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.

Why Beamr Developed a Transcoder

Update 4/4/18: Since the original publishing of this post, we’ve built a product page for the Beamr Transcoder VOD which may be viewed HERE. Read Press Release. The news of Beamr building a transcoder is spreading fast. Many are applauding the move and have expressed interest in adopting – but some may be wondering why […]

Increasing Your Website’s Google Ranking With Smaller Images

For web users, waiting on slow-loading websites is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Those slow-moving progress bars and spinning wheels indicate you’re going nowhere fast, but what some may not realize is that the real impact reaches far beyond a poor user experience. Google is moving to de-prioritize slow-loading sites in mobile search […]

Are viewers the new content aggregators?

Consumer spending on video streaming services is expected to rise 39% this year to about $13 billion, according to the Consumer Technology Association—a staggering factoid, especially when one considers that the average consumer around the world already views 4.4 hours of video a day. That CTA data point, released at the just-wrapped Consumer Electronics Show […]

2018 Video Trends: 8K Makes a Splash

At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, video hardware manufacturers came out swinging on the innovation front—including 8K TVs and a host of whiz-bang UX improvements—leading to key discussions around the business and economic models around content and delivery. On the hardware side, TV has dominated at CES, with LG and Samsung battling it out over […]

CES 2018: 5G, 8K, and Beyond

5G video and the future of next-gen UltraHD video were hot topics at CES this week. While both technologies are independent of one another, their development – and future success – will have a correlation. As the standards process for this next generation of wireless makes its way through the 3GPP (commercial networks are expected […]

CES 2018: Connected TV Tunes into the User Experience

As we roll into 2018, almost half of all US broadband households (45%) now own a smart TV, according to Parks Associates research – and it’s now the most commonly used platform for watching online video content. At the same time, consumers are getting choosy about their user experience (UX), meaning that key points of […]

HEVC today. AV1 tomorrow?

In case you missed it, Apple just snuck a little surprise into the first few days of 2018 in the form of their name appearing on the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) website as a Founding Member. As an ardent HEVC supporter, some may be shocked at this move by Apple. Blog post detailing Apple’s […]

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