MPEG-5 LCEVC Showcase Returns to IBC2023

Codecs and Standards
Products and Solutions
The MPEG-5 LCEVC Showcase returns to IBC (15-18 September 2023, Amsterdam), demonstrating LCEVC-based use cases across broadcast, pay-tv, streaming, extended reality (XR), and cloud gaming, all powered by solutions from different industry vendors, including encoders, media players, cloud transcoders, and online video platforms.

Booths A24 and B40 in Hall 5 (Content Everywhere) will showcase a growing ecosystem of products supporting the MPEG-5 LCEVC standard, offering video service providers, operators, and content owners the necessary tools to deploy the technology and leverage its benefits.

LCEVC (Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding) stands as the latest innovation by MPEG and ISO. Instead of replacing existing codecs, LCEVC enhances them, reducing both the costs and energy consumption of the transcoding process by up to 70%. It also provides higher quality, at up to 40% lower bitrates, with benefits that stack upon those of other methods to improve video compression, rather than being an alternative.

A new VR/XR and Cloud Gaming pod, powered by NVIDIA technology, will show how MPEG-5 LCEVC enables the scaling of ultra-low-latency pixel streaming use-cases such as cloud gaming and immersive 6DoF entertainment. The LCEVC-enhanced HEVC and AV1 feature the latest NVIDIA RTX GPUs up to the RTX A6000 GPU to unlock the visual quality, bandwidth, and service reliability required for mass market adoption.