Broadcast-related Progress at the April and July 2018 MPEG Meetings

The April MPEG meeting round was held in San Diego and the July MPEG meeting round was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. There was discussion and progress on some topics that impact our industry, the main ones being:

Versatile Video Coding (VVC)

This is the next step forward after HEVC. As usual, technologies have been identified that will yield significant compression efficiency improvement over the forerunner – HEVC.

Network-Based Media Processing

Eight technologies have been evaluated for off-loading media processing to the network and drafting will now start.

Technical Report on Architectures for Immersive Media

This report has been completed. Some associated work on software for Immersive Visual Media is also well-advanced.

More information on these projects can be found in the IABM’s full report on this website page

The next round of MPEG meetings will be in Macau, CN, October 2018.