Will Grass Valley’s fourth owner in the last two decades skyrocket the company mission to champion software technology and cloud services? IBC365’s Alana Foster speaks with industry analysts to probe the acquisition.
Three new codecs will enter an already complex market this year as patent wrangling looks set to beset the promoters of video streaming codec AV1.
Video: In this week’s Tech Expert, Ken McCann explains the importance of the role of codecs including HEVC, AV1 and VVC.
Computer scientists from the University of California, Irvine and Disney Research have demonstrated how deep learning can compete with classical codecs using AI-enhanced video compression.
Discover how editing and publishing video in the cloud can be very fast, efficient and scalable. This cutting edge platform provides rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips and highlights to multiple devices and platforms.
The DPP has published its annual media industries predictions revealing the challenges and opportunities affecting media supply chain.
The entirety of Grass Valley will be acquired by a private equity firm led by former Avid CEO Louis Hernandez, with aims to accelerate the business into a cloud-based technology leader.
IABM, the international association for Broadcast and Media technology, has appointed Lisa Collins to the new position of head of member engagement.
SMPTE has opened up entries for technical manuscript proposals for the SMPTE 2020 conference.
Huawei Technologies has joined HEVC Advance, the licensing administrator which leads the development, administration, and management of the HEVC/H.265 patent pool.
A joint-venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Korean SK Telecom aims to provide next-generation transmission services for the television industry.
IBC has opened submissions for Technical Papers for the IBC2020 Conference.
As the year draws to a close, IBC365 takes a look at some of the most popular news and industry trend articles in our Manage category.
How do you capture a snapshot of the year in technology? It’s impossible to cover everything, especially in a market as diverse and exciting as media and entertainment, but here we cast an eye over some of 2019’s top tech moments.
IBC calls for submissions for Accelerator Media Innovation programme Accelerators fast-track collaboration and innovation in media tech Innovation will be key theme across 2020 conference, with Technical Paper entries to open in 2020
The DPP has released two new documents to extend the functionality of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) with the development of an Auxiliary Image Sequence plug-in.
DTG CEO Richard Lindsay-Davies talks cyber security, the move to IP and personalisation.
The industry is going through a transformation, and so is SMPTE. A year into the 100+ year old Society’s major project, executive director Barbara Lange sits down with James Pearce to discuss its plans.
The IABM has opened entries for its annual awards which recognise and reward exceptional talent and dedication.
In this paper, iSIZE proposes deep neural networks as precoding components for current and future codec ecosystems.
In this paper, Divideon, Samsung, Futurewei, Qualcomm all explore the MPEG-5 Essential Video Coding (EVC) standard to facilitate rapid deployment and widespread use of the standard throughout the media industry.
Improving user experience and making products that are easier to configure and operate is a priority, says Worldcast Group co-president Christophe Poulain.
Broadcaster, writer and campaigner June Sarpong has been named as the BBC’s new director of creative diversity.
Tencent has joined the Alliance for Open Media, the organisation responsible for AV1, the royalty-free, open-source codec for delivering video over the web.
Bitmovin CEO and co-founder Stefan Lederer reflects on the implications of a growing trend towards selecting ‘the right codec for the right job’.
The early noughties were supposed to witness a revolution in radio broadcasting. The introduction of DAB radio was likened to the digital revolution that has taken place in television with analogue TV making way for ever more sophisticated digital TV formats from standard to high definition, 4K and beyond.
IBC2019: The IABM, which began re-inventing itself seven years ago, has now totally shredded its ‘trad tech’ origins with a Global Engaged Partner program aimed at attracting influential end users.
As IBC2019 opens IBC CEO Michael Crimp looks at some of the key themes that will impact this year’s shows.
IBC2019 Best Conference Paper has been scooped by Nokia Technologies and Innogiant for its research into real-time decoding and immersive augmented reality experiences for mobile devices.
In today’s ever-changing digital landscape, video quality drives viewer engagement and user experience. People want to enjoy video anywhere, anytime and this drives demand for higher quality content, improved bandwidth and faster processing. And with that, video codec quality, performance and reliability have never been more important.
The industry continues to split discussions about technology and business practice, but this discourse needs to change, says DPP managing director Mark Harrison.
SMPTE has unveiled the full event lineup for its annual technical conference and exhibition, with cinematographer Todd Douglas Miller and astronaut Terry Virts amongst the featured speakers.
This whitepaper explores the basics of colour space and provides a discussion of the many facets of colour space from a video engineering perspective for modern workflows.
As the industry casts its eyes beyond 4K, Adrian Pennington asks if VVC is the silver bullet that will enable 8K streaming
David Davies examines some of the new-generation codecs that are emerging to meet this demand.
As advocacy group, Rise, enters its second year championing and supporting women in the broadcasting industry, IBC365 speaks with participants from Avid, BT and Deluxe.
Vimeo has announced it will support royalty-free video codec AV1 which enables HD and UHD content to be streamed at a lower bitrate.
As consumers navigate the crowded OTT and linear TV market, traditional broadcasters are also looking to diversify and add value beyond their core offering.
