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:

 

  • Paper Accepted at IEEE ICCE-Berlin 2019: Light Field Image Compression Using Versatile Video Coding (VVC) September 8, 2019 Paper 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, 2019 Paper 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, 2018 Network Distributed Video Coding @ Video Meetup LondonPresentation 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, 2017 Paper accepted in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia: Low-Delay Live StreamingOur 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, 2015 HD²R – 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 ...
  • Paper in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine: End-To-End Security for Video Distribution March 13, 2013 Paper in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine: End-To-End Security for Video Distribution This article introduces the reader to the relevant techniques that are needed to implement an end-to-end commutative security system for video distribution. It also presents a practical solution for encryption and watermarking compliant with H.264/Advanced Video Coding (AVC) and the upcoming High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) video coding standards. To minimize the overhead and visual ...
  • Paper in IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting: Video quality model June 13, 2012 Paper in IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting: Video quality model Ensuring and maintaining adequate Quality of Experience towards end-users are key objectives for video service providers, not only for increasing customer satisfaction but also as service differentiator. However, in the case of High Definition video streaming over IP-based networks, network impairments such as packet loss can severely degrade the perceived visual quality. Several standard organizations ...
  • Paper in IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics: 3D Video Compression June 13, 2012 Paper in IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics: 3D Video Compression With the advent of autostereoscopic displays, questions rise on how to efficiently compress the video information needed by such displays. Additionally, for gradual market acceptance of this new technology it is valuable to have a solution offering forward compatibility with stereo 3D video as it is used nowadays. In this paper, a multiview compression scheme ...
  • Paper in IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting: Fast Channel Switching June 13, 2012 Paper in IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting: Fast Channel Switching  In Internet Protocol TeleVision (IPTV) systems, the use of video compression results in a trade-off between random access and bandwidth consumption. Most of the time, priority is given to compression efficiency, resulting in low channel switching performance. In this paper, a Scalable Video Coding (SVC) configuration is proposed, wherein base and enhancement layer are coded ...

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