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Video compression solutions provider V-Nova has entered into a collaboration with computational storage and video processing SoC firm NETINT Technologies to create a collaborative roadmap that accelerates the market deployment of the V-Nova’s Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding (LCEVC) standard while further improving the performance of NETINT’s encoding technology.

VNOVA Codensity T408 Video Transcodr 4Aug2020MPEG-5 LCEVC is a codec enhancement technology that is claimed to enhance significantly the video streaming performance of existing and future codecs. V-Nova LCEVC is a multi-platform software library for MPEG-5 LCEVC that is said to be able to improve the compression quality of any base video codec by up to 50% whilst simultaneously accelerating encoding by up to 4x. V-Nova believes that any playback device supporting the underlying codec can be quickly upgraded in software to gain the benefits.

NETINT’s Codensity T40 video transcoder platform features real-time, high-quality, scalable H.264/H.265 ASIC based transcoding for live video streaming at up to 8K. Packaged in a 2.5” U.2 module form-factor, it offers features sub-frame encoding latency that is said to ensure an immersive experience for interactive video services and ultra-low-power and high density encoding for Edge based deployments.

V-Nova’s say that by using LCEVC, the T408 transcoder module’s performance will be enhanced with increased encoding quality and throughput. These improvements are also designed to will provide access to V-Nova’s LCEVC technology to a wider market, increasing the viability of new emerging services including cloud mobile gaming, social mobile video, and live streaming of Ultra HD TV content.

“With the explosive growth of internet streaming video, new technologies that enable lower total cost of ownership for data centre operators is a critical requirement for creating scalable, sustainable encoding solutions,” said Tao Zhong, Chief Executive Officer, NETINT Technologies. “We have been following the progress of LCEVC standardization and are excited by the recently published performance reports and its ability to be deployed immediately, even in software “We are excited with the performance of LCEVC and look forward to a continued collaboration between both companies, as we work towards implementing LCEVC in NETINT’s next-generation silicon.”

“Our collaboration with NETINT illustrates again how even high-performance hardware transcoding applications can be enhanced to deliver next-generation picture quality for both live and VOD applications,” added V-Nova CEO and co-founder Guido Meardi. “The proven ability of LCEVC to enhance the compression performance of any base video codec (e.g., AVC, HEVC, AV1, EVC or VVC) while lowering the overall computational complexity, is gaining strong traction in multiple applications. It’s great to see more and more companies working towards LCEVC adoption.”