Transmitting 4K and 8K resolutions in production quality via Ethernet can’t be done? Think again! The new JPEG XS video codec was “custom designed“ for the migration of broadcast studios and productions to Internet Protocol (IP). Building on JPEG XS, we developed a software-based en-/decoding solution that has come through its baptism of fire as a market-ready solution for production under real conditions. Together with the Japanese broadcaster NHK, we have successfully completed a pilot test for 8K transmission.
The live test – JPEG XS in production
In collaboration with the Japanese broadcaster NHK, we demonstrated the performance capabilities of JPEG XS in a pilot project under live conditions in the fall of 2020. JPEG XS is a video-over-IP codec that has been standardized specifically for production requirements. As Japan is one of the first countries in the world to possess 8K-capable recording and transmission technologies and wants to migrate its broadcasting centers to IP-based systems and work processes, this partner provided the opportunity for a first real test of the use of JPEG XS in professional workflows.
The challenge consisted not only in transmitting 8K in real time, but even more so in dem-onstrating the synchronicity of JPEG XS under real-time conditions with various compression factors in a real-life broadcast production.