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Encoding/Transcoding

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.

Features

MPEG: What Happened?

At the end of last month, MPEG co-founder Leonardo Chiariglione announced the "MPEG is closed." That's not quite true, but it is undergoing a reorganization. So what does that mean for the organization and the new codec standards it is bringing out this year?

The Greening of Streaming

The time has long since passed to turn our attention to making the streaming delivery ecosystem more environmentally friendly. Here are some of the key challenges, as well as some suggested first steps towards solutions.

Review: Adobe Premiere Rush

If you've been looking for a simple and efficient way to shoot and edit video on your phone or tablet, Rush definitely fills the bill. If you're looking to start on your phone or tablet and finish up on your workstation, Rush can't be beat.

The 2020 Streaming Media Producer 25

The second annual StreamingMediaProducer 25 is here! We chose the most innovative companies that enabled, enhanced, and streamlined the workflows of live video producers—particularly those who need the mobility, agility, and versatility to deliver great work, regardless of the venue or production conditions.

Spotlights

Magewell Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI 4K

Seamlessly bridging IP-based streaming with baseband production and distribution equipment, Magewell's Pro Convert H.26x to HDMI 4K multi-protocol streaming media decoder transforms a standard H.264 (AVC) or H.265 (HEVC) compressed video stream into a high-quality HDMI output for connection to baseband monitors, projectors, switchers and legacy gear.

StreamGear VidiMo Lets Any User Become a Video Director on Mobile

Together, the VidiMo Go hardware and VidiMo Show app turn a smartphone and HDMI video source into a fullfledged, handheld, virtual video production and transmission studio.

RIST and CMAF Will Emerge as Powerhouses in 2020

Automation Will Upend Video Production in 2020

Columns

School Announcements on Ice(cast)

Some schools are moving to newscast-style video announcements. Icecast offers an effective way to deliver them efficiently and effectively.

When it Comes to Bitrates, Less is Always More

What can streaming producers do in the short-term to reduce the load during these COVID-19-related bandwidth usage spikes?

When it Comes to Video Quality Measurements, Average Won't Cut It

Average scores can be deceiving, so be sure you're using a tool that gives you a more accurate assessment of your video quality

The Quiet Conference: At IBC 2019, No News Was Good News

Some years are revolutionary, some are evolutionary, and some are just "meh." Here's why those "meh" years are the best ones for the industry.

Encoding/Transcoding Companies and Suppliers