By optimizing FFmpeg parameters using the approach described in the 2008 paper "Optimization of Video Compression Parameters Through Genetic Algorithms", we were able to maintain the same video quality as the proprietary VP6 format, without having to migrate to it. This approach allowed us to use the open-source FFmpeg with the older Sorenson Spark codec, until H264 became the industry standard.
Additionally, we proposed an innovative GPU-powered solution to significantly improve the cost and mobility of webcasts at globo.com, the web portal of the largest broadcaster in Brazil. This solution replaced two racks of analog TV equipment with a single laptop, drastically reducing costs and increasing mobility. The testimonial video showcased here was recorded years after the successful implementation of the solution at globo.com, at a time when such an approach was not yet commonplace.
Throughout this period, we developed and maintained a custom video player and video publishing workflow that were used across the portal during the transition from WMV to Flash format.