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February 12, 2024

2024 Poised to be a Breakout Year for Versatile Video Coding — Justin Ridge, MC-IF

The Media Coding Industry Forum (MC-IF) around a ‘Mile High Video’ event in Denver, has been promoting the developments of the latest VVC codec which was finalized in 2023 and is already seeing significant activity. In a press release, the Forum highlighted the development of the next generation technology and emphasized its approval by SBTVD, DVB, SCTE and ATSC (where it is in-progress).

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VVC is a significant development for 8K as it will offer the possibility of lower bit rate streams as well as building in support for basic streams with enhancement layers, which could be a real enabler for those that want to provide a wider range of quality while minimizing the increase in bandwidth needed.

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