Date: December 4th, 2018. 19:00-21:00
Location:Near Piccadilly Circus, 20 Air Street, W1B 5AN
London Video Tech meets again! This time at Twitter’s London HQ near Piccadilly. Featuring a panel discussing the highlights of the Demuxed conference plus two talks on Dynamic Content Insertion and Network Distributed Video Coding, this should be a really interesting meet up of a great community.
In another great talk from Demuxed 2018, Steve Robertson from YouTube sheds light on trials they have been running, some with Machine Learning, to understand viewer’s appreciation of quality. Tests involve profiling the ways – and hence environments – users watch in, using different UIs, occasionally resetting a quality level preference and others. Some had big effects, whilst others didn’t.
The end-game here is acknowledging that mobile data costs money for consumers, but clearly YouTube would like to reduce their bandwidth costs too. So when quality is not needed, don’t supply it.
The talk starts with a brief AV1 update, YouTube being an early adopter of it in production.
A step by walk through fuboTV’s FIFA World Cup streaming system. Delivering to FOX, Billy Romero and Thomas Symborski explain the challenges and the successes streaming from Russia to the US in UHD HDR.
This talk from Demuxed 2018 shows examples of how social media can help get reports back of problems and the real life usage stats. Billy and Thomas explain their system from commissioning through vendor choice and all the way to CMAF delivery.
A refreshingly transparent talk which is well worth watching!