Brevity Delivers High-Speed Transcode, Transport for Sports Broadcasting

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Brevity as a platinum sponsor.

Formed in 2010 by Jacob Bronstein and Abdul Sulieman, Brevity offers technology that delivers simultaneous transcoding and highly accelerated transport of high-resolution video as an integrated process on any network. The technology is currently installed or in testing at six major networks, three postproduction houses, one professional sports team, and two studios.

“Brevity is supporting the key formats and platforms used today in sports broadcasting and adds dramatic new efficiencies in sports-related file-based workflows,” says President Timothy O’Brien. “Brevity is pleased to join SVG as it focuses on reducing complexity, costs, and time across the sports-broadcast industry.”

Brevity technology transforms file-based workflows through a Web-based video-management system that includes automated project-driven workflows, advanced algorithms, virtual storage, and teraflops of computing power. It shortens the time and cost associated with critical file-based workflows.

The Brevity solution was deployed during last fall’s football season to simultaneously transcode and transport sports highlights from a complex legacy format to a standard, ready-to-use editing format. That file was then delivered directly back to a leading playout system in the proper format, without redundant ingest.

“Joining SVG was a no-brainer for us,” says CEO Jacob Bronstein. “Many of our clients work in sports so it was only natural to become part of an organization that has such an established presence in the industry.“

Brevity’s patent-pending advanced algorithms provide highly accelerated speeds on transport and transcode for bit-for-bit lossless or visually lossless video that has been successfully used for HD sports broadcast. Brevity combines advanced compression with teraflops of computing power enabled by graphical-processing-unit video routers.

Since the NAB Show in April, Brevity has been actively following up on a number of strategic deployments.

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