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Review: Harmonic ProMedia Xpress

We put the first generation of the recently released ProMedia Xpress through a variety of tests, looking at performance, quality, closed captions, and more.

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Choosing an Enterprise Encoder

Today (May 22, 2013), I presented a session at Streaming Media East in Manhattan on Choosing an Enterprise Encoder. Click the link below to download the presentation materials.

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How to: Encoding for iDevices

I presented on this topic this morning (May 21, 2013) at Streaming Media East in Manhattan. Here's the summary: This session starts by detailing the playback specs for all iDevices, old and new. Then you'll learn the strategies used by prominent

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VP9 Is Almost Here, But a Nokia Patent Fight Might Have it DOA

VP9 Is Almost Here, But a Nokia Patent Fight Might Have it DOA Google plans to release the VP9 codec in less than a month. While it sounds promising, deep-pocketed companies will want to hold off on adoption.

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Ozer Book tapped for GMU Engineering Course

Ken Santucci, a professor at George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering, teaches Concepts of Multimedia Processing and Transmission, a class so popular, that it has a waiting list each semester. When choosing a textbook for the class, Santucci chose Jan Ozer’s new book, Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery. “The choice was simple,” Santucci commented. “It’s the only …

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Review: Telestream Vantage Transcode Multiscreen

It's a valuable addition to the Vantage Workflow family, but is Transcode Multiscreen the fastest encoder around? Read our detailed test results.

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Review: Teradek VidiU, a First Look at the Compact H.264 Encoder

Small and affordable, the VidiU lets broadcasters stream HD from anywhere. But, one flaw keeps us from calling it a must-buy

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News Flash for Compressionists: Garbage in Means Garbage Out

First, video compression is a garbage in/garbage out medium, so output quality improves with input quality. Second, codecs such as H.264 are lossy, which means the lower the data rate, the lower the quality. Finally, intermediate formats such as ProR

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Handout for Encoding Video for HTML5 – SMWest 2012

Here’s the seminar description: Encoding Video for HTML5: Learn the technological fundamentals behind encoding both H.264 and WebM formats for playback with the HTML5 tag. Learn the basics of H.264 and WebM encoding and how to produce it for HTML5 distribution. In addition, see how the various H.264 and WebM encoding tools compare in regard to performance, quality, and features. …

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Handout for Choosing an Enterprise Encoder – SMWest 2012

Here’s the seminar description: Choosing an Enterprise-Class Video Encoder: This session discusses factors to consider when choosing an on-demand enterprise video encoding system from the likes of Digital Rapids, Elemental, Harmonic, Sorenson, and Telestream. Factors incorporated into the analysis include performance, output quality, quality control options, format support, expansion options, programmability, and other variables. If you’re considering buying an enterprise …

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