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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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The VP9 Codec: How Does It Stack Up?

If you work with video, picking a codec is a critical decision that will affect both your workflows and the quality of your output. There are many different video codecs available, and as they all offer different things, there’s no clear right choice. As devices and platforms evolve, the sands are ever-shifting. Today, I’ll go into…

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HEVC vs VP9: The Battle of the Video Codecs

For an APAC live event, our video coding engineer Christian Feldmann compared the HEVC (H.265) vs VP9. During the session, we discussed the fundamental differences between the two “modern codecs” and tied it off with an early analysis of each codec’s performance. These results were obtained using the open-source encoders libvpx-vp9, x264, and x265. This…

Multi-codec streaming for bandwidth reduction and quality optimization

Efficient Multi-Codec Support for OTT Services: H.264/HEVC/VP9 and/or AV1?

By encoding your videos using a multi-codec approach you can double the quality while still reducing your bandwidth consumption and maintaining maximum device reach. In the spectrum of online video, you probably already know that H.264 (also known as AVC) is ubiquitous. Nearly every device and operating system supports decoding either on hardware or software….

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