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Standards Column: JPEG and MPEG

Standards Column: JPEG and MPEG

Introduction ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 area of work comprises the standardization of coded representation of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information and sets of compression and control functions for use with such information. SC29 basically hosts two working groups responsible for the development of international standards for the compression, decompression, processing, and coded representation of media content, ...


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  • MPEG Visual Quality Assessment Advisory Group: Overview and Perspectives

    MPEG Visual Quality Assessment Advisory Group: Overview and Perspectives

    Introduction The perceived visual quality is of utmost importance in the context of visual media compression, such as 2D, 3D, immersive video, and point clouds. The trade-off between compression efficiency and computational/implementation complexity has a crucial impact on the success of a compression scheme. This specifically holds for the development of visual media compression standards which ...

  • JPEG Column: 92nd JPEG Meeting

    JPEG Column: 92nd JPEG Meeting

    JPEG Committee explores NFT standardisation needs The 92nd JPEG meeting was held online from 7 to 13 July 2021. This meeting has consolidated JPEG’s exploration on standardisation needs related to Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Recently, there has been a growing interest in the use of NFTs in many applications, notably in the trade of digital art and ...

  • MPEG Column: 135th MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    MPEG Column: 135th MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been modified/updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 135th MPEG meeting was once again held as an online meeting, and the official press release can be found here and comprises the following items: MPEG Video Coding promotes MPEG Immersive Video (MIV) ...

  • VQEG Column: VQEG Meeting Jun. 2021 (virtual/online)

    VQEG Column: VQEG Meeting Jun. 2021 (virtual/online)

    Introduction Welcome to the fifth column on the ACM SIGMM Records from the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG).The last VQEG plenary meeting took place online from 7 to 11 June 2021. As the previous meeting celebrated in December 2020, it was organized online (this time by Kingston University) with multiple sessions spread over five days, allowing remote participation of people from 22 different countries ...

  • JPEG Column: 91st JPEG Meeting

    JPEG Column: 91st JPEG Meeting

    JPEG Committee issues a Call for Proposals on Holography coding The 91st JPEG meeting was held online from 19 to 23 April 2021. This meeting saw several activities relating to holographic coding, notably the release of the JPEG Pleno Holography Call for Proposals, consolidated with the definition of the use cases and requirements for holographic coding ...

  • MPEG Column: 134th MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    MPEG Column: 134th MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been modified/updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 134th MPEG meeting was once again held as an online meeting, and the official press release can be found here and comprises the following items: First International Standard on Neural Network Compression for ...

  • VQEG Column: New topics

    Introduction Welcome to the fourth column on the ACM SIGMM Records from the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG).During the last VQEG plenary meeting (14-18 Dec. 2020) various interesting discussions arose regarding new topics not addressed up to then by VQEG groups, which led to launching three new sub-projects and a new project related to: 1) ...

  • MPEG Column: 133rd MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    MPEG Column: 133rd MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been modified/updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 133rd MPEG meeting was once again held as an online meeting, and this time, kicked off with great news, that MPEG is one of the organizations honored as a 72nd Annual Technology ...

  • JPEG Column: 90th JPEG Meeting

    JPEG Column: 90th JPEG Meeting

    JPEG AI becomes a new work item of ISO/IEC The 90th JPEG meeting was held online from 18 to 22 January 2021. This meeting was distinguished by very relevant activities, notably the new JPEG AI standardization project planning, and the analysis of the Call for Evidence on JPEG Pleno Point Cloud Coding. The new JPEG AI Learning-based Image Coding System ...

  • ITU-T Standardization Activities Targeting Gaming Quality of Experience

    ITU-T Standardization Activities Targeting Gaming Quality of Experience

    Motivation for Research in the Gaming Domain The gaming industry has eminently managed to intrinsically motivate users to interact with their services. According to the latest report of Newzoo, there will be an estimated total of 2.7 billion players across the globe by the end of 2020. The global games market will generate revenues of $159.3 billion in 2020 . This ...

  • VQEG Column: VQEG Meeting Dec. 2020 (virtual/online)

    Introduction Welcome to the third column on the ACM SIGMM Records from the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG).The last VQEG plenary meeting took place online from 14 to 18 December. Given the current circumstances, it was organized all online for the second time, with multiple sessions distributed over five to six hours each day ...

  • JPEG Column: 89th JPEG Meeting

    JPEG Column: 89th JPEG Meeting

    JPEG initiates standardisation of image compression based on AI The 89th JPEG meeting was held online from 5 to 9 October 2020. During this meeting, multiple JPEG standardisation activities and explorations were discussed and progressed. Notably, the call for evidence on learning-based image coding was successfully completed and evidence was found that this technology promises ...

  • MPEG Column: 132nd MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    MPEG Column: 132nd MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been modified/updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 132nd MPEG meeting was the first meeting with the new structure. That is, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 — the official name of MPEG under the ISO structure — was disbanded after the 131st ...

  • VQEG Column: Recent contributions to ITU recommendations

    Welcome to the second column on the ACM SIGMM Records from the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG).VQEG plays a major role in research and the development of standards on video quality and this column presents examples of recent contributions to International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recommendations, as well as ongoing contributions to recommendations to come ...

  • JPEG Column: 88th JPEG Meeting

    JPEG Column: 88th JPEG Meeting

    The 88th JPEG meeting initially planned to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, was held online because of the Covid-19 outbreak. JPEG experts organised a large number of sessions spread over day and night to allow the remote participation of multiple time zones. A very intense activity has resulted in multiple outputs and initiatives. In particular ...

  • MPEG Column: 131st MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    MPEG Column: 131st MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been modified/updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 131st MPEG meeting concluded on July 3, 2020, online, again but with a press release comprising an impressive list of news items which is led by “MPEG Announces VVC – the Versatile Video Coding ...

  • Standards Column: VQEG

    Standards Column: VQEG

    Welcome to the first column on the ACM SIGMM Records from the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG). VQEG is an international and independent organisation of technical experts in perceptual video quality assessment from industry, academia, and government organisations. This column briefly introduces the mission and main activities of VQEG, establishing a starting ...

  • JPEG Column: 87th JPEG Meeting

    JPEG Column: 87th JPEG Meeting

    The 87th JPEG meeting initially planned to be held in Erlangen, Germany, was held online from 25-30, April 2020 because of the Covid-19 outbreak. JPEG experts participated in a number of online meetings attempting to make them as effective as possible while considering participation from different time zones, ranging from Australia to California, U.S.A. ...

  • MPEG Column: 130th MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    MPEG Column: 130th MPEG Meeting (virtual/online)

    The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been modified/updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 130th MPEG meeting concluded on April 24, 2020, in Alpbach, Austria … well, not exactly, unfortunately. The 130th MPEG meeting concluded on April 24, 2020, but not in Alpbach, Austria. I attended the 130th MPEG ...

  • MPEG Column: 129th MPEG Meeting in Brussels, Belgium

    MPEG Column: 129th MPEG Meeting in Brussels, Belgium

    The original blog post can be found at the Bitmovin Techblog and has been modified/updated here to focus on and highlight research aspects. The 129th MPEG meeting concluded on January 17, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium with the following topics: Coded representation of immersive media – WG11 promotes Network-Based Media Processing (NBMP) to the final stage Coded representation of immersive media – Publication of the Technical ...

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