Ofinno Launches Video Compression Team

Ofinno, LLC is excited to announce the expansion of their research operation with the addition of a Video Compression team. This new team was created as a result of client demand.  While the focus has historically been on wireless technologies, Ofinno's expertise is leading the way into immersive media, including augmented and virtual reality. Ofinno's work within the MPEG standards body includes Versatile Video Coding, 6 Degrees of Freedom, Genome Compression, Omnidirectional Media Format, Multi-Image Application format,…

Nevion Virtuoso Used in World’s First Large-Scale Application of TICO Video Compression

Nevion equipment instrumental in live broadcast of The People’s Republic of China’s 70th anniversary celebrations Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has revealed that its flagship software-defined media node Virtuoso was used in the world’s first large-scale application of TICO video compression during the China Media Group’s (CMG) live coverage of the recent celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Nevion Virtuoso’s TICO…

Nevion Adds JPEG XS Video Compression to Virtuoso Media Node

New media function in world-first deployment Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced that it has added a new JPEG XS encoding and decoding media function to its flagship software-defined media node, Nevion Virtuoso. The new functionality is already being rolled-out by a leading global broadcast network to get video in and out of content hubs, as part of a centralized live production infrastructure solution – the world’s first official deployment of the technology.…

InterDigital Announces the Completion of Versatile Video Coding (VVC) and Video Point Cloud Compression (V-PCC) Standards

InterDigital, Inc, a mobile and video technology research and development company, announced the finalization of Versatile Video Coding (VVC) and Video-based Point Cloud Compression (V-PCC) video standards at MPEG. The standards bring new capabilities and will enable more interactive experiences within the video ecosystem. The new VVC standard improves high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) performance by 50%, while V-PCC represents the first MPEG compression standard for dynamic point cloud content for immersive video…

Fujitsu Streamlines AI Video Recognition With High-Quality Compression Technology

Ultra-High-Definition, High-Volume Video Data Is Compressed to 1/10 the Data Size of Conventional Compression Technology for Streamlined Analysis in the Cloud Using New Technique Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed a technology for compressing ultra-high-definition, high-volume video data to the minimum size needed for AI video recognition applications. This technology can compress video data to just one-tenth the size of data prepared using conventional compression technology intended for visual confirmation by…

MediaTek to Enable Cutting-edge AV1 Video Codec Technology on Android Smartphones

MediaTek Dimensity 1000: World's first hardware AV1 video decoder for smartphones MediaTek has announced it will enable YouTube video streams using the cutting-edge AV1 video codec on the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 5G SoC. The MediaTek Dimensity 1000 is the world's first smartphone SoC to integrate an AV1 hardware video decoder, enabling it to play back AV1 video streams up to 4K resolution at 60 fps. With its improved compression efficiency, AV1 gives users incredible visual quality and smoother video experiences, while…

InterDigital’s Alan Stein Presented IEEE Award for Exploration of Next Generation Video Coding Standards

Mr. Stein awarded Matti S. Siukola Memorial for presentation at Annual Broadcast Symposium InterDigital, Inc., a mobile and video technology research and development company, today announced that Alan Stein, vice president of technology, was recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and presented with the Matti S. Siukola Memorial award for his presentation on next generation video coding standards. The selected paper, titled “Next-Gen Codecs: Going (Well) Beyond HEVC,” was selected…

Mass Luminosity Announces Its Next-Generation Video and Voice Conferencing Service, Beacon

Service Dedicated to Privacy and Security Begins Pre-Registration Friday, April 24 Mass Luminosity, a Dallas/Fort Worth based research, technology and experiential company, announces Beacon, a video and voice conference service dedicated to privacy and security. Pre-registration for the service begins Friday, April 24 at 1pm (CST) at www.prebeacon.com with the official launch set for early June, 2020. Beacon will be a free service with additional options to roll out later this year. Only the first 100,000 users that…

LENS Immersive, Stealth Australian Company Debuts New Encoder to Reduce Data Crunch for Online Video Streaming Sites

Streaming Fix: As the coronavirus pandemic forces people around the world to stay inside, streaming platforms have been forced to throttle video quality around the globe while coping with unprecedented network demand ENS Immersive launched access to their proprietary encoding tool TORII (T264.lens-immersive.com). The incredible amount of new network traffic, due to work-from-home and entertain-at home, has put major new strains on national and international internet infrastructure. Citing this incredible global demand,…

OmniVision Announces 4K Video Processor

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced in advance of CES the OA805, a video processor that supports high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) compression with the lowest power consumption in the industry. The interest in HEVC (also known as H.265) for IoT-enabled home security devices is growing rapidly. This advanced video compression standard reduces storage requirements and enables the streaming of 4K videos over wireless connections. The trade-off is that the…

Next Generation Video Codec Standard Proposed: MPEG Video Coding for Machines (VCM)

