Technology Finish the development of the H.266 standard. Reduces the...

Finish the development of the H.266 standard. Reduces the size of any video in half


Source: Dubai – the Arab portal for technical news

Fraunhofer HHI announced today, Monday; After several years of research, he has finalized the H.266 / VVC Versatile Video Coding Standard which promises to significantly improve file sizes.

The organization clarified in a statement that the H.266 standard – which was developed with the help of many prominent companies, such as: Apple, Ericsson, Intel, Huawei, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Sony – will allow the size of the video files to be reduced by half while maintaining the bandwidth requirements for broadcasting, and that For the same accuracy compared to the current H.265 / HEVC standard. This is believed to be a significant improvement given that around 80% of Internet traffic is from video transmission.

And the new codec can handle all video beats, from SD to 8K, in addition to 3D videos, all with support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology. This encoder is suitable not only for video, but also for screen sharing, and game streaming applications. Designed with HD in mind, its benefits will be most visible at 4K and above.

The first coding and decoding program is scheduled to be launched during the autumn of 2020, and design and coding devices that are in compliance with the new standard are under construction.

It is noteworthy that Fraunhofer HHI has used many technologies to develop the new H.266 standard, including: machine learning technology.
In early 2013, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) approved the H.265 standard for Ultra HD video coding, or what is known as the 4K convention. The standard was to allow video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels to be played over the Internet.


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