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The Near Future of AI Media

December 7, 2017

CableLabs is developing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that are helping pave the way to an emerging paradigm of media experiences. We’re identifying architecture and compute demands that will need to be handled in order to deliver these kinds of experiences, with no buffering, over the network. The Emerging AI Media Paradigm Aristotle ranks story as […]

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W3C Recommendation: Plugin-Free Playback of Premium Content

October 17, 2017

The recent World Wide Consortium (W3C) Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) Recommendation describes the importance of browser-based content protection for a better user experience when viewing encrypted video on the web. The W3C Media and Entertainment Interest Group has been a key venue for worldwide definition of premium video content delivery requirements. According to W3C: “EME is […]

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Meet CableLabs Principal Architect and Futurist Dr. Arianne Hinds

September 14, 2017

We’ve all heard of virtual reality, but few know about the scientists behind the technology shaping the future of our experiences. Virtual reality has a come a long way from primitive headsets to a technology poised to revolutionize the way we communicate, learn and receive medical care. Meet the woman who’s bringing the holodeck to your living room.  With […]

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The Cost of Codecs: Royalty-Bearing Video Compression Standards and the Road that Lies Ahead

February 1, 2016

Since the dawn of digital video, royalty-bearing codecs have always been the gold standard for much of the distribution and consumption of our favorite TV shows, movies, and other personal and commercial content. Since the early 90’s, the Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG) has defined the formats and technologies for video compression that allow all […]

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Gadgets Galore in our Comfortable Living Room Lab

January 26, 2016

Someone once said, “Seeing is Believing.” At CableLabs, we believe that “Doing is Knowing.” With this in mind, we crafted a space in our Sunnyvale, CA facility that we call the Moveable Experience Lab (aka “MEL”). The MEL simulates a consumer living room. The space has been intentionally designed as a “safe place” to frame your […]

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Active Story: How Virtual Reality is Changing Narratives

November 3, 2015

I love story, it’s why I got into filmmaking. I love the archetypal form of the written story, the many compositional techniques to achieve a visual story, and using layers of association to tell story with sound. But most of all, I love story because of its capacity to teach. Telling a story to teach […]

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Who Will Win The Race For Virtual Reality Content?

October 1, 2015

This is the second of a series of posts on Virtual Reality technology by Steve and others at CableLabs. You can find the first post here. In the recent study we performed at CableLabs, we asked what would stop people from buying a virtual reality headset. High on the list of items was availability of […]

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Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Thing?

September 8, 2015

In the Advanced Technology Group at CableLabs I get to play with all the best toys, trying to work out what is a challenge or an opportunity, and what is a flop waiting to be unwrapped. 3D is a great case study. I first got to work with 3D TV in 1995 (in a prior […]

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