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Video Encoding/Transcoding
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Scalable Video Coding: The Future of Video Delivery?

With content publishers needing to target more and more devices with the same pieces of video, the need is increasing for a solution that efficiently delivers multiple resolutions and bitrates. The Scalable Video Codec extension to H.264 is looking like the best bet.
Tues., April 7, by Jan Ozer
Featured News, Posted 07 Apr 2009

Streaming Media Podcast #25: Intel's New Nehalem Processor

A discussion with Intel's Kirk Skaugen about the company's new Xeon 5550 Nehalem processor, and its implications for transcoding and video editing.
Mon. Mar. 30, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Mar 2009

Intel's Nehalem Provides Boost for Single and Multi-Core Transcoding Tools

Released today, Intel's new Nehalem chip should benefits workstation users of every type of transcoding tool and video editing platform, and is already in use at DreamWorks Animation.
Mon., Mar. 30, by Tim Siglin

Featured News, Posted 30 Mar 2009

Streaming Media Podcast #24: Sorenson Media

An interview with Peter Csathy, the new president of Sorenson Media, about the company's plans for expansion and new updates to Sorenson Squeeze coming in Q2.
Wed., Mar. 25, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Mar 2009

How to Choose an Encoding Solution

Increases in CPU power and the advent of portable appliances mean there are more encoding options than ever before.
Fri., Mar. 6, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Mar 2009

The 2009 Streaming Media Editors' Picks

Here are the Streaming Media editors' choices for the most innovative, compelling, and useful services and technologies from the past year.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Feb 2009

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Streaming Media : Container Formats

Container formats are one of the most misunderstood aspects of streaming video and audio technology. Here's a basic explanation.
Mon., Feb. 16, by Dom Robinson
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2009

Lost in Translation: Going from TV to PC

The challenges of presenting broadcast-quality TV on the PC can never be fully overcome, but an integrated workflow can go a long way to improving video quality.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2009

The H.264 Licensing Labyrinth

Confusion and consternation abound over H.264 licensing terms. Here's a brief overview.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2009

2009 Encoder Shootout

Report cards on the seven leading software encoding tools
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2009

The Future's So Bright: H.264 Year in Review

H.264 was definitely the 'it' codec of 2008, and despite its complex and potentially expensive licensing, it will likely only become more pervasive in years to come.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2009

Nonlinear Video Editors for Streaming Postproduction

The last year saw developments—some big, some small—to all of the major nonlinear video editing platforms. Here's a look at the latest word from Adobe, Apple, Avid, and Sony.
Wed., Feb. 11, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Feb 2009

Review: LSI Tarari Encoder Accelerator LCPX-6140

The LSI Tarari Encoder Accelerator is a solid and affordable option for high-volume producers who need to accelerate their VC-1 encoding.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Dec 2008

The HD Showdown: Codec Vendors Battle It Out for Supreme Quality

Microsoft, On2, and Jan Ozer square off to determine which codec produces the highest quality video: VC-1, VP6, or H.264.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Dec 2008

Sun's JavaFX Sets Out to Challenge Flash and Silverlight

The JavaFX Production Suite, targeted at web developers and designers, offers integration with Adobe tools while potentially offering competition to Adobe's AIR efforts. Meanwhile, On2 plays both sides of the fence.
Mon., Dec. 8, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Dec 2008

H.264 Lessons from iTunes

For all the talk about H.264, it's still not widely used for streaming, at least in the U.S. In iTunes, however, it's the norm. We take a look at how well it's working for Apple.
Tues., Oct. 21, by Jan Ozer
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Oct 2008

Decoding the Truth About Hi-Def Video Production

Many low-powered computers have trouble playing back high-definition video encoded using one or more of the big three codecs, but there are ways to improve performance.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Oct 2008

Commentary: Pieces of (VP)8

On2 supporters cry foul, both before and after the company announces VP8. But On2’s announcement actually raises more questions than it answers, and it’s too soon to tell what impact it will have on the online video world.
Fri., Sept. 19, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Sep 2008

IBC 2008 Kicks Off

Highlights in the early announcements from Amsterdam—from companies like Microsoft, Digital Rapids, HaiVision, and Motorola—emphasize the growth in H.264 and set-top box penetration.
Fri., Sept. 12, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Sep 2008
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