Zetacast participated in the 114th meeting of MPEG, held in San Diego, California, from 22 to 26 February 2016.
This was the first meeting at which the investigation of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video was fully transferred to the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC), the combined activity of MPEG and ITU-T Study Group 16 Question 6 which jointly developed the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard.
The meeting concluded that the creation of a new HEVC profile or other new normative specification is not necessary to properly enable HDR video, i.e. that compression using the current edition of HEVC (3rd edition for ISO/IEC) is sufficient for good HDR quality. No additional technology has been identified that would justify the creation of a new specification. A Technical Report on “best practices“ for HDR encoding using HEVC Main 10 is being written and verification testing is planned to be conducted by the next meeting.
MPEG is the Moving Picture Experts Group of ISO/IEC, more formally designated ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, which has been developing various standards for the coded representation of video, audio and related data since 1988.