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

Review: Teradek VidiU Go

I found the VidiU Go to be up to the Teradek standard of professional production gear, now for the mobile, bonded streaming audience.

Review: Videon’s Shavano 4K HEVC Video Encoder

If you're looking to add the capabilities of HEVC to your live streams, we recommend giving the Videon Shavano a test drive.

Speak at Streaming Media East 2019

Executives and engineers from companies like Facebook, Google, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney have presented at Streaming Media East in the past. This year, we'll be featuring the OTT Leadership Summit, Video Engineering Summit, and Live Streaming Summit, and it could be your turn.

Elecard Video Quality Estimator: Review

This video analysis tool—VideoQuest for short—offers deeper metrics and is more configurable than others on the market, especially when exploring the differences between two encoded files.

Spotlights

V-Nova: Executive Predictions 2019

Guido Meardi, CEO and Co-Founder, V-Nova

DVEO: Executive Predictions 2019

Laszlo Zoltan, CEO, DVEO

Product Spotlight: Epiphan Pearl Mini

Epiphan Video's Pearl Mini delivers pro-quality live event video production.

Product Spotlight: Discover Video Spider Multi-Encoder

DiscoverVideo Spider live and on-demand video appliance is the perfect solution for streaming and recording up to four video inputs.

Columns

Solutions Abound for High-Volume Live Video Cloud Transcoding

Streaming Media West provided a look at new options for demanding live cloud transcoding jobs. Here's a rundown for those who couldn't be there.

Creating a Recipe for Codec Success to Please All Palates

Looking back and the successes and misfires of H.264, HEVC, and VP9 show what the industry can expect from AV1 and VVC.

New Codecs Are Coming; Here's How to Evaluate Codec Evaluations

When comparing the video quality created by different codecs, consider the companies running the comparisons and the metrics they're offering.

Time to Start Testing: FFmpeg Turns 4.0 and Adds AV1 Support

AV1 delivers equivalent quality to HEVC, but with a lower data rate. For now, though, it's slow. A five-second clip took 23 hours and 46 minutes to encode.

Encoding/Transcoding Companies and Suppliers