Tiledmedia licenses a server-side and client-side components to enable high-fidelity VR streaming. On the client-side the ClearVR SDK is available for integration in player apps. ClearVR Cloud (including ClearVR Cloud Live) is the server-side component. ClearVR Cloud transcodes VR content into the ClearVR format, ready to be streamed. For service providers with a preference for transcoding in the edge or on-premises, we license the ClearVR Packager.
The ClearVR SDK contains the intelligence that enables high-quality VR360 and panoramic streaming. The SDK is a software library ready for integration into your streaming application. The SDK consumes ClearVR-formatted VR360 content, usually streamed from a content delivery network (CDN). A suitable encoding chain needs to be in place to create those streams. ClearVR Cloud combines encoding and packaging in a single cloud service available for on-demand content and live events. Customers that want to build their own encoding chain can license the ClearVR Packager for integration with an HEVC encoder of their choice. ClearVR Cloud takes as input a stitched VR360 video (projected as an ERP or cubemap), splits it up in tiles, encodes it, and then packages it for CDN delivery. The ClearVR chain also supports “planar” content, for instance as recorded using an 8K broadcast camera.
Tiledmedia supports the following products:
Clear VR SDK: the smarts of of the ClearVR tiled streaming solution are wrapped in an SDK that is ready to integrate with a player application. The ClearVR SDK handles all network and media delivery functions and interfaces with the decoder on the device.
Clear VR Cloud: a one stop shop for processing VR360 or panoramic videos to produce packaged tile streams that are ready to be placed on any Content Delivery Network.
ClearVR Packager: our packaging solution for delivery of encoded tile streams to a CDN. Can be integrated with any existing encoding and processing platform for customers who want to build their own ClearVR content processing chain in an edge server or for deployment on-premises.