Solveig Offers Free Tier for Zond 265 File Analysis Tool

Zond 265 is a very useful file analysis tool.

Zond 265 is a very useful file analysis tool, but like all such tools, it’s a bit pricey. Now, there’s a free version that might meet your needs. I’ve been a longtime user of Zond 265, the powerful tool from Solveig Multimedia for in-depth analysis of HEVC, H.264, AV1, AVC, and MPEG-2 video bitstreams. While Zond 265 has been invaluable …

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What is MV-HEVC

Multiview High Efficiency Video Coding (MV-HEVC) is an advanced video compression standard that extends the capabilities of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265. MV-HEVC is designed to efficiently encode multiple views or perspectives of a scene within a single video stream, making it particularly useful for 3D video content. This technology allows for stereoscopic effects, giving the …

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Deep Thoughts on AI Codecs and Encoders

This post focuses on AI in preprocessing and encoding products. I’ll examine two aspects: how to consider AI in encoding performance and how to consider AI in the user interface and operation. I’ll conclude by discussing where I see AI going in codec development over the next few years. For perspective, I recently spoke with more than twenty companies for …

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Beyond the Hype: A Critical Look at AI in Video Streaming

I recently presented at Dan Rayburn’s Streaming Summit at NAB 2024. The topic was Beyond the Hype: A Critical Look at AI in Video Streaming. Here’s the description: Artificial intelligence has become a buzzword in all technologies, including streaming video, with the promise of revolutionizing how we create, compress, and watch videos. However, it’s crucial to separate the hype from reality. In this session, Jan Ozer from …

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Enhancing Video Quality with Super-Resolution

Super-resolution techniques scale low-resolution videos to higher resolutions at high quality, and any video publisher with older, low-resolution footage should be aware of them. This article provides an overview of what super-resolution is, how it works, where to get it, and its limitations.  Introduction to Super-Resolution As stated, super-resolution describes techniques used to scale lower resolutions to higher resolutions at …

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Norsk Studio: A No-Code Interface for Media Workflows

In a recent interview, I spoke with Rob Ashton, a software developer from id3as, about their product Norsk Studio – a no-code interface built using the Norsk SDK. Here’s a summary of our conversation and a link to the video interview, and several excerpts. Video 1. Here’s the complete interview.  Norsk Overview Rob began by explaining that Norsk Studio serves …

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Simplifying Streaming Workflows with Norsk: An Interview with Dom Robinson

I recently spoke with Dom Robinson, co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer of id3as, to discuss id3as’ flagship product, Norsk, and its suitability for OTT and streaming publishers. Here’s a video of the conversation and a summary of the contents. Video 1: The complete interview. Existing Technologies and Pain Points Dom started by identifying the categories included in the streaming …

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The Business Case for Norsk: Interview with id3as CMO Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, id3as CMO

I recently spoke with Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, the Chief Marketing Officer at id3as, about their flagship product, Norsk. In our discussion, Eric detailed Norsk’s functionalities, how it operates, and its distinct advantages for media publishers and broadcasters at scale. Below is the video of our conversation, accompanied by a summary of the key points we touched on.  Video 1: The …

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Norsk for Broadcasters: Interview with id3as’ Steve Strong

Steve Strong Details Norsk's Suitability for Broadcasters

Recently, I spoke with Steve Strong, id3as’ co-founder and director, about Norsk’s suitability for broadcasters. Below is the video and a summary of the conversation. Overview By way of background, many traditional broadcasters are transitioning from legacy platforms to IP-based systems. A key player facilitating this shift is id3as with their new product, Norsk. Briefly, Norsk is a suite of …

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New Five Star Review for Video Quality Metrics Course

Five star review for video quality metrics course.

The Computing and Using Video Quality Metrics course teaches encoding pro to compute and use video metrics like VMAF, PSNR, and SSIM.

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