Spending too much on bandwidth while some customers still suffer with quality issues?
Despite ongoing increases in broadband access rates over fixed and mobile networks, the growing volume of IP video streams is making it increasingly difficult to deliver premium services at acceptable levels of quality using current adaptive bitrate streaming and H.264 encoding. EuclidIQ has the answer.
Blackbox is an H.264 encoding optimization service that provides bandwidth savings from 30% to 50%. It reduces streaming video network costs and improves the quality of video for end users. Blackbox makes encoding decisions based on what is important to the human visual system. As a result, areas that are more important to viewers are given more bits to achieve higher quality.
Blackbox is a cloud-based solution that produces fully compliant H.264 bit streams. It is not a pre- or post-processing technique. Blackbox can be integrated into your existing post production and distribution pipeline securely and easily.
During encoding Blackbox mimics the human visual system and provides input to the encoder on what areas are important versus unimportant to the eye. We use subjective testing to confirm our quality standards and bandwidth savings are met. Unlike objective metrics, subjective testing uses human subjects to view and score videos in a controlled environment. It is the gold standard for video quality measurement.