AV Compression vs. Transport: Knowing the Difference

Two upcoming webinars break down these fundamental yet distinct concepts within digital media transmission.
AV Compression vs. Transport: Knowing the Difference
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Are you interested in learning more about AV compression and AV transport protocols? Two upcoming AVIXA webinars have you covered!

Audiovisual (AV) transport protocols and compression are fundamental yet distinct concepts within digital media transmission. Though the technologies are complementary, each serves a unique function within the audiovisual ecosystem. AV compression is about reducing data size, whereas transport protocols deal with reliably delivering that data across networks.

Compression vs. Transport: Knowing the Difference

Imagine trying to fit a large painting into a small frame, necessitating careful trimming without losing the essence of the artwork. That's akin to the AV compression process, encapsulating complex visuals and audio into more manageable files.

Audiovisual (AV) compression is an essential technique to minimize multimedia content's file size without significantly impacting its quality. This process employs algorithms that identify and reduce redundant or non-essential data, enabling faster transmission and more efficient storage of video and audio signals. The balance between compression ratio and quality preservation is critical, directly affecting the viewer's experience.

AV transport protocols, on the other hand, serve as the conduits through which media content flows across varied networks. Unlike compression—which meticulously minimizes the data footprint—transport protocols focus on maintaining data integrity during transit. They orchestrate the sequence and timing, ensuring synchronous delivery of AV streams, paramount for real-time applications like video conferencing or live broadcasting. This systematic approach is essential to prevent packet loss and latency, guaranteeing that the viewing or listening experience remains uninterrupted and of the highest fidelity.

For more, join us for two exciting webinars that will take you on a journey through the intricacies of these AV technologies. 

First up, on March 13, AVIXA presents an instructor-led webinar on compression, where expert speaker Jose Mozota will guide you through key components like lossless, visually lossless, lossy, and broadcast compression codecs such as JPEG2000, VC2, Blue River NT, H264/H265/ H266, AV1, JPEG XS, TICE, and others. This can also be viewed live on Linkedin!

Then, mark your calendars for April 3 when Mozota delves into the central transport protocols for AV, from LAN/WAN to streaming. Discover the ins and outs of RTP, Dante, NDI, and many others as you navigate the world of audiovisual technology.

Take advantage of these exclusive opportunities to expand your knowledge and stay ahead of the game in the AV industry. Join us for these webinars and get ready to elevate your AV game!

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Go to the profile of Olafur Gudjonsson
4 months ago

I’ll be working on the 13th.  Will there be a recording of this seminar I can watch when time is available?

Go to the profile of Marcella Walsh
4 months ago

Olafur, yes the webinar will be recorded and available to view by elite and premium members. 

Go to the profile of Tom Norman
3 months ago

Can you please offer where to find the recording of the March 13 seminar?  I received the notice about it on March 29!  Thank you!