Beamr video bitrate reduction
February 13, 2013
Beamr, the media compression and delivery experts behind the JPEGmini photo compression technology, has unveiled Beamr Video, enabling the delivery of high quality video at low bitrates using standard H.264 video streaming.
Capable of supporting any resolution up to 4K UltraHD, Beamr Video’s patent-pending optimisation technology automatically reduces the bitrate of H.264 video streams by up to 75 per cent (4x) without affecting perceptual quality. The optimised streams retain the full resolution, quality and standard H.264 format of the original streams. As such, Beamr Video technology can cut costs for content providers and vastly improve the viewing experience for customers.
Because Beamr Video streams are fully industry standard H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) streams, they can be played by any media player, browser or consumer device without installing special software, enabling the seamless delivery of higher quality video with a fast start and continuous streaming experience over low bandwidth channels to fixed and mobile destinations.