8 – Video compression in MPEG

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For about 150 years, the telephone service has provided a socially important communication means to billions of people. For at least a century the telecom industry has strived to offer…

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8.1 – Forty years of video compression

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Introduction This chapter will tell the story of how compressed digital video standards gave rise to the ever-improving digital video experience that the world is experiencing in ever greater numbers.…

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8.2 – More video features

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Introduction In the preceding chapter the intense 40-year long history of ITU and MPEG video compression standards was presented. In this chapter the focus is on how over the years,…

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8.3 – Immersive visual experiences

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Introduction With the exclusion of the first video coding standards, MPEG has always supported more than rectangular monovision. This chapter explores the evolution of this endeavour over the years. The…

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8.4 – Video can be green

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Introduction MPEG has given humans the means to add significant more effectiveness and enjoyment to their lives. If billions of people, however, can stream video to anywhere at any time…

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9 – Audio compression in MPEG

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Introduction Because of obvious technology reasons, the electrical representation of sound information happened before the electrical representation of visual information. The same is true of the services that used that…

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10 – Quality assessment

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Introduction The description of the MPEG workflow highlights the role of quality assessment across the entire MPEG standard life cycle: at the time of issuing a Call for Evidence (CfE)…

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12 – Data compression

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In its 31 years of activity MPEG has developed standards for compression of audio, video and 3D graphics. What is less known is that MPEG has worked on compression of…

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12.1 – Meaningful data can be compressed

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Introduction Obviously video is a high-profile topic to MPEG people – MP stands for Moving Pictures (not Motion Pictures, which is another story) and Audio is another high-profile topic. This…

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