2022 proved to be a big year for the digital video and broadcast industry as many experts predicted. In January of 2022, we rang in the new year making predictions on our most watched webinar of 2022, Digital Video Trends of 2022, Coffee & Codecs.
Kick off 2023 with MainConcept, Endeavor Streaming & IMG Arena
We are pleased to announce that industry experts Michael Chioditti, Endeavor Streaming; Mike Fidler, 8K Association; and Deacon Johnson, Sr. Vice President & Managing Director of MainConcept, will join our VP Marketing Geoff Gordon on March 9, 2023. In Hot Digital Video Trends for 2023, Coffee & Codecs, ep 4, our guests will discuss their 2023 predications for digital video and the industry.
The future of video is being tested today at MainConcept. VVC is the next major video codec, you have already been hearing about it from us, and now it is your turn to try it out. The VVC beta is available for testing today as an SDK or FFmpeg plugin. Join the beta today to contribute to its development.
At MainConcept, we are constantly updating existing products and launching new products to make certain we are ready to meet the needs of our customers and partners. In addition to our VVC Plugin for FFmpeg and our VVC SDK, we released:
- MainConcept SDKs (most recently, version 13.4)
- FFmpeg plugins for:
- AVC Encoder
- AVC Broadcast Encoder
- Hybrid HEVC
- MPEG-2 TS Broadcast Delivery
- xHE-AAC Encoder
- WebASM HEVC Decoder
- MC Live Encoder
- Transcoding SDK
- Codec Plugin for DaVinci Resolve
- GStreamer OTT and Broadcast Delivery SDKs
As always, if you have questions about any of our products, feel free to contact us. Our experts are happy to help.
This year, we enjoyed being able to travel again, meet in person with our colleagues, go to trade shows, and to top off our year with holiday get-togethers in Aachen and San Diego!
We exhibited at and attended industry events such as the NAB Show 2022 in Las Vegas (and we are already looking forward to the NAB Show 2023), SET Expo in Brazil, IBC2022 in Amsterdam, Inter BEE 2022, and Streaming Media West.
2022 was a year of impressive technical progress at MainConcept, as well as for many of our partners, including Globo, Avid, Fraunhofer IIS, Veset and BBright. Here are a few of our noteworthy accomplishments captured in press headlines:
- OTTVerse: MainConcept Partners with Globo to Bring HDR Video of FIFA World Cup to Brazil
- Videoaktiv: MainConcept VVC/H.266: free beta phase for HEVC successor started
- MainConcept & Avid Expand Decade-Long Collaboration as Industry Embraces Growing Demand for Digital Video
- MainConcept Launches VVC/H.266 SDK Beta and Demos Cloud-Ready 8K Broadcast Technology at the IBC Show
- MainConcept and Fraunhofer IIS to showcase the future of video and audio with VVC and MPEG-H Audio
- MainConcept to Demo Cloud-Ready 8K Broadcast Technology and Other New Products at the NAB Show
To read more of our past press releases and articles, visit our News page.
This year, we continued to build on our Technology Blog, bringing you a variety of voices from inside the company. Our Technology Blog posts continued to address topics relevant to codec technology and the industry at large. Here are a few of my favorites:
- MainConcept Partners with Globo to Bring HDR Video of FIFA World Cup TO Brazil
- VVC Enters the Video Mainstream, MainConcept Leads the Way
- WebAssembly Spreads its Wings to Cover More Use Cases
Visit blog.mainconcept.com to read more content from 2022 and watch for upcoming posts in 2023!
Webinars, Webinars, Webinars
There is nothing like taking a deep dive into codec technology with our Product Management team. This year, our technical webinars have featured Nicolai “Nick” Otto, Director of Product Management, and Frank Schönberger, Sr. Product Manager. I’ve had the honor to serve as host on all of them, and always learn something new in the process. Here’s what we covered this year:
- VVC: The Latest in Video Codec Technology
- What’s New? MainConcept WebASM, Live Encoder, GStreamer SDK, and Plugins
- What’s New at MainConcept? Product Update on SDK 13.2
- Secure and Flexible Video Decoding with MainConcept WebAssembly HEVC SDK
In addition, I hosted Pre-NAB Sneak Peeks from MainConcept, Veset, BBright & 8K Association featuring David Thompson, Veset CPO; Lénaïck Boivin, BBright Sales Manager; and Thomas Kramer, MainConcept VP Strategy & Biz Dev.
Join us as we celebrate 30 years of MainConcept…
If there is something that you would like us to cover in a technical blog, webinar, or Coffee & Codecs conversation, feel free to email us at email@example.com. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season, and a joyous new year!