MPEG 122, San Diego

MPEG 122 San DiegoZetacast participated in the 122nd meeting of MPEG, which was held in San Diego, California, from 16 to 20 April 2018.

During this meeting the Joint Video Experts Team (JVET), a collaborative team formed by ISO/IEC MPEG and ITU-T Study Group 16’s VCEG, analysed responses to a Call for Proposals for a new video coding standard, which will be known as Versatile Video Coding (VVC).

The target for VVC is to provide a further significant improvement in compression performance relative to HEVC and complete development by 2020. There were proposals from 32 organisations, with some proposals demonstrating compression efficiency gains of about 40% compared to HEVC. An initial working draft for VVC was created, which includes a more flexible block structure and the option of using larger block sizes than were possible with previous standards.