and Distribution Codecs
    • Introduction to H.264
    • H.264 Profiles and Levels-Ensuring Compatibility With Your Target Players
    • Advanced H.264 Parameters
    • Working with x264
     
    SECTION 3:  ENCODING RECIPES
    • Encoding for Uploading to YouTube or other UGC/OVP sites
    • encoding for Mobile Playback
    • Encoding for Local Disk-Based Playback
    • Encoding for Streaming
    • Encoding for DVD
    • Encoding for Blu-ray
    • Encoding for iBooks Author
     
    SECTION 4: OPTIMIZING ENCODING WITH YOUR ENCODER
    • Optimizing Output Quality with Apple Compressor 4.1
    • Optimizing Encoding with Adobe Media Encoder
    • Perfecting Your Encodings with Sorenson Squeeze
    • Producing Top Quality Video with Telestream Episode
    • Hanging Out with HandBrake
     
    SECTION 5: DISTRIBUTING YOUR VIDEO OVER THE WEB
    • Exploring Your Distribution Alternatives; DIY, UGC or OVP
    • Distributing to Mobile and Desktops via HTML5
    • Uploading Files to and Embedding Files from UGC and OVP Sites
    • Distributing via HTML5 and Squeeze - The Nuts and Bolts
     
    SECTION 6: OPTIMIZING YOUR AUDIO/VIDEO SOURCE MATERIALS
    • Perfect Your Video Before Encoding in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CC
    • Color and Brightness Adjustments in Final Cut Pro X
    • Color and Brightness Adjustments in Final Cut Pro 7
    • Remove Low Light Gain and Other Video Noise with the Neat Video FIlter
    • Eliminate Clicks and Pops and Background Noise with Adobe Audit

     

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    Recommended Background

     None

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    Course Format

     Software demonstrations and PowerPoint with audio.

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    Suggested Reading

    Producing Streaming VIdeo for Multiple Screen Delivery, on Amazon


Course Fee:
USD 59

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 1 hours / week

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