IBC 2019 report: the calm before the storm

IBC 2019 report: the calm before the storm We'll spare you here the demos about 5G, 8K and blockchains. We're sure by the time you read this article you'll find other reports to cover them extensively! Convergence of networks (hybrid broadcast broadband) There is a reality of a comeback of...

IBC 2019 organization comments

IBC 2019 organization comments Click here for our report about the IBC content. This year IBC was in our opinion the best edition of the last five years. After a disappointing NAB 2019, and a very disappointing IBC 2018, IBC 2019 made conservative choices to concentrate on what is essential....

What prevents new Netflix-es to emerge

What prevents new Netflix-es to emerge Introduction Since Netflix emerged as a giant the SVoD market went through different phases: people didn't believe it would succeed (some still do!), then existing actors were unable to understand and move appropriately, then startups tried to plagiarize Netflix, then Netflix has started to...

Understanding upcoming changes in GPAC

Understanding upcoming changes in GPAC The release of GPAC 0.8 in June 2019 is an important milestone. The professional video industry likes releases. On the other hands development teams have enjoyed our stable nightly builds for years. Both will love our future plans. The changelog of this v0.8.0. is impressive....

Three sources of latency

Three sources of latency What is latency? Latency is the time elapsed between two events, which in a perfect world, would be simultaneous. In a live video streaming scenario, the latency is typically the time elapsed between the capture of a video frame, and this frame being displayed on the...

Wind in the sails of MPEG

Wind in the sails of MPEG Introduction Motion Spell, the company behind GPAC Licensing, has been quite involved in projects that required to follow the standardization activity. The environment has started to change these last years. Deep changes at MPEG The wind of change blows on MPEG. Despite fierce competition...

Our journey in low latency OTT (DASH, HLS)

Our journey in low latency OTT (DASH, HLS) Professional low latency MPEG-DASHdemo with @NicolasWeil from @akamami https://t.co/ObNCogLkYp https://t.co/lRfHLWyON8 #NABShow — GPAC Licensing (@GPACLicensing) April 18, 2017 Introduction Low latency discussions in the professional video industry are everywhere and nowhere. Everywhere because the public and the professionals have embraced this cause....

The perils of start codes

The perils of start codes In many video codecs, each top-level unit of video is prefixed with a predefined sequence of bytes, known as a "start code". This start code acts as a robust delimiter between top-level units. This sequence is generally 3 or 4 byte long. Its content is...

Transitioning from 2018 to 2019

Transitioning from 2018 to 2019 For GPAC Licensing 2018 has been an excellent business year. And 2019 looks even better! Our reading grid of the market got right ; therefore our R&D efforts paid: ATSC3 monitoring: our novel approach got awarded at NAB. We hope to push this technology further...

IBC 2018 no report

IBC 2018 no report Dear followers, Due to the lack of interest this year at IBC, there will be no report. Previous reports: NAB 2018 IBC 2017 Thank you for understanding and for all the good moments, The GPAC Licensing Team