‘Beamr’ Touts Dramatic Video Compression Process

AMSTERDAM — The upcoming HEVC video compression codec promises to cut streaming files by up to 50% without losing quality. But what if you could go 30% to 50% smaller again? That’s what brand-new video tech startup Beamr Video is promising. Launched at the recent IBC show after four years in development, Beamr’s technology, which runs […]

 

Brightcove’s Expands a la Carte Video Solutions

AMSTERDAM — Is this the end for “end-to-end”? It often seems like every online video technology vendor is flaunting its “end-to-end” credentials. But, whilst they have boasted of offering content clients every single video function under the sun, the big video services Brightcove has gone in the opposite direction. “The single biggest strategic pivot that […]

 

Rovi tries to crack video compression’s chicken-and-egg problem

Six months after H.265, branded “High Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC)”, was ratified as the successor to the widely-used H.264 video compression standard, there is lingering suspicion that adoption will be as rapid as its forebear. But video tech firm Rovi has given the new standard one shot in the arm by unveiling the latest version […]

 

Rovi bets consumers will push Hollywood’s HEVC adoption

AMSTERDAM — The next-generation video compression codec to succeed the popular H.264 standard promises up to 50 percent smaller video sizes for cheaper online transmission – if the industry can ignite both consumer demand and producer inertia. To jump-start adoption of the so-called “High-Effiency Video Compression” (HEVC) – or H.265 – codec, video tech firm […]

 

Nielsen Beet Summit: New Video Landscape Requires New Tech Tools

NEW YORK — One common thread to emerge at Beet.TV’s Video Ad Effectiveness Summit was how the new reality of online video consumption today is calling producers and measurers alike to reinvent their in-house toolsets. “Research used to be figuring out what worked and what didn’t work after something ended,” Nielsen client services SVP Andrew Feigenson told […]