White Papers

TECHNOLOGy LEADERSHIP

High fidelity video compression for broadcast and broadband.

White Papers

Ten Factors You Must Consider When Choosing an HEVC Encoder

Ten Factors You Must Consider When Choosing an HEVC Encoder

HEVC promises 2X compression improvement at a time when skyrocketing online video consumption is choking networks and degrading quality of experience. Furthermore, with one round for format wars just settled by AVC, another round of codec and format fragmentation is an unwelcome and daunting prospect. This paper examines various use cases for HEVC in the context of likely deployment timeframe.

 

Authors: Avni Rambhia Industry Manager, Frost & Sullivan

Benoit Fouchard Chief Strategy Officer, ATEME

HEVC & Broadcast Content

HEVC & Broadcast Content

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a new video compression format that effectively doubles the data compression rate compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC at the same level of video quality. HEVC has been found to be a very efficient codec for all content types including interlaced content; if you think otherwise, this paper will help you understand where the misconception that HEVC is only for progressive was initiated.

 

Author: Pierre Larbier, Chief Technical Officer, ATEME

HEVC, the key to delivering an enhanced television viewing experience “Beyond HD”

HEVC, the key to delivering an enhanced television viewing experience “Beyond HD”

Broadcasters and operators objectives remain the same: reduce transport costs, reach more customers and improve the TV viewing experience. With the 50% bitrate savings promised by the HEVC, these compression gains reduce the bandwidth and improve the viewing experience. This paper explains the key role of HEVC in unlocking the “progressive only” broadcast chain deployment; and why it will not force a premature end of life of interlaced television.

Authors: Sophie Percheron, Marketing Product Manager

Jérôme Vieron (PhD), Advanced Research Manager

Using AVC/H.264 and H.265 expertise to boost MPEG-2 efficiency and make the 6-in-6 concept a reality

Using AVC/H.264 and H.265 expertise to boost MPEG-2 efficiency and make the 6-in-6 concept a reality

This White Paper focuses on the future of the already 20 year old MPEG-2 video compression format. Its goal is to show how some of the expertise gained from AVC/H.264 and H.265 can be re-injected into MPEG-2 without impacting the legacy receivers; and how these new developments can improve the video quality, expand the number of video channels and extend the useful life of older MPEG-2 networks.

 

Author: Anaïs PAINCHAULT Field Application Engineer

Sending Ads / Offline Content To Affiliate Stations Using Primary Distribution Feeds

Sending Ads / Offline Content To Affiliate Stations Using Primary Distribution Feeds

The model of primary distribution for broadcasters typically revolves around dedicated video links. These links use a very high bitrate, to preserve the video quality. This paper shows how Piecewise CBR technology allows sharing this link without interruption to the main video signal at times when a bandwidth reduction is tolerable for the distribution of commercials and other contents, thus avoiding extra costs for this occasional use.

 

Author: Gustavo Marra Director of Applications Engineering Americas

Video pre-processing for mobile and OTT

Video pre-processing for mobile and OTT

This paper provides a description of the latest high standard preprocessing tools designed by ATEME’s research teams. They are the result of years of research and development expertise in video and image processing, applied to bring the highest quality to mobile and OTT end users. The following pages present three major pre-processing tools: Deinterlacing, Denoising and, Motion blurring, each algorithm’s theoretical foundations and implementation details

 

Author: Jérôme Vieron, Advanced Research Manager

Is HEVC Ready for Prime Time ?

Is HEVC Ready for Prime Time ?

In this article, we will take a closer look at how a live end-to-end HEVC content delivery chain was demonstrated in early June 2013 for the French Tennis Open event, providing tangible proof that HEVC may be just around the corner.

  Author: Sophie Percheron, Marketing Product Manager

Using Seamless Channel Insertion™ to manage multi-program contribution networks

Using Seamless Channel Insertion™ to manage multi-program contribution networks

To get the most of the allocated bandwidth capacity is a very exciting prospect for contribution feed broadcasters. However, it could quickly become highly challenging.

This paper is about SCI, an alternate rate control mode available in some MPEG-2/MPEG-4 contribution encoders, which being fully compliant to the standards and best practices, provides a new level of operating flexibility to broadcasters.

