NTT claims highest-level compression
August 19, 2013
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone says it has developed compression software (an encoder engine) with the world’s highest-level compression performance that is fully compliant with the Main/Main10 profile of the next-generation “H.265/HEVC” (High Efficiency Video Coding) video coding standard.
The H.265 technology will ease mobile data congestion, hold down network operator investment costs, provide users with higher definition content even on bandwidth-constrained networks, and promises to deliver high-quality video streaming over LTE lines, and 4K video streaming over IPTV and other next-gen video services. Acquiring the H.265 encoding technology from NTT, NTT Advanced Technology Corporation (NTT-AT) rolled out the RealFeel series HEVC software codec development kit “HEVC-1000 SDK” to domestic and global markets on August 8th.
It says with this development kit, engineers have access to the latest HEVC standard in developing applications that conform to the highest-level compression performance that is available. Certainly, NTT-AT believes the SDK will bolster our domestic and international market share for video conversion application engines needed to produce content. Also, by bringing the kit out at this early date, we hope to further expand the market for video streaming which requires better picture quality accompanied by higher rates of compression. This will open the way to video streaming to smart phones and other mobile devices over LTE and other fast links, and to 4K video streaming that is currently getting a lot of worldwide exposure.