Video compression specialist, V-Nova, has announced the third generation of its video distribution technologies, optimised for the forthcoming MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC) standard.
P+ (previously Perseus Plus) adds compression efficiency gains and a range of new features including mobile encoding, AI-powered optimisations and a new cross-device SDK integration framework.
It also incorporates encoding and decoding for the MPEG-5 Part 2 low-complexity enhancement video coding (LCEVC) standard, development of which is expected to be completed next year.
“P+ represents the culmination of years of research and advancement” said Guido Meardi, CEO and Co-Founder at V-Nova. “We have implemented a broad range of new features and optimisations.
“Most importantly, it includes the world’s first implementation of MPEG’s most exciting new standard, MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC), a brand-new approach in video compression, demonstrating its benefits and ease of adoption.
P+ is available as a containerised transcoding microservice, as an SDK for x86 (Linux, Windows), ARM (Android, iOS), FPGA and HTML5 scripted decoding, pre-integrated into a number of open-source options (including FFmpeg) and also directly from the V-Nova Platform in AWS.
LCEVC is designed to be codec agnostic and promises higher compression efficiency while reducing encoding costs. V-Nova said the standard is “set it to transform the codec landscape” and that operators and broadcasters will be able to deploy it immediately due to its software-based approach.