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4K Reality Check: Content Owners Can't Afford the Bandwidth

Everyone's talking about 4K and HEVC at CES, but nobody's talking about what it costs to deliver. Here's a breakdown of delivery costs, and a look into why we shouldn't look for too much 4K streaming content any time soon.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jan 2014

CES 2014: iStreamPlanet Adds PlayReady for Live and Live Linear

PlayReady expands users' ability to address both content protection and business rules, including ad insertion, in Aventus; workflow solution will also add DASH support, RTMP output, and multicast in the next year
Online Video News, Posted 08 Jan 2014

CES 2014 Roundup: Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, and an Answer to the 4K Bandwidth Question

At Monday's Sony press conference, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings finally addressed the issue of 4K bandwidth, saying 15Mbps would be required for 4K encoded in HEVC
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jan 2014

YouTube and VP9: A Made-for-Press-Release Event

YouTube demonstrating 4K video encoded with VP9 is all sizzle and no steak. Until hardware manufacturers and big names like Apple, Adobe, and Microsoft announce support, it's hard to take any of the noise too seriously.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jan 2014

CES 2014: Dolby Vision Strives to Make Ultra-bright Displays the Future of 4K

Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Xbox Video, and Vudu have already signed on, as has Sharp and Vizio. But the drastic image improvement brings with it a 20% data overhead, and may be incompatible with current 4K displays.
Online Video News, Posted 06 Jan 2014

CES 2014: Ultra HD/4K Rollout Slower Than Expected

At the CES curtain raiser, the Consumer Electronics Association heralded the age of mass customization and an explosion in wearable computing, while sounding a cautionary note about Ultra HD/4K adoption
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Jan 2014

First Look: Apple Compressor 4.1

A nice new interface and a boost in output quality make this a worthwhile upgrade. Just be prepared for a bumpy installation and a slow learning curve; there's nothing intuitive about it, as you'll see in this article and video tour.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Jan 2014

How the BBC Saves Money by Transcoding in the Cloud

Learn how the BBC has become more flexible with cloud transcoding, and how it's going to improve its already excellent Olympics coverage in Sochi.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Dec 2013

Review: Brightcove Video Cloud Live

Brightcove customers should look to this new service for inexpensive real-time event transcoding, but several rough edges mar the experience.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Dec 2013

Presenting the Ozer Paradox: Simple and Pricey Don't Go Together

Expensive products have complicated interfaces and inflexible features, while free applications like Handbrake can be used by anyone.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Dec 2013

BBC Talks Resilient Cloud-Based Broadcast System

At Streaming Media West, BBC senior technical architect Stephen Godwin gave an in-depth look at the broadcaster's new Video Factory workflow
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Nov 2013

Full Steam Ahead for Haivision's SRT-Optimized HEVC

The first commercial implementations of Haivision's HEVC encoding allied with the company's Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol, are due in the new year
Online Video News, Posted 13 Nov 2013

How-To: Calculating Outbound Bandwidth Requirements for Live Events

Outbound bandwidth used to be easy to calculate, but with more and more streams and encoding/transcoding alternatives, today it can be a challenge. Here are some tips to figure out how much you need for your event.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Nov 2013

Elemental Partners on 4K Live Video Demo During Osaka Marathon

This Sunday, marathon fans in Osaka will be able to view Ultra HD live results from a special exhibit space.
Online Video News, Posted 25 Oct 2013

How to Choose an Enterprise-Class Video Encoder

Unsure how to choose an enterprise encoder — or even what at enterprise encoder is? This conference session will help you narrow your choices.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Oct 2013

CDN Fastly Announces Streaming Media Service

The CDN aims to bring affordable and easy live and on-demand video streaming to companies of all sizes.
Online Video News, Posted 22 Oct 2013

Yuvad Releases Three 1U Encoding Solutions for Advertising

The Yuvision line includes three configurations, and is targeted at OTT customers streaming real-time or on-demand video.
Online Video News, Posted 21 Oct 2013

AOL Chooses Zencoder to Transcode 15 AOL On Video Channels

Cites Zencoder's support for Apple HLS and fast transcoding times as the reasons its making the move.
Online Video News, Posted 17 Oct 2013

Building a DASH264 Client: Streaming Media East 2013

In this session from Streaming Media East 2013, Jeff Tapper of Digital Primates talkies about how to build a DASH264 client as well as the ways in which MPEG-DASH in general will simplify video delivery in the future
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Oct 2013

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