H.266 / VVC

VVC Technology

Versatile Video Coding (VVC - officially approved as ITU-T H.266 | 23090-3) is the most recent international video-compression standard of ITU-T and ISO/IEC. It was developed by the Joint Video Experts Team (JVET) with significant contributions from Fraunhofer HHI’s Video Communication and Applications department. Compared to its predecessor H.265/HEVC, VVC achieves about 50% bit-rate reduction at the same subjective video quality for a wide range of video content and applications.

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VVC Solutions

Fraunhofer HHI's Video Communication and Applications department developed and made available optimized VVC software implementations, demonstrating the benefits of this video-coding technology.

VVenC® - the Fraunhofer Versatile Video Encoder

Fraunhofer HHI has developed a highly efficient and fast software encoder that fully exploits the unbeaten compression potential of VVC. Its source code is available on GitHub.

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VVdeC® - the Fraunhofer Versatile Video Decoder

Fraunhofer HHI has developed a resource efficient, multithreaded VVC software decoder that enables live decoding up to 4Kp60 ultra high resolution video. Its source code is available on GitHub.

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