Head of Video Coding Systems Group
21st March 2023, 4:00pm GST
The new Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard - open implementations and applications
Versatile Video Coding (VVC) is the latest video coding standard released in mid-2020 as the successor to High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). Building upon substantially increased compression efficiency, the VVC standard offers increased versatility in terms of its usability for diverse applications compared to its predecessor standards. For instance, VVC already supports High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (WCG), resolution- and rate-adaptive streaming, 360-degree immersive video, scalability, and efficient encoding of screen content in its first version. Formal subjective verification tests have shown that VVC can provide about 45% of bit-rate savings compared to HEVC for the same perceived video quality with even higher savings around 50% for 4K High Dynamic Range and immersive video.
Benjamin Bross received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, in 2008. In 2009, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications – Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany, where he is currently heading the Video Coding Systems group at the Video Communication & Applications Department and in 2011, he became a part-time lecturer at the HTW University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Since 2010, Benjamin is very actively involved in the ITU-T VCEG | ISO/IEC MPEG video coding standardization processes as a technical contributor, coordinator of core experiments and chief editor of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard [ITU-T H.265 | ISO/IEC 23008-2] and the new Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard [ITU-T H.266 | ISO/IEC 23090-3].