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The video SDK roadmap for Q2 2020

With the pandemic situation, a lot of our focus lately has been on Video Transport — but we keep working on the video SDK as well, and here’s what our goals are for Q2.

Right now

In Q1 we released a beta version of the video SDK with significant internal changes in encoding and decoding processes. Our latest beta (released 2 weeks ago) has improved on these aspects — we expect it to be even more stable due to the optimizations we’ve made to MFCodecs.

Next

For the next official release our plan is to focus on performance. Here’s what we’ll be working on:

  • general performance optimization;
  • GPU pipeline optimization;
  • transitions performance;
  • CG improvements.

Also, we will be updating to the latest DeckLink SDK to make sure all our customers can deploy new BMD drivers. Our goal is to produce a shippable version by the end of June.

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Video Transport powers a Unity-based virtual theatre project

Studio Biscoe is a creative studio run by visual and performance artist, director, producer, entrepreneur, designer and engineer Ian Biscoe. The studio creates artistic experiences across theatre, dance, music and installation bringing together audio & video streams, projection mapping, 3D engines, animation, analogue and digital electronics — often in transdisciplinary collaborations with musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, stage directors & scientists.

On this particular occasion, Video Transport was used to connect remote participants — 200 university students working in groups during a week-long project — to a virtual theatre hosted in the cloud.

The project was created as a replacement for a planned physical activity due to the current pandemic.

Individual students working from home with different qualities of broadband connections used VT’s browser interface to stream VP9-encoded WebRTC feeds of their individual performances into the virtual theatre, as well as to receive streams from different virtual cameras. Selected students in … Read more

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The internet isn’t safe at all for The Last of Us Part II

Last of Us fans, take note! There are massive spoilers being posted on the internet for The Last of Us Part II. The game was “indefinitely delayed” near the beginning of the global COVID-19 crisis, and although that has been updated to launch on June 19th, apparently that wasn’t good enough for some folks. Someone, […]

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Super Mario Maker 2 signs off by letting you make whole games

Nintendo has announced the final content drop for Super Mario Maker 2. The free update for all owners arrives tomorrow and features World Maker Mode and some additional treats like Mario’s frog suit. World Maker Mode will finally give players the ability to stitch up to 40 levels (eight worlds of five levels each) together […]

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When TIE Fighter was partnered with Dodge Neon

Star Wars: TIE Fighter is the best dog-fighting action space sim ever made. Fight me for it. But there was a time before 1994 when TIE Fighter wasn’t a sure thing. Larry Holland and LucasArts had an earlier hit with Star Wars: X-Wing, but this was a game from the bad guys’ point of view! […]

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