Training Courses

Video Optimisation Techniques

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One Day Course

Classroom Based


This one day course is designed to introduce the concepts and techniques required for efficient video streaming and downloading.

You will also cover how to correctly prepare video for disk-based media. Whether you are a web designer, video producer or editor, graphic designer or simply have an interest in presenting video content, this course covers the topics software manuals leave out and will allow you to optimise video and audio for trouble-free playback.

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Understanding the core principles of video optimisation
    • What are codecs, containers and formats
    • Common file formats and what they are used for

    Compressing Video and Audio
    • Compression fundamentals
    • Resolution, frame rates and aspect ratio
    • Using different CODECs
    • Looking at keyframes
    • Compressing audio
    • Target bit-rates
    • Variable bit-rates and constant bit-rates
    • Using different software to compress video and audio

    Different Media Standards
    • Working with MP4, MOV and WMV
    • When and why to use Flash video
    • Creating archival quality video
  • Social Network Video
    • Recommended settings for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and Instagram
    • Saving presets in Adobe Media Encoder or Apple Compressor
    • Preparing audio files for podcasts and streaming services
    • Considerations for hosting your own video

    Web Standards
    • Web browser compatibilities
    • MP4, WEBM, OGG and GIF
    • Predicting file size of your video

    Disk Media
    • Preparing files in DVD format
    • DVD authoring software

    Questions and Answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 20709 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20709
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback

"Course was helpful, well paced and informative. Environment felt relaxed and friendly. Overall it's been great! Definitely happy to come back for another course in future and will recommend to others."

"The course was a good pace that made it easy to follow. There was plenty of time to ask questions and Rob was very approachable. Food was great! "

"Rob has a very easy way and makes the learning enjoyable and paced at my pace. He was prepared to answer any questions and allowed me to explored my own ways of putting the learning into practice. I have thoroughly enjoyed both sessions with him."

"Friendly and approachable , and knowledgeable about trends and techniques relevant to my training"