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Harmonic Claims 50% OTT Performance Improvements with EyeQ

Unveiled at IBC 2016, EyeQ is the product of eight years' research and several filed patents, and will be released in the fourth quarter.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Sep 2016

LiveU Launches New Portable HEVC Video Transmitter

The new LU600 will offer HEVC encoding at up to 20Mbps, file transfer at 80Mbps, and a latency of 0.5 seconds. Units will ship after IBC with H.264 cards, which the company will upgrade to H.265 when available.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Sep 2016

The Quality Comparison Conundrum

The sheer number of video quality measurement tools makes it difficult to choose the right metric. Here's a quick overview of some of the options and what they offer.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2016

Less Hype, More Market Research

A look back at the history of our industry reveals that critical decisions have been made on nothing but gut feelings. It's time for a more research-based approach to move streaming media forward.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2016

Netflix Finds x265 20% More Efficient than VP9

Netflix compared 5,000 clips from 500 titles in its library using the x264, x265, and libvpx codecs. x265's implementation of HEVC was the clear winner on quality and efficiency, but whether that matters in light of compatibility and licensing issues isn't so obvious.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Sep 2016

Review: Capella Systems Cambria FTC Offers Per-Title Encoding

The benefits of per-title optimization aren't just for the major players, anymore. Streaming Media reviews the first solution for smaller content owners and finds the results promising.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Aug 2016

How to Stream to Facebook Live

Anyone can broadcast live on Facebook, but if you want to deliver live video from via a computer with streaming or encoding software, read on.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Aug 2016

Globosat, NET, and Elemental Team to Stream Olympics in Brazil

Brazilian pay TV provider/broadcaster Globosat and pay TV/broadband provider NET are both using Elemental Technologies solutions to make the 2016 Rio Olympics the "most connected games in history."
Online Video News, Posted 18 Aug 2016

Video: How Do You Achieve Consistent Quality for Live Streaming?

V-Factor Technologies' Jeremy Bennington explains how content providers can monitor live video delivery in real time and ensure consistent quality across different encoding profiles.
Short Cuts, Posted 10 Aug 2016

Video: VR 360° Live Streaming Workflow

Wowza's Ryan Jespersen outlines the workflow for streaming live 360° and virtual reality video from capture to ingest to stitching to delivery.
Short Cuts, Posted 01 Aug 2016

Video: How Do You Achieve Consistent Quality for VOD?

V-Factor Technologies' Jeremy Bennington explains how to test for and ensure consistent quality in VOD delivery within each encoding profile.
Short Cuts, Posted 25 Jul 2016

Video: What Are the Challenges of Live VR?

Frost & Sullivan's Avni Rambhia discusses issues with latency, bandwidth, user experience, encoding, reach, and quality facing content creators as they make the leap into live VR.
Short Cuts, Posted 20 Jul 2016

Video: Why Adaptive Bitrate Streaming?

Streamroot's Erica Beavers makes the case for adaptive bitrate streaming and explains how to deliver the best possible user experience via ABR encoding.
Short Cuts, Posted 18 Jul 2016

2016 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

It's time for Streaming Media readers to submit your nominations for the best products and services in 36 categories from cameras to webcasting solutions—including new categories for end-to-end workflow, QoS/QoE, and VR/360° camera.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jul 2016

Video: Battle of the Codecs: AVC vs. HEVC in 2016

Should you be delivering HEVC? It depends on what you're delivering and who you're trying to reach. Frost & Sullivan analyst Avni Rambhia breaks down the key issues of sticking with AVC vs. migrating to HEVC in this clip from Streaming Media East 2016.
Short Cuts, Posted 04 Jul 2016

Video: Encoding for OTT—How Good is Good Enough?

Panelists from Streaming Media, Beamr, Brightcove, Verizon, and Yahoo! discuss the balance between encoding quality and bandwidth at Streaming Media East 2016.
Short Cuts, Posted 29 Jun 2016

Video: How To Build Your Encoding Ladder, Part 2: Resolution

Once you've decided on the bitrates that you want to deliver, it's time to determine the best resolution for each one, from 360p on up to 1080p. Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer shows you how.
Short Cuts, Posted 24 Jun 2016

Video: How To Build Your Encoding Ladder, Part 1: Bitrates

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer explains how to choose data rates and resolutions for adaptive bitrate streaming to most effectively meet client expectations and end-user needs.
Short Cuts, Posted 22 Jun 2016

Review: V-Nova Perseus: Does its Compression Live Up to the Hype?

London-based V-Nova has made some impressive claims about Perseus, its compression technology. Streaming Media's preliminary testing shows that it lives up to some of them.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jun 2016

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