Beamr Imaging Ltd. Video Software AMD EPYC 7742 Solution Brief
Beamr services the world's top MSOs and online video service providers as the leading designer of CAE (content-adaptive encoding) and video optimization technology which enables superior video quality, excellent compute performance, and superior bitrate efficiency for telcos, streaming content distributors, TV networks and video streaming platforms. Backed by forty-four patents, Beamr's perceptual optimization technology extends into our HEVC and H.264 video encoders. CABR (Content-Adaptive Bitrate) is a ground breaking rate-control mode that enables guaranteed quality to be delivered with bitrate savings as high as 50%. Founded in 2009, Beamr investors include Verizon Ventures, Eric Schmidt backed Innovation Endeavors, and Disruptive.
The advanced imaging technology Beamr developed for our codecs are covered by 11 International patents that are a part of the 44 total patents the company holds that cover our class leading video optimization developments. Though video quality and bitrate continues to be a core focus of development, Beamr recognized the prevailing trend to increase compute performance and density of software-based video encoding and transcoding infrastructure as a key to securing a competitive advantage for multi-service operators, streaming video distributors, and content distribution networks. At the same time, video architects must enable encoding and delivery of advanced entertainment content, by embracing new technologies, capabilities, and codecs such as HEVC, HDR, and 4K.
Beamr's perceptual quality measure is based on a proprietary, low complexity, highly reliable, perceptually aligned quality metric that is covered by 33 patents. The existence of this unique quality measure enables controlling a video encoder to output a file with the maximum compression possible while maintaining the input video resolution, format and visual quality. This feat occurs by controlling the compression level of each frame in the video sequence so that it is compressed to the maximum while producing a visual output that is the same as the quality that was originally specified.
Routinely, quality claims are made by vendors and service providers, yet the methodology for verifying them are rarely discussed. At Beamr, we checked our perceptual quality using a well understood International standard that gives Beamr customers the confidence to embrace Beamr perceptual optimization technology. 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 be perceptually identical to the human eye under regular viewing conditions. This claim has been verified by numerous Hollywood golden eyes including those from Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., and NBCUniversal. In addition, Beamr performed a full battery of ITU BT.500 testing which proved the result of CABR to be perceptually identical to the original file or targeted quality. Check out beamr.com to discover how Beamr pioneered this new category of CAE content-adaptive encoding and optimization, using CABR.
Massive advances have been made in software encoding, video codecs, and tools, meanwhile the pace of video growth on the network is expanding faster than the availability of CPUs, causing silicon encoding solutions using GPUs, FPGAs, and ASICs to come back into focus. Beamr silicon accelerated CABR encoding opens new opportunities with unprecedented total cost of ownership for mobile, edge, and cloud applications. The work Beamr is doing on silicon is closing the gap between the high performance of hardware encoders, and the complexity of advanced algorithms like CABR more information here which traditionally were only able to be implemented in software on a CPU.