They don’t collect baseball cards, but eSports super fans are giving traditional sports a run for their money.

For sports fans that grew up before the 90s, you likely have fond memories of collecting baseball memorabilia or going to your first game. To hear eSports fans rattle off statistics and kill ratios from their favorite Twitch stream or boasting about their latest Fortnite Skin may bring back memories of spilling over your favorite […]

Why Game of Thrones is pushing video encoder capabilities to the edge

Game of Thrones entered its eighth and final season on April 14th, 2019. Though Game of Thrones has been a cultural phenomenon since the beginning of its airing, the attention and eyeballs on these final episodes have been higher than ever. Right now, every aspect of season eight is under a microscope and up for […]

HEVC Bitrate Efficiency

Today, video streaming services must offer solutions that can evolve as the demand for content availability across a wide range of devices increases. Though new innovations in display and capture technology are making headlines, the core pillars that differentiate every service are still video quality and user experience. Beamr’s HEVC & H.264 codecs which are […]

MPEG Through the Eyes of Its Chairman [podcast]

In “E08: MPEG Through the Eyes of Its Chairman,” The Video Insiders had the honor of sitting down with, Leonardo Chiariglione, the chairman and founder of the MPEG committee, to discuss the history of MPEG and what it means for the next generation of video codecs. Leonardo brings his extensive experience to the table as […]

Microservices – Good on a Bad Day [podcast]

Live streaming is arguably the least forgiving industry in today’s market. Anyone involved with live streaming workflows understands the sensitivity and high stakes involved with live streaming any event. Your viewers, on the other hand, don’t factor in the complexities of what happens behind the scenes when it comes to their quality expectations – but […]

In the battle between open source & proprietary technology, does video win? [podcast]

Video engineers dedicated to engineering encoding technologies are highly skilled and hyper-focused on developing the foundation for future online media content. Such a limited pool of experts in this field creates a lot of opportunity for growth and development, it also means there must be a level of camaraderie and cooperation between different methodologies. In […]

2018, the Year HEVC Took Flight. [podcast]

By now, most of us have seen the data and know that online video consumption is soaring at a rate that is historically unrivaled.  It’s no surprise that in the crux of the streaming era, so many companies are looking to innovate and figure out how to make their workflows or customers workflows better, less […]

The Future of 3 Character Codecs. [podcast]

Anyone familiar with the streaming video industry knows that we love our acronyms. You would be hard-pressed to have a conversation about the online video industry without bringing one up… In today’s episode, The Video Insiders focus on the future of three-character codecs: AVC, VP9, and VVC. But before we can look at the future, […]

Codec Efficiency is in the Eye of the Measurer. [podcast]

When it comes to comparing video codecs, it’s easy to get caught up in the “codec war” mentality. If analyzing and purchasing codecs was as easy as comparing fuel economy in cars, it would undoubtedly take a lot of friction out of codec comparison, but the reality is that it’s not that simple. In Episode […]

Will the Story End a Tragedy or Triumph? [podcast]

The Video Insiders host’s Mark Donnigan & Dror Gill discuss Hollywood endings and story line arcs as they consider the state of HEVC & AV1.

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