Beamr Improves Streaming Video Optimization with Beamr 2.0
Beamr Video, a video optimization solution that promises to reduce H.264 and HEVC bitrate by 50 percent, debuted at IBC last year, so it's fitting that the company behind it is launching version 2.0 at this year's conference. Beamr Video 2.0, Beamr says, adds in a browser-based dashboard that lets customers monitor and adjust video optimization settings. This release also includes multicore processing support for a shorter turnaround time.
With the web dashboard, clients can create new video optimization jobs and monitor existing ones. Real-time stats detail overall and average bitrate savings for all jobs. The dashboard also displays system resource allocation for CPU and memory.
Clients can decide how many cores they want to allocate with Beamr Video's multicore processing options. The tool will divide videos into segments and process each segment at the same time. When complete, the software will stitch the videos back together again.
“With the updated user interface, we are giving Beamr Video users a way to manage all their video optimization jobs as efficiently and intuitively as possible,” says Sharon Carmel, Beamr's CEO. “While the product continues to enable the fastest high-quality streaming without producing any visual artifacts, we have refined our tool even further.”
Beamr is at Hall 3, Booth B20 at IBC.
By adding automatic content detection at scale, Beamr says it can provide 4K HEVC video under 10 Mbps, and do away with the need for profiles.
The company plans to grow its business in Europe in 2017, and spur applications for its content adaptive encoding software in several industries.