The rapidly increasing demands of IT industry drive a need for an open mainstream codec without excessive patent licensing fees which ensures fast streaming of 4K video while reducing the amount of bandwidth. The stiff challenge was taken by the Alliance for Open Media, a consortium including industry giants such as Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix. The joint efforts have led to the creation of a royalty-free codec - AV1 which can boast a number of winning features, such as advanced performance, compression efficiency and compatibility to any modern device at a required bandwidth. It is projected to provide a considerable quality advantage over HEVC, with estimated improvement to reach - 25%.
Read more about the difference between AOM AV1 and HEVC.
Elecard believes that this emerging format will boost the development of the streaming industry and the team is ready to support its further expansion. “Proactively supporting this evolving standard is a strategic business decision for Elecard. We are committed in supporting the AOM AV1 ecosystem with our suite of Analyzer solutions” - says Marc Clément, Elecard Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.
Right now you can find out the performance results of AV1 vs HEVC encoded streams.
Beta version of Elecard StreamEye supporting AOM AV1 was demonstrated at NAB Show 2017, April 24-27, Las-Vegas. Beta orders will be accepted for a select group of customers and partners.
Please contact us for more information on AV1 availability and associated partner program.