There are a lot of codecs both new and old that are in use or vying to be the next big thing. Tom Vaughan helps us see what they really can achieve and where each one is useful.
Recorded at San Francisco Video Tech Meetup in September, this video starts with a look at a the ‘hype cycle’. Tom places each codec, from MPEG 2 to VVC on the curve before looking at what the barriers to adoption are.
Tom then looks at HEVC discussing which devices can receive it, which can create it, the streaming services which support it and where adoption is likely to be. Finally, HEVC discussion is complete without a look at the HEVC patent landscape Venn diagram.
The focus then shifts to the Alliance for Open Media and their AV1 codec, its patent status and technical progress to date. He then discusses the performance of AV1, HEVC and Beamr against each other.
Almost brand new out of the starting blocks is VVC from MPEG and the Media Coding Industry Forum (MC-IF). Tom explains the aims of the forum and the VVC codec they are creating before taking questions from the floor.
Streaming Media East brings together Beamr, Netflix BAMTECH Media and SSIMWAVE to discuss the best ways to evaluate software encoders and we see there is much overlap with hardware encoder evaluation, too.
The panel gets into detail covering:
Choosing source sequences
Rate Control Modes
Bit Rate or Quality Target Levls
Offline (VOD) vs Live (Linear)
Discrete vs. Multi-resolution/Bitrate
Subjective vs. objective measurements
Encoding Efficiency vs Performance
Video vs Still frames
Evaluation at Encode Resolution Vs Display Resolution
The Streaming Video Alliance are back with a packed panel of experts discussing the move from broadcast channels to the cloud.
The real transition from traditional TV broadcast to online video is happening behind the scenes as incumbents and new providers embrace cloud resources to provide a scalable, distributed means to reach the widest possible audience. But the cloud is complicated. With a myriad of providers and a bevy of services available, providers need to understand both how the cloud can help streaming video workflows as well as the challenges involved with implementation and integration. In this panel, you’ll hear experts discuss a variety of challenges with cloud-based workflows, the growing importance of edge computing, and best practices for adopting cloud technologies in video delivery.
This panel discusses real-world methods, techniques, and solutions for moving beyond traditional fixed bit-rate ABR profiles to a content adaptive approach, where the encoding bit-rate is determined by the needs of the video vs. a pre-determined recipe. Come hear innovative thinking that, if adopted, can yield a 20% or potentially higher savings while improving the quality of your video encodes.
Moderator: Mark Donnigan, VP, Marketing – Beamr
Jan Ozer, Principal – Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media
David Sayed, VP, Product Strategy & Product Marketing – Brightcove
P.P.S. Narayan, Vice President, Engineering – Yahoo
Daniel Sanders, VP, Video Engineering – Verizon Digital Media Services
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