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DASH-IF Highlights InterDigital’s Streaming Video Contributions

September 8, 2015 / DASH-IF, 5G, PerceptFX / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

With 5G quickly approaching, it is important to examine the opportunities and challenges that this next generation will bring to mobile video services. Recently, several industry-leading companies discussed this particular topic at “Video Meets Mobile – The 5G Opportunity,” a public workshop co-sponsored by The DASH Industry Forum (DASH-IF).  

The workshop was broken out into seven sessions and hosted in San Diego on August 18-20, 2015 along with DASH-IF’s 11th face-to-face meeting. In the session, “New Technologies and Enablers,” pioneering video research by InterDigital was highlighted alongside contributions from industry leaders Fraunhofer, Microsoft and Qualcomm.  

Yuriy Reznik, Director, InterDigital Labs, discussed user and environment-aware media delivery in a panel session focused on new technologies and enablers that included other industry experts such as Tim Leland, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm; Yago Sanchez, Research Scientist, Fraunhofer; and Kilroy Hughes, Digital Media Architect, Azure Media Services, Microsoft.  

Yuriy’s presentation featured InterDigital’s perceptual pre-processor, PerceptFX, and the relevance its solutions have to current and future video industry trends such as Ultra HD and HDR. The presentation also discussed new opportunities that 5G may present for the video industry and DASH-IF.  

“The environment-aware perceptual processing approach works well with today’s latest codecs, streaming formats, and over existing networks,” said Yuriy. “The evolution of video technologies and arrival of ultra-low delay 5G networks could make the perceptual processing approach increasingly appealing, enabling additional improvements in quality and degree of realism in reproduction of videos.”  

To learn more about the event and view the full presentation, please click here.