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V-Nova recruited by MPEG-5 for codec enhancement

There will be something for everybody in MPEG’s announcements at NAB 2019, which range through holographic compression with V-PCC and even non-video genomic data sets with MPEG-G, through to license-free codecs with MPEG-5. Not surprisingly the latter is garnering most interest and is also where there is greatest intrigue in the air at NAB. This could be said to be the definitive coming of age and industry acceptance for London-based V-Nova, whose Perseus technology has been embraced within the working draft of MPEG-5 as an extension to existing codecs to improve processing and compression efficiency. At the time of writing, just before NAB, MPEG would naturally not comment formally, but has confirmed the subjects that will be covered. It is…

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