RealNetworks Launches New Video Codec

RealNetworks is one of the most storied names in video streaming-if you’re on the wrong side of 40. If you’re younger, than odds are you never heard of the company. On Wednesday, August 16, RealNetworks announced an agreement to deploy Advanced RealMedia HD (RMHD) Technology in China. What do we know about the codec? Here’s…

How PSNR Compares to VMAF and SSIMplus

As quality metrics go, PSNR is considered a blunt tool obsoleted by higher end metrics like Netflix’s VMAF or SSIMwave’s SSIMplus. That said, it’s accessible and understood, and has been used for years. Of course, none of that matters if it delivers misleading results. So that’s what I decided to test in a round of two…

HDR Resources on Streaming Media

  If you’re interested in learning about HDR production, check out three articles on the Streaming Media website. Blackest Blacks: Ten Things to Know About Producing HDR. The feature story details what HDR is and how to produce. Love the catchy teaser (which I didn’t write). “Shake your viewers all night long with the best-looking…