Gyrfalcon Technology Inc., Patrick Dong, to co-chair the new Ad Hoc "Video Coding for Machines" Group Research on machine-oriented video processing and coding technology is becoming a hot topic within the industry. There is a growing awareness that the majority of video traffic will be used by machines. A robust discussion was had at the 127th MPEG Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, in July of 2019, regarding the need for standardization. According to recent information published by Cisco in 2018, Machine-to-Machine…

Leading Japanese Video Transmission Company Picks Nevion Virtuoso for 4k/UHD Broadcast Contribution

Virtuoso deployed with TICO encoding Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced that a leading Japan-based global video transmission company (which cannot be named for commercial reasons), has chosen Nevion’s software-defined media node, Virtuoso, for 4K/UHD broadcast contribution with TICO encoding. Initially, Virtuoso is used by the company to transport signals over legacy dark fiber, with a migration to IP expected in the future. Japan introduced new 4K satellite services on…

IQIYI Joins AOMedia To Promote Cutting-Edge Video Technologies

As AOMedia Member, IQIYI Will Contribute Its Deep Industry Expertise in Advanced Online Video Content and Creation and Delivery iQIYI, an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) as a Promoter member. AOMedia is a non-profit organization formed by the world's best-known leaders in video industry with the aim to define and develop media technologies that address the need for an open standard for video compression and delivery over…

Nevion Integrates TICO Lightweight Compression Into Its Virtuoso Product Line

Nevion is now an adopter of the ultra-low latency TICO compression technology developed by intoPIX, enabling high resolution video over IP networks intoPIX, an innovative technology provider of video compression solutions, welcomes Nevion, one of the world’s leading providers of media transport solutions for broadcasters, amongst the rapidly increasing list of TICO-enabled equipment manufacturers and solution providers. Submitted as SMPTE RDD35, TICO is an advanced, visually lossless compression technology designed to…

iQIYI Partners with MediaTek to Provide AV1-powered Ultra HD Streaming Experience in 5G Era

iQIYI Inc., an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced that it has forged a partnership (the "Partnership") with the global fabless semiconductor company MediaTek to support the AOMedia Video Codec 1.0 ("AV1") video coding technology on Android devices through MediaTek Dimensity 1000 5G SoC series, becoming the first company in China to deliver the AV1 stream. The partnership will enable both sides to jointly promote the application of AV1 technology. In the future, iQIYI users will be able…

Coast Digital Announces the Launch of Coast Campus, Upskilling Teams to Efficiently Navigate the Digital Marketing Sector

Digital Marketing Agency creates bespoke training programme  Coast Digital, an award-winning digital marketing agency, has announced the launch of Coast Campus, a bespoke digital marketing training programme designed around its clients and their teams’ needs. This tailored training programme is designed to upskill teams and arm them with the tools needed to navigate the complexities of digital marketing and enable them to drive business growth. The Coast Campus training programme will be delivered by Coast Digital’s most…

Dr. Arianne Hinds Joins Tencent

Internationally recognized immersive media expert and US Chairperson for Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) brings extensive knowledge of advanced technology and multimedia standards to Tencent Media Lab Tencent announced that Dr. Arianne Hinds has joined as Principal Researcher at Tencent Media Lab, where she will continue research in immersive and multimedia technologies. Hinds is the US delegation lead to the Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG), formed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and…

Synamedia and Triveni Digital Join Forces to Transform TV Viewing Experience

Major global broadcasters and content owners tap Synamedia and Triveni Digital for video compression and delivery expertise Global independent video software provider backed by Permira funds and Sky, Synamedia, has partnered with Triveni Digital to enable customers to seamlessly transition to ATSC 3.0. Triveni Digital is the leading provider of program guide and metadata management, data broadcasting and service quality assurance solutions for broadcasters and service providers. In addition, the pair also announced their…

TechBytes with Reza Rassool, CTO at RealNetworks

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at RealNetworks. I am Reza Rassool, CTO of RealNetworks. I help guide our technology strategy to spur growth. Since joining RealNetworks, three years ago, I have encouraged an emphasis in AI in all of our product lines. Three in particular: In the RealTimes application we developed computer vision features set to better catalog your mobile camera roll. That development spawned our SAFR business which now claims “the world’s best facial recognition for live…

Oi and MediaKind Expand Partnership to Enable Immersive Entertainment Experiences for Oi Consumers Across Brazil

Scope of Project Covers MediaKind’s Solution Consisting of Mediaroom IPTV platform, Video Storage and Processing and Live Encoding to Oi Play and Associated Professional Services NAB Show 2019, MediaKind, a global media technology leader, announces that Oi Brazil has chosen MediaKind’s end-to-end consumer experience solution for providing contemporary multiscreen entertainment services to consumers across Brazil. “MediaKind’s solutions are field proven and enable us to rapidly deploy and enable new entertainment…