September 25, 2013

Winner of the Best Paper Award of the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics Berlin

The Best Paper Award of the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics in Berlin was presented to Benjamin Bross, Valeri George, Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa, Tobias Mayer, Jens Brandenburg, Thomas Schierl, and Detlev Marpe of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute's Image Processing department. The paper "HEVC Performance and Complexity for 4K Video" shows that real-time software-based decoding of 4K video, encoded using the novel High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, is feasible. The paper was co-authored by Chi Ching Chi and Ben Juurlink of Technical University Berlin. The corresponding commercial decoder implementation along with other HEVC-based solutions is available at Fraunhofer HHI.