August 20, 2018

Video Transcoder

Video Transcoder Watch this video for a more detailed definition of what a video transcoder does.  A video transcoder is used to convert video from one format to another. The source video can either be real-time or file-based. A typical application for a transcoder is for OTT services where a high quality live or file based source is decoded and re-encoded [...]

August 17, 2018

Video Compression

Video Compression Video compression is the process of reducing the total number of bits needed to represent a given image or video sequence. Video compression is most commonly performed by a program with a specific algorithm or formula for determining the best way to shrink the size of the data. Video compression algorithms such as H.264/AVC or H.265/HEVC reduce the raw content data [...]

August 17, 2018

Video Codec

Video Codec Get a much more detailed definition of video codecs, how codecs work, and what they’re used for in this video.  The term codec is a portmanteau of the words encoding (or coding) and decoding (CO-DEC). Video codec is often correctly used to describe any network video device that both encodes and decodes video, typically in real time – such [...]

August 16, 2018

Video Contribution

Video Contribution Get a more detailed explanation of video contribution in this video featuring Haivision CMO, Peter Maag.  Video contribution is a term used to describe a satellite link or service that transports video programming from the studio to a TV uplink center, or from a remote source  to a broadcaster’s studio. While uplink centers redistribute their video feed direct-to-home (DTH) [...]