November meeting of Study Group 16 saw a significant reshaping of the group’s
media coding work according to experts.
wording of the title of the Question – ITU-T’s term for work area – has changed
from Video to Visual Coding. This is to incorporate work in the areas of still
image, graphics, computer displays
medical imaging as well as the more traditional video sequences.
is home to video coding spec H.264 and an amendment to that Recommendation was
made to give new profiles supporting H.264’s use in high-end studio
applications that use the 4:4:4 color sampling system.
official wording of Question 6/16: “This Question will focus on the maintenance
and extension of existing video and still-image coding Recommendations, and
laying the ground for new Recommendations using advanced techniques to
significantly improve the trade-offs between bit rate, quality, delay, and
algorithm complexity. Video, still-image, and other visual coding standards
will be developed with sufficient flexibility to accommodate a diverse number
of transport types (Internet, LAN, Mobile,
ISDN, GSTN, H.222.0, NGN, etc.).”