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Andy Francis

Andy Francis

Andy Francis is a Technical Product Marketing Manager at Bitmovin and is primarily involved in product marketing and planning for the Bitmovin Encoding platform. He has extensive experience working with live streaming and encoding workflows, from premium-OTT to user-generated content, and is passionate about democratizing access to streaming technologies.

Fresh out of the oven: Bitmovin’s CDN Streaming storage for VOD Encoding (beta)

At long last, we are happy to announce the beta version of our new Bitmovin CDN Streaming storage! Great, how does Bitmovin’s CDN Streaming storage help me? In the past, …


4K Video at SD Bitrates with AV1

What if I told you I could get you a sweet deal on a beautiful 1080p movie for less than 300 kbps? How about some stunning 4K under 700 kbps? …


Top Video Technology Trends 2022: The Future of Streaming is About Device Reach

The age of video is here, and it’s not going anywhere for a long time. Although we may not have reached the pinnacle of its growth, video content accounts for …


Bitmovin’s AV1 Encoding Gift Guide

AV1 Codec – Ready for Production The Alliance for Open Media is a non-profit industry consortium that was formed in 2015 with the mission of developing open, royalty-free technologies for …


Streamlining HDR Workflows with Bitmovin

Since the launch of Dolby Vision, HDR video has quickly grown from a novel innovation, mostly known in videophile and engineering circles, to a ubiquitous and expected feature for the …


Raising the Bar on Quality: How to Upconvert SDR to HDR

HDR support is critical to video workflows at nearly every stage, starting from encoding to playback. When an organization makes the inevitable switch from SDR vs HDR, it becomes clear …


HDR vs SDR: Why HDR Should Be Part of Your Video Workflow

Is Your Video Stuck in the Past with SDR? Would you do your taxes on a computer from the 1950s?  I’d guess for most of us the answer is no …


Everything you need to know about Video Watermarking

The State of Streaming and Content Piracy In the last 10 years, over 100 unique streaming services have launched around the world, with a mass acceleration of new services launched …