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April 05, 2013

ATEME Announces Industry First Open Source Implementation Supporting HEVC

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

To create the global benchmark for video compression, ATEME, a company in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced that the industry's first open-source implementation of a software media player supporting High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is now available.

High Ef?ciency Video Coding (HEVC) is presently being prepared as the newest video coding standard of the ITU-T Video Coders. It increases video resolution and use of parallel processing architectures.

With availability HEVC Codec standard, the service providers and broadcasters are now able to accelerate experimentation. GPAC, an open-source media player can be used to play back live or file-based audio and video content and encapsulate and transmit such content as a stream.

Jerome Vieron, advanced research manager at ATEME said in a statement that "The support of HEVC in GPAC is a milestone for the broadcast industry, allowing us to move from relatively static demonstrations of the new codec to much broader and more meaningful field trials. ATEME has been an early supporter of the HEVC features in GPAC and took an active part in the integration effort in order to assist our clients assess the performance of the TITAN product line in HEVC."

ATEME, IETR and Telecom ParisTech collaborated for the open-source development of an HEVC test-bed, featuring an HEVC/H.265 decoder. OpenHEVC has been carried out by Mickael RAULET, a research engineer at the IETR laboratory. The OpenHEVC is distributed under LGPL license and supports the HEVC main profile.

Its performance allows GPAC to play up 1080p resolution and 25 or 30 frames per second on a single core CPU.

The company has decided to showcase the TITAN File and Live transcoder with support for HEVC and the GPAC player at the ATEME booth #SU7102, in the NAB Show South Upper hall of the Las Vegas Conference Center, April 8-11, 2013.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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