BITMOVIN RESEARCH SHOWS SERVICE PROVIDERS STRUGGLING TO KEEP PACE WITH CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS FOR LOW LATENCY AND MULTI-DEVICE PLAYBACK

Date: 06/09/2019
BITMOVIN RESEARCH SHOWS SERVICE PROVIDERS STRUGGLING TO KEEP PACE WITH CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS FOR LOW LATENCY AND MULTI-DEVICE PLAYBACK

Bitmovin, a world leader in digital video technology, announces its annual Video Developer Report, revealing a detailed snapshot of the trends driving the future of video. The research is based on the views of 542 professionals working at broadcasters, streaming providers, publishers and social media companies in 108 countries.

“The Bitmovin Video Developer Report is an inside look at the technology adoption plans of companies that are collectively delivering video to huge global audiences. We’re excited to share the results with the community of video developers,” said Stefan Lederer, CEO at Bitmovin. “The findings show a shift toward new breed technologies such as AV1 and artificial intelligence (AI). We’re also seeing the industry continue to face huge issues with latency and ensuring playback on all devices.”

Latency and ensuring device playback continue to keep the industry awake at night

Latency is the most significant issue faced by over half (54 percent) of video developers. This is closely followed by getting playback on all devices (41 percent). These findings remain remarkably consistent with last year’s report, which recorded responses of 55 and 50 percent respectively. This reflects the fact that the video ecosystem is fragmented, complex and slow to change. For example, achieving low latency requires updates across encoders, content delivery networks (CDNs) and players.

Over half (53 percent) of all respondents said they expect to achieve live streaming latency of less than five seconds. Almost a third (30 percent) had the less achievable goal, in the short-term, of hitting under one second. Almost two thirds (61.7 percent) plan to start using low latency live streaming (such as CMAF) before the end of 2020.

Rollout of AV1 expected to triple within a year

H.264/AVC is still by far the most widely used video codec, used by over nine in ten (91 percent) of all survey respondents. Meanwhile, usage of H.265/HEVC has increased slightly from 42 to 43 percent.

VP9 appears to be stalling. It is currently being used by 11 percent of respondents, with only 12 percent planning to implement it in the next twelve months.

Planned usage of AV1 is set to triple, one in ten (7 percent) of respondents have started to work with it and one in five (20 percent) expect to start using it in the coming year. AV1 looks well placed to overtake VP9 as the leading open-source solution and begin to compete with H.265/ HEVC. This will be fuelled by roll-outs by major device manufacturers, browser vendors and content distributors including Cisco, Mozilla, and YouTube.

Artificial intelligence moves from hype to reality

One in four (24 percent) of video professionals expect to start using AI/ML (machine learning) as part of video workflow solutions before the end of 2019, with almost one in three (32 percent) planning to do so in 2020. Collectively, this means that over half of all survey respondents (56 percent) plan to use AI/ML within the next two years. These technologies are expected to help developers deliver high-quality personalized video while enhancing workflows, accelerating time to market and reducing costs.



Tags: Bitmovin | Video Developer Report | AV1 | Latency | AI
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New IP Workflows Take Centre Stage In Eight Different Countries as Axon and rsquo;s PRE-NABSHOW TOUR 2020 Hits The Road

Axon’s proven Neuron IP processing and Cerebrum control & monitoring technology will be demonstrated with equipment from EVS, Sony, Arista, Calrec and Meinberg during this 22-day Outside Broadcast truck tour.

The Axon PRE-NABSHOW TOUR 2020, which runs across 16 locations in eight different European countries, kicks off on March 2nd. It allows broadcasters to experience tomorrow’s workflows by getting on board today. The products demonstrated on the truck will be exactly the same as those on display at Axon’s booth at NAB, so this will also provide a perfect opportunity for people who are not going to Las Vegas to get up-close and personal with Axon’s solutions.

For further information about the tour and to access a full schedule, please follow this link: https://www.axon.tv/knowledge/axon-pre-nab-tour-2020/

 

Tags: Axon Digital Design | Sony | EVS | Arista | Calrec | Pre-NABSHOW 2020 Tour | IP workflows | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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With New FOR-A HVS-2000 Switcher and ClassXGraphics, WLVT-TV Improves Production Workflows and On-Air Look Posted: 19/02/2020
With New FOR-A HVS-2000 Switcher and ClassXGraphics, and nbsp;WLVT-TV Improves Production Workflows and On-Air Look

FOR-A Corporation of America today announced PBS39/WLVTTV, part of Lehigh Valley Public Media based in Bethlehem, Penn., upgraded its control room last August with a FOR-A HVS-2000 HANABI video production switcher and ClassX broadcast graphics system. The new equipment has improved the on-air look of the station’s original programming as well as its live production workflows.

