Fraunhofer Demo First JPEG XS Implementation

​JPEG XS is the new low complexity codec proposed as a standard for professional video production over IP in broadcast, digital cinema, gaming or virtual reality workflows.

 Fraunhofer IIS demonstrated JPEG XS at NAB as an input format in a software-plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro CC for use in post-production with real-time playback capability of 4K60p UHD.

JPEG XS is a new codec under standardization by ISO/IEC SC29 WG1 (‘JPEG committee’) for IP workflows in studio environments, local video networks and VR/AR applications which allows transferring high-resolution video data over standard Ethernet or other wired connections.

The codec is optimized for the use with mezzanine compression when high image quality data has to be transferred via limited bandwidth or has to be processed with limited computing resources. Fraunhofer said its JPEG XS development can be used for the lowest complexity and platform-independency applications at compression ratios from 2:1 to at least 6:1.

“JPEG XS enables a simple integration in all existing hardware or software systems, such as cameras and extenders, due to its high granularity of parallelism in the algorithm,” says the institute. “The codec is designed to take advantage of the SMPTE 2110 transmission layer system over IP.”

At NAB, Fraunhofer IIS demonstrated the codec as an input format in a software-plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro CC for use in post-production with real-time playback capability of 4K60p UHD. The demonstrator ran on Windows and uses a NVIDIA graphic card to accelerate the decoding.

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