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Encoding/Transcoding
Articles

Blackbird Plans Launch into Video Distribution

The firm is best known for postproduction, but its underlying compression technology is being commercialised to solve latency and buffering in live streaming
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jul 2019

VVC and AV1 Show Efficiency Gains; MPEG Announces Third Next-Gen Codec

BBC R&D finds that AV1 produces better low-bitrate quality than HEVC, but the codec picture will get even muddier in 2020 as MPEG fast tracks VVC, MPEG-5 EVC, and LCEVC
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2019

Mainstreaming Targets New Lows in Encoding and Latency

Fresh funding expected to take MainStreaming's video delivery network into new territories
Featured Articles, Posted 29 May 2019

Encoding & Transcoding 2019: ATEME

Continuing our look at the major players in the encoding and transcoding space, we look at what ATEME has been up to.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 May 2019

Buyers' Guide to Video Quality Metrics

Video quality measurement is more crucial than ever. In this buyers' guide, we'll identify the most commonly used metrics and discuss tools that deploy them.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Mar 2019

Buyers' Guide to Per-Title Encoding

Per-title encoding is now a required feature on most encoding platforms. Here's an overview of the features to look for, and how to get the most out of them.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Mar 2019

How to Launch a Cloud Encoding Computer

Once you've launched an AWS EC2 instance, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. This tutorial walks you through how to set it up.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Mar 2019

How to Automate FFmpeg and Bento4 With Bash Scripts

With just a few beginner-level scripts, you can encode and package multiple filds to HLS and DASH output using open source tools.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Feb 2019

DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum

The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Dec 2018

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 3

We wrap up our survey of the encding and transcoding landscape with looks at Verizon Digital Media Services, Media Excel, Comprimato, Elecard, Capella Systems, Epic Labs, EuclidIQ, and NGCodec.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Nov 2018

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 2

We continue our survey of the encoding & transcoding market with looks at Encoding.com, Bitmovin, Brightcove, Beamr, Synamedia, and Ericsson/MediaKind
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Nov 2018

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 1

Encoding and transcoding are at the heart of every OTT and online video workflow. The first article in this three-part series gives an overview of the technologies and a look at three major players in the space: Harmonic, AWS Elemental, and Telestream.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Nov 2018

New Codecs Are Coming; Here's How to Evaluate Codec Evaluations

When comparing the video quality created by different codecs, consider the companies running the comparisons and the metrics they're offering.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Nov 2018

Portable Streaming Encoders Shrink and Grow

As companies launch small-form-factor encoders (SFFEs) for live streaming and (sometimes) recording, one of the biggest questions potential users ask is whether these devices offer the same encoding functionality as larger units.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2018

OTT Moves Toward Microservices as Speed Becomes an Issue

Microservices architectures are central to the growth of OTT services, but they're widely misunderstood. Here's an intro to the major players.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Aug 2018

Vote Now in the 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

It's time for you to cast your vote in one or all of our 17 categories in the only industry awards program in which the winners are decided by the people who use their products and services.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Jul 2018

Ericsson Media Solutions Rebranded as MediaKind Starting Today

The video delivery solutions unit found a new majority owner in January, and today it takes on a new name and identity.
Featured News, Posted 10 Jul 2018

Per-Title Video Encoding: The Time to Get Started Is Now

Now widely available, per-title encoding makes whatever codec publishers are already using more efficient by creating a custom optimized encoding ladder.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jun 2018

BBC Streams FIFA World Cup in UHD HDR, But Not to All Viewers

Live UHD streams of World Cup football over iPlayer are a BBC first, but HDR is not under the corporation's full control
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2018
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