Tuesday, July 14, 2020

H.266 (VVC) New Codec Announced: Laying the Groundwork for 8K Streaming


The Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) has announced the standardization of a new codec called H.266 or VVC (Versatile Video Coding) which allows half of the bit rate compared to H.265 (HEVC) without a reduction in quality. The goal: To lay the groundwork for 8K streaming.

Support ultra-high-resolution: Up to 16K
The VVC should support resolutions from 4K to 16K as well as 360° videos, as well as support YCbCr 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0 with 10 to 16 bits per component

The Versatile Video Coding (VVC) Standard on the Final Stretch by Benjamin Bross

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