WELCOME TO mhv/2018

Mile High Video 2018 took place in Denver, CO on July 31st and August 1st. Presentations and recordings are now available, and the access information was shared with the attendees.
Image Credit: Visit Denver

Workshop PosterAgenda


The workshop will take place over two days. The agenda for both days is given below.


9am: Tutorial I

  • Video Encoding and HEVC
    Dan Grois, Principal Researcher, Comcast

10am: Break

10:10am: New Codecs

  • Into the Depths: The Technical Details behind AV1 (30 min)
    Nathan Egge, Video Codec Engineer, Mozilla
  • AV1 vs. HEVC: Perceptual Evaluation of Video Encoders (20 min)
    Zhou Wang, Chief Science Officer, SSIMWAVE Inc. and Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Codec Comparison from TCO and Compression Efficiency Perspective (20 min)
    Thierry Fautier, VP of Video Strategy, Harmonic
  • VVC – The Next-Generation Video Standard of the Joint Video Experts Team (30 min)
    Gary Sullivan, JVET Co-Chair

11:50am: Lunch

12:50pm: Video Encoding

  • Pushing Encoding Quality and Speed with x265 (30 min)
    Kalyan Goswami, Video Architect, MulticoreWare
  • Massively Parallel Encoding (30 min)
    Alex Giladi, Distinguished Architect, Comcast
  • Video Coding and Delivery at Scale (30 min)
    Yuriy Reznik, Fellow, Brightcove
  • Video Quality-of-Experience Assessment (20 min)
    Zhou Wang, Chief Science Officer, SSIMWAVE Inc. and Professor, University of Waterloo

2:40pm: Break

3pm: HDR

  • HDR10+ Ecosystem Update (20 min)
    Bill Mandell, VP Industry Relations, Samsung Research America
  • Dolby Vision: Production, Distribution and Display (20 min)
    Walt Husak, Director of Imaging Technologies, Dolby

3:40pm: Container Formats

  • An Overview of the ISO Base Media File Format (30 min)
    Thomas Stockhammer, Director Technical Standards, Qualcomm
  • What is Happening with IMF? The File Format, not the Int. Monetary Fund (30 min)
    Annie Chang, VP of Creative Technologies, NBC Universal

4:40pm: Audio

  • Production and Delivery of Next Generation Audio with MPEG-H (30 min)
    Nils Peters, Sr. Staff Engineer / Manager, Qualcomm
  • Coding and System Approaches for Next-Generation Audio (30 min)
    Mike Ward, Director of Consumer Entertainment Technology, Dolby

5:40pm: Networking Reception

    Sponsored by Comcast

9am: Tutorial II

  • Algorithms and Formats for Adaptive Streaming
    Ali C. Begen, Technical Consultant, Comcast

10am: Break

10:20am: Streaming Formats

  • DASH and CMAF: The Standards’ Update (20 min)
    Iraj Sodagar, MPEG DASH/CMAF Chair
  • Advances in HTTP Live Streaming (20 min)
    Josh Tidsbury, Media Technologies Evangelist, Apple

11am: Low-Latency Streaming

  • Low-Latency Live Streaming At Scale (20 min)
    Yueshi Shen, Principal Research Engineer, Twitch
  • Interoperability for Linear Internet TV Services (20 min)
    Thomas Stockhammer, Director Technical Standards, Qualcomm
  • Delivering Ultra Low-Latency Live Streaming with DASH and CMAF (20 min)
    Alec Henthorne, Solutions Architect, CastLabs

12pm: Lunch

1pm: Transport and Delivery

  • HTML5 and Video (20 min)
    Mark Vickers, VP of Software Architecture, Comcast
  • Making Video Streams QUIC'er (20 min)
    Miroslav Ponec, Engineering Director, Protocol Optimization, Media and Carrier Division, Akamai Technologies
  • A Look at the ROUTE Forward (20 min)
    Mike Luby, VP of Technology, Qualcomm
  • mABR: Deliver OTT to the Main Screen with the Same Efficiency as Broadcast (20 min)
    Jeremy Desmauts, Product Manager, Broadpeak

2:20pm: Break

2:40pm: Open-Source Players

  • dash.js Reference Player and QoE Metrics for Adaptive Streaming (20 min)
    Will Law, Chief Media Architect, Akamai
  • The Shaka Player (20 min)
    Joey Parrish, Google

3:20pm: Advanced Advertising

  • ESNI, ESAM and SCTE 35 in Adaptive Streaming (20 min)
    David Agranoff, Principal Engineer, Charter Communications
  • Deploying Dynamic Ad Insertion with DASH, a Broadcasters Architecture (20 min)
    Matt Poole, Head of Online Architecture, ITV

4pm: Content Protection

  • Content Protection in MPEG DASH (20 min)
    Andrew Popov, CTO, BuyDRM
  • ATSC 3.0 Content Protection (20 min)
    Glenn Reitmeier, SVP of Technology Strategy and Policy, NBC Universal
  • Forensic Watermarking (20 min)
    Joe Daniel, Sr. Solutions Architect, Nagra

5pm: End

Download the Agenda


Registration for the workshop is free of charge, however, it is mandatory and the space is limited. Use the link below to register for the event.



Larimer Social: 1427 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202

Accessibility: The main entrance is on Larimer Street and is only accessed via stairs. There is a back entrance from the parking garage where there is an elevator for anyone who is unable to use the stairs. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor and get across the walkway to the back entrance of Larimer Social.

Parking: The parking garage entrance is located at 1422 Market Street and is called the Larimer Square parking garage.


We are grateful for the sponsorship from the following organizations.

DASH Industry Forum
Streaming Video Alliance
Ultra HD Forum
CTA Web Application Video Ecosystem


For the Website related matters, email Ali C. Begen.