Category: Content-Adaptive

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 […]

The Patented Visual Quality Measure that was Designed to Drive Higher Compression Efficiency

At the heart of Beamr’s closed-loop content-adaptive encoding solution (CABR) is a patented quality measure. This measure compares the perceptual quality of each candidate encoded frame to the initial encoded frame. The quality measure guarantees that when the bitrate is reduced the perceptual quality of the target encode is preserved. In contrast to general video […]

A Deep Dive into CABR, Beamr’s Content-Adaptive Rate Control

Going Inside Beamr’s Frame-Level Content-Adaptive Rate Control for Video Coding When it comes to video, the tradeoff between quality and bitrate is an ongoing dance. Content producers want to maximize quality for viewers, while storage and delivery costs drive the need to reduce bitrate as much as possible. Content-adaptive encoding addresses this challenge, by striving […]

How to deal with the tension on the mobile network – part 2 (VIDEO Interview)

In late July, I reported on the “news” that Verizon was throttling video traffic for some users. As usual, the facts around this seemingly punitive act were not fully understood, which triggered this blog post. At IBC last month (September 2017), I was interviewed by RapidTV where much of the conversation was around the Apple […]

We Celebrate with Cake!

At Beamr, when we celebrate, we do it with cake! Today’s very special, and oh so yummy cake celebration, was a recognition of the amazing milestone that we reached on May 31, 2017 as the result of Beamr acquiring Vanguard Video on April 1st, 2016. Our vision for buying Vanguard as a firmly entrenched leader in HEVC […]

How the Magic of Beamr Beats SSIM and PSNR

Every video encoding professional faces the dilemma of how best to detect artifacts and measure video quality. If you have the luxury of dealing with high bitrate files then this becomes less of an “issue” since for many videos throwing enough bits at the problem means an acceptably high video quality is nearly guaranteed. However, […]

Content-Adaptive Optimization is Bringing Next Level Performance to OTT and Broadcast Encoding Workflows

As the digital landscape continues to grow, it’s no surprise that the demand for a high-quality and reliable streaming video experience on mobile devices is increasing. In fact, Cisco reported that by 2019, video will represent 80% of all global consumer Internet traffic. This means, once every second, nearly 1 million minutes of video content […]