Beamr HEVC Encoding Video Software AMD EPYC 7742 Solution Brief

Beamr serves the world's top Pay TV and OTT video service providers as the industry’s top developer of content-adaptive encoding and video optimization solutions that power superior video quality, excellent CPU performance, and superior bitrate efficiency for cable cos, OTT content distributors, Pay TV and OVPs. Backed by forty-four granted patents, Beamr's perceptual optimization technology extends into our HEVC and H.264 codecs. CABR (Content-Adaptive Bitrate) is a ground breaking rate-control mode that enables guaranteed quality to be delivered at very low bitrates. Founded in 2009, Beamr investors include Verizon Ventures, Eric Schmidt backed Innovation Endeavors, and Disruptive.

Beamr products are known for enabling up to a 35% network reclamation by reducing video files as much as 50% using Beamr’s class-leading HEVC and H.264 Beamr 4x and Beamr 5x video codecs. Beamr offers the best video quality at the lowest bitrate for mobile operators and TV networks and MSOs seeking to reduce video bandwidth utilization on the network backbone and edge.

The Beamr perceptual quality measure is based on a proprietary, low complexity, highly reliable, perceptually aligned quality metric that is covered by 33 International granted patents. The existence of this unique quality measure enables controlling a video encoder to output a stream with the maximum compression possible while maintaining the input video resolution, format and visual quality. The way that this is achieved is by adjusting the compression level of each frame in the video sequence in such a way that it is compressed to the maximum while producing a visual result that is the same as the quality that was originally specified.

The Beamr quality measure has been in development since 2009. After extensive refinement, and subjecting it to the strict requirements and testing of ITU BT.500 which is an International standard for validating image quality, we were able to confirm that there is a sufficiently high correlation of our quality measure with subjective results. The Beamr quality measure takes into account temporal artifacts. Since it is not sufficient to ensure only at the frame level that degradation has not been introduced - it is also necessary to preserve the quality of the video's temporal flow. If you view a video encoded using the VBR rate-control and a video encoded with the CABR rate-control side-by-side, they will appear identical to the more information here human eye under regular viewing conditions. This is a secret to how the process is able to guarantee image quality.

Continuing the rich legacy of innovation, Beamr showcased at NAB 2019 CABR accelerated with silicon by showing integration with the Intel Media SDK. Silicon accelerated CABR allows Beamr to take another step closer to our original vision of optimizing the network and bringing newfound bandwidth savings. The Beamr CABR SDK enables video engineers to utilize the efficiency of silicon encoders so that they can create massively scalable consumer device, cloud, and edge encoding solutions which balance encoder density and performance, with bitrate efficiency.

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