21 May 2015

Ultra HD or 4K is making a big impact on the broadcast industry. In this talk, Vcodex founder Iain Richardson explains how HEVC and VP9 video codecs may help handle the challenges of 4K.

I'm looking forward to giving this talk to broadcast professionals in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, one of Scotland's beautiful Western Isles.

The Ultra HD Codecs: HEVC and VP9

When: Friday 22nd May 2015, 11am

Where: MGAlba Studios, Seaforth Road, Stornoway

Like it or hate it, Ultra HD or 4K is making a big impact on the broadcast industry. 4K content has four times the number of pixels of full HD, making storing, transferring and streaming very demanding. This has significant implications for workflows.

The new HEVC/H.265 and VP9 video compression codecs are designed to help handle the challenges of UHD / 4K video. This talk will introduce you to these new codecs. You will learn:

  • How the codecs compress and deliver 4K video
  • What’s changed from older codecs such as H.264
  • How the new codecs perform
  • What software and hardware support is available.


If you are interested in arranging a specialist lecture on video coding or streaming technology, please get in touch.

---- Professor Iain Richardson is the author of four books on video compression. He leads Vcodex, providers of expert advice on video compression and multimedia communications. http://vcodex.com