Video: VVC – the Next-Next Gen Codec

VVC is a new standard going through MPEG standardisation which is being increasingly discussed. Dubbed the next, next-gen Codec, it promises to deliver many improvements over current Codecs.

Christian Feldmann from Bitmovin takes us through what’s new to help understand where the Codec is in its development, who is involved and how it’s going to achieve its aims. Covering also licenseing

There’s a lot of work to do, but anyone who has an interest in Codecs should take some time to understand the work which is going on.

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Speaker

Christian Feldmann Christian Feldmann
Codec Engineer,
Bitmovin

Meeting: London Video Tech Meet-Up


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.

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Speakers

Glenn Van Wallendael Glenn Van Wallendael
Network Distributed Video Coding,
Ghent University
Rob Shield Rob Shield
Principal Software Engineer,
M2A Media
Sebastiaan Van Leuven Sebastiaan Van Leuven
Senior Video Engineer,
Twitter
Phil Cuff Phil Cluff
Demuxed Foundation

Video: Integrating Machine Learning with ABR streaming at YouTube

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.

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Video: Lessons learned from streaming the World Cup live in UHD with HDR

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!

Speakers

Billy Romero Billy Romero
Video Operations Manager,
fuboTV
Thomas Symborski Thomas Symborski
Research & Innovation Tech. Lead