HOW TO DESIGN AN AUTOMATED WORKFLOW
By Tim Siglin
Create automated systems and save your employees’
work hours for other jobs. Here’s how to create a video
workflow that improves both productivity and quality.
HOW TO: VIDEO QUALITY OPTIMIZATION
By Tim Siglin
From spatial to temporal to perceptual, optimizing video
depends on how it’s measured. This how-to guide explores
recent advances taking place in video quality.
BUYERS’ GUIDE TO TRANSCODERS 2017
By Tim Siglin
Cloud transcoding is growing in popularity, but sometimes
only a dedicated appliance will do. For automated video
workflows at scale, here’s what businesses need to know.
BUYERS’ GUIDE TO ENCODING 2017
By Tim SIglin
From pico to infinite, encoders come in all shapes and
sizes. Here’s all the information businesses need to
choose the best encoder for their situation.
THE STATE OF CODECS 2017
By Jan Ozer
Licensing fees may stall HEVC adoption, while AV1 is
nowhere to be seen and VP9 is on the rise. Will 2017 be at
eventful as the previous 2 years?
STREAMING MEDIA CONFERENCE
VIDEOS & SHORT CUTS
VIDEO: BROWSERS, CODECS, AND STANDARDS
IN A TRANSITIONING POST-FLASH WORLD
Robert Reinhardt of VideoRx and Streaming Media
Contributing Editor Tim Siglin discuss the real implications,
causes, and consequences of the demise of Flash.
HOW TO: COMPARING AND CHOOSING
THE BEST HEVC CODEC
Content distributors and aggregators adding HEVC to their
delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but who
has the time to evaluate their features, output quality, and
performance? No worries—codec specialist Jan Ozer has
done the work for you. He’s evaluated leading contenders
like x265, MainConcept, Beamr, Intel, and NTT and he’ll
share his results. You’ll walk away from this session with a
much clearer picture of the strengths and weaknesses of
your HEVC encoding options for VOD streaming.
VP9/AV1 VIDEO COMPRESSION UPDATE
WebM VP9 has seen adoption by major media companies
and has over two billion devices that support playback.
This talk will give an update on some of the latest
performance benchmarks and discuss some VP9
encoding best practices around high bit-depth and HDR.
The talk will also include an update on development of the
next-generation AV1 codec by the Alliance for Open Media
HOW TO: FINE-TUNING YOUR ADAPTIVE ENCODING
GROUPS WITH OBJECTIVE QUALITY METRICS
Choosing the number of streams in an adaptive group and
configuring them is usually a subjective, touchy-feely
exercise, with no way to really gauge the effectiveness and
efficiency of the streams. However, by measuring stream
quality via metrics such as PSNR, SSIMplus, and VQM, you
can precisely assess the quality delivered by each stream
and its relevancy to the adaptive group. This presentation
identifies several key objective quality metrics, teaches
how to apply them, and provides an objective framework
for analyzing which streams are absolutely required in
your adaptive group and their optimal configuration
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