Bit-by-bit, piece-by-piece things are starting to fall into place to enable a 4K Ultra HD future.
The latest advancement is word today from Barco Silex in Belgium that it has validated its hardware solution for “lightweight, low-complexity video compression against the SMPTE 2042-3 reference.”
The validation means the core can be integrated in ASICs and FPGAs and should make the day equipment vendors implement low-cost, interoperable compression supporting UHD and 4K, a press release from the company says.
The solution uses the VC-2 Low Delay codec originally conceived of by BBC Labs. Using the codec 4:1 visually lossless compression can be down with less than a millisecond of delay. VC-2 Low Delay has been accepted as a standard by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE 2042).
To learn more visit the Barco Silex website.