Apple recently announced their shift to the M1 chip, part of an ongoing trend to replace the long-standing x86 CPU with customized ARM processors. Microsoft and other OEMs have also been releasing an increasing number of devices powered by ARM chips, such as the Surface. While this change might not necessitate concern in consumer circles, software providers are certainly taking notice.
YouTube recently announced support for HDR content. The Cobalt 9992-ENC is capable of transmitting live HDR content to YouTube, both in HD and 4K resolutions. While HDR is available for both H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC), YouTube elected to support it only for HEVC.
In many ways, 2020 has forced us to rethink norms we’d previously known to be true. But when it comes to video delivery, the primary concerns and demands from 2019 remain the same, if not elevated by the pandemic: bandwidth is still limited and consumer demand is still growing. And with people continuing to consume increased levels of content at home, the bandwidth challenge remains. As we look ahead to 2021, content distributors and video service providers must ask themselves: How do we deliver high-quality video at scale efficiently, while maintaining a high-quality user experience? The answer is a bit like 2020 – it’s complicated.
SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System), a leading national South Korean television and radio network, turned to LiveU’s integrated 5G technology for its live election day coverage in South Korea last week, utilizing the advantages of KT’s (Korea Telecom’s) premium live broadcasting solution with its 5G network. SBS chose LiveU for its field-proven video transmission quality and reliability, provided by its core HEVC hardware encoding.
Video compression is widely regarded as an incredibly fast-moving topic. Rapid technological developments and unforeseen innovations can vastly alter the future of compression for OTT and streaming service providers, as well as hardware manufacturers. It’s a never-ending race to the top, where the prize is efficiency, quality and accessibility.
We spoke to Sergio Grce, CEO of iSize Technologies (www.isize.co), about the challenges the industry is facing with ever higher resolution content delivery, and his company’s innovative use of AI for pre-processing to deliver higher quality images at lower bitrates – whatever the codec.
How a group of friends is making the future of digital come alive When and why was V-Nova founded, by whom and with what objectives? [caption id="attachment_62099" align="alignright" width="150"] Guido MeardiCEO and Co-founderV-Nova[/caption]V-Nova was founded in 2012, though it was in incubation for a couple of years before that. There are four co-founders, who are, first and foremost, a group of friends. V-Nova believes in making the future of digital come alive via better compression – bridging the gap between what we’d like to be able to do and what’s possible today. We have re-thought compression algorithmically from the ground up; we use what’s already there – the hardware blocks that are built into devices – we just unlock their power. There is so much power built into devices that are already in use around the globe, so what we do will benefit 100% of people now. Our PERSEUS Plus technology is also backwards-compatible as well as uplifting the quality of services in new devices, so everyone’s better off with PERSEUS. The group of friends had legacy experiences in the sector – the idea for V-Nova just came out of taking seriously the fact that a new coding approach could...
IABM conducts an End-user survey twice a year – at NAB Show and IBC. In our 2017 editions of these surveys, we asked respondents what their likely timeline was for the launch of UHD offerings.