Even though things seems to look calm, but behind the scene, "the battle of the codecs" is on full swing. For the on-line video to survive, compression has to play a prime role. I am expecting lot more vertical innovations in this sector.
Looks like another score for Yves. Instant Replay Videomagazine did a story on one of his earlier projects, similar in it's approach, for 3/4" recording There was a pre record device and a play back device that produced amazing results, so good that we were able to edit the story on 3/4"videotape, make a sub master to duplicate the story on VHS and Beta tape and the viewer could see the results in the final product. Yves also made possible Hi 8 and DV Cam with his processing included in each unit. Congrats, I can't wait to see the final product. Lots more work for Isabel.
This is exciting stuff, especially since it can applied in any system, with any CODEC du jour. I was pleasantly surprised that Faroudja is still deep into solving the challenges of high quality video at ever decreasing bit rates.
If you've had anything to do with video technology in the last couple of decades, you are surely familiar with Faroudja. I was delighted to find out that Faroudja is onto something new, which potentially has far-reaching consequences if everything goes well.
How this will all be implemented in which market still needs to be sorted out.
But I felt comforted when talking to Faroudja, who never hypes his technology nor says things that he doesn't know.
This could be a magnificent means of hurdling net neutrality issues and ripping away the competitive advantage of big providers like Comcast and Verizon. Combine it with power-efficient servers and you could create ISPs in some of the most remote locations.