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HEVC Loses Share According to Encoding.com Report

For three years, encoding.com has issued an annual report about the video files that it produces for its 3,000+ customers. For me, it's a reality check on which formats are doing well, and which are flailing. The most recent report, which you can download here, includes the following key insights. HEVC is losing share (from 6% ...Read more

By | 2017-03-26T19:22:57+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on HEVC Loses Share According to Encoding.com Report

How to Cut Encoding Costs by 75% in 30 Minutes or Less

So a potential client calls and says, “we’ve reached encoding capacity and we’re about to buy another encoding station. Can you look at our presets and see if we can improve throughput and delay the purchase?” “Sure,” I responded.  “Send me your encoding presets and I’ll have a look.” Once the presets arrived, I noticed ...Read more

By | 2017-03-27T12:52:58+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on How to Cut Encoding Costs by 75% in 30 Minutes or Less

V-Nova Vibrant as They Approach 2 Years in the Spotlight

V-Nova launched their PERSEUS codec on April 1, 2015, an inauspicious day, particularly for a codec vendor making claims like, "offering UHD quality at HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates." That day, I was on a thread that proposed alternative headlines; my favorite, which was not penned by me, was, ...Read more

By | 2017-03-27T13:30:43+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on V-Nova Vibrant as They Approach 2 Years in the Spotlight

Standards are Failing the Streaming Industry

Imagine you’re walking through Heathrow Airport terminal, shopping for tchotchkes to bring home to spouse and children. You spot a handsome Cambridge sweatshirt, give it a quick rub and squeeze, and it feels great. What do you check next? For me, it's price, because if it’s £30, it’s coming home, but if it’s £60, I’m ...Read more

By | 2017-03-27T12:50:16+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Standards are Failing the Streaming Industry

Forum Presentation: Royalties on H264, HEVC, and DASH

I gave a recent talk on royalties at the Streaming Forum, entitled HEVC, H.264 and MPEG-DASH Royalty Update. Here's the description. Ten years ago, to stream video, you needed to know how to encode to H.264 and configure Flash. Now you have to be a patent lawyer. The end of 2016 was brutal from a ...Read more

By | 2017-03-08T19:40:33+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Forum Presentation: Royalties on H264, HEVC, and DASH

Download Handout from Rating HEVC Contenders

Below is the handout from my presentation at the Streaming Forum entitled, HEVC: Rating the Contenders Operators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but who has the time to evaluate their features, output quality, and performance? No worries – codec specialist Jan Ozer has done the work for you, ...Read more

By | 2017-03-08T19:44:37+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Download Handout from Rating HEVC Contenders

Webinar: Top 10 Encoding Mistakes Made by Streaming Producers

I'm co-hosting a webinar with MediaPlatform on February 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET entitled Top Ten Encoding Mistakes Made by Streaming Producers. Here's the description. Join MediaPlatform and Jan Ozer of Streaming Media Magazine for an in-depth discussion that will cover:Live webcasting and on-demand video allow your organization to leverage the power of streaming media ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:49:43+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Webinar: Top 10 Encoding Mistakes Made by Streaming Producers

Per-Title Encoding With the Capella Systems Cambria FTC Encoder

So, I was reviewing Camtasia 9 for Streaming Media magazine (review to appear later in the year), and I had promised Capella Systems a testimonial for their Cambria FTC encoder, specifically the per-title encoding feature. Below is the video I produced in Camtasia describing per-title encoding, discussing why it's important, and detailing how it works ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:50+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Per-Title Encoding With the Capella Systems Cambria FTC Encoder

Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

Just a quick note to let you know that I'm speaking on two topics at the Streaming Forum later this month in London, and leading two roundtable discussions.  On Tuesday, February 28th, at 11:30, I'll present HEVC: Rating the contenders. Here's the description: Operators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:27+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!

Just a quick note to let you know that I'm speaking on two topics at the Streaming Forum later this month in London, and leading two roundtable discussions.  On Tuesday, February 28th, at 11:30, I'll present HEVC: Rating the contenders. Here's the description: Operators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:48:27+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Join Me at the Streaming Forum In London at a Discount!