MPEG 113, Geneva

Zetacast participated in the 113th meeting of MPEG, held in Geneva from 19 to 23 October 2015. A workshop on Future Video Coding Applications and Technologies was held during this meeting, with the aim of gathering information to guide future codec standardisation beyond High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). The workshop included presentations on new video […]

Zetacast at IBC 2015

As usual in September, Zetacast was in Amsterdam to participate in IBC, the International Broadcasting Convention. A total of 55,128 people from more than 170 countries visited IBC 2015, the largest ever level of attendance. There were 1,800 companies exhibiting and impressive looking Ultra HD displays were everywhere, with High Dynamic Range (HDR) as the […]

Commission recognises voluntary energy efficiency agreement for Game Consoles

Zetacast welcomes the European Commission’s announcement on 22 April 2015 that it will recognise the industry voluntary agreement on minimum energy efficiency levels for game consoles. This decision should benefit both consumers and the environment, by achieving the policy objectives set out by the EU’s Ecodesign Directive more quickly and cost-effectively than mandatory requirements. It […]

EC Workshop on Spectrum Sharing by Using Geo-location Databases

Zetacast was pleased to support Microsoft at the European Commission’s “Workshop on Spectrum Sharing by Using Geo-location Databases”, held in Brussels on 20 March 2015. Due to the increasing demand for spectrum in many sectors, there is a growing need to use spectral resource more efficiently.  The use of spectrum sharing techniques such as TV […]

MPEG Geneva

MPEG 111, Geneva

Zetacast participated in the 111th meeting of MPEG, held from 16 to 20 February 2015 in Geneva. This MPEG meeting issued a Call for Evidence to investigate the potential for tools that could improve the performance of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) for video content with high dynamic range. There are three possible categories of […]

MPEG 110, Strasbourg

Zetacast was pleased to support Samsung at the 110th meeting of MPEG and 19th meeting of JCT-VC, held from 17 to 24 October 2014 in Strasbourg, France. This meeting started to consider the eventual successor to the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, by including a brainstorming panel discussion to explore use cases, requirements and […]

Zetacast at IBC 2014

It’s September, so as usual Zetacast was in Amsterdam to participate in IBC, the International Broadcasting Convention. A total of 55,092 people from 170 countries visited IBC this year, the largest ever level of attendance. Zetacast’s Ken McCann presented a paper at the IBC technical conference, describing the collaborative work  on HEVC verification testing that had […]

MPEG 109, Sapporo

Zetacast supported Samsung at the 109th meeting of MPEG and 18th meeting of JCT-VC, held from 30 June to 11 July 2014 in Sapporo, Japan. This meeting marked the completion of work on version 2 of the HEVC standard. HEVC v2 comprises three amendments to extend the functionality of HEVC v1, which was completed in […]

DVB adds HEVC

On 3 July 2014 the DVB Steering Board approved a new version of TS 101 154, the DVB specification for the use of Video and Audio Coding in Broadcasting Applications based on the Transport Stream. This specification was prepared by the DVB TM-AVC group, chaired by Zetacast’s Ken McCann. The new specification has been passed […]

MPEG 108, Valencia

Zetacast supported Samsung at the 108th meeting of MPEG and the 17th meeting of JCT-VC, held in Valencia from 27 March to 4 April 2014.  This meeting finalised the work on Range Extensions of HEVC, to extend colour sampling from 4:2:0 to 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 formats and to extend data representation to greater than 10 bit […]