May, 2021

  • 4 May

    Product Review: Epiphan Pearl Nano

    My review of the Epiphan Pearl Nano is now available on Streaming Media. The video I produced for the review is below. Note that I really liked the feature set and usability but found that video quality suffered from a slight cast as you can in Figure 8 of the …

April, 2021

March, 2021

January, 2021

December, 2020

  • 28 December

    AV1 Encoding with aomenc.exe, libaom-AV1, SVT-AV1, and Aurora1

    While 2018 was the year AV1 became known, 2020 will be the year that AV1 became interesting, primarily because of three developments. First, in early 2020, AV1-enabled smart TVs hit the market, right on the 2-year schedule announced back in 2018 by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia). Second, over …

  • 22 December

    Encoding VVC with Fraunhofer’s VVenC

    For this review, I took a first look at encoding VVC (Ver­sa­tile Video Coding). Specifically, I compared Fraunhofer HHI’s implementation of the VVC codec (Versatile Video Encoder; VV­enC) against the Alliance for Open Media’s (AO­Media) aom­enc codec and the x.264 and x.265 codecs in FF­mpeg. I found VVenC to be …

  • 4 December

    Five Star Review for AV1 Encoding Course

    Just a quick note to celebrate the first review of my Encoding with the AV1 Codec course ($99.95). By way of background, I designed the course to help familiarize students with the confusing array of AV1 encoding parameters and to offer sample command strings that I have proven over weeks …