Technology and How-to Track

The Technology & How-To Track is designed for CTOs, engineers, and developers who want one thing: solutions. The video ecosystem is a fragmented mix of platforms and devices: Learn from the pros how you can eliminate the bottlenecks and deliver results. Expert presenters will offer sessions on encoding and transcoding, packaging and delivery, player and UI development, and formats, protocols, and standards. If you’re looking for deep dives into HEVC, VP9, AV1, DASH, CMAF, WebRTC, video optimization, QoS/QoE, or AI and machine learning, you’ve come to the right place. This is the place to go under the hood and learn real skills and improvements you can put in place as soon as you’re back in the office.

 

Tuesday, May 8

Track T: Technology & How-To Track

 

T101. Best Practices for Advanced Software Encoder Evaluations

Tuesday, May 8: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

As video encoding moves to software operating on virtualized architectures across varying computing infrastructures, the complexities of evaluating a video encoder have never been greater. Attendees hear from service providers, encoding solution vendors, and the creator of the industry’s best-known quality measures, all discussing how video encoding engineers can ensure a successful evaluation, from video quality assessment to performance, content selection, and operational considerations.

Moderator:

, VP Strategy, Beamr


Speakers:

, Director of Video Algorithms, Netflix

, Senior Principal Engineer/VP Video Processing, Core Media Video Processing, BAMTECH Media

, Professor / Chief Science Officer, University of Waterloo / SSIMWAVE Inc.

 

T102. HOW-TO: Comparing AV1, VP9, HEVC, & H.264

Tuesday, May 8: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Many content distributors and aggregators still use H.264 as their primary, if not exclusive, codec, but the bandwidth savings promised by newer, more powerful codecs are alluring. Those considering a switch must evaluate at least three options: HEVC, VP9, and AV1, which is being released in early 2018. In this session, codec specialist Jan Ozer evaluates the quality of these codecs and compares them to H.264. Learn how much bandwidth you can save with each, and how the newer codecs compare from quality and implementation perspectives.

Speaker:

, Principal, Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

 

T103. Spectral Quality: Improving Colors to Improve Videos

Tuesday, May 8: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

4K has gotten most of the headlines, but there are other ways to improve the quality of your streaming video that have even more visual impact. This talk explores video colorimetry, ranging from video quality concepts to the latest trends in the industry: High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (WCG), and next-generation devices. Vimeo’s experience is used as a practical implementation example and showcases how new compression technologies are deployed for the benefit of creators and their audiences.

Speaker:

, Senior Engineer, Video Encoding, Video Encoding - Video Group, Vimeo

 

T104. HOW-TO: Media Management in the Age of Netflix

Tuesday, May 8: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Companies are starting to feel pain and a sense of urgency as size of media content, number of devices consuming the content, and the need for rich metadata grow. They need centralized media workflow automation that can handle all processing, for all content, in all their clouds. During this session we review some rock-solid strategies for enhancing media asset management, from production to playback, in an efficient and automated fashion. Increase your library ingest throughput while decreasing the need for more hands on deck.

Speaker:

, CTOO, RealEyes Media

 

T105. The Quest for Low-Latency Live Video

Tuesday, May 8: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Live streaming should provide not just the same quality of experience as TV broadcasts, but even higher quality, with lower latency, and enable new live video use cases not possible with broadcast TV. Also critical is support of the myriad connected devices consumers use to view that content. In this session, learn about the pros and cons of various technologies on both the contribution and delivery side of lowlatency streaming, including small chunk size HLS/DASH, WebRTC, WebSockets, QUIC, SRT, and CMAF.

Moderator:

, VP of Architecture, Limelight Networks


Speakers:

, VP, Core Media, BAMTECH Media

, CEO and Technical Co-Founder, Red5Pro

 

Wednesday, May 9

Track T: Technology & How-To Track

 

T201. Case Studies: UHD & IMF

Wednesday, May 9: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Making UHD Video Streaming a Reality: Success Stories From NASA TV UHD
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

NASA explains the steps it took to launch NASA TV UHD, North America’s first consumer satellite UHD channel, soon to be available for streaming on internet browsers and OTT devices. Get a close-up look at the end-to-end UHD video delivery system for OTT and the implementation process for showcasing the breathtaking beauty of UHD. The session also provides an overview of the challenges encountered with streaming 2160p60 resolution video, lessons learned about the UHD environment, and future technology innovations on the horizon for UHD, including HDR support.

Moderator:

, Program Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA


Speakers:

, Computer Engineer, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA

, Sr. Video Producer, NASA TV UHD and Harmonic and Executive Producer

, VP, Video Strategy, Harmonic

, Sales Director, Accedo

, Managing Principal Solutions Architect, CenturyLink

IMF: One Format to Rule Them All, or Just Another Format?
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) holds the promise of drastically reducing the number of different versions of a file that a video publisher needs to deliver to viewers. So what is it, and what can it do? One answer lies in Interoperable Master Packages, which use IMF for interchange, complex versioning, and mezzanine workflows. In this presentation, a digital processing firm identifies gaps in current workflows and proposes ways to close them to move toward an IMF pipeline that supports seamless creation-to-distribution workflows.

Moderator:

, Program Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA


Speaker:

, VP, US Mastering Ops, DDS DDG Management, Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema, Deluxe

 

T202. HOW TO: Identifying Real-World Options for Live Streaming Playback

Wednesday, May 9: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Given the now-certain “end of life” date for Flash, you need to be ready for a Flash-less world. For those who deliver live video within a web browser, HTML5 has had plenty of time to play catch up and surpass Flash capabilities—or has it? In this session, learn which transport technologies from HTTP, WebRTC, RTSP, and even RTMP work best; when to use them; and where to put your development dollars for maximum return.

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

 

T203. HOW-TO: Comparing Per-Title Encoding Options

Wednesday, May 9: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Per-title encoding techniques customize the encoding ladder to match the encoding complexity of the source, saving bandwidth on easy-tocompress videos and ensuring the quality of more complex footage. Codec specialist Jan Ozer compares the efficiency, implementation issues, and costs of multiple commercially available and open-source alternatives, like Capella Systems Cambria Encoder, compression optimization from multiple vendors, and the alternatives available using FFmpeg. Learn what per-title encoding is, how the various options work, and which is the best option for you.

Speaker:

, Principal, Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

 

T204. The Future of Video Codecs: VP9, HEVC & AV1

Wednesday, May 9: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

With the release of AV1 and support for HEVC in HLS, new dynamics are unfolding in the video codec world. VP9 is still gaining popularity among content providers, especially for web browsers and Android devices. This panel discusses the status of video codecs today, the benefits and drawbacks of each, and how these things will change in the future. It also discusses whether the industry is getting into yet another codec war, meaning that content providers will have to support multiple video codecs in parallel to reach all devices.

Moderator:

, VP, Solutions, Bitmovin


Panelists:

, Co-Founder, Engineering, Fubo.tv

, SVP, Chief Technology Convergence Officer, Viacom

, SVP of Technology, JW Player

, Director of Media Technologies, Littlstar

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