By Dean Seal

Shares of Beamr Imaging soared after the company said it has teamed with Nvidia to accelerate adoption of its newest video standard, AV1.

The stock was up 80% at $3.80 in premarket trading. When the market closed Friday, shares had already risen 46% since the start of the year.

The Israeli company said Monday morning that its new AOMedia Video 1 format, or AV1, is facing slow adoption due to the complex and costly processes of upgrading existing video libraries in growing markets, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, streaming and user-generated content.

Beamr and Nvidia intend to jointly present a solution to that challenge at the ACM Mile-High-Video 2024 conference this week, Beamr said. The companies will describe an automated process for transferring video libraries and repositories into AV1 and facilitating that process at scale.

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