Sustainability and delivering impeccable experiences are not mutually exclusive

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The world’s largest video streaming platforms alone account for a few billion users globally. Live video is demanding far more bits per second than any other type of internet usage. In 2019, Cisco estimated that video would make up at least 80% of the 4.8 zetabytes of data being delivered over the internet by 2022. More than a billion hours …

iSIZE BitClear: Making the Unwatchable Watchable

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Sergio Grce, iSIZE CEO discusses BitClear, an artificial intelligence based denoising technology. Consider the life-cycle of a piece of “viral” media. It might be a rare insight into a news story, an unexpected artistic achievement, or just a funny animal. But it has spread around the media-sharing social sites. Given the quality of cameras available today, even in phones, it …

Pre-encoding 8K with iSIZE BitSave

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To understand the benefits of pre-encoding 8K content, 8K Association reached out to iSIZE Technologies. iSIZE first uses machine learning to create a psychovisual preprocessor with its BitSave product. This tool can then be deployed in front of any standard codec to provide any combination of lowering bandwidth or increasing video quality. Typically, the model is pre-trained by iSIZE. iSIZE …

Laying the Groundwork for a Generalized Psychovisual Preprocessing Framework for Video Encoding

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At this year’s SMPTE Annual Technical Conference (ATC), iSIZE CTO, Yiannis Andreopoulos, delivered a presentation entitled Toward Generalized Psychovisual Preprocessing For Video Encoding, looking at how deep perceptual preprocessing has emerged as a new way to enable further bitrate savings across several generations of video encoders without breaking standards or requiring any changes in client devices.   SMPTE ATC is a flagship event for the media and entertainment sector, with the SMPTE standardization committee itself celebrating its …

iSIZE Top 50 Artificial Intelligence CEOs of 2021

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Despite its widespread lack of familiarity, AI is a technology that has been crawling into every industry in the recent times. From predictive analytics and deep learning to chatbots and image recognition, AI is revolutionising how businesses are able to engage with customers and deliver more in less time. Technology Innovators has presented a list of the Top 50 Artificial …

Taking on the growing challenge of rising content volumes and a spiking carbon footprint

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The continuing surge in online media consumption means our industry faces two pressing challenges. First, there is unprecedented stress on network infrastructures worldwide, which not only creates content delivery bottlenecks, but also affects how content can be distributed efficiently to the ever-growing numbers of viewers. Second, this rapid rise in content consumption and delivery also has a huge impact on …

Digital Studio Magazine: Nabbed by mixed realities

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As top exhibitors recently announced their withdrawal from one of the industry’s biggest trade shows, COVID-19 seems to have taken several plans from RSVP to we are sorry, including the event itself. In the DS edition for October-December, Karishma Hingorani discovers what could have been in-person conversations led by top innovators. “First, the demand for higher quality video streaming is …

Deep Perceptual Preprocessing with a Difference

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Per Hultin discusses meeting the challenge of a rising volume of content and the growing carbon footprint of online video streaming. Consumers today have higher expectations for the quality of the content they consume than ever before. They also have more choice available to them than ever before. As a result, delivering more high-quality content as cost-effectively as possible is …

Live streaming startups

The Hottest Live-Streaming Start-ups in 2021

iSize In The Press

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t just moved us out of the office, it’s also heralded an explosion in live event streaming online. From concerts attracting audiences far bigger than the usual stadium-capacity, to weddings, sports events and children’s parties, people are almost as at-home with a digital broadcast as they are with the real thing. Business Insider sat down with venture …

AI video compression is arriving not a moment too soon

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Artificial intelligence for video compression is a technology that is coming to a streaming service near you, and it can’t arrive quickly enough. RedShark talks to iSIZE CEO Sergio Grce about its encoder which capitalizes on the trend for perceptual quality metrics such as VMAF and can be shown to save 30 to 50 percent on bitrate at the cost …