In a world where online video use is soaring and bandwidth remains at a premium, video compression is essential to keep the gears running smoothly. Adrian Pennington discusses how AI is replacing conventional techniques to cope with the ever increasing demand in a recent article for NAB Amplify.
iSize Technologies has developed an encoder to capitalize on the trend for perceptual quality metrics. Its bitrate saving and quality improvements are achieved by incorporating a proprietary deep perceptual optimization and precoding technology as a pre-processing stage of a standard codec pipeline.
This “precoder” stage enhances details of the areas of each frame that affect the perceptual quality score of the content after encoding and dials down details that are less important.