Video: Deploying CMAF In 2019

It’s all very good saying “let’s implement CMAF”, but what’s implemented so far and what can you expect in the real world, away from hype and promises? RealEyes took the podium at the Video Engineering Summit to explain.

CMAF represents an evolution of the tried and tested technologies HLS and DASH. With massive scalability and built upon the well-worn tenants of HTTP, Netflix and a whole industry was born and is thriving on these still-evolving technologies. CMAF stands for the Common Media Application Format because it was created to allow both HLS and DASH to be implemented in one common standard. But the push to reduce latency further and further has resulted in CMAF being better known for it’s low-latency form which can be used to deliver streams with five to ten times lower latencies.

John Gainfort tackles explaining CMAF and highlights all the non-latency-related features before then tackling its low-latency form. We look at what it is (a manfest) and where it came from (ISO BMFF before diving in to the current possibilities and the ‘to do list’ of DRM.

Before the Q&A, John then moves on to how CMAF is implemented to deliver low-latency stream: what to expect in terms of latency and the future items which, when achieved, will deliver the full low-latency experience.

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John Gainfort John Gainfort.
Development Manager,

Webinar: DRM – Back to Basics

Webinar: 15:00 & 20:00 BST 24th May 2018

Watching this webinar, you will learn about selecting and implementing the right premium content protection/DRM.

Content protection is key to a successful content monetisation strategy and with the recent evolution of streaming formats and standards, it is now easier than ever to create DRM-protected streaming systems. The ability to support all of today’s DRMs – including Widevine, Fairplay and PlayReady – in an efficient and easy-to-manage workflow is crucial for operators who want to enable richer feature sets, such as offline viewing and TVE.

Join Irdeto and Bitmovin for a live webinar to explore
+ Common approaches for Digital Rights Management in 2018
+ Changes coming to common workflows with CMAF (click here for primer on CMAF)
+ Real-world implementations of simple and complex systems

Register for the live webinar!

2 sessions on Thursday, May 24

  • first at 4pm Central EU / 10am Eastern / 7am Pacific
  • second at 8pm Central EU / 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific

Webinar: DASH—New Advancements in DASH Media Delivery

Webinar: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017 – 11:00AM PT / 2:00PM ET / 19:00 BST
In this webinar, we will present the latest MPEG and DASH-IF advancements on DASH. We will cover new additional standard tools for OTT, DASH support for VR/360° video delivery, low-latency DASH streaming, DRM, and the DASH-IF guidelines for streaming UHD/HDR content.

Webinar: Rethinking Content Distribution

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 16:00 GMT, 09:00 AM PDT

Technologies exist that can increase efficiencies allowing operators to focus on creating richer experiences for subscribers and allowing content owners to streamline distribution to securely reach a broader audience, in less time.

On October 25th experts from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Verimatrix will share a new vision for the future of content distribution.

This webinar will be recorded and made available to all those who register.