AV1 Events Recap
Event Recap: AOMedia Research Symposium, October 20-21, 2019, San Francisco
AOMedia kicked off its first Research Symposium in October, bringing together more than 100 attendees, representatives from member companies and researchers from leading universities. The packed 2-day program of stimulating presentations in sunny San Francisco.
According to a Cisco study, with global internet traffic expected to rise three-fold between 2017-2022, of which 82% will be video, AOMedia is focused on developing new formats that set the standard for video compression performance.
Adrian Grange, AOMedia’s Chair of the Video Codec Working Group, Google
Achieving improved performance has become more challenging with each codec generation, so AOMedia Research is seeking active collaboration with the academic community to develop new coding tools that deliver improved compression performance. This first symposium attracted contributions from many leading universities: Bristol University, Carnegie Mellon University, Hangzhou Normal University, Purdue University, New York University, University of Nantes, Stanford University, UCSB, USC, the University of Texas at Austin, Trinity College Dublin, and Yale University.
To view the agenda, abstracts, slide decks and videos of the presentations visit https://aomedia.org/aomedia-research-symposium-2019/.
Event Recap: AOMedia NAB’s Streaming Summit, October 16-17, 2019, New York
At Dan Rayburn’s NAB’s Streaming Summit, AOMedia presented “The Latest Technical and Business Progress with AV1.” The presentation highlighted three use cases where AV1 is improving online video compression and delivery today. Presenters included Nathan Egge, Senior Research Engineer, Mozilla; Alex Gouaillard, CEO, CoSMo Software; Daniel Summer, Founder, Codec Market and Matt Frost, Director, Product Management, Google.
Event Recap: AV1 Dedicated Panel and Meetup at IBC 2019
At IBC, Intel hosted the ‘Visual Cloud Conference,’ which includes a dedicated AV1 panel session, “Video will remain foundational to Visual Cloud – realizing the future of AV1.” The panel discussed AV1 advances as well as Scalable Video Technology for AV1 (SVT-AV1), which is available open-source and royalty-free, and offers performance and scalability gains in video processing, particularly when optimized with Intel processors. The following AOMedia members and VOD providers discussed why the codec is key to the delivery of compelling visual experiences:
- Jill Boyce, Intel Fellow and Chief Media Architect (Moderator)
- Anne Aaron, Director of Encoding Technologies at Netflix;
- Ioannis Katsavounidis, Research Scientist for Video Infrastructure at Facebook;
- Yu Yang, Technical Director of Live Broadcasting at Tencent Cloud; and
- Matt Frost, Director of Product Management at Google
IBC & Intel’s The Visual Cloud Conference AV1 Panel (Left to Right): Jill Boyce, Intel Fellow and Chief Media Architect; Anne Aaron, Director of Encoding Technologies at Netflix; Ioannis Katsavounidis, Research Scientist for Video Infrastructure at Facebook; Yu Yang, Technical Director of Live Broadcasting at Tencent Cloud; and Matt Frost, Director of Product Management at Google
AOMedia at NAB Streaming Summit New York
At the NAB Show’s Streaming Summit in New York, Oct. 17-18, AOMedia members Bitmovin, Facebook, Google, and Mozilla led AV1 presentations, demos and an AV1 happy hour to talk about the early gains shown by AV1, and what to expect in 2019 and beyond.
AV1 Show Demos
Several AOMedia members provided demonstrations of AV1 at the NAB Conference in Las Vegas