Fraunhofer IIS has demonstrated the transmission of 8k video over IP using JPEG XS.
Its working with the Japanese public broadcaster for the pilot project that uses the JPEG XS codec, developed to handle media workflows from acquisition through to the distribution encoder by using only internet settings and Ethernet infrastructure.
The pilot project was designed to prove the capability of JPEG XS under real-time broadcast conditions. “In this pilot project the challenge was not only to use JPEG XS for transferring 8k video streams, but also to check the synchronization and the behaviour of the system under real-time conditions,” Siegfried Foessel, Head of Moving Picture Technologies at Fraunhofer IIS.
“We verified the quality of JPEG XS during our evaluation phase with different compression ratios in order to use for our broadcast services. We will present all technical details about this evaluation and the excellent results in this pilot project at the virtual SMPTE ATC conference in November,” explains Masayuki Miyazaki, deputy head of production engineering division. Engineering Development Center, NHK.
JPEG XS provides lowest latency for video over IP transmission. With the requirement for seamless media workflows, the handling of highest-quality images over internet protocol in local and wide area networks was required and JPEG XS is a codec enabling these requirements.