NAB Show 2024

APR 2024

13 - 17

Las Vegas, USA

The Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, 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 13-17, 2024 in Las Vegas (USA), Fraunhofer HHI will present latest developments in video technologies and applications. You can find us at booth W2857.

Gain of Grain for VVC


Open, Optimized VVC Encoder Implementation VVenC: now with Film Grain technology

Film grain is a characteristic visual feature valued by filmmakers and cinephiles for its artistic aesthetic. However, the faithful preservation of film grain during encoding poses a challenge for traditional compression techniques. The random noise of film grain results in an enormous bit rate.

At NAB 2024, Fraunhofer HHI proudly presents how video with film grain can indeed be efficiently compressed with VVenC, Fraunhofer HHI's open and optimized encoder implementation of the most recent Versatile Video Coding (VVC) Standard. The presented framework based in VVenC employs a coding strategy that balance the preservation of film grain with a more efficient compression.

Technical Contact

Adam Wieckowski

Adam Wieckowski

Head of Video Coding Systems Group

+49 30 31002-833