V-Nova announces first implementation of MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC) as part of its P+ SDK

The V-Nova application on a mobile device
The V-Nova application on a mobile device

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V-Nova, a provider of video compression solutions, has announced the 3rd generation of its portfolio of video distribution enhancement technologies, called P+ (previously PERSEUS Plus), which will be demonstrated at IBC2019

The development of the LCEVC standard is expected to be completed next year. When enhanced with LCEVC, any existing encoding pipeline - using codecs such as AVC/H.264, HEVC, VP9 or AV1 and in the future VVC - will achieve the same or better quality as a next-generation codec at the same bitrate and at up to 4x lower computational complexity.

P+ incorporates fully optimised encoding and decoding for the upcoming MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC) standard which is set to transform the codec landscape by providing operators a way to deploy substantially better video quality with lower encoding costs to existing (and future) workflows. The software-oriented implementation also means that P+ will continuously optimise its implementation.

"We have implemented a broad range of new features and optimisations. Most importantly, it includes the world’s first implementation of MPEG’s most exciting new standard, MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC), a new approach in video compression, demonstrating its benefits and ease of adoption. Unlike a typical codec standard rollout, due to the software nature of the approach, operators and broadcasters will be able to deploy LCEVC immediately.” said Guido Meardi, CEO and co-founder at V-Nova.

P+ is available as a containerised transcoding microservice, as an SDK for x86 (Linux, Windows), ARM (Android, iOS), FPGA and HTML5 scripted decoding, pre-integrated into a number of open-source options (including FFmpeg) and also directly from the V-Nova Platform in AWS.

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