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JPEG XS – Image coding for video over IP transmission in production quality

April 13, 2018 | Category: Good to know, Products & Technologies
JPEG XS as an input format in a software-plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro CC with real-time playback capability of 4k60p UHD

Fraunhofer IIS announced its first JPEG XS codec implementation for video production at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The coding specialists of Fraunhofer IIS demonstrated the JPEG XS codec as an input format for post-production in a software plug-in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC with real-time playback capability of 4k60p UHD video.

JPEG XS as an input format in a software-plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro CC with real-time playback capability of 4k60p UHD

JPEG XS as an input format in a software-plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro CC with real-time playback
capability of 4k60p UHD

With ever-increasing amounts of data from higher resolution and dynamic range in videos, long-distance transmission from coax cables in studios will soon become outdated. At the same time, production companies and studios are trying to substitute specialized cables and switches for video transmission by commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components with the introduction of simple and cost-effective IP transmission over standard Ethernet infrastructures.

JPEG XS in general is a new codec under standardization by ISO/IEC SC29 WG1 (‘JPEG committee’) for IP workflows in studio environments, local video networks and VR/AR applications which allows transferring high-resolution video data over standard Ethernet or other wired connections. The codec is optimized for the use with mezzanine compression when high image quality data has to be transferred via limited bandwidth or has to be processed with limited computing resources. The Fraunhofer IIS JPEG XS development can be used for the lowest complexity and platform-independency applications at compression ratios from 2:1 to at least 6:1.

JPEG XS enables a simple integration in all existing hardware or software systems, such as cameras and extenders, due to its high granularity of parallelism in the algorithm.

The codec is designed to take advantage of the SMPTE 2110 transmission layer system over IP.

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