Fraunhofer IIS provides JPEG XS SDK to make Ultra Low Latency over IP available for Broadcast Workflows

The standardized JPEG XS codec makes it possible to handle high quality media workflows from acquisition to distribution by using Internet Protocol (IP) and Ethernet infrastructure. With the availability of Ethernet interfaces with larger bandwidth and the mezzanine codec JPEG XS, commercial off-the-shelf components from the IT industry and standard internet connectivity can now be used to transmit extremely high quality images and videos over IP in local and wide area networks with the lowest latency.

Tradeshow demonstration of JPEG XS
At various tradeshows we demonstrate together with partners first commercial software implementations to proof that ultra low latencies below one frame and IP-based workflows can perfectly go along to re-think and re-design the way of working within broadcast workflows.

Our JPEG XS software implementation allows for all broadcast equipment developers and implementers profitting from JPEG XS in terms of low latency but also low complexity within their devices and equipment. JPEG XS is tailored to the specific requirements of the broadcast and movie production industry and to high quality in-house distribution.



JPEG XS stands for extra speed and extra small. The new ISO mezzanine codec standard co-developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits enables interoperability and allows an easy and cost effective integration into IP based infrastructure.

As an ultra low-latency lightweight image coding system, JPEG XS offers visually lossless quality with compression ratios up to 10:1. It also supports resolution up to 8K and features a frame rate from 24 to 120fps.

Whether Virtual Reality, gaming, in-house or broadcast and digital cinema workflows, the upcoming JPEG XS mezzanine codec standard can be applied where today uncompressed video is used.

If you like to learn more about technical details of the JPEG XS codec, you will find some important key facts watching our video interviews with the experts:

 Interview on the JPEG XS Licensing Program

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JPEG XS – The new low complexity codec

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JPEG XS - Image coding for video over IP in production quality

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JPEG XS Workflow

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Business Area Digital Media: Digital Events

For a deeper insight into the technology and applications, check out our digital formats at the Business Area Digital Media. We offer regular Weekly Specials and HighTables revolving around JPEG XS and more technological innovations for digital media workflows.

JPEG XS Licensing program

Fraunhofer IIS and intoPIX announce a joint licensing program for JPEG XS.

Virtual Showroom

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