Compression/Codecs

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Creating a codec for tomorrow’s content

2018-10-09T09:18:00+01:00By

Alliance for Open Media spokesman Matt Frost on the rollout of AV1 and the creation of another delivery codec.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: VR & AR

2018-10-01T16:25:00+01:00

Explore the next generations of immersive media with technical papers from leaders in the field including Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and Ubisoft Paris.

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MPEG-I coding performance in immersive VR/AR applications

2018-10-01T16:20:00+01:00By Gauthier Lafruit Arnaud Schenkel Christian Tulvan Marius Preda & Lu Yu

This paper provides a technical/historical overview of the acquisition, coding and rendering technologies considered in the MPEG-I standardisation activities for immersive applications.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Codec wars

2018-09-27T09:03:00+01:00

Read technical papers from Ateme, BBC R&D and Divideon lifting the lid on serious disquiet in the world of video compression and watch experts recent progress and predict future performance gains.

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XVC: Revolutionary software-defined video compression

2018-09-27T09:02:00+01:00By Jonatan Samuelsson & Per Hermansson

This paper presents background information on the state of video codec licensing and lays out a description of the XVC licensing framework, constructed to significantly improve the current video codec licensing situation.

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An overview of recent video coding developments in MPEG and AV1

2018-09-26T14:19:00+01:00

This paper analyses the overall compression capabilities of these two emerging technologies with respect to HEVC, including objective and subjective performance evaluation and the associated encoding and decoding complexities.

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AV1: Implementation, performance and applications

2018-09-26T14:19:00+01:00By Jerome Vieron & Ian Trow

Now that the specification is finalised, the Alliance for Open Media has set high expectations for AV1. The prospect of a royalty free alternative to HEVC has many industry supporters, particularly those addressing streaming applications for a standard that is optimised for OTT delivery.

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Race to the finish line: AV1, H.264, HEVC, VP9 & VVC

2018-09-21T10:41:00+01:00By

IBC2018: The video industry will have to learn to juggle between AV1, H.264, HEVC and VP9 and future codecs like VVC. That’s the lesson from IBC where warring factions in the codec wars came to trade blows without landing a palpable hit.

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Monitoring the codec wars

2018-09-16T13:56:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Expert IBC panel weighs up competing codec technologies.

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Case study: Shifting from ISDN to IP

2018-09-10T12:03:00+01:00Brought to you by

Digigram’s IQOYA Call IP audio codec and IQOYA Cloud management system are helping Danish radio station DR make a controlled shift toward audio over IP, enabling the public broadcaster to address the gradual extinction of ISDN connections and making it easy for staff to realise the cost and quality benefits ...

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HEVC, AV1, VVC and XVC: The codec battle intensifies

2018-09-07T11:16:00+01:00By

The world of codecs will be one of the big talking points at IBC this month, as the industry weighs up a raft of new, more efficient video compression techniques like AV1, VVC and XVC.

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On a mission to master

2018-05-11T10:22:00+01:00By

Work on the standard mastering format for B2B content distribution across the digital landscape has been a long process, but a gathering of the leading cheerleaders for IMF at NAB in Las Vegas may indicate that consensus is closer than ever

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Compression enters the high-performance era

2018-05-11T09:58:00+01:00By

Delivering new methods and codecs for working with large-scale data, particularly VR and HDR, is high priority for the media and entertainment industry.

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BBC, Discovery and YouTube execs to deliver keynote speeches at IBC2018

2018-04-25T15:29:00+01:00

BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie, Discovery Networks International President and Chief Executive Jean-Briac ‘JB’ Perrette and YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan are to deliver keynotes at the IBC2018 Conference.

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NAB 2018: “Incredible interest” shown in AV1

2018-04-20T08:46:00+01:00By

Some of the leading exponents of AV1 speak with IBC365 about the origins of AV1, the industry’s reaction to the codec, and how it is likely to evolve.

