NAB Show 2022

APR 2022

23 - 27

Las Vegas, USA

The 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 NAB Show taking place from April 23-27, 2022 in Las Vegas (USA), Fraunhofer HHI will present latest developments in video technologies and applications. You can find us at Fraunhofer booth C3926.

Press Contact

Maria Ott

Maria Ott

Project Manager 3IT

Phone +49 30 31002-862

VVC Video Compression with Optimized Implementations

Compressed video data are growing at a faster rate than ever before. Already today, video data make up by far the highest percentage of bits on the Internet and in mobile traffic. 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). In order to master 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 was finalized in July 2020. Opposed to previous video coding standards, VVC includes 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 NAB 2022, Fraunhofer HHI will showcase its optimized open source VVC encoder software (VVenC). VVenC is perfectly suited for fast encoding on cloud-based platforms for adaptive multi-resolution streaming. There, it demonstrates significant bit-rate reductions over HEVC for content ranging from standard definition to high dynamic range (HDR) ultra high definition. Additionally, Fraunhofer HHI will be presenting live playback of VVC encoded video in a software player and in web browsers based on its optimized open source VVC decoder software (VVdeC).

Technical Contact

Benjamin Bross

Benjamin Bross

Head of Video Coding Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-622

Adam Wieckowski

Adam Wieckowski

Head of Video Coding Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-833