Class On Demand Releases Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 Training
Posted Jan 29, 2007

Class on Demand (COD), a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, announced today the release of "Complete Training for Sorenson Squeeze". Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 is the latest release from Sorenson Media, a well known developer of industry-leading video encoding tools. Designed for both users new to Squeeze or upgrading from a previous version, Complete Training for Sorenson Squeeze offers top-notch instruction from industry expert Nate Caplin.

Using real-world workflows, Nate provides a modular approach to learning the Squeeze application; enabling students to pick and choose topics that best fit their training needs whether they are mastering new 4.5 features or learning the basics.

A MacWorld 2007 presenter on compression tips and techniques, Nate manages webcasting and streaming media services for American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio. He is continually called upon to advise a wide range of video, web, and graphics operations on technology strategy. He's been crunching video for web delivery since 1995, when he helped Knight Ridder Tribune Information Services launch a QuickTime-based animated news graphics service. Nate also consults for clients such as Abercrombie & Fitch, writes product reviews for DV Magazine, and has taught video compression and streaming classes at MacWorld Expo.

Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 Compression Suite, Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 Compression Suite PowerPack, and Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 for Adobe Flash, available for both Macintosh and Windows operating systems, contain new features that boost compression and preprocessing speeds, integrate Apple's H.264 for output to MP4 or QuickTime, contain new 3GPP and PSP presets for cell phones and Sony's PSP (Playstation Portable), and new presets for Blu-ray and HD-DVD. Along with providing compression rates two to three times faster than previous versions, scaling up or down between SD and HD is now twice as fast in Sorenson Squeeze 4.5. For Macintosh, Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 now works natively on both PowerPC and Intel-for-Mac using Mac Universal Binary code.

The Class on Demand Complete Training for Sorenson Squeeze DVD-ROM is designed for playback on Mac or Windows DVD-ROM. The Complete Training for Sorenson Squeeze training DVD-ROM can be pre-ordered through the Class on Demand website (www.classondemand.net) for an MSRP of $99.99 USD.