Adding mezzanine compression into live broadcast production workflows is motivated by the need for higher infrastructure bandwidths in the production of UHD content, as well as the desire for more infrastructure flexibility by using internet protocols (IP). However, the majority of existing solutions are proprietary.
To respond to these needs and challenges, the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) decided to begin a new work plan called JPEG-XS to develop a new interoperable, standardized mezzanine codec for such applications. Please join Fraunhofer's Siegfried Foessel and intoPIX's Jean-Baptiste Lorent, who will discuss the specific requirements for such a codec, the evaluation criteria, and the outlook for expected evaluation results.
Dr. Siegfried Foessel is head of the department Moving Picture Technologies at the Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen and spokesman of the Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Media. He was responsible for projects like the camera development ARRI D20/D21, the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) certification test plan or the JPEG2000 standardisation for Digital Cinema. Siegfried is member of various standardisation bodies and organisations like SMPTE, FKTG, ISO and DIN. In 2013 he received the SMPTE Fellow award for his work in Digital Cinema. In 2014 he received the Josef-von-Fraunhofer award for the development of easyDCP, a tool for creating and playback of Digital Cinema Packages. In 2014 he was elected to the president of the FKTG (Fernseh- und Kinotechische Gesellschaft e.V.), the german equivalent to SMPTE. Since 2016 he is SMPTE board member and regional governor for EMEA, Africa and South and Middle America.