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    ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ This event is online! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ It's happening! Matt Szatmary responded to the Matt Signal and we have a speaker for this month, avoiding the calamity that would have been ending our streak of not missing a planned month since 2013. He'll be presenting on the weirdness of color rendering in the wild. You know how as a kid you wondered if everyone else saw the same colors you did? This is like that, except it's video players and (spoiler alert) the answer is "no." We'll also be trying something new this month. By "presenting" I mean, "he'll be hanging out in chat with the rest of us while we live stream his talk that he recorded today."

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    ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ This is going to be online! ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ https://twitch.tv/demuxed ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ We're back for another remote event! I think last month I was (very naively) hoping that by the time this one rolled around we might be able to at least have an arms-length meetup, but it looks like we're going to have to remotely gather for at least another couple of meetups. This is the second remote event we've ever had, but it's the first panel we've ever done. 2020 year is the year of firsts, but hopefully SF Video's are all enjoyable. ๐Ÿ“ˆ The Observability Panel ๐Ÿ“‰ Engineers from the SF Video community are going to talk about the state of the world of observability! We're going to try again with a Zoom call between the participants, then stream that to Twitch. You'll be able to find us on the Demuxed Twitch stream (twitch.tv/demuxed). ๐ŸŽ“ Panelists ๐Ÿ—ฃ Guillaume du Pontavice (Netflix) ๐Ÿ—ฃ Zac Shenker (CBS Interactive) ๐Ÿ—ฃ Mayur Srinivasan (Fox) Afterward, anyone interested can join a virtual happy hour (at least until we fill up a Zoom room). See you there!

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    ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ THIS EVENT IS GOING TO BE ONLINE ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŽ We're Trying out Hopin.to for this one, go register! ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŽ ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://hopin.to/events/sf-video-technology-monthly-meetup-march-2020 Not sure if you all heard, but there's a pandemic going on and as good citizens and fellow humans we're supposed to be doing our part to combat it by trying to stay in our homes and social distance. Also, it was mandated by a few different tiers of our government, so there's that. But just because we need to stay home doesn't mean we can't meet up! The show will go on, and we're going to do something insane: communicate via the internet. But just because we need to stay home doesn't mean we can't meet up! The show will go on, and we're going to do something insane: communicate via the internet. We're going to try out a platform called ๏ปฟHopin.to๏ปฟ. Is it overkill for this meetup? Objectively yes, but we think there's a lot of possibility there for other events! This also means we have the chance to join up with other meetups for this one! If you're outside of San Francisco and want to join us for the event, please do! Share it with your friends, let's make the best of this and have our first distributed meetup as a community. ๐ŸŽค Speakers ๐Ÿ—ฃ Yueshi Shen (Twitch) - "AV1 Ecosystem and New User Experience" Today the AV1 industry has demonstrated better compression (e.g., demos from Intel, Xilinx, Socionext, Cisco) and realized browser support (Chrome 67+, Firefox 70+, Edge 76+, Opera 57+). However, the video market hasnโ€™t yet reached the tipping point of AV1 emerging as the next universally supported codec format, because the adoption of AV1 hardware decoding in mobile system-on-chip(SoC)/devices is progressing slowly. This presentation will explain our view of where the AV1 ecosystem is, what we believe are the key factors deciding its market adoption, what could be the risks. Moreover, a demo of end-to-end AV1 live broadcast will also be shown. Our ultimate goal (although wonโ€™t be shown in this demo) is to realize an ultra-low-latency (<1.5s) glass-to-glass latency as well as higher QoS (i.e., lower buffering rate) for OTT live streaming with AV1 Switch Frame. This can be an unprecedented interactive user experience for Esports and social media content.

  • Monthly Video Meetup - February

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    ๐Ÿ“ฃ Announcements We've got everything worked out with the venue this year, and Demuxed 2020 dates are official! You heard it here first: October 7th and 8th at the SVN West. We'll be emailing past sponsors in the next few days, and then opening up sponsorships to the general public shortly after that. Keep an eye out if you're interested! If you or some of you're colleagues are interested in going to Demuxed Europe, it's all sold out...BUT NOT FOR SPEAKERS. Talk submissions are still open, and will be until next Friday (March 6th). Go forth and submit: https://europe.demuxed.com ๐Ÿ—ฃ February Speakers ๐ŸŽค Zoe Liu (Visionular) - A^2 (AI+AV1) for Video Codec Optimization One essential target for video codec optimization is to deliver superior subjective quality at the lowest possible bitrate. In this talk we will mainly focus on the optimization of AV1, the newly finalized open source, royalty free video codec standard. We will describe several state-of-the-art schemes on how we may leverage the use of machine learning to further improve an AV1 encoder to achieve the essential target.

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    It's the first meetup of 2020! You can feel free to insert a joke about perfect vision here. Go ahead, we want to all get it of our system now before the meetup. ๐Ÿ“ฃ Announcements I didn't realize the recordings of the last meetup were never made public (sorry, Hampton!), but have no fear, all of 2019 is now available on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jyqKsJZ72c&list=PLon9Jm13bZurB7JyjBFmJcmq6lcBUPBW5&index=12 ๐Ÿ—ฃ January Speakers ๐ŸŽค Clement Genzmer (Facebook) - Video players in scroll views Watching videos used to be an immersive, fullscreen experience. It has increasingly become a short, dynamic experience of a few seconds per video and consumed on-the-go. On mobile clients, video players are routinely integrated within complex scroll views where they are allocated and deallocated incredibly quickly. Video players where not meant for this. In this talk, I will go over best practices, what works and what doesn't, to maintain high performant UIs containing multiple videos. ๐ŸŽค Paul Smith (theMoment.tv) - Pervasive video deep links Google announced search results will link directly to timecodes within videos. He'll review the technical requirements, plus what's likely to happen next in the market and some technical implications.

