Posts written by Dror Gill

Beamr Celebrates 50 Granted Patents

Receiving our 50th granted patent seemed like a good opportunity to reflect back on our IP journey, and share some lessons we learned along the way.

Adding Beamr’s Frame-Level Content-Adaptive Rate Control to the AV1 Encoder

In this post we present the results of integrating CABR’s content-adaptive rate control with the libaom AV1 encoder. CABR can reduce AV1 bitrates by a further 25-40% without compromising perceptual quality.

Optimizing Bitrates of User-generated Videos with Beamr CABR

In this blog post we present the results of a encoding a set of videos from YouTube’s UGC dataset with Beamr’s CABR technology.

For Video Streaming Services, The Internet Is A Shared Resource To Preserve

TL;DR  Post COVID-19, the work from home trend will continue, and this will extend the pressure on the Internet from video traffic. Even with the EU Commissioner’s call for video services to reduce their traffic by 25%, as Internet traffic patterns shift from corporate networks to mobile, fixed wireless, and broadband networks, the need to […]

How To Cut Cloud Gaming Bitrates In Half So That Twice As Many Users Can Play

TL;DR: Beamr CABR operating with the Intel Media SDK hardware encoder powered by Intel GPUs is the perfect video encoding engine for cloud gaming services like Google Stadia. The Intel GPU hardware encoder reaches real-time performance with a power envelope that is 90% less than a CPU based software solution. When combined with Beamr CABR […]

Beamr AVC & HEVC Live Encoding Performance Milestones

It has been two years since we published a comparison of the two leading HEVC software encoder SDKs; Beamr 5, and x265. In this article you will learn how Beamr’s AVC and HEVC software codec SDKs have widened the computing performance gap further over x264 and x265 for live broadcast quality streaming. Why Performance Matters […]

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 having been […]

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 […]