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Next-Generation Video Coding Standardization

Approved 2010-01 for immediate release

Final joint call for proposals for next-generation video coding standardization

In the context of arrangements for the new joint collaborative team on video coding standardization, the JCT-VC, ITU-T Q6/16 (VCEG) and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 (MPEG) reached agreement to issue an official final joint call for submissions on video coding technology with substantially increased compression capability relative to existing Recommendations | International Standards. This joint Call for Proposals (CfP) was developed through coordination between SG16/Q6 (VCEG) and SC29/WG11 (MPEG) and can be found here.

Companies and organizations that have pre-registered in response to the previous Preliminary Call issued in November 2009 have been invited to submit proposals in response to this final Call.

Timeline of CfP
Date Milestone
2010/01/22 Final Call for Proposals
2010/01/22 Formal registration period opens. An invoice for the testing fee will be sent by the test facility upon registration.
2010/02/15 Formal registration period ends
2010/02/22 Coded test material shall be available at the test site. By this date, the payment of the testing fee is expected to be finalized.
(Note: People who formally registered will receive instructions regarding how to submit the coded materials. If material is received later, the proposal may be excluded from testing.)
2010/03/02 Subjective assessment starts
2010/04/12 Registration of documents describing the proposals.
(Note: Contact persons will provide information about document submission process. Note that submitted documents will be made publicly available. Exceptions to public availability will be considered on a case by case basis upon request by the contributor.)
2010/04/13 Submission of documents
2010/04/15 Cross-checking of bitstreams and binary decoders (participation mandatory for proponents)
2010/04/16 Subjective test results available within standardization body
2010/04/16-23 Evaluation of proposals at standardization meeting
(Note: Proponents are requested to attend this standardization meeting. The starting date may be postponed by one day, participants will be notified.)

Anticipated tentative timeline after CfP
(refers to first version of the new standard, which may be extended later):
Test model selection process begins 2010/04
Test model selection 2010/10
Final approval of Recommendation | International Standard 2012/07

Further details:

See the complete preliminary call for proposal text

For more information, contact:
Mr Jens-Rainer Ohm
RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Communications Engineering
Melatener Str. 23, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Tel. +49-241-8027671, Fax. +49-241-8022196, email
Mr Gary Sullivan
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052
Tel. +1-425-703-5308, Fax. +1-425-936-7329, email
Test Coordinator:
Mr Vittorio Baroncini
Senior Researcher, Audio Video Signal Processing Area
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni
Via B. Castiglione, 59 00142 Rome, Italy
Tel. +39-06-54802134, Fax. +39-06-54804405, email 

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