The sheer audacity of it!
When we originally voiced this idea, it was met with incredulity. Yes, it would allow the ultimate cloud experience for the booming video market. Yes, it would allow anyone with a computer to make professional video content through a web browser – whether for broadcast TV, or live sports highlights.
It would also massively increase the addressable market for Blackbird by enabling scale distribution through OEMs.
But, people said, the browser infrastructure would not allow it. What didn’t occur to them was that separate from the HTML5 video standard, which is broadly limited to download and playback, is a chink of brilliance. The new video standard.
The first of these – and this should be no surprise – is driven by computer gaming. Web Assembly allows high performance applications to run in browsers.
The second of these is the inspirational compiler, CheerpJ, developed by our technology partner, Leaning Technologies.
And the last of the three is Blackbird’s extraordinary real time cloud video software, based around its internet-ready Blackbird 9 video codec.
The third, our incredible new Blackbird Player, will be the topic of a further blog post.
Founder and Director of R&D