Streaming Video Alliance West Coast STREAMup Addresses Issues Surrounding Encoding

Virtual Meetup Features Discussions With Industry Encoding Experts

The Streaming Video Alliance (the Alliance), a global technical association developing solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale, is hosting the West Coast STREAMup today, August 31, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:30pm PT. The event is specifically scheduled to accommodate the streaming community on the West Coast for a “lunch and learn,” however it is open to all who would like to participate. The meetup is free of charge, thanks to member company sponsor ServiceNow.

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“A monumental challenge is that much of encoding is a black box with carefully guarded secrets on how to fine tune algorithms, profiles, and more. In today’s STREAMup, encoding experts will explore several topics that are top of mind for the industry.”

“Encoding remains a complicated and controversial topic inside streaming, and there are many different perspectives on how to optimize encoding, decoding, and transcoding to improve the required bandwidth of high-quality delivery,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Streaming Video Alliance. “A monumental challenge is that much of encoding is a black box with carefully guarded secrets on how to fine tune algorithms, profiles, and more. In today’s STREAMup, encoding experts will explore several topics that are top of mind for the industry.”

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The West Coast STREAMup will feature:

  • Jan De Cock of Synamedia presenting on “New Codecs & Standards: VVC, AV1 and Beyond.”
  • Xavier Ducloux of Harmonic presenting, “Super Resolution: Application of AI for Smarter Upscaling.”

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