The shift to 4K and 8K production has required improvements downstream, with those involved in managing and manipulating images in need of greater processing power and increased storage.
With the ratification of the SMPTE ST2110 family of standards in 2018, it might be thought that the topic of IP connectivity would be filed under “sorted” but the recent NAB convention showed that this was far from the case.
NAB 2019: Just as AV1 gains significant momentum, its royalty-free agenda comes under threat
NAB 2019: Netflix has partnered with Intel to launch new video codec SVT-AV1.
NAB 2019: Automated production, cloud, 5G, at-home production and streaming codecs are among the likely hot topics in Las Vegas.
The battle for codecs intensified and dominated the most-read content management articles along with cyber security and interviews with 21CF and Aljazeera executives.
MPEG is promoting a video-based point cloud compression technology – and Apple is driving it.
IBC365 takes an in-depth look at an increasingly popular choice for acquisition, with new methods trading cumbersome, data heavy workflows for virtually identical image fidelity but at lower data rates and file sizes.
Alliance for Open Media spokesman Matt Frost on the rollout of AV1 and the creation of another delivery codec.
Explore the next generations of immersive media with technical papers from leaders in the field including Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and Ubisoft Paris.
This paper provides a technical/historical overview of the acquisition, coding and rendering technologies considered in the MPEG-I standardisation activities for immersive applications.
Read technical papers from Ateme, BBC R&D and Divideon lifting the lid on serious disquiet in the world of video compression and watch experts recent progress and predict future performance gains.
This paper presents background information on the state of video codec licensing and lays out a description of the XVC licensing framework, constructed to significantly improve the current video codec licensing situation.
This paper analyses the overall compression capabilities of these two emerging technologies with respect to HEVC, including objective and subjective performance evaluation and the associated encoding and decoding complexities.
Now that the specification is finalised, the Alliance for Open Media has set high expectations for AV1. The prospect of a royalty free alternative to HEVC has many industry supporters, particularly those addressing streaming applications for a standard that is optimised for OTT delivery.
IBC2018: The video industry will have to learn to juggle between AV1, H.264, HEVC and VP9 and future codecs like VVC. That’s the lesson from IBC where warring factions in the codec wars came to trade blows without landing a palpable hit.
Digigram’s IQOYA Call IP audio codec and IQOYA Cloud management system are helping Danish radio station DR make a controlled shift toward audio over IP, enabling the public broadcaster to address the gradual extinction of ISDN connections and making it easy for staff to realise the cost and quality benefits ...
The world of codecs will be one of the big talking points at IBC this month, as the industry weighs up a raft of new, more efficient video compression techniques like AV1, VVC and XVC.
Work on the standard mastering format for B2B content distribution across the digital landscape has been a long process, but a gathering of the leading cheerleaders for IMF at NAB in Las Vegas may indicate that consensus is closer than ever
Delivering new methods and codecs for working with large-scale data, particularly VR and HDR, is high priority for the media and entertainment industry.
BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie, Discovery Networks International President and Chief Executive Jean-Briac ‘JB’ Perrette and YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan are to deliver keynotes at the IBC2018 Conference.
Some of the leading exponents of AV1 speak with IBC365 about the origins of AV1, the industry’s reaction to the codec, and how it is likely to evolve.
A new codec designed for delivering OTT content that is backed by the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google, threatens to challenge the dominance of HEVC.
Belden’s decision to buy SAM and combine it with Grass Valley continues a long history of acquisitions for both companies, but what are the challenges in merging the firms and what does the deal mean for the wider industry?
Though High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is still in its take-up phase, it is foreseeable that even better compression will be needed in the future.
An 8K Super Hi-Vision (8K) broadcasting system capable of highly realistic 8K Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) video and 22.2 multichannel (22.2 ch) audio is currently under development
As CTO at Globo, Raymundo Barros is responsible for overseeing engineering and technology operations. He led and spearheaded major initiatives such as the transition to digital TV and the creation and distribution of 4K, 4K HDR and 8K content.
4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV displays were introduced in 2012, with the promise of fundamentally changing television through having four times the spatial resolution of High Definition TV (HDTV), with 3840x2160 pixels.
The television industry is going through rapid change. The adoption rate of new formats and technologies is accelerating.
An ever-growing share of US consumers uses OTT for viewing live content, such as sports events, while the vast majority is still served using traditional distribution methods, such as cable, satellite, IPTV and terrestrial broadcast.
We are witnessing today the big shifting of audio-visual professionals towards Beyond HD resolutions.
Content owners and broadcasters are increasingly using adaptive streaming (ABR) over HTTP to reach a multitude of devices at any time and place.
The ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) and the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) combined their expertise to form the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC), and finalised the first version of the H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard (1) in January 2013.
Digital video compression has transformed the way in which television has been consumed and delivered to consumers for more than 25 years.
Over-The-Top (OTT) content streaming is poised to grow exponentially in the coming years, driven by the consumer’s need for a rich and high quality viewing experience.