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Fine-Tuning Your Adaptive Encoding Groups With Objective Quality Metrics

Click below to download the presentation or to view the conference video. Here's the description. Choosing the number of streams in an adaptive group and configuring them is usually a subjective, touchy-feely exercise, with no way to really gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of the streams. However, by measuring stream quality via metrics such as PSNR, ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:58:28+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Fine-Tuning Your Adaptive Encoding Groups With Objective Quality Metrics

Streaming Media East Presentation: Status of HEVC and Other UHD Codecs

[Author's note: Video from the session is available below, as is the presentation.]The two biggest pricing mistakes you can make is to assume that the market has no alternative, and that you don't have to get it right the first time. HEVC Advance in particular, and the HEVC IP ownership group in general, who still ...Read more

By | 2016-05-10T00:00:00+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Streaming Media East Presentation: Status of HEVC and Other UHD Codecs

Handout for Codecs and Packaging 2016

Click below to download the handout. Here's the description.As video resolutions increase and target playback platforms multiply, video producers must leave their H.264/HLS/HDS comfort zone and expand into HEVC, VP9, and MPEG-DASH. This workshop is divided into multiple segments by target platform to teach you the applicable standards and best strategies for delivering live and ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:58:47+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Handout for Codecs and Packaging 2016

Conference Research Tests Adaptive Video and Quality Benchmarks

The Society for Imaging Science and Technology hosts the annual International Symposium on Electronic Imaging, held this year in San Francisco, California, from February 14 to 18. The Symposium has eight tracks across a range of disciplines, where re

By | 2017-02-23T00:57:35+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Conference Research Tests Adaptive Video and Quality Benchmarks

Buyer’s Guide to Enterprise YouTube Platforms 2016

Enterprise YouTube platforms enable businesses to share videos with employees, partners, and other viewers; interested parties can then preserve and share the valuable institutional knowledge accumulated in these videos. Most systems function the way

By | 2017-02-23T00:57:04+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Buyer’s Guide to Enterprise YouTube Platforms 2016

Buyer’s Guide to Webcasting Platforms 2016

Viewed from a distance, most webcast providers look pretty similar; they all let you create a registration page, collect contact info for your registrants, and serve attendees a diet of PowerPoint and talking-head video, spiced with quizzes, surveys,

By | 2017-02-23T00:57:05+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Buyer’s Guide to Webcasting Platforms 2016

Technical Brief: Switch from CBR to VBR to Improve Overall Quality and Avoid Transient Quality Issues

This article explores the differences between constant bitrate encoding (CBR) and variable bitrate encoding (VBR) and recommends that producers still using CBR should switch to 110% constrained VBR to improve overall quality and avoid transient quali

By | 2016-03-14T00:00:00+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Technical Brief: Switch from CBR to VBR to Improve Overall Quality and Avoid Transient Quality Issues

The State of Video Codecs 2016

015 was a tumultuous year for codecs. HEVC seemed like a sure thing in January, looked to be in trouble in July, but was happily resuscitated in December, albeit with some missing productive months from its useful life. Open source codecs began the y

By | 2016-03-09T00:00:00+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on The State of Video Codecs 2016

Five Signs Your Encoding Ladder May Be Obsolete

Your encoding ladder is the set of encoding parameters that you use to create the various files that you deliver adaptively to your web viewers. These encoding parameters can live in your on-premise encoder, in your cloud encoder, or in your online video platform (OVP).When optimally configured, your encoding ladder lets you efficiently deliver great ...Read more

By | 2017-02-23T00:58:31+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Five Signs Your Encoding Ladder May Be Obsolete

Technicolor Withdraws from the HEVC Advance Patent Pool

On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, Technicolor issued a press release stating that the company had decided to “license its HEVC IP portfolio directly to device manufacturers rather than through the HEVC Advance patent pool.” The release fu

By | 2016-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on Technicolor Withdraws from the HEVC Advance Patent Pool