iSIZE breaks GPU shackles for video upscaling using Intel AMX

iSIZE breaks GPU shackles for video upscaling using Intel AMX

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Faultline has been following the progress of video delivery deep learning start-up iSIZE Technologies since NAB 2020, when the company caught our eye with a demo of its pixel-to-pixel neural network for optimizing video frames at the video pre-encoding stage. Approaching three years later, iSIZE has achieved a feat that was previously impossible without a specialized GPU or other accelerator …

iSIZE BitClear Achieves AI-based Live Video Denoising and Upscaling with Intel AMX

iSIZE BitClear Achieves AI-based Live Video Denoising and Upscaling with Intel AMX

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iSIZE has released its first performance results taking advantage of the new Intel architecture developed for the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor. Called Advanced Matrix Extensions (Intel AMX), the new design allows AI-based video processing like iSIZE BitClear to be performed entirely within the CPU, avoiding the latency, energy and cost overheads of linking to a GPU or other external accelerator. The volume …

iSIZE commits to a sustainable future with membership of Greening of Streaming

IABM: iSIZE commits to a sustainable future with membership of Greening of Streaming

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The IABM reports on iSIZE becoming a member of Greening of Streaming. This is a global forum with members across every aspect of content streaming which addresses the ever-growing concerns about the energy impact of the streaming sector. “Sustainability is one of the core principles at the heart of iSIZE and its technologies,” said Yiannis Andreopoulos, CTO and co-founder of …

Rethink Research: AMD’s EPYC™ CPUs rouse vendor plans, boost CPU encoding longevity

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AMD recently unveiled its 4th Gen EPYC™ CPUs. In light of this launch, Alex Davies of Rethink Research sat down with iSIZE CTO, Yiannis Andreopoulos to find out more about the benefits of the new designs for video workloads. Using 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, running real-world tests to accelerate the neural network inferences in BitSave and BitClear, iSIZE achieves …

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 …

The Greening of Streaming

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The 2021 Carbon Trust report Carbon impact of video streaming estimated that one hour of video streaming emitting a total of 50-60g of Co2. Petrol cars emit many times that amount but the climate emergency is such that M&E needs to do more to eliminate carbon in the system. There are multiple carbon cost centres for content, including production itself …

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 …