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    โ—This is the last "normal" SF Video of 2019! โ— Coming up next month is Demuxed on the 23rd and 24th. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, you should do it ASAP! Seriously, we're already onto the last ticket type, the procrastination tickets, and those are going quick: https://2019.demuxed.com Unfortunately, for reasons totally out of their control, one of the original speakers had to postpone their talk to the next meetup (which is next year, remember!), so no, you're not crazy if this lineup doesn't look like what you remember in the original Meetup reminder email. However, Hampton from Ellation is still in and Nick stepped up last minute to give a quick talk, so everyone remember (as we always should) to thank the speakers for being awesome and flexible! ๐Ÿ“ฃ Speakers ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธHampton Maxwell (Ellation) - "Video with React Native for Anime" In this talk Hampton will dive into building the cross platform player framework that powers Crunchyroll.com. Anime specific considerations are outlined as well as new ways to leverage emergent HTML5 capabilities for improving Anime viewing experience. ๐Ÿ—ฃ Nick Chadwick (Mux) - "Delivering Better Manifests with Effective VMAF"

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    ๐Ÿ“† It's the second to last meetup of the year! That's right, the September meetup is the last "normally scheduled" meetup of 2019, since October is Demuxed, and then we're into the cuts of the holidays. We'll do the usual holiday party, though! However, I need your help for the last 2019 meetup! As usual, when it rains it pours, and we have *two* speakers with a long and storied history of presenting at SF Video this month. Next month, however, is currently open. Your friendly organizer is having his first kid September 5, so consider this a preemptive plea for help. Also, the speakers have been announced for Demuxed 2019! Woo! Go check it out, and get your ticket before the "normal" price sells out. โฐ Schedule 6:30pm: ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅค Doors open! Grab a slice of pizza, drink, and chat. 7:00pm: ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Talks 8:30pm: โ™ฃ๏ธ93 - We need to be out of Heavybit at 8:30, so usually a group heads to Club93 for a night cap before heading home. ๐Ÿ“ฃ Speakers ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Alex Converse - "SRT Internals: How the hot new UDP video protocol on the block actually works under the hood." ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Matt Szatmary - "An Introduction to Building tools with FFmpeg libraries and APis" Sometimes the FFmpeg command-line can't do exactly what you need, and patching FFmpeg has its own set of drawbacks. But building simple tools on top of the same libraries used by ffmpeg is not as difficult as it seems at first glance. ๐Ÿ’ Around the Community Netflix's Media Cloud Engineering team is starting a new meetup in Los Gatos called Media Processing Infrastructure. The kick-off is September 4th, so check it out! https://www.meetup.com/Media-Processing-Infrastructure-Meetup/events/263378791/

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    ๐ŸŽ‰ Demuxed Update The anonymous review cycle is done! We're currently scheduling our final selection committee (next week! ๐Ÿคž) and should have emails going out to folks shortly after. Keep an eye out if you submitted so we can get that confirmation process nice and quick. ๐Ÿ—ฃ Speakers ๐Ÿ—ฃ Andrey Pozdnyakov (Elecard) - Some old and new metrics for video quality assessment Andrey will cover good and bad features of PSNR/SSIM/VMAF metrics, plus some info on no-reference metric EPSNR (Estimated PSNR), as well as new metric NDR (Number of Details Ratio). ๐Ÿ—ฃ Matt McClure - Lightning talk around having fun with HTML5 video and canvas. โš ๏ธ Note: Meetup was always the kludgy tool that seemed to work ok, but it's gotten worse. If you see a meetup on a random Friday or not on the last Thursday of the month, ping me. Or we can just have Zac talk at every meetup forever ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

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    Well we canโ€™t let WWDC have all the fun! Well have more details on the meetup next week, but for folks coming in via the automated meetup emails weโ€™ll be updating the description as we go. ๐Ÿ—ฃ Speakers ๐Ÿ—ฃ Zac Shenker (CBSi) - Whatโ€™s the deal with ALHLS (Appleโ€™s new low latency HLS spec)?

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    ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ Edit: Meetup.com apparently decided that since I edited this meetup while in London, then obviously the start/end time should be updated. The meetup is not Friday morning, it's the usual 6:30 Thursday night. ๐Ÿ•บ General Updates Well we canโ€™t let WWDC have all the fun! Well have more details on the meetup next week, but for folks coming in via the automated meetup emails weโ€™ll be updating the description as we go. Demuxed talk submissions are closed, and there are *so many* good ones! Final count looks to be around 152 submissions this year. ๐Ÿคฏ Next steps are that we'll redact the submissions and assemble the committee for the anonymous, distributed reviews. If you know of anyone that should be added to the committee this year (or you yourself are interested), let us know! ๐Ÿ•ฐ Schedule 6:30-7(ish) - Check-in + ๐Ÿ•+ ๐Ÿป 7(ish) - Talks start! 8:30 - Finished! Some folks go to Club93 afterward for another round. ๐Ÿ—ฃ Speakers ๐Ÿ—ฃ Zac Shenker (CBSi) - Whatโ€™s the deal with ALHLS (Appleโ€™s new low latency HLS spec)?

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