Standardization

IDLab-MEDIA has an internationally recognized long-standing tradition in video coding and video quality as being member and contributor of several standardization committees such as MPEG, VQEG, JVT/JCT-VC/JVET (H.264/AVC, HEVC, and VVC).

 

VQEGlogo_280x100Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG): VQEG investigates subjective methodology and objective tool development/verification for video quality assessment. As a board member within this consortium, IDLab-MEDIA leads the work on methodologies for generally applicable objective models (JEG Hybrid).

 

mpeg-logoMoving Picture Experts Group (MPEG): MPEG is a working group of ISO/IEC with the mission to develop standards for coded representations of (audiovisual) data. Within MPEG, IDLab-MEDIA provides the Head-of-Delegation for Belgium and contributed and still contributes in several intiatives, namely,

  • MPEG-I: ISO/IEC 23090: Coded Representation of Immersive Media
  • MPEG-G: ISO/IEC 23092: Genomic Information Representation
  • Network Distributed Video Coding (NDVC)

 

Joint efforts  between ITU-T VCEG (Q6/16) and MPEG: Joint efforts between these standardization committees have led to the following standards or activities:

 

  • Keyframe Insertion: Enabling Low-Latency Random Access and Packet Loss Repair February 11, 2021Keyframe Insertion: Enabling Low-Latency Random Access and Packet Loss Repair
    From a video coding perspective, there are two challenges when performing live video distribution over error-prone networks, such as wireless networks, namely random access and packet loss repair. There is a scarceness of solutions that do not impact steady state usage and users with reliable connections. The proposed solution minimizes this impact by complementing a ...
  • Funding granted for imec.icon LIVE-G July 23, 2020Funding granted for imec.icon LIVE-G
    LIVE-G – Low-latency Video over 5G Mobile connectivity is currently stepping into the fifth-generation wireless network (5G) wave. 5G technology promises significant improvements compared to its 3G/4G predecessors such as reduced network congestion, higher and more reliable bandwidths and significantly lower network delays. 5G will be better suited for mission-critical communications, massive Internet-of-Things connectivity, immersive video/AR/VR ...
  • Paper accepted in MTAP: Random Access Prediction Structures for Light Field Video Coding with MV-HEVC May 26, 2020Paper accepted in MTAP: Random Access Prediction Structures for Light Field Video Coding with MV-HEVC
    Our article with the title “Random access prediction structures for light field video coding with MV-HEVC” was published in Multimedia Tools and Applications. The article focuses on exploring prediction structures that can enable random access when compressing light field video with MV-HEVC. Light field video promises to deliver the required six degrees of freedom (6DoF) ...
  • PhD: Light Field Image and Video Coding for Immersive Media March 18, 2020PhD: Light Field Image and Video Coding for Immersive Media
    Belgium declared a lockdown for the entire country as a result of the COVID-19 crisis on Wednesday (18 March), following the example of several European countries. A couple of hours later, Vasileios Avramelos from IDLab-MEDIA group was the first member of our faculty to publicly defend his PhD thesis in a 100% virtual online setting. ...
  • Paper Accepted at IEEE ICCE-Berlin 2019: Light Field Image Compression Using Versatile Video Coding (VVC) September 8, 2019Paper Accepted at IEEE ICCE-Berlin 2019: Light Field Image Compression Using Versatile Video Coding (VVC)
    Our research paper on light field image compression using the upcoming video coding standard VVC (Versatile Video Coding) has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics in Berlin, Germany. Light field cameras (or plenoptic cameras) made it possible to not only capture information about the light intensity in a scene, but ...
  • Paper presented at SPIE optics + photonics 2019 August 14, 2019Paper presented at SPIE optics + photonics 2019
    An overview research paper on multi-view HEVC (MV-HEVC) prediction structures for light field video compression was presented during the 2019 SPIE optics + photonics international conference in San Diego, CA. Light field video is a promising technology for delivering the required six-degrees-of-freedom for natural content in virtual reality. Already existing multi-view coding (MVC) and multi-view ...
  • Network Distributed Video Coding @ Video Meetup London December 11, 2018Network Distributed Video Coding @ Video Meetup London
    Presentation This video has been recorded during the London Video Technology Meetup of Dec. 4th 2018 at Twitter UK. Real-time video-streaming Real-time video-streaming events with many participants, such as virtual classrooms and video conferences, require a low delay when transmitting a video to a receiver in order to provide a good quality of experience. However, maintaining such a ...
  • Paper accepted in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia: Low-Delay Live Streaming July 28, 2017Paper accepted in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia: Low-Delay Live Streaming
    Our paper, “Video Encoder Architecture for Low-Delay Live-Streaming Events”, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.     Video-streaming events such as virtual classrooms and video conferences require a low delay between sender and receiver. In order to achieve this requirement, and to make full use of the bandwidth capacity of each receiver, each client can ...
  • HD²R – Creating Images with Higher Dynamic Range and Richer Colors for Cinemas and Living Rooms October 1, 2015HD²R – Creating Images with Higher Dynamic Range and Richer Colors for Cinemas and Living Rooms
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) video images offer a higher contrast and color depth than is possible in today’s SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) video. The resulting images may feature areas that are both darker and brighter than conventional images and still have realistic detail. No wonder HDR is seen as the next step forward in video, ...
  • Special Merit Award at IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics 2013 May 23, 2013
    We won the Special Merit Award at the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics 2013 (ICCE 2013). Paper title: Joint Complexity and Rate Optimization for 3DTV Depth Map Encoding Current research towards 3D video compression within MPEG requires the compression of three texture and depth views. To reduce the additional complexity and bit rate of the depth ...

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