August 28, 2018

Video Encoder

Video Encoder Get a more detailed definition of video encoder from Haivision CMO, Peter Maag.  A Video Encoder converts analog or digital video to another digital video format for delivery to a decoder. For television broadcast, video encoders will typically input SDI as an uncompressed digital video signal into H.264 or HEVC.   Video encoders designed for ISR and IPTV will typically [...]

August 27, 2018

Video Latency

Video Latency Video latency refers to the degree of delay between the time a transfer of a video stream is requested and the actual time that transfer begins. Networks that exhibit relatively small delays are known as low-latency networks, while their counterparts are known as high-latency networks. Fundamentally, video latency refers to the amount of time it takes for a [...]

August 20, 2018

Video Decoder

Video Decoder Watch this video for a more detailed definition of video decoder and how they help with live streaming video applications A video decoder is a hardware device or software  that converts an encoded digital stream into audio, video, closed captions, and subtitles that can be displayed on a television or portable viewing device. Video decoders can be stand-alone devices, [...]

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 [...]