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V-Nova’s Perseus reincarnated as SMPTE VC-6

Ever since its launch in April 2015 as an alternative codec incorporating a different approach to traditional technologies in the MPEG mold, V-Nova has suffered from two problems. It has struggled to gain significant customers beyond its launch partner Sky Italia and been demonized as an outsider by many in the mainstream codec community. In response, the Perseus technology has been expanded with the help of machine learning and been recast more as an enhancement or accelerator for existing codecs rather than a competitor to them. As part of this process, V-Nova partitioned its product into two, Perseus Pro for production and contribution encoding, and Perseus Plus for enhancing the compression and computational performance of existing codecs such as AVC/H.264,…

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