 

Author: Nicolas Moreau,

ATEME Senior Product Marketing Manager-Contribution

4KTV Capture: an early experience sharing

4KTV Capture: an early experience sharing

This paper after providing an accurate definition of what 4K means and presenting the challenges for a complete broadcast chain, will give an early first report of available 4K cameras suitable for TV applications; the impact of compression technology on different types of 4K content, with a particular focus on the future HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) codec as the natural compression standard for upcoming UHDTV applications

 

Authors: Jérôme Vieron (PhD), Advanced Research Manager
Matthieu Parmentier, Project Manager R&D

EAVC4 “The Ultimate H.264 Encoder”

EAVC4 “The Ultimate H.264 Encoder”

This paper provides an overview of EAVC4, the major 4th-generation release in ATEME’s family of industry-leading H.264 video encoding technologies. EAVC4 represents the ultimate MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Encoder, and is positioned to fulfill all of the industry’s ongoing requirements for advanced standards-based MPEG-4 encoding, while also laying the technological foundation for the introduction of next-generation High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).

 

Authors: Pierre Larbier, Chief Technical Officer, ATEME

Jim Hunt, Research writer

OTT and Multi-Screen for Latin America operators

OTT and Multi-Screen for Latin America operators

The content delivery market is set to grow in LATAM and competition is likely to be fierce. In this article a coalition of experts comes together to offer the full range of complementary technologies to Latin America’s content owners and distributors about how they can benefit from emerging online technologies without investing too heavily in a new infrastructure or taking risks on immature solutions.

 

Authors: ATEME, Broadpeak, KIT Digital, Netgem

Introducing SmartRate SR1000

Introducing SmartRate SR1000

The increase in the number of TV channels forces TV broadcasters to find solutions that reduce bandwidth consumption without compromising on quality. Statistical multiplexing is one of the techniques available to utilize a distribution network efficiently. This paper presents ATEME’s Elementary Stream rate allocator designed to enhance the overall quality of a MPTS, balancing the bandwidth allocated to each encoder into account to perform that operation.

 

Author: Nicolas Moreau,

ATEME Senior Product Marketing Manager-Contribution

TITAN Live introduction

TITAN Live introduction

This white paper is an introduction to TITAN Live, ATEME’s transcoding solution for multi-screen delivery. This paper provides an overview on the value-added features of TITAN Live to streamline content workflows and to offer live streams to TV, Tablets, PCs and Smartphones.

 

Author: Rémi Beaudouin, ATEME Director of Product Marketing

AVC-I: Yet another intra codec for broadcast contribution?

AVC-I: Yet another intra codec for broadcast contribution?

This paper presents the results of the study related to AVC-I performance in actual contribution applications. The results were obtained using recently launched products, and using a wide range of bitrates in order to illustrate the advantages of AVC-I within a great variety of contribution use-cases.

Author: Pierre Larbier, Chief Technical Officer, ATEME

Mobile TV services in sports arenas – a new business model for new Mobile TV services

Mobile TV services in sports arenas – a new business model for new Mobile TV services

This paper suggests a new business model to explore the power of mobile TV, focusing a targeted audience, based on broadcasting live sport events inside stadiums or arenas,targeting the audience present in the venue, taking advantage of the existing digital terrestrial television standards available nowadays in combination with wireless broadband networks.

 

Author:Gustavo Marra ATEME Manager Applications Engineering

Migration of the National Film Board of Canada workflow to support a multi-screen delivery strategy

Migration of the National Film Board of Canada workflow to support a multi-screen delivery strategy.

This white paper presents the new file-based workflow of the National Film Board of Canada, which is designed to support its multi-screen delivery strategy. This paper details the process and decision criteria adopted so that the new workflow would meet the Board’s requirements for content quality, operational scalability and standards compliance.

 

Authors: Luisa Frate

Michel Couet

Julie Dutrisac

Introduction to Adaptive Streaming for Video Networks

Introduction to Adaptive Streaming for Video Networks

The demand and consumption of IP video has reached new heights as consumers readily adopt the technology and new business models of online video. Whether the service is derived from online entertainment platforms of traditional service providers and cable companies, or through new business models such as OTT (Over-the-Top), online IP video is the enabling technology. This tutorial outlines the basics of Adaptive Streaming.

Author: Brendon Mills

ATEME Senior Advisor

Live/File based workflows convergence for multi-screen delivery strategy

Live/File-based workflows convergence for multi-screen delivery strategy

This white paper deals with the revolution occurring in the content delivery industry, and presents new ways of consuming video anytime and everywhere. This paper also addresses how it impacts live and file based workflows.

