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MPEG Amends VSEI Containing Technology for Neural Network-based Post Filtering

At the 139th MPEG meeting, the MPEG Joint Video Experts Team with ITU-T SG 16 (WG 5; JVET) issued a Committee Draft Amendment (CDAM) text for the Versatile Supplemental Enhancement Information (VSEI) standard (ISO/IEC 23002-7, a.k.a. ITU-T H.274). Beyond the SEI message for shutter interval indication, which is already known...

MPEG Scene Descriptions Adds Support for Immersive Media Codecs

At the 139th MPEG meeting, MPEG Systems (WG 3) issued the Committee Draft Amendment (CDAM) for ISO/IEC 23090-14 Scene Description support for immersive media codecs. CDAM is the first formal milestone of the amendment development approval process. ISO/IEC 23090-14 specifies the coded representation of scene descriptions, and this new amendment...

MPEG Completes Third Edition of CMAF with 8K and High Frame Rate Support

At the recent 139th MPEG meeting, MPEG Systems (WG 3) issued the Final Draft International Standards (FDIS) of the third edition of the ISO/IEC 23000-19 Common Media Application Format (CMAF) for segmented media. FDIS is the final milestone of standard development. The third edition of CMAF adds two new media...

MPEG Ratifies the Third Edition of Energy-Efficient ‘Green Metadata’

At the 139th MPEG meeting, MPEG Systems (WG 3) issued the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of the third edition of ISO/IEC 23001-11 Energy-Efficient Media Consumption (Green Metadata). FDIS is the final milestone of standard development. MPEG Systems has been working on Green Metadata for the last ten years to...

MPEG Issues Call for Evidence for Video Coding for Machines

At the recent 139th MPEG meeting, MPEG Technical Requirements (WG 2) issued a Call for Evidence (CfE) for technologies and solutions enabling efficient feature coding for machine vision tasks. MPEG’s exploration work on Video Coding for Machines aims at compressing features for machine-performed tasks such as video object detection and...

HbbTV Conformance Test Suite Version 2022-2

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, has announced the release of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite. The new version, developed by...

MediaTek Adds Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H Audio to Pentonic Smart TV Chips

MediaTek, a fabless semiconductor company, and Fraunhofer IIS, primary developer of the MPEG-H 3D Audio standard, have once again collaborated for bringing the most advanced audio experience to consumer homes. As a licensed decoder provider in the MPEG-H Audio System trademark program and licensee of MPEG-H software from Fraunhofer IIS,...

Bluetooth SIG Completes LE Audio Specifications

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the trade association that oversees Bluetooth® technology, has announced the completion of the full set of specifications that define LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. LE Audio improves wireless audio performance, adds support for hearing aids, and introduces Auracast broadcast audio,...

HbbTV Expands DASH DRM Reference Application with Multiperiod DASH and SL3000

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, is pleased to announce a significant addition to its DASH DRM Reference Application – multiperiod DASH (as may...

Nokia Showcases First 100Gb/second Fibre Broadband Technology

Nokia has announced its research arm, Nokia Bell Labs, is presenting the first 100Gb/second broadband technology in the US at Fiber Connect 2022, Nashville, Tennessee. Nokia has achieved this record-breaking speed using 100G PON technology and will be showing the prototype in the proof-of-concept area at the event. The prototype...

First ATSC 3.0 Mobile Transmission Test Passing

Alchemedia SG demonstrated that its Broadcast Services Core, integrated with other IP services, seamlessly transported IP data to a moving automobile traveling between four adjacent Michigan broadcast transmitters. The transported data was configured to include both media files and an HD video stream. ATSC 3.0 consultant Merrill Weiss provided engineering...

EIDR Touts Standards – Members Show Off Advances

The digital transformation that the media and entertainment industry is experiencing is driving investment in end-to-end efficiencies inside the supply chain. However, with the increased investment, there is a rising expectation from every link in the chain to provide better insight in the process that ultimately culminates in the...

MPEG Systems Receives Two Emmy Awards

In its 73rd annual ceremony on April 26, 2022, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) awarded ISO/IEC MPEG Systems Working Group (WG 3) with two Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards for its MPEG-DASH and Open Font Format standards. Since 1948, the Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards honour...

Dielectric Applauds FCC Approval of AI-Based FM Antenna Pattern Verification

Dielectric applauds the FCC’s unanimous 4-0 NPRM approval to permit directional FM antenna modelling with computational methods. The new rule will allow FM broadcasters to transition from physical modelling to a more efficient, economical and accurate simulated modelling procedure. The approval indicates that the FCC views computer simulation as an...

vivo Among the First to Get Android 13 Beta

vivo, one of the first smartphone brands to receive Android 13 Beta, is making the system upgrade available to developers to optimise and deliver the brand new Android experience to vivo users. The X80 Pro will be vivo's first smartphone model eligible for the latest Android 13 Beta. Enhanced user...

New Development in DSP Improves Bandwidth 10-Fold

Researchers at Bangor University’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Centre have found a cost-effective way to improve the performance of networks which supply mobile services and broadband to our homes and businesses. As well as improved performance, the new technique is also kinder on the planet. Because of the technique’s lack...

Huawei Proposes 1+1+N 5.5G to Deepen Digital, Intelligent Transformation

At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS) 2022, Gan Bin, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Wireless Solution delivered a keynote speech titled ‘Endless Exploration, to Start a New Journey with 5G’. In his speech, Gan noted that: "5.5G will deepen the digital and intelligent transformation with...

Haivision Celebrates Five Years of SRT Open Source

Haivision, provider of mission-critical, real-time video streaming and networking solutions, recently announced that the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol is celebrating five years of industry adoption for ultra-low latency video transport and the SRT Alliance has garnered the support of over 550 solution and service providers, cementing SRT as...

NDI Adds Grass Valley to its Video-over-IP Revolution

NDI, the globally standardised video-over-IP technology, has announced Grass Valley’s AMPP will become the latest product to integrate the full capabilities of NDI, and Grass Valley becomes the newest globally recognised supplier to join the NDI partner ecosystem for IP video production. With the adoption of NDI into AMPP, Grass...

HbbTV Releases Version 2022-1 of HbbTV Conformance Test Suite

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite. The new version...
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