AV1 Ecosystem Update: January 2020

January is usually a big month for tech because the Consumer Electronics Shows kicks off every year in Las Vegas. This year was no different as various manufacturers brought their latest products to showcase. Samsung and LG 2020 TVs to support AV1 decoding We have been waiting all of 2019 to see consumer devices that can decode AV1 and CES did not disappoint! Both Samsung and LG announced their upcoming 2020 TVs will be capable of full hardware decode of 8K AV1 videos from sources such as YouTube....

February 20, 2020 · 2 min · Kay Singh

AV1 2019: A Year In Review

Introduction It’s not often you see so many logos of tech giants on one page backing the same technology. In my experience, every enterprise has developed a case of NIH and come up with their standards. No surprise then that there’s an XKCD describing this phenomenon! But when the AV1 1.0.0 spec was finalized in 2018, with the backing of so many giants, the world knew AV1 would be a serious piece of tech....

January 29, 2020 · 9 min · Kay Singh

AV1 Ecosystem Update: December 2019

dav1d 0.5.2 ‘Asiatic Cheetah’ released dav1d ended the year with another performance improvement release. Dubbed the “Asiatic Cheetah” this release brings the following improvements: ARM32 optimizations for loopfilter, ipred_dc|h|v Add section-5 raw OBU demuxer Improve the speed by reducing the L2 cache collisions Fix minor issues, including compilation on some OSes Release notes for dav1d 0.5.2 ‘Asiatic Cheetah’ rav1e v0.2.0: Winter Solstice released Building on the official 0.1.0 release in November, rav1e had a busy December with 3 releases....

January 5, 2020 · 3 min · Kay Singh