Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Book'

Jan Ozer's Encoding Updates from Streaming Media East

Jan Ozer has posted his presentations from this week's Streaming Media East conference. As in previous years, Ozer continues to kindly share his extensive experience and research, providing great updates on the state of video streaming technology, and especially on...

Video Encoding by the Numbers by Jan Ozer

Jan Ozer's new book, Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from Your Streaming Video, is a wonderful resource for anyone doing video compression, from beginner to advanced. The book packages up Ozer's deep knowledge and experience into a...

Australia to Zimbabwe

Australia to Zimbabwe: A Rhyming Romp Around the World to 24 Countries is another recent children's book project on Kickstarter. This is a large-format children's A-Z book that is a "whirlwind romp around the globe." It's an amazing labor...

Progamming Languages ABC++

Yes, Programming Languages ABC++ is a toddler's ABC board book -- It indeed features a different programming language for each letter (although C++ actually is not one of the languages). The book obviously is not intended to actually teach...

Be a Webcam Pro -- Jan Ozer's Mastering Webcam and Smartphone Video

We're definitely in the age of video, where you can set up a smartphone and start communicating across the globe -- participating in web conferences and producing your own webinars. But these are not amateur activities, not just point and...

Jan Ozer on Streaming Video - Now as an iBook

Jan Ozer's new book, Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery (see earlier post), is now available from the Apple iBookstore for savoring on your iPad. Just search for Ozer in the iBooks app on your iPad, or check...

Jan Ozer on Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery

Jan Ozer has done it again with his new book, Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery -- providing fundamentals, technical details, and extensive practical guidance on how to prepare video for today's world, with a profusion of delivery...

High Definition Television: the Creation, Development, and Implementation of HDTV Technology

The creation of High Definition Television was a long and torturous saga, not only on the technology side in creating a new digital infrastructure, but also in the contention between national and corporate interests for prestige and patents. Luckily, Philip...

Audio Engineering 101: A Beginners Guide to Audio Production

Audio Engineering 101: A Beginners Guide to Audio Production, by Tim Dittmar is a really great book, both for novices interested in getting into audio work, and for enthusiasts who want to do a better job editing audio with...

Streaming Media East Wrap - HTML5

The Streaming Media East conference has wrapped in New York. The buzzwords at the exhibition and presentations were similar to last year -- content management, mobile, playback on any device, live streaming -- but with even more emphasis on...

Jan Ozer on Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5

If you're making video and sharing it online or on iPhones / iPads / iPods then you need Jan Ozer's new book, Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5. Ozer is best known for his profusion of articles...

Jan Ozer at Streaming Media East

The Streaming Media East conference is back in New York this week, with some 60 exhibitors and the conference program featuring some 120 speakers in 36 programs (see post from last year). Special features this year include a conference...

Jan Ozer on Better Quality Streaming Video

Jan Ozer is a regular presenter at the Streaming Media East conference (see previous posts). This year he kicked off the week with a half-day seminar on Encoding H.264 Video for Streaming and Progressive Download, following up on his...

David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual

David Pogue has done it again, with his modestly named David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual, part of the Missing Manual series which up to over 90 titles. This book is chockablock with good, clear, sensible advice, highlighting...

Peter Shankman on Social Networking in Princeton on Thursday

Peter Shankman is a marketing pundit, CEO of the marketing and PR strategy firm The Geek Factory, and has a long history of inventive marketing stunts, especially leveraging viral marketing (see previous post). Shankman will be speaking in Princeton...

The Lean Forward Moment: Creating Compelling Stories

It's the story stupid! Creating compelling films or TV or even webisodes comes down to the story, but also how it is told -- how you use the tools of your craft to draw in your audience with a strong...

The Little Digital Video Book

Consumer video has gone YouTube. -- It's so easy and fun to shoot a short little clip on your camera phone, grabbing a brief slice of life (cool -- the cat in the toilet!), and then upload it to enjoy...

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 -- How-Tos

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 shipped in October 2008, with deeper support for developing advanced websites. Dreamweaver CS4 is easier to use, having adopted the Adobe interface design, especially for customizing your workspace. For editing individual pages, the new Live View...

Web Video: Making It Great, Getting It Noticed

Web video can be stupid pet stunts shot in jerky camera phone video and playing in a tiny window . Or it can be much more, using the compelling power of video to connect with viewers to tell a story...

Rick Sammon's Face to Face: Photographing People

"Anyone can take pictures, but not everyone can make pictures," writes Rick Sammon, travel and adventure photographer and author of some 27 books. And in Face to Face: Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Photographing People (O'Reilly, May 2008), he...

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