Netflix HD Now in Media Center
Average: 0Last week, Netflix began rolling out a new feature that allows subscribers to watch some titles in high-definition when streamed to the web via Silverlight. The update, supported on both Mac and PC platforms, allows the HD streaming to occur in the browser by way of the Netflix player. Now that…
Netflix’s Neil Hunt shares encoding workflow info
Average: 0Now, this is a blog post! Neil Hunt, Chief Product Officer for Netflix, has just put up a great blog post talking about their encoding workflow for their video streaming services. It’s full of awesomeness, but I wanted to excerpt the section describing their 1st gen, 2nd gen, and HD encoding…
Proposed definition of HD on the web, with examples
Average: 0The essential Dan Rayburn had a good blog post asking we, Adobe, and the industry overall agree on a definition for HD Video on the web. I gave a quick response in the comments that I wanted to expand into a proposed definition. Resolution and frame rateThe infamous Table 3 of the ATSC…
Sunday Night (Silverlight!) Football
Average: 0This NFL football season, NBC will be hosting full HD (720p) live streaming video of all the Sunday Night Football games on their NBC Sports website. The video streams, powered by both Silverlight technology and IIS Smooth Streaming will use HTTP adaptive streaming technology for an amazing online…
Hands-on with the Temporary Insanity trailer
Average: 0Ancient HistoryCompression, although an obsession with me since I was 19, didn't appear to be a career option until many years after that. My years at Hampshire College were spent essentially majoring in neuropsychology, minoring in computer science, and spending my evening and weekends helping out…
Part 2 of my Halstead York Interview: VC-1 and Silverlight
Average: 0Part 2 of my Halstead York interview is now up, wherein we discuss VC-1, Silverlight, frame rate unsampling, and many other things. Part 3 talking about DRM (save the most contentious for last!) will be up soon.
Hardware for HD Editing
Average: 0I'm always looking for ways to speed up the video editing process, and here are a couple pieces of hardware that can help do the trick. The Matrox RT.X2 is a add-on board that will allow you to edit HD without waiting for it to render. It also has a breakout box with HD analog component input, just…
To Video Blog in HD or Not?
Average: 0That IS the question at the Blog Business Summit. Ok, they're talking about a lot of other things there too, but that one seems very interesting to me.HD is something we've been talking about for quite a while, but haven't been working on it aggressively for some of the reasons mentioned in the…
Part 1 of my interview with Halstead York is up
Average: 0My old colleague Halstead York just interviewed me for his blog. Part 1, focusing on HD DVD is up now.Part 1 of Ben Waggoner/Halstead York interviewThere will be two more parts coming over the next week or two, focusing on Silverlight and DRM.
NAB This... Shopping for HD Cameras at NAB
Average: 0I'm back down in Vegas for NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters), the premier Broadcast Association worldwide. The future of electronic media takes shape at the NAB show. Bringing together more than 100,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibitors from 130 countries, the NAB show delivers the most…