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Biographical Information
Jan Ozer
Contributing Editor

Jan Ozer (janozer@gmail.com) is a streaming media producer and consultant, a frequent contributor to industry magazines and websites on streaming-related topics, and the author of Video Encoding by the Numbers. He blogs frequently at streaminglearningcenter.com.

Articles By Jan Ozer

Video Capture Dongles Buyers' Guide

When live streaming using video mixers like OBS, vMix, or Wirecast a capture dongle is the missing link between the camera and a notebook, providing access to titling, transitions, and effects. Dongles can run anywhere from $40 to $700; here's a look at how to pick the one that's right for you.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Apr 2020

Buyers' Guide to Low-Latency Solutions

If you need low latency, here's how to pick the technology solution that's right for you. But it's not a one-size-fits-all affair.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Mar 2020

How to Produce CMAF Output and Testing Playback

CMAF has reached maturity. Here's one way to go about using it, with AWS Elemental MediaConvert
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Mar 2020

Buyers' Guide to Essential Video Utilities

Any good compressionist needs tools to help reveal critical data about encoded files, from codecs and resolution to GOP structure and quality levels. Here's a look at some of the most useful.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Mar 2020

How to Encode with LCEVC

Unlike other cutting-edge codecs coming to market, LCEVC will have an immediate impact on the streaming landscape. Here's how to use it.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Mar 2020

Buyers' Guide to Live Streaming Platforms

Looking for live streaming services? Whether you're streaming church services, school events, enterprise meetings, entertainment content, or just about anything else, this buyers' guide has you covered.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Mar 2020

The State of CMAF: The Ultimate Format or Just Another Acronym?

It's all the buzz on the conference circuit, but deployment challenges mean CMAF hasn't taken over the streaming world yet. Here's why it's getting so much attention.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jan 2020

Hardware-Based Transcoding Solutions Roundup: Testing Performance

We put hardware-based solutions from NVIDIA, Intel, and NGCodec to the test to see which offers the strongest performance and the highest quality.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Dec 2019

HEVC, AV1, VVC: How to Make Sense of 2019's World of Codecs

The old realities that used to dictate codec adoption no longer apply. Opening up new markets now matters more than reducing operating expenses. How are HEVC, AV1, and VVC positioned for the future?
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Nov 2019

Announcing the Swift Death of Per-Title Encoding, 2015-2019

Once revolutionary, pre-title encoding was replaced by shot-based encoding and then context aware encoding. Here's how to evaluate vendors when choosing a solution.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Nov 2019
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