Google and Netflix led the video codec "AV1" officially released, expecting 4K streaming to spread

Video codecs under development led by Google and Netflix "AOMedia Video Codec 1.0 (AV1)Finally officially released. With the availability of AV1, movie streaming service of UHD picture quality such as 4K is expected to become more popular.

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According to a study by Cisco, in 2021, 82% of Internet traffic will be occupied by movies. Although it is expected that the Internet video era is expected to arrive exactly, in order to suppress increasing traffic, reduction in the size capacity of UHD movies such as 4K is required and this is the reason why AV1 was developed as the next generation codec is.

AOMedia, which develops AV1, said that AV1 has an average compression ratio of 30% on average as compared with a third partySurvey reportIt was said that it was issued.

Below is the test result of AOMedia member Bitmovin.HEVCIn comparison with 4K (2160p) it is about 44% higher compression rate.

VP9In comparison with HD image quality, you can see that the compression ratio is over 20%.

AOMedia finally made public the AV1 specification on March 28, 2018. The open specification of AV1 includes specifications of bit streams that enable development of next-generation chips, reference streams for product verification, and so on.

AOMedia said that it solved the bottleneck for realizing the highest quality video by developing with the expert about the development of AV 1 which took about 3 years, and getting feedback from the industry. By the end of 2019 it is expected that the number of 4K TVs installed worldwide will reach 300 million units, there is a potential demand for 4K movie content. The official release of open source AV1 includes the founding members Amazon, ARM, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Intel, NVIDIA, Mozilla, Netflix, Microsoft, Adobe, AMD, Amlogic, Argon Degign, Bitmovin, Hulu, Ngcodec, Socionext, Videolan, Vidyo, Xilinx comment on pleasure.

With the official release of AV1, the development of encoders and decoders is expected to progress both in terms of software and hardware for AV1, and it is expected that 4K streaming contents will begin to spread in earnest in full swing.

A demonstration of AV1 will be held in Las Vegas, USANAB ShowIt will be held on 10th and 11th April 2018plansis.

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