CES 2023

JAN 2023

05 - 08

Las Vegas, USA

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) is a world leader in the development for mobile and optical communication networks and systems as well as processing and coding of video signals. Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works in the whole spectrum of digital infrastructure – from fundamental research to the development of prototypes and solutions.

At CES 2023, Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in Video Communication and Applications and Vision and Imaging Technologies at Fraunhofer booth #15915, from January 05 to 08, 2023, in Las Vegas, USA.

Press Contact

Martina Müller

Martina Müller

Head of Corporate Communications

+49 30 31002-242

Versatile Video Coding (VVC) with Optimized Implementations

Compressed video data are growing at a faster rate than ever before. Already today, over 80% of the worldwide Internet traffic and over half of the traffic over mobile networks are video-related. This demonstrates the need for even more efficient compression, which goes beyond the current state-of-the-art High Efficiency Video Coding standard (HEVC/H.265). As a response to this demanding challenge, the ITU-T Video Coding Expert Group (VCEG) and the ISO/IEC Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) have been working together to develop the Versatile Video Coding standard (VVC/H.266). VVC provides a 50% bit-rate reduction over HEVC and its first version was finalized in July 2020. Unlike previous video coding standards, VVC already includes in its first version specific coding tools and systems functionalities for a wide range of applications such as resolution-adaptive multi-rate video streaming services, 360-degree immersive video, ultra low-delay streaming, gaming, and screen sharing.

At CES 2023, Fraunhofer HHI will showcase the latest versions of its optimized VVC open-source software implementations together with their integration into third-party applications. This includes the fastest highly efficient open source VVC encoder (VVenC) as well as the fastest fully compliant open source VVC decoder (VVdeC). Based on VVenC, Fraunhofer HHI will be demonstrating how VVC achieves significant bit-rate reductions over HEVC within practical use. This ranges from integrating VVenC into a cloud-based platform for adaptive multi-resolution streaming to using VVenC for efficiently encode 8K high dynamic range (HDR) video content. Additionally, based on VVdeC, Fraunhofer HHI will be presenting various applications for live playback of VVC encoded video on desktop and mobile platforms as well as in web browsers.

Technical Contact

Benjamin Bross

Benjamin Bross

Head of Video Coding Systems Group

+49 30 31002-622