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The Joint Video Team is a group of video coding experts from ITU-T Study Group 16 (VCEG) and ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 29 / WG 11 (MPEG) created to develop an advanced video coding specification. Formed in 2001, JVT’s main result has been ITU-T Rec. H.264 | ISO/IEC 14496-10, commonly referred to as H.264/MPEG-4-AVC, H.264/AVC, or MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC. The first version of the standard was completed in May 2003, and several enhancement projects have been completed by JVT since then.

The latest addition to the spec was the scalable video mode in mid 2007. Currently, the multiview coding extension is being completed.

Widely adopted by the telecom, broadcast, and digital storage media industries, H.264’s High Profile received a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in August 2008.


Hollywood presents Emmy® Award to ITU, ISO and IEC. Left to right: Malcolm Johnson, Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU; Scott Jameson, Chair of ISO/IEC JTC 1; Ajay Luthra, Thomas Wiegand and Gary Sullivan chairs of the Joint Video Team.

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 Contacts in JVT
  • Mr. Gary SULLIVAN
    Rapporteur, Advanced video coding
    ITU-T Study Group 16
    Tel: +1 425 703 5308
    Fax: +1 425 936 7329
  • Mr. Thomas WIEGAND
    Associate Rapporteur
    Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
    Einsteinufer 37
    10587 Berlin
    Tel:+49 30 31002 617
    Fax:+49 30 392 7200
  • Mr Simão Campos
    SG 16 Secretariat
    Tel: +41-22-730-6805
    Fax: +41-22-730-5853
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