Is HEVC Ready for Prime Time?

You’re home from work, ready to kick back, relax and catch a new show or movie on Netflix – the service that streams over 90 million hours of content a day.  With each hour of SD (standard definition) video taking up approximately 1 GB of data, and one hour of HD (high definition) video taking […]

It’s Getting Intense

Where two parties are fighting, can a third party win? I ended my previous post on a positive note, suggesting that media optimization could be the savior for network congestion caused by the proliferation of massive photo and video sharing – an integral part of today’s “capturing process”.  Let’s take the discussion a step further by […]

Is It Legit to JIT?

If you’re delivering OTT content or a TV Everywhere service, and looking for ways to reduce your expenses, Just-In-Time (JIT) encoding and packaging might just be the solution for you. There are pros and cons to the JIT encoding and packaging workflow, which I would like to share with you, but first let’s start with […]

1. 2. 3. Cheese

We live in an amazing time where with a smartphone alone, professional quality photos and videos are no longer limited to the exclusive enclave of high end studios.  And with Zogby Analytics reporting that 87% of Millennials confirmed in a national study that “My smartphone never leaves my side, night or day”, never before have […]

Introducing Beamr Blogger – Eliezer (Eli) Lubitch, President

Hi, my name is Eliezer Lubitch, but everyone calls me Eli.  As the President of Beamr, I basically think, eat, sleep, breath and even dream about media optimization.  This passion started over 20 years ago… At Scitex (a global leading graphic arts imaging company that was acquired by HP and Kodak), I filled various engineering, […]

Why The Future of Sports Broadcasting Must Keep Pace with Live Streaming Adoption

Today’s sports fans expect digital availability everywhere and their viewing expectations are constantly rising. As fans have more choices to access content outside the home, will broadcasters be able to keep pace with the technology necessary to support live streaming? Will the Big Game Be Live Streamed or Televised? OTT (over-the-top, Internet delivery) services are […]

Whatever Happened to Mobile Broadcast TV?

10 years ago I was working as an independent consultant, specializing in mobile video technologies and services.  I helped companies such as Samsung, Qualcomm, NEC, Comverse and Radvision with their product strategies, and presented at numerous conferences and events.  One of my main areas of expertise at the time was Mobile Broadcast TV, an array […]

Live Streaming: It’s a Whole Different Ball Game

The market for OTT live streaming is not only on the rise, but is also becoming a larger part of the overall OTT streaming market in general.  According to Conviva’s Industry Data, live streaming already consists of 20% of streamed video.  The most popular programs watched are sports, news, live events (such as Pope coverage, […]

Beamr Video Cloud Service 101: How to Use the REST API

Introduction Cloud-based video optimization offers a solution that is cost-efficient, scalable and seamlessly integrated into a video processing workflow. Naturally, I would recommend the Beamr Video Cloud service as the easiest way to get started with optimization for your videos. There is no installation or server management required. Beamr Video Cloud service runs on Amazon […]

Driving the Mobile Visual Communication Revolution

Beamr to Present JPEGmini at Mobile Photo Connect on September 29 As image technology experts, the crux of our corporate mission has been to reduce the cost and improve the user experience of photo and video delivery, to any device over any network, while raising the bar on quality. Since our inception in 2009, we […]