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VMAF perceptual video quality metric for content adaptive encoding
February 12, 2018

Perceptual Video Quality Metrics: Are they Ready for the Real World?

by Nithya V S (Lead Engineer, Media Server Technologies – Codecs)

VMAF shows good correlation with MOS, promising to get better in future to serve as a consistent perceptual video quality metric for content adaptive encoding The fundamental objective of most Content Adaptive Encoding (CAE) solutions is to optimize bandwidth without significantly reducing perceptual quality. While traditional fidelity metrics such as PSNR are well accepted as […]

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October 24, 2017

Give Automotive Infotainment Systems an Edge with Video Innovations

by Aadithya Kamath (Senior Manager, Global Marketing)

The constrained automotive turf offers unique opportunities for video innovations that could pave the way for more sophisticated car head units Like many of you, I spend the most amount of time inside my car, when away from work or home. The saving grace is, while not yet the living room on wheels that it […]

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Miracast is an essential part of an OEM’s screen sharing & connectivity solutions
October 16, 2017

Connectivity Solutions: How Miracast Continues to be Relevant

by Aadithya Kamath (Senior Manager, Global Marketing)

While newer, better technologies from the likes of Apple and Google are more popular, Miracast is still relevant, serving as an essential part of an OEM’s screen sharing and connectivity solutions By enabling seamless integration of smart devices with TVs, vehicles and other screens, screen mirroring and connectivity technologies have completely redefined infotainment and communication […]

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Right audio codec implementation
October 12, 2017

Choosing the Right Audio Codec Implementation

by Preethi P Nair (Lead, Content Marketing)

Leverage five key evaluation criteria to choose the right audio codec implementation for your application Be it enterprise or popular consumer electronic applications, today’s users expect nothing less than outstanding audio quality. Which is why manufacturers seek the right audio codec solutions to power their products. While high performance software audio codecs enable us to […]

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Karaoke audio processing
September 19, 2017

Unraveling the Karaoke Technology

by Sujith P. (Senior Engineer, Media Client Technologies)

Take a peek into karaoke audio processing. Explore how the various components of of a software driven karaoke player improve perceptual quality, enabling truly entertaining experiences. Fitted with disco balls, colors and lights, and powered by the latest technologies including high definition graphics and Bluetooth, today’s karaoke machines offer a complete package of fun and […]

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September 19, 2017

Up to 10% Improvement in Compression Efficiency of the libvpx VP9 Encoder

by Ranjit Kumar Tulabandu (Principal Engineer, Media Server Technologies)

Preliminary results of algorithmic improvements in libvpx to improve quality

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September 15, 2017

High Performance Platforms for Video Encoding – A Preview at IBC 2017

by Aadithya Kamath (Senior Manager, Global Marketing)

State-of-the-art platforms to enable rapid growth in advanced video formats like HEVC 2017 will perhaps be our busiest year at the IBC show yet. Over the next four days, we will be engaging with several industry players to define the future of their products and solutions, and in turn the future of video encoding itself. […]

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Modified SBC codec for Bluetooth devices
August 9, 2017

Driving High Performance in Bluetooth Devices with Modified SBC Codec (mSBC)

by Reshma Rai (Senior Manager, Media Client Technologies) & Rajat Kumar (Engineer, Media Client Technologies)

Explore the advantages of leveraging the Modified SBC Codec (mSBC) for Bluetooth devices.  Low complexity Sub Band Coding (SBC) is the de facto codec for Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) mandated by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). In this blog, we explore mSBC or Modified SBC codec – a special case of SBC […]

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July 25, 2017

Driving Faster Content Preparation with Scalable Chunked Encoding

by Karthikeyan N (Principal Engineer, Media Server Technologies)

Key factors that enable scalability Why chunked encoding? One of the biggest challenges with on-demand video is delivering the most optimal content for distribution. While multiple ABR representations, higher resolutions like 4K, higher frame rates and newer compression formats like HEVC and VP9 contribute to improvements in user experience, the encoding process gets increasingly complex […]

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July 21, 2017

Making Optimal Deployment Choices for an Encoding System on AWS

by Karthikeyan N (Principal Engineer, Media Server Technologies)

Choose the right Amazon EC2 instance type and instance storage type to minimize OPEX and uniquely position your encoding workflow. Global media companies and studios including Netflix, Amazon, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. are increasingly harnessing the cloud to deliver optimal quality video and audio streams in a scalable and easy manner. Amazon Web […]

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