of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) is expected for 2018. Higher
definition, lower bitrate, more channels and new services are part of the
expected improvements. After the recent standardization of HEVC (High
Efficiency Video Coding) in January 2013, video compression has the right tool
to prepare this evolution. However, in the early stages this new standard will
only provide new contents if the right transcoders are designed: it will be
straightforward to transcode and probably upscale the current HD videos, from
H.264 to HEVC.
productions, including Digital Cinema industry and broadcast contribution
networks are using different profiles, codecs (e.g. JPEG 2000, XAVC…) and
colour spaces, it will be necessary to develop adapted conversion tools. This
is the aim of this project led by the Consortium.
the Parties are SMEs, working on the fields addressed by the project (Digital
Cinema, Broadcast, Security, and Video Archive). All three have major interests
in the future of Digital Terrestrial Television, as product manufacturer,
content provider or even TV operator.
spinal cord of the project is HEVC, academic partners were chosen considering
their knowledge in the standard and their unique point of view for the new
services the SMEs want to design. EPFL is one of the MPEG active layers and
plays a leading role in attention modelling. MUL has a wide experience of video
indexing. IMT is among the main contributors regarding video compression and
Text detection, MULTITEL
More to come soon!