 

For example, the HVS-2000 can load and playback graphics from the ClassX, so the TD can access them during live productions. As a result, PBS39’s graphics designer does not have to be in the control room for “routine” productions. “When I saw how well the two integrated together, plus the price, it seemed like an obvious choice,” said Andrea Cummis, chief technology officer.

The ClassX also supports the use of RSS feeds for updating election results and other data in graphics, a feature that was not supported by the station’s older graphics system. Cummis said the system “worked great” for local primary election coverage last year, but she is looking forward to using the system to its full potential for Election Night in November.

 

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GB Labs to feature Mosaic and CORE.4 Lite at CABSAT 2020 Posted: 19/02/2020
GB Labs to feature Mosaic and CORE.4 Lite at CABSAT 2020

CABSAT 2020, Dubai, 31 March - 2 April 2020, Stand G3-24: Leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs, will showcase its award-winning Mosaic automatic asset organiser and the new CORE.4 Lite operating system during CABSAT 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 31 March – 2 April.

The Mosaic asset organiser makes it far easier to quickly search for, retrieve, and view video assets. Mosaic automatically scans all inbuilt metadata and integrates it with AI tagging enabling the ability to store, catalogue and access assets with no need for manual intervention, making it a substantial time and money saver.

GB Labs new CORE.4 Lite operating system is a custom OS specifically designed to serve media files. Its high degree of speciality guarantees stable performance for every user, whether as workgroups or individuals, while maximising the efficiency of every disk.

A powerful new feature included with CORE.4 Lite is Analytics Centre, a dashboard that runs in the background of GB Labs intelligent storage devices and continuously analyses the network, providing complete visibility of exactly how, and by whom, data is being used.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Read/write speeds are usually compromised by a misconfigured network, which wastes resources. But configuration issues can be difficult to locate and resolve manually. Analytics Centre automatically analyses the read/write process through the network with specially designed algorithms that identifies, locates, and suggests how to resolve any issues, often before they occur, thereby eliminating the need for painstaking manual intervention.”

GB Labs will also demonstrate how its proprietary Dynamic Bandwidth Control identifies and selects high, medium, and low priority users to guarantee that the storage system automatically adjusts to operate at peak performance for all.

According to Harland, “Dynamic Bandwidth Control makes storage malleable to ensure it can flexibly respond to changes in usage priorities without breaking. This is unique to GB Labs and can be implemented whether storage is in use by one user or an entire workgroup.”

For backup and archiving, the exhibition stand workspaces will be coupled with GB Labs EasyLTO, an easy-to-use, cost-effective, all-in-one, high-speed solution.

Finally, the company will also discuss the success of recent GB Labs deployments to new customers including M for Media; Qatl Al Youm TV; Polimer TV; Craft; Kalvi TV; and Madha TV.

Tags: GB Labs | Media storage | CABSAT | CORE.4 Lite | OS | AI tagging | Mosaic | Analytics Centre | Dynamic Bandwidth Control | EasyLTO
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Colorfront Blows The Lederhosen Off 4K 6K 8K HDR at HPA 2020 Posted: 19/02/2020
Colorfront Blows The Lederhosen Off 4K 6K 8K HDR at HPA 2020

Colorfront (www.colorfront.com) – the Academy, Emmy and HPA Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, broadcast, OTT and commercials – will showcase the powerhouse capabilities of its products to enable color-consistent 4K/6K/8K SDR/HDR acquisition-to-post workflows during the 2020 HPA Tech Retreat, 17-20 Feb, Rancho Mirage, CA. The company will also participate in the groundbreaking, cloud-based, live production of “The Lost Lederhosen” short film, and share details of its pivotal role in the making of this mini-movie during the Retreat’s “HPA Makes A Movie” Supersession on Feb 18th.

Tags: Colorfront | On-Set Dailies | Expres Dailies | SDR | HDR | UHD | HFR | 4K | 6K | 8K | dailies | Transkoder | Lederhosen | AJA
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