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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.

Video Codecs in 2020 – The Race is On!

Introduction There are several different video codecs available today for video streaming applications, and more will be released this year. This creates some confusion for video services who need to select their codec of choice for delivering content to their users at the best quality and lowest bitrate, also taking into account the encode compute […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to deal with the tension of video on the mobile network – Part 1

Last week, the Internet erupted in furor over Verizon’s alleged “throttling” of video streaming services over their mobile network. With a quick glance at the headlines, and to the uninitiated, this could be perceived as an example of a wireless company taking their market dominance too far. Most commenters were quick to pontificate calling “interference” […]

Comparing HEVC & VP9 Made Easy

Apple recently announced their plans to enable HEVC on up to one billion devices with the release of iOS 11 and High Sierra later this year, causing video services to reevaluate their workflows and the codecs they are using. With video codecs in a constant state of ongoing development, it can be hard to know […]

2016 Paves the Way for a Next-Gen Video Encoding Technology Explosion in 2017

2016 has been a significant year for video compression as 4K, HDR, VR and 360 video picked up steam, paving the road for an EXPLOSION of HEVC adoption in 2017. With HEVC’s ability to reduce bitrate and file sizes up to 50% over H.264, it is no surprise that HEVC has transitioned to be the […]