For Immediate Release


New training video gives users expert instruction on optimizing image quality and content repurposing; mastering new features found in the industry standard Episode 5.1 compression tools

Hoffman Estates, IL –February 20, 2009 -Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, announced the availability of “Complete Training for Episode and Episode Pro 5.1”. Class on Demand instructor Nate Caplin spearheads the 4.5 hour self-paced training offering an in-depth tour of the industry leading Episode and Episode Pro compression solutions from Telestream. The modular design of the self-paced training video is ideal for both beginners needing to step into the software and the seasoned pro needing to quickly learn the very latest Episode features.

”Class on Demand is our go to training partner for the Episode products,” comments Barbara DeHart, VP of Marketing at Telestream. “Instructor Nate Caplin does a great job demystifying multi-format, multi-distribution workflows while giving expert and engaging instruction on using Episode products to produce the very best content regardless of its production platform or distribution channel.”

“Every editor today really needs to understand how to effectively use industry leading compression technology like Episode – it is part of their job. This is not an easy task given the number of formats and distribution channels that are continually being thrown into the mix,” said Paul Holtz, CEO and founder, Class on Demand. “Our instructor Nate Caplin really does a fantastic job at simplifying these complexities while providing a very clear path for learning and mastering the powerful Episode technology.”

“Complete Training for Episode and Episode Pro” covers every aspect of the Telestream encoding workflow. Class on Demand self-paced chapters are broken down into logical segments; user interface and features, understanding and using filters, compression settings for web, compression settings for mobile and portable media devices, compression settings for disc authoring and compression settings for editing and standards conversion. The modular approach enables students to focus on specific compression scenarios or step through the training in a non-linear approach best suited for their learning needs.

About the Episode Products

Episode is a powerful cross-platform desktop media encoding application for Mac and Windows. It offers the encoding for content repurposing for distribution to Web, DVD, mobile phones and portable media devices. Includes: extensive format support in/out including superior quality Flash 8/9 encoding, presets and filters, watch folders, batch processing of 25 jobs and Compressor plug-in.

Episode Pro is a powerful cross-platform desktop media encoding application that includes all the features and functionality of Episode plus support for advanced professional formats: MXF, GXF, H.264 High Profile, DVCPRO HD (with Final Cut Pro), mobile multi-bit rate and more with unlimited batch processing.

About Instructor Nate Caplin

A practitioner and seasoned conference speaker, Nate has presented compression technology sessions at both MacWorld Expo and Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference. He has been called upon by industry magazines such as DV Magazine to review new compression products and technologies. Nate has been a member of the Class on Demand team since 2006. His real-world experience and fantastic presentation skills garner rave reviews for every Class on Demand training title.

Pricing and Availability

“Complete Training for Episode and Episode Pro 5.1” is available today through for an MSRP of $99.95. For additional training information, please contact Class on Demand directly at (847) 843-9939.

About Telestream

Telestream products make it possible to get video content to any audience regardless of how it is created, distributed or viewed. Throughout the entire digital media lifecycle, from capture to viewing, for consumers through high-end professionals, Telestream products range from components and encoding applications to fully-automated workflow systems. Telestream enables users in a broad range of business environments to leverage the value of their video content. Telestream corporate headquarters are located in Nevada City, California, and its team of video experts are located in France, Germany, Sweden, UK and US. The company is privately held. (

About Class on Demand

Class on Demand is a leading producer of education and training programs. Its products and services address the needs of both enthusiasts and professionals. Class on Demand training programs cover a wide range of topics including; audio and video production, compositing and effects creation, and IT management. Please visit the Class on Demand web site ( for additional information.

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