Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve is without question one of the most popular video editing, compositing, audio processing and color-grading solutions currently available on the market. It is widely used by production houses, broadcasters and Hollywood studios alike to create stunning movies and TV shows.
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.
MOG’s streamlined production workflows have been helping broadcasters worldwide ensure a smooth acquisition and distribution of UHD/QFHD/FHD/HD/SD feeds in multiple formats and resolutions, with its powerful cloud software applications.
Recently, MOG and its Partner Exton has been selected by Síminn, the Icelandic Broadcaster, to ensure the smooth recording of 4 simultaneous HD 3G-SDI channels of the Premier League to fans across Iceland, with an intuitive but powerful remote software.
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.
In the Covid-19 era, the regular standards meetings that we attend have certainly been disrupted, but like many other aspects of our industry, virtual technology has stepped in as a substitute. The system is working, though not being on the meeting’s timezone can require attendance at some difficult hours!
Many of the sub-groups have already been using virtual meetings for several years and this has proved an efficient way to develop documents.
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.
Moderated by Stephane Cloirec, Senior Director, Encoding, Transcoding and Distribution Product Lines, Harmonic
- Adam Hotchkiss, Co-founder & Vice President, Product, Plume
- Hervé Creff, Business Development Director, Broadpeak
- Todd Erdley, CEO, Videon
- Nikolai Keychenko, Sr. Director of Product Management, Verimatrix
- Yiannis Andreopoulus, Professor at UCL
The last 20 years has seen tremendous evolution of video compression technologies. Advancements such as dual-pass, statistical multiplexing, and software migration, have increased the performance of compression, enabling better video quality and offering dramatically increased bandwidth efficiency. This presentation discusses a new round of cutting-edge improvements that are being made to video compression for broadcast and OTT applications by leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI). The session outlines the history of video compression, examines the myriad benefits of AI for video compression, while providing thoughts on future possible evolutions, especially with regards to standards development. Viewers will learn how AI can be utilized by service providers to reduce deployment costs and open up new revenue opportunities.
Kevin Ancelin (VP Worldwide Broadcast Sales) shows IABM TV some of VITEC’s new encoder and decoders