Streaming Summer Bootcamp Session 2: Producing H.264

Announcing session 2 of Streaming Summer Bootcamp: Learn to Produce H.264 Video. Thu, Jul 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. The session is to be produced on LinkedIn Live: Click to register. The free webinar will cover: • What H.264 is and its origins • What x264 is and why it’s important • How x264 compares to other H.264 …

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Simplify Your Workflow: Command-Line Variables in FFmpeg Batch Files

Creating batch files with variables is one of the more efficient ways to run FFmpeg. However, most producers build their batch files with variables inserted directly into the batch file, which means that you have to customize each batch file for different source files or encoding parameters. This is particularly inefficient when you’re encoding multiple files to different encoding parameters; …

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JPEG AI Is Coming: What You Need to Know

This article provides an overview of JPEG AI, which delivers superior compression efficiency and improved performance for AI tasks like object detection. JPEG AI is an initiative by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) aimed at developing a learning-based image coding standard that uses machine learning techniques to achieve superior compression efficiency, offering a compact representation optimized for both human …

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Free Course On LCEVC Video-Enhancement

New free course on LCEVC Enhancement

I’m thrilled to introduce my newest course on LCEVC video enhancement! It’s designed to introduce newbies to LCEVC, explain why it’s important, identify the tools available for enhancing and decoding, and teach you how to get the most out of encoding videos with LCEVC enhancement. Here’s what you’ll learn: Lesson 1: LCEVC Fundamentals – Learn the basics and importance of …

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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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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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