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Huawei, Qualcomm, Samsung welcomed new video coding standard MPEG-5

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Huawei, Qualcomm, and Samsung have welcomed a new video coding standard called MPEG-5 Essential Video Coding (EVC). The standard delivers 4K UHD video with greater compression and efficiency when compared to the previous standard codec. The standard is expected to help provide emerging delivery protocols and networks such as 5G.

MPEG-5 Essential Video Coding (EVC) is an international video compression standard under development by MPEG (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11). The standard will consist of bitstream specification, decoder specification, conformance specification, and reference software.

By improving compression capabilities it will bring more screens to display 4K, 8K, VR, AR, and HDR content and help increase service possibilities.

Huawei, Qualcomm, and Samsung will announce their r espective licensing terms covering the MPEG-5 EVC by April 2022, no later than two years from the Final Draft International Standard publication date of April 2020.

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