Friday, March 24th, 2017

 November 2016 – Over the start of the holiday season, we had a chance to test out the new AMD Radeon Pro WX7100 Professional Workstation Graphic Card. The WX7100 represent the marketplaces first single slot 4 x 4K display capable graphics card with 8GB of on board GDDR5 memory. The graphics card uses the WX7100 [...]

April 5, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—David Luan from Dextro talked about developments to enable human users to address the issues of search, classification, and analysis of video. The main problem is that current classification techniques try to use keywords, metadata, and iconic images from static images for video. The biggest problem with [...]

February 2016 – Rivet Networks, the new owners of the Killer Wireless technology, was talking about their new networking product.  The Killer Wireless technology has been updated to support the 802.11ac (killer wireless-ac 1535) standard and the same packet management technology has been integrated into their Killer Ethernet (E2400) product.  The combination networking chip, supporting [...]

February 2016 – At Digital Entertainment World, startup mp3vidi has created a cloud based tool for the simple creation of videos for music and audio tracks. The tool set allows for the conversion of audio files to video without the need for a studio and a full video shoot. mp3vidi screenshot   The mp3vivi tool [...]

December 2015 – A major move for the broadcast industry is the transition from SDI to IP.  This transition will include not only infrastructure, but also interoperability and workflows for the new broadcast methodology.  To help guide this transition, a new industry group has been formed that is called the Alliance for IP Media Solutions [...]

August 20, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Rik Dunphy from Intel presented some tips for optimizing video processing and delivery on Xeon processors. The latest E3 processor family has added new processing capabilities which will require different approaches to server-class video processing. The nature of video workloads is changing with more offline file-based transcoding, and [...]

August 19, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Hong Jiang from Intel talked about the improvements in the GPU functions that will enable a better user experience for 4k TV. The changes to the graphics engines and functionality are also important for the newest graphics APIs that have fine-grained and direct GPU access and control. The [...]

February 23, 2015, ISSCC, San Francisco—Atsushi Suzuki from Sony presented details of a large 20 M pixel image sensor. The goals for the new sensor include low noise, high speed and resolution, and simultaneous video and still outputs. Some of the key technologies for implementing this design were double column ADC, parallel multiple sampling, data [...]

October 1, 2014, Atmel, Santa Clara, CA—Laurence Barberis from Atmel introduced the latest SAMA5 ARM Cortex-A5-based microcomputer family. This new set of chips adds a floating point unit and other functions to the A5 family to extend the family and offer increased features and performance. Part of the new releases are geared for low power [...]

October 1, 2014, Arm TechCon, Santa Clara, CA—Mukund Srinivasan from Ittiam described the requirements and results of accelerating the newest codecs on GPUs. The needs for higher compression ratios for video is facing the challenges of compute workloads and CPU capacity. The market is seeing much more video on all devices, but particularly on mobile [...]