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Codec wars: The battle between HEVC and AV1

2018-03-07T10:34:00+00:00By

A new codec designed for delivering OTT content that is backed by the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google, threatens to challenge the dominance of HEVC.

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Grass Valley and SAM: The challenges and benefits of consolidation

2018-02-19T16:44:00+00:00By

Belden’s decision to buy SAM and combine it with Grass Valley continues a long history of acquisitions for both companies, but what are the challenges in merging the firms and what does the deal mean for the wider industry?

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Beyond HEVC: video coding standardisation

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Jens-Rainer Ohm and Mathias Wien

Though High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is still in its take-up phase, it is foreseeable that even better compression will be needed in the future.

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HEVC/H.265 codec system and transmission experiments aimed at 8K broadcasting

2017-04-19T09:00:00+01:00By Y. Sugito K. Iguchi A. Ichigaya K. Chida S. Sakaida NHK Japan; H. Sakate Y. Matsuda Y. Kawah

An 8K Super Hi-Vision (8K) broadcasting system capable of highly realistic 8K Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) video and 22.2 multichannel (22.2 ch) audio is currently under development

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Raymundo Barros: Building for a bigger and brighter future

2017-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

As CTO at Globo, Raymundo Barros is responsible for overseeing engineering and technology operations. He led and spearheaded major initiatives such as the transition to digital TV and the creation and distribution of 4K, 4K HDR and 8K content.

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Delivery of High Dynamic Range video using existing broadcast infrastructure

2017-03-27T12:55:00+01:00By L. Litwic O. Baumann P. White Ericsson; M. S. Goldman Ericsson USA

4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV displays were introduced in 2012, with the promise of fundamentally changing television through having four times the spatial resolution of High Definition TV (HDTV), with 3840x2160 pixels.

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Embracing 4K HEVC: Rethink, be revolutionary

2017-03-24T17:04:00+00:00By Dr K. W. Moore Mediaware Australia

The television industry is going through rapid change. The adoption rate of new formats and technologies is accelerating.

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Passing the tuning test: providing cable-equivalent ad-supported linear programming using MPEG DASH

2017-03-24T16:35:00+00:00By A. Giladi InterDigital Communications; Y. Syed Comcast Cable; M. Iatrou MediaExcel; P. Navali Er

An ever-growing share of US consumers uses OTT for viewing live content, such as sports events, while the vast majority is still served using traditional distribution methods, such as cable, satellite, IPTV and terrestrial broadcast.

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UHD inter-codec interference in real life production chain

2017-03-24T13:22:00+00:00By Asma Jenhani Mesclado France Jean-François Nivart Image Matters Belgium

We are witnessing today the big shifting of audio-visual professionals towards Beyond HD resolutions.

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Implementing dynamic ad insertion in HTML5 using MPEG DASH

2017-03-16T16:46:00+00:00By Stefan Pham Fraunhofer FOKUS; Kilroy Hughes Microsoft; Thorsten Lohmar Ericsson

Content owners and broadcasters are increasingly using adaptive streaming (ABR) over HTTP to reach a multitude of devices at any time and place.

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The open source turning codec: Towards fast, flexible and parallel HEVC encoding

2017-03-16T16:42:00+00:00By S. G. Blasi M. Naccari R. Weerakkody M. Mrak BBC R&D; J. Funnell Parabola Research UK

The ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) and the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) combined their expertise to form the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC), and finalised the first version of the H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard (1) in January 2013.

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Conversion and HEVC compression of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video

2017-03-16T16:40:00+00:00By Jonatan Samuelsson and Jacob Strom Ericsson Sweden

Digital video compression has transformed the way in which television has been consumed and delivered to consumers for more than 25 years.

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Efficient multi-bitrate HEVC encoding for adaptive streaming

2017-03-13T09:14:00+00:00By Deepthi Nandakumar Sagar Kotecha Kavitha Sampath Pradeep Ramachandran Tom Vaughan MulticoreWare

Over-The-Top (OTT) content streaming is poised to grow exponentially in the coming years, driven by the consumer’s need for a rich and high quality viewing experience.

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