Panel Discussion on Advanced Video Compression and Applications

I’m appearing on a panel next week at the SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference entitled Advanced Video Compression and Applications with a host of encoding luminaries.

The panel will be streamed on August 3, 2021, at 3:30 PM PDT, but only registered guests can watch the Zoom feed (you can register here). The discussion will then be made available on YouTube and I’ll embed that video on this page.

The panelists will be:

  • Alan C. Bovik, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (USA)
  • Benjamin Bross, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI (Germany)
  • Kiho Choi, Gachon Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
  • Edouard François, InterDigital, Inc. (France)
  • Michael Horowitz, Google (USA)
  • Gary J. Sullivan, Microsoft Corp. (USA)
  • Moderator: Pankaj Topiwala, FastVDO Inc. (USA)

It’s an engaging group of speakers, very heavy on the codec development side, and I’ve been told that I’m the only speaker without a Ph.D (so I’m definitely wearing a tie).

Here’s the description of the topics to be covered:

There is currently the widest breadth of video codecs available for the massive $200B video services industry, comprising broadcast, streaming, and other services, in history: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVC, HEVC, VVC, VP8, VP9, AV1, EVC, and LC-EVC. While these codecs compete in the marketplace for share of streams, the consumer surely benefits from having advanced services at lower rates. Is 4K HDR HEVC going to become the new norm for broadcast/streaming? But this is a challenging environment for developers and service provides.

In this panel, we explore the breadth of consumer services that are enabled by these technologies, including high resolution: 4K, 8K, and beyond, as well as HDR, and AR/VR – will these finally take off and fulfill their promise? And is 8K the end of the line for consumer devices such as TVs, and even computers, tablets, and smartphones?

Follow this link to register or to add the Panel Discussion on Advanced Video Compression and Applications to your schedule.

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks, and evaluate new encoders and codecs.

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