The DVB Project has published two new documents setting out the commercial requirements for the organisation’s next phase of work on video codecs.
The documents, DVB BlueBooks C105 and C106, are available for download from the DVB website.
An update to the DVB-AVC specification will shortly be published by the standards body ETSI.
The second phase of DVB’s work on next-generation video codecs (NGVC) will focus on delivering an enhanced service that builds on an existing base service in a manner that is more efficient than simulcast. Such an enhanced service would upgrade the base service to a significantly better experience, for example increasing spatial resolution, temporal resolution, bit depth or dynamic range.
BlueBook C015 includes benchmarks to select the appropriate solutions. Targeting broadcast and streaming (DVB-DASH) delivery, solutions should provide the base and enhanced services over the same delivery mechanism, with a 30% bitrate saving over simulcast with existing DVB-AVC codecs.