 

Author:  Rémi Beaudouin

ATEME Director of Product Marketing

3DTV and the challenges for traditional terrestrial broadcasters

3DTV and the challenges for traditional terrestrial broadcasters

This paper focuses on describing the main challenges for terrestrial broadcasters concerning the distribution of 3D content in coexistence with 2D HD content in the same channel. The paper will also address the main issues and impacts of each of the main 3D formats like Frame Compatible (side-by-side) and Service Compatible (MVC) on DTTV transmission and reception.

 

Author: Gustavo Marra

ATEME Manager Applications Engineering

Keeping Video Quality Pristine throughout the Production Process: 4:2:2 10-bit AVC/H.264 encoding

Keeping Video Quality Pristine throughout the Production Process: 4:2:2 10-bit AVC/H.264 encoding

This presentation is a brief summary pointing out the advantages of the 4:2:2 10-bit AVC/H.264 encoding, discussed at the SMPTE technical conference in Hollywood, October 2009. It gives an overall status on the AVC/H.264 4:2:2 10-bit profile, demonstrating the Empirical comparisons against 4:2:0 8-bit & 4:2:2 8-bit all through to multi generation Encoding, and closing up with production cases.

 

Author: Pierre Larbier, Chief Technical Officer, ATEME

3D: How Video Compression Technology can contribute

3D: How Video Compression Technology can contribute

Transmission of 3D TV content has become a reality in 2010 with DTH services operators committing to commercial deployments. This paper presents the quality tradeoffs of the most popular 3D packing schemes from a video compression perspective with particular attention paid to the specific AVC/H.264 artifacts that they might cause. It also presents deployed AVC/H.264 4:2:2 10-bit compression solutions that overcome quality degradation in the 3D contribution space.

 

Author: Pierre Larbier, Chief Technical Officer, ATEME

Using 10-bit AVC/H.264 Encoding with 4:2:2 for Broadcast Contribution

Using 10-bit AVC/H.264 Encoding with 4:2:2 for Broadcast Contribution

This paper demonstrates the advantages of processing video in its native SDI format using AVC/H.264 4:2:2 10-bit encoding. Maintaining the encoding and decoding stages at 10 bits increases overall picture quality, even when scaled up 8-bit source video is used. The results presented in this paper were obtained either from ATEME current real-time HD encoders or bitaccurate software models of upcoming real-time products.

 

Author: Pierre Larbier, Chief Technical Officer, ATEME

On Demand Solution: How BT Vision’s workflow addresses both high quality and flexibility

On Demand Solution: How BT Vision’s workflow addresses both high quality and flexibility

Compressed digital video is now commonplace. The constraints of 24-hour scheduling, restricted choice of channels, and limited shelf-space are gone. New technology has introduced new ways of consuming video through multiple applications and formats. Consumers are now demanding to watch what they want, when they want, and on their device of choice. 

This paper addresses workflow and transcoding process necessary for efficient production facility.

Authors: Rémi Beaudouin Product Marketing Manager, ATEME

Mark Riley, Digital Content Specialist, BT

Next Generation Intelligent Video Acquisition Solution for IPTV

Next Generation Intelligent Video Acquisition Solution for IPTV

This paper explores the need for multi format, field upgradeable encoding platform.

Author: Christophe Massiot / Television Head-End Manager – Free Telecom – TVoDSL 2008

It’s all about Quality ! – ATEME Kyrion Architecture

It’s all about Quality ! – ATEME Kyrion Architecture

This paper describes the architecture of the ATEME H.264/AVC HD encoding platform and illustrates some of the features that ensure superior video quality while keeping an unprecedented level of flexibility for future enhancements.

 

Author: Pierre Larbier, Chief Technical Officer, ATEME

 

An introduction to UHDTV and HEVC

An introduction to UHDTV and HEVC

We are yet again at a precipice in technology with the introduction of HEVC and 4K. This is the new standard of video quality that will boast resolutions far beyond HD and catapult television into what we will all come to visualize as Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV.

  Author: Gregory Cox, Senior Application Engineer, ATEME

4k Delivery to the Home

4k Delivery to the Home

The broadcast industry is completing the transition from standard definition to high definition all around the world. But demand for an even enhanced end-user experience with high fidelity content especially for premium events like sports is rising. “High fidelity” means that the remote viewing experience is as close as possible to watching the event on-site, which covers visual experience as well as audio/sound fidelity.

 

Authors: Pierre Larbier, Chief Technical Officer, ATEME

yle-120
telefonica-120
tdc-120
talktalk-120
sky-120
rtbf-120
orange-120
nbc-120
mediapro-120
globecast-1201
france-tv-120
encompass-120
azzuro-120
aldea-120
telkom-120

Want more details about any of our products, services or solutions?