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Video Quality

Viewers demand that OTT and online video give them the same quality as broadcast, or at least as close as possible, and savvy content owners are using the wealth of data generated by video to constantly improve the viewer experience and their bottom line. Check here for news, research, and analysis into video quality metrics, quality of service (QoS), quality of experience (QoE), video analytics, and video data.

Features

Review: Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement Tool 14.1

Unlimited file analysis and Python interface highlight the new features

The 2022 Streaming Media 50: The 50 Tech Companies That Matter Most in Online Video

Welcome to the 2022 Streaming Media 50, our annual list that foregrounds the industry's most innovative and influential technology suppliers, service providers, and platforms, as acclaimed by our editorial team. Some are large and established industry standard-bearers, while others are comparably small and relatively new arrivals that are just beginning to make a splash. All set themselves apart from the crowd with their innovative approach and their commitment to serve the customer and advance the industry. It's the fifth year we've capped the list at 50 companies.

Event Stream Team's Jimmy Reid Discusses Live Production with a Customized Blackmagic Kit

Jimmy Reid of Event Stream Team talks with Streaming Media's Tyler Nesler about his company's improvement in live production performance thanks to their upgrade to a customized Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD live production switcher kit and their transition to the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio 18 editing, grading, visual effect (VFX) and audio postproduction cloud-based software.

Netflix's Andrey Norkin Talks Future of AV1

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer interviews Netflix Senior Research Scientist - Video Algorithms and Alliance for Open Media co-chair Andrey Norkin about several topics around the future of AV1, including the necessity of HDR for premium content producers, Libaom's focus on SVT-AV1, and more.

Spotlights

SSIMWAVE: A View from the Top

Are your streams on par, better, or worse than your competitors? How would subscribers rate your stream quality versus your competitors? SSIMWAVE's proprietary AI algorithm - SSIMPLUS®, is based on real data from real people on what excellent viewing quality should be.

Telestream: When Creating Comprehensive Media Packages, Video Might Just Be the Easy Part

Telestream's ability to meet customers on their journey to the cloud at any point where they find themselves is a key part of the company's unique value. Future proof your media processing and start your cloud journey with cloud native services from Telestream.

HESP: Sub-second Latency, Fast Channel Change and Improved ABR over Standard CDNs

Making the Unwatchable Watchable

Sergio Grce discusses BitClear, an artificial intelligence based denoising technology.

Columns

Judging Apple's Advanced Video Quality Tool

As a metric, Apple's Advanced Video Quality Tool (AVQT) showed some bright spots, but it's hard to see it bumping VMAF or SSIMPLUS from real-world workflows without a lot more verification.

Educators Need Resources That Simulate the Digital Divide

With more learning materials going online, educators need to be sure all their students have access. Learn about programs that show the limits of poor-quality networks.

Work in Parallel to Streamline the VQ Measurement Workflow

There's a long way to run video quality measurement tasks and a shorter way. As our columnist learned, it's never too late to learn a more efficient system.

3 Things the Streaming Industry Must Do to Prepare for ATSC 3.0

This is "The Year Before the Year of ATSC 3.0," and that means preparation—not just for broadcasters, but for the streaming industry, as well.

Video Quality Companies and Suppliers