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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.

AWS Promises 25x Faster Processing With Accelerated Transcoding

NAB attendees are getting a first look at Amazon Web Services Accelerated Transcoding, a cloud-based feature for ultra-fast video processing.

NAB '19: Netflix and Intel Release SVT-AV1 Codec as Open Source

Capable of real-time 4K/60p 10-bit encoding when running on Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Xeon D processors, the the SVT-AV1 codec represents an order of magnitude acceleration of AV1 encoding.

Encoding.com Goes Ludicrous With Ultra-Fast Encoding Service

As files get larger, Encoding.com does its best to ensure encoding times stay small. Ludicrous HLS processes HD and UHD movies in minutes.

Haivision and Telestream Build Solutions on Microsoft Azure

Haivision is using the Azure global network to stream live video from point to point, while Telestream's cloud processing option finds a home with Azure.

VDMS Launches 4K Encoding, Built-In Multi-CDN Support at NAB

Streaming viewers expect an instant-on, high-quality experience. Verizon Digital Media Services improves its quality of service tools to continuously monitor for problems.

Haivision Releases Makito X4 4K With 8 Core Encoding Engine

This latest upgrade has similar power requirements as the original model, yet promises a 16x increase in performance.

Bitmovin's Free Tool Offers OTT Encoding Recommendations

Publishers are invited to test their content with a free online resource that shows the quality and bandwidth improvements of per-title encoding.

Dolby Acquires Hybrik to Grow Media Processing Business

Dolby Laboratories has plans to build up its media processing business, and believes an acquisition of Hybrik will help it get there.

Telestream to Show Self-Healing Live Video Architecture at IBC

Project Orchid promises to improve service quality while lowering cost and complexity, Telestream says, by solving problems on its own.

Web Event: Advanced Live Streaming Technologies and Strategies

From the World Cup to the executive suite, nothing presents more opportunites and more challenges than live streaming. Join us on May 17 for a webinar that looks at technologies and strategies to help you maximize your live streaming efforts.

HLS and H.264 Top Dogs in 2018 Encoding.com Global Format Report

The strong got stronger in 2017, with HLS and H.264 growing while VP9 took a tumble. Despite all the noise around 4K, it still isn't used much.

AV1 Is Finally Here, but Intellectual Property Questions Remain

Today the Alliance for Open Media froze the AV1 bitstream and released an unoptimized software encoder and decoder; AV1 decode should arrive in several browsers and some content from member companies over the next few months, with hardware implementations in about a year.

Bitmovin Intros AI-Powered Video Encoding That Learns Over Time

A three-pass process will learn from previous encodes to speed processing time and deliver better optimized files.

HEVC Advance Cuts Content Fees on Streaming

HEVC Advance is eliminating subscription and title-by-title royalty fees for non-physical content distribution, and it's adding reduced royalty rates for low-end consumer devices.

Cisco, Harmonic, Ericsson, AT&T Tout NBC Olympic Partnerships

The Winter Olympics have begun, and the biggest companies in video streaming are celebrating their specific contributions.

AV1 Beats VP9 and HEVC on Quality, if You've Got Time, says Moscow State

Latest codec quality comparison study finds AV1 tops on quality, but far behind on speed, and that VP9 beats out HEVC. Moscow State also launched Subjectify.us, a new service for subjectively comparing video quality.

Apple Joins Alliance for Open Media: What Does it Mean?

While Apple's technical motives might be simple, their strategic motives appear more complicated: If it wants to build a video service that competes with Netflix and Amazon, it has to deliver to all devices, not just its own.

Review: AJA HELO Streaming & Recording Device

The AJA HELO H.264 Encoder is an excellent entry into the existing AJA line of products. Don't let the small form factor fool you--this device packs advanced compression control, streaming, recording, and scheduling features for a reasonable price.

Content Delivery and Live Streaming Summits Return to Streaming Media East

Both the Content Delivery Summit and the Live Streaming Summit will be back as part of this year's Streaming Media East event, with new chairs and new ideas.

Mux Branches Out With Mux Video, Promises Easy Optimization

When it comes to encoding settings, don't just "set it and forget it." Mux Video dynamically encodes videos when needed to provide the best results.