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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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  • 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) ...

  • 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 ...

  • JPEG Column: 86th JPEG Meeting in Sydney, Australia

    JPEG Column: 86th JPEG Meeting in Sydney, Australia

    The 86th JPEG meeting was held in Sydney, Australia. Among the different activities that took place, the JPEG Committee issued a Call for Evidence on learning-based image coding solutions. This call results from the success of the  explorations studies recently carried out by the JPEG Committee, and honours the pioneering work of JPEG issuing the first ...

  • MPEG Column: 128th MPEG Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

    MPEG Column: 128th MPEG Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

    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 128th MPEG meeting concluded on October 11, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland with the following topics: Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding (LCEVC) Promoted to Committee Draft 2nd Edition of Omnidirectional Media Format (OMAF) has reached the first ...

  • JPEG Column: 85th JPEG Meeting in San Jose, California, U.S.A.

    JPEG Column: 85th JPEG Meeting in San Jose, California, U.S.A.

    The 85th JPEG meeting was held in San Jose, CA, USA. The meeting was distinguished by the Prime Time Engineering Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) for the longevity of the first JPEG standard. Furthermore, a very successful workshop on JPEG emerging technologies was held at Microsoft premises in Silicon Valley ...

  • JPEG Column: 84th JPEG Meeting in Brussels, Belgium

    JPEG Column: 84th JPEG Meeting in Brussels, Belgium

    The 84th JPEG meeting was held in Brussels, Belgium. This meeting was characterised by significant progress in most of JPEG projects and also exploratory studies. JPEG XL, the new image coding system, has issued the Committee Draft, giving shape to this new effective solution for the future of image coding. JPEG Pleno, the standard for new imaging technologies, Part 1 ...

  • MPEG Column: 127th MPEG Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden

    MPEG Column: 127th MPEG Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden

    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 127th MPEG meeting concluded on July 12, 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden with the following topics: Versatile Video Coding (VVC) enters formal approval stage, experts predict 35-60% improvement over HEVC Essential Video Coding (EVC) promoted to Committee Draft Common ...

  • JPEG Column: 83rd JPEG Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

    JPEG Column: 83rd JPEG Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

    The 83rd JPEG meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting was very dense due to the multiple activities taking place. Beyond the multiple standardization activities, like the new JPEG XL, JPEG Pleno, JPEG XS, HTJ2K or JPEG Systems, the 83rd JPEG meeting had the report and discussion of a new exploration study on the use of learning based ...

  • MPEG Column: 126th MPEG Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

    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 126th MPEG meeting concluded on March 29, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland with the following topics: Three Degrees of Freedom Plus (3DoF+) – MPEG evaluates responses to the Call for Proposal and starts a new project on ...

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