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Korean Research Team Develops Encoder for UHD Broadcasting
UHD Encoder
Korean Research Team Develops Encoder for UHD Broadcasting
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • November 21, 2014, 09:13
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A research team at ETRI checks a newly-developed encoder system while watching 4K videos.
A research team at ETRI checks a newly-developed encoder system while watching 4K videos.

 

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Nov. 19 that it has completed the development of a high-efficiency video encoder, which compresses 4K ultra HD videos at 60 frames per second in real time.

The newly-developed encoder for UHD broadcasting can minimize a decline in image resolution using a tech to compress high-speed videos and a parallel distributed processing method. In addition, the encoder is based on software, and thus it is easier to maintain and upgrade compared to hardware-based devices.

ETRI is planning to develop technologies to lighten and accelerate the speed further in order to compress UHD videos in real time on cheaper hardware-based devices.

“Our methods are suitable for next-gen realistic media, which will demand excellent compressing performance and resolution. I think that our research will greatly contribute to the revitalization of various multi-media service markets in the future,” said Choi Jin-soo, managing director of the realistic broadcasting media research department at ETRI.