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2022-2023
Sarah Cook Dec 18, 2022 11:48:08 PM 4 min read

MainConcept 2022 Year in Review

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 Chris White, SVP & CPO, Endeavor Streaming; Lee Radbourne, Head of Streaming, IMG Arena; and Deacon Johnson, Sr. Vice President & Managing Director of MainConcept, will once again be joining our VP Marketing Geoff Gordon on January 26, 2023. In Hot Digital Video Trends for 2023, Coffee & Codecs, ep 4, our guests will revisit their 2022 predictions and make new ones for 2023.

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.

 
Launching and Updating Products

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:
    • xHE-AAC
    • 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.

Going Places

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.

Making Headlines

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:

To read more of our past press releases and articles, visit our News page.

Technology Blog

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:

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:

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.

You can view all of our webinars directly from the mainconcept.com/webinars page, and subscribe to our BrightTALK channel to stay updated on 2023 events.

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of MainConcept…

In 2023, MainConcept turns 30, and we expect it to be our best year yet! Follow us on LinkedIn or subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with us throughout the year.

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 marketing@mainconcept.com. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season, and a joyous new year!

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Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook joined the MainConcept team early in 2021 and brings deep expertise in product marketing, communications, and thought leadership. Sarah has worked for some of the biggest names in technology including Dell and Cisco and holds a B.A. in English Composition with a minor in Music from the University of North Texas. She sings with and serves on the Board of Directors for Panoramic Voices, a 501(c)3 choral collaborative in Austin, TX. When she is not working or singing, you might find her walking, riding her bicycle, or at a Pilates class.