The New Horizon for Video Coding

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) has recently emerged as a major step forward in compression capability and its standardization since it was first approved in 2013. The achievement has now been recognized by a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award announced in October 2017. HEVC has been especially instrumental in the recent deployments of new services that use ultra high definition (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG), and it has been extended in several important ways – most recently to support enhanced features for screen content coding.
But video compression continues as a very active and rapidly evolving topic in the research, standardization, and industry community. New work in the Joint Video Exploration Team (JVET) of ITU’s VCEG and ISO/IEC’s MPEG has demonstrated that significant improvement over HEVC is already feasible, and a Call for Proposals has been issued to launch a new standardization project to capture these advances. Meanwhile, new developments in video coding are occurring outside the ITU-T/ISO/IEC standardization community as well.
This talk will look into the future to explore the advances beyond HEVC, looking out to 2020 and beyond to identify the progress that has recently been demonstrated and what is likely to happen next as video coding continues to evolve as a technology with an increasing impact and an increasing diversity of applications in our daily life.

Gary Sullivan has been a longstanding chairman or co-chairman of various video and image coding standardization activities in ITU-T VCEG, ISO/IEC MPEG, ISO/IEC JPEG, and in their joint collaborative teams since 1996. He is best known for leading the development of the Advanced Video Coding (AVC) standard (ITU-T H.264 | ISO/IEC 14496-10), the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard (ITU-T H.265 | ISO/IEC 23008-2), and the extensions of those standards for format range enhancement, scalable video coding, 3D / stereoscopic / multiview video coding, and screen content coding. Most recently he has co-chaired the Joint Video Exploration Team (JVET) since October 2015 for investigating video coding technology with compression capability beyond that of the HEVC standard.
He is a Video and Image Technology Architect in the AI & Research group at Microsoft Corporation, where he has also been the originator and lead designer of the DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) video decoding feature of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
He has received the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award, the IEEE Consumer Electronics Engineering Excellence Award, two IEEE Trans. CSVT Best Paper awards, the INCITS Technical Excellence Award, the IMTC Leadership Award, and the University of Louisville J. B. Speed Professional Award in Engineering. The team efforts he has led have been recognized by three Emmy Awards (one for the development of AVC, a second for the High profile extension of AVC, and a third for the development of HEVC). He is a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE.