Broadcast-related Progress at the October 2018 MPEG Meetings

The October MPEG meeting round was held in Macau, China. There was discussion and progress on some topics that impact our industry, the main ones being:

Point Cloud Compression

This work anticipates the need to deliver point cloud datafor immersive environments.

Low Complexity Video Coding Enhancements

This work aims to specify enhancements to formats like AVC, HEVC as an enhancement stream so that existing decoders will continue to function.

Call for Proposals for a New Video Coding Standard

Unlike previous codec enhancements, this work does not aim to improve efficiency beyond HEVC – rather, it aims to reduce complexity to drive real-time software codecs for VoD and OTT applications.

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 Marrakech, MA, 14 – 18 January 2019.