Past Meetup

PDX Video Tech 2019 (1)

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Please join us down at Alchemy Code Labs for an exciting night of discussions around video technology. Alchemy is right across 10th Ave, from Powell's Books Store. We will be upstairs. Follow the signs for PDX Video Tech.

This will be our group’s second meetup and first 2019 meeting! If you are interested in presenting at this meetup, please email us at [masked] with topic and details.


Doors open 6:30 pm

6:30 - 6:45 - Networking and Introductions
6:45 - 7:15 - Talk 1 - Non-Reference Picture Quality Assessment
7:15 - 7:30 Break/Change Speakers
7:30 - 8:00 - Talk 2 - Adaptive Streaming Series 1 of 3

After the event we plan to go to a local bar to keep the conversation going. Please feel free to join the group!

Presenter 1:
Andrew Scott
Application Engineer, Video Product Line @ Tektronix

Non-Reference Picture Quality Assessment

An objective picture quality measurement is an extremely useful tool in the video engineer’s toolbox, to assist making encoding and network optimizations that improve the viewer’s experience. Traditional PQ measurements have required a reference video from which a comparison measurement can be made. This presentation describes a machine learning algorithm that produces a model from which a non-reference measurement can be made in real-time.

Presenter 2:
Dan Sparacio
Senior Software Engineer @ CBS Interactive

Adaptive Streaming Series 1 of 3

This will be a three part series building from basic concepts in Adaptive bitrate switching/how streaming media works today, to advance concepts and discussion around award winning ABR heuristics, industry standards and publications. We will dive into how encoding, players, and CDNs work together to make broadcast quality streaming possible.