Fwd: [VCEG] Strengthening our relationship with MPEG

Sun Mar 11 21:46:51 EST 2001

Dear SG16 system experts,

For your information, please find attached Mr. Sullivan's message posted at
the Q.6/16 video coding experts group reflector.

Best regards,

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>From: Gary Sullivan <garysull at microsoft.com>
>To: "'itu-adv-video at standard.pictel.com'"<itu-adv-video at standard.pictel.com>
>Cc: "Thomas Wiegand (HHI) (E-mail)" <wiegand at hhi.de>
>Subject: [VCEG] Strengthening our relationship with MPEG
>Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 18:34:08 -0800
>Sender: itu-adv-video-owner at standard.pictel.com
>ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) [Q.6/SG16]
>Email from Gary Sullivan <garysull at microsoft.com>:
>MPEG has just made significant gestures toward forming a
>stronger relationship with ITU-T VCEG.  Thomas and I and
>others have recently sought an improved collaborative
>relationship with MPEG and have found that our interest
>was reciprocated with equal strength.
>Some of you may have heard that I was just appointed
>as the chairman of the MPEG video group and that I served in
>that capacity this week at the MPEG meeting in Singapore.
>This does not mean that I plan to diminish my role in the
>ITU in any way.  In fact, I have intended strong service
>to the ITU community in my efforts toward coordination
>with MPEG.  I hope that I can use my "two hats" to ensure
>having a strong and cooperative relationship between MPEG
>and VCEG, and minimize any potential duplication of effort.
>In addition to our already-expressed intent to participate
>in MPEG's upcoming testing effort seeking improved
>video compression technology, I have taken the liberty this
>week of pre-registering ITU-T VCEG as a potential participant
>in MPEG's additional testing effort seeking designs suitable
>for Digital Cinema video coding.  Since we can still pull
>out of this test plan and since MPEG sought early pre-
>registration by this week from interested organizations, I
>used my discretion as rapporteur (in consultation with Thomas)
>to pre-register the ITU-T VCEG for those upcoming Digital Cinema
>VCEG's ultimate participation in MPEG's Digital Cinema tests would
>mean that we need to significantly enhance our current H.26L software
>(at least for issues already embraced in spirit such as flexible
>picture size, support of 4:4:4 color spaces, and support of 12-bit
>sample quantization accuracy).  However, I believe that VCEG should
>work to test our H.26L design in this demanding new domain and
>should work with MPEG to help determine what efforts are needed
>by the video coding standardization community to address this
>important new application.
>The next few months should be an exciting period in the video coding
>community.  I hope VCEG can show very strong performance in
>MPEG's upcoming tests.  I also hope that ITU-T VCEG and ISO/IEC
>MPEG can work very closely together in the future as a strong
>collaborative team toward standard development efforts to serve
>the needs of the global multimedia industry.
>Best Wishes,
>Gary Sullivan
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