Monday, September 22, 2008

Streaming Media West Pre-Conference Sessions are Today

Streaming Media West kicks off at the San José McEnery Convention Center today with Pre-Conference workshop sessions. I'll be attending these sessions and I've listed the schedule of events from the conference program. The conference sessions start on Tuesday and run through Thursday and the exhibit hall is open on Wednesday and Thursday. See the full conference program here.

Monday, September 22
, 2008

Broadcasting Live Flash Video and Building Custom Players
Pre-Conference Seminars (SM1) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This hands-on workshop will walk you through the end-to-end workflow of capturing, encoding, and posting live content directly to your website using Flash Video. We'll also cover how to build a Flash player, how to customize it, and how to take advantage of tips and tricks that make it easy for you to deliver a customized, impactful, and interactive online live Flash Video experience.

Presenter:Kevin Towes, Product Manager, Flash Media Server, Adobe Systems, Inc

Encoding H.264 Video for Streaming and Progressive Download
Pre-Conference Seminars (SM2) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This seminar focuses on producing H.264 video for streaming or progressive download. It will start with a deep look at key H.264 encoding parameters like B-frames, profiles, and levels, and how to customize encoding parameters for distributing via QuickTime and Flash. The seminar will also provide quality comparisons for H.264 codecs from Apple, MainConcept, Dicas, and Ateme, and recommended settings and workflows for Compressor, Squeeze and Adobe Media.

Presenter:Jan Ozer, Principal, Doceo Publishing

1:30 PM
Live Broadcasting for Silverlight and Windows Media Player
Pre-Conference Seminars (SM3) 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This session will cover the end-to-end steps required to encode, manage, and deliver live streaming broadcasts. Learn how to plan the production workflow, organize your Windows Media Services infrastructure, and when to target either Silverlight or Windows Media Player. The workshop will cover topics such as server-side playlists, configuring proxy servers for intranet delivery, distributing your live broadcast via CDN, techniques for archiving and distributing the event on-demand and Digital Rights Management.

Presenter:Jim Thill, Senior Product Manager, Silverlight Media, Microsoft

Planning, Building, and Launching A Video Blog
Pre-Conference Seminars (SM4) 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of planning, building, and launching a video blog. Whether you are an individual or part of a large corporation you will learn the power of user-generated content tools for capturing, editing, and sharing video online. Attendees will get a chance to participate as we launch our own video blog during the workshop. We will cover easy-to-use video capture devices, basic video editing tools, and online distribution platforms for your video blog.

Presenter:Jose Castillo, President, thinkjose