The MPEG committee has decided to take on a new standardization activity called MPEG-5: Essential Video Coding (EVC). Based on a specific set of requirements and after having evaluated responses to the Call for Proposals (CfP) in January 2019, a first Test Model and Working Draft were produced in February 2019. The MPEG-5 standard is developed in parallel with the Versatile Video Coding (VVC) project, with the main difference being that the MPEG-5 work takes into account the origin of the technology under evaluation and commitments to make licensing terms publicly available. The goals of the activity is to produce a baseline profile that can be implemented and used free of charge, and in addition to that a higher profile that can provide better compression efficiency than existing video coding standards such as HEVC. This presentation will introduce the MPEG-5 codec and its target applications. It will also describe the technical elements included in the MPEG-5 specification draft, present an analysis around the patent and licensing landscape and present results of MPEG-5 relative to other new and upcoming video codecs such as AV1 and VVC. Divideon was one of the companies that responded to the MPEG-5 CfP and Jonatan is involved in the development work and one of the editors of the Working Draft.
Technical Depth of Presentation
The presentation will provide a high level overview of the coding tools in MPEG-5 EVC, in particular the features that are new compared to existing video codecs. However, due to the large amount of different technology components it will not be possible to go into deep technical depth in all of them and overall the presentation is expected to be of intermediate technical depth.
What Attendees will Benefit Most from this Presentation
Anyone interested in next generation video codecs, in particular those that are looking for information about options that can offer better end user experience through more efficient compression.
Take-Aways from this Presentation
The presentation will give insight into the new video coding standard MPEG-5 EVC (Essential Video Coding) including technical details and differences in terms of development process compared to previous MPEG standards and other MPEG standards under development. The presentation will outline the strength and potential challenges for this new project and describe the progress, status and road map towards published international standard.