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Encoding and transcoding video is at the heart of online video, and Streaming Media offers deep dives into encoding parameters, bitrate ladders, per-title encoding, content/context-aware encoding, CBR, VBR, and ABR. Here you’ll find the latest news, reviews, tests, and analysis to help you stay on the top of your encoding/transcoding game.

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Haivision Completes IPO; Debuts on Toronto Stock Exchange

Video streaming and networking solution provider completes IPO and trades on TSX with symbol HAI

Integrating OWNZONES Connect with Major Streaming Platform to Simplify Technicolor Delivery

Process enables direct IMF package delivery via API entirely in the cloud, saving Technicolor time because there is no need to download IMF locally and re-upload it to deliver to a platform

The State of Streaming Autumn 2020

The latest State of Streaming report shows that in addition to increased viewing, the pandemic has hastened streaming publishers' moves to the cloud and software-defined infrastructures.

AWS Takes SDI in the Cloud to Next Level

Proof of concept of uncompressed live video workflow in the cloud demonstrates future production possibilities and opens up interop can of worms

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 2,200 readers voted in 26 categories. We'll announce the winners later this month, but here's a tease—the top three vote-getters in each category. And you just might be surprised at the names you see.

H.264 Still Dominates Streaming Industry, According to Bitmovin Report

The latest Bitmovin Video Developer Report reveals shifts in business models, ad insertion technology, and codec usage

Moving Picture, Audio, and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence: "A New Way to Make Money"

New standards body MPAI plans to develop new specifications for data coding, using AI to bridge the gap between technology and licensing.

Voting for the 2020 Readers' Choice Award Extended Until October 22

Let the competition begin! The polls are open for the streaming video industry awards that matter most—because winners are chosen by the community itself. And you'll be entered to win a HuddleCamHD Pro IP NDI Webcam when you cast your vote!

Mux Gets $37 Million Series C Funding

With this round, led by Andreesen Horowitz, the company has raised $69 million

Nominate Now for the 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.

Xilinx Introduces Real-Time Server Appliances for Top Quality at Low Cost

The two new appliances, based on Alveo data center accelerator cards, use adaptable FPGA architecture to allow service providers to optimize quality and performance even after deployment

AWS Elemental Bridges On-Prem and Cloud with Link

The remote-control device for real-time video transport is the size of a Kleenex box, completely silent, and requires no onsite configuration.

Jan Ozer Introduces "Streaming Media 101" Online Course

The 8-hour course covers the fundamental concepts and technologies of online video and includes hands-on exercises featuring some of the most commonly used tools in the industry

Sisvel Announces AV1 Patent Pool

Royalties for 2,000 patents in AV1 from at least 12 companies will be charged via Video Coding Licensing Platform administrator Sisvel, which promises "reasonable and transparent" cost

Reports Show HEVC Usage on the Rise

Survey reports from Encoding.com, Bitmovin, and LiveU offer insights into current and future codec usage, and all show that HEVC and AV1 usage is finally on the rise

Streaming Media East Is Shipping Up to Boston

The 2020 Streaming Media East conference moves to a new location: The Westin Copley Place in Boston.

Haivision Acquires LightFlow Media From Epic Labs, Gains AI

Haivision will add LightFlow's video encoding and multi-CDN routing AI technology to its current products, and is taking on the Madrid-based team that created it.

Xilinx Acquires NGCodec for Cloud Video Encoding IP and Talent

The union brings together two companies that have worked together since 2016, collaborating on next-generation FPGA-enabled video codec technology.

Matrox Adds HLS Support to 4K Video Enterprise Encoder Lineup

In Q3 2019, small and medium-sized enterprise customers will be able to download software updates that provide HLS, IPv6, and fMP4 functionality.

SSIMWAVE Introduces Monitoring Tool That Mimics Human Perception

The tool predicts how a human being would see a piece of video, and consistently gets 90% or higher correlation with the video's mean opinion score.