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Andy Francis

Andy Francis is a Technical Product Marketing Manager at Bitmovin, mainly focused on the Live and VOD Encoding products. He has extensive experience working with live streaming and encoding workflows, from premium OTT services to user-generated content, and is passionate about spreading knowledge and access to streaming technologies.

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VidTech

The State of AV1 Playback Support: 2022

In this post, I’ll be taking a look at the current state of AV1 playback support, covering which browsers, mobile devices, smart TVs, consoles and streaming sticks are compatible with the AV1 codec right now.  I’ll also touch on some of the incredible bandwidth savings companies like Netflix are seeing with AV1 and detail the…

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VidTech

Introducing the Bitmovin MP4Inspector

Video developers and streaming engineers (including those at Bitmovin) are often using multiple tools to troubleshoot everything that can go wrong at different points in their end-to-end workflow. This usually means a mix of commercial and open-source solutions combined with some in-house tools that are only available within your company. For the past couple of…

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Developers

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? Sounds too good to be true, right? Especially when you look at the recommended internet connection speeds from services like Netflix, YouTube, and Disney+: SD:…

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Developers

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 multimedia delivery. Its creation was largely a response to the complicated and potentially expensive licensing and patent protection around the dominant MPEG standard codecs (mainly…

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Developers

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 general television-owning public. Content producers and streaming platforms should be producing and delivering HDR video whenever possible in order to best recreate the artist’s vision…

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