The Im1 project, lead by Zvi Lifshitz has the goal to develop, integrate and demonstrate Systems Version 1 and 2 Software.
The demonstration took place at the Wednesday plenary. MPEG-4 browser and applications based on the Im1 technology have been demonstrated in various scenario. Player, samples and methodology to create the content has been made available to the MPEG community. Jean-Claude Dufourd (ENST) also made available and authoring tool to create 2D MPEG-4 scenes.
A new implementation workplan has been defined for Version 1 as well as for Version 2 and should be accomplished with the help of the committed partners. More specifically, this workplan includes the demonstration of MPEG-4 over a satellite channel in Atlantic City, the demonstration of IPMP functionality, the integration of MPEG-J and MP4 software and the new advanced BIFS feature.
The status of the Im1 software will be published no later than the 15th of September as input to National Body for their comment.
The overview documents as well as the FAQ for MPEG-4 Version 1 and Version 2 have been reviewed and the relevant parts of both documents have been updated.
The video group addressed in its meeting issues related to MPEG-4 (Version 1 and Version 2), MPEG-7 and MPEG-2. The major effort in the group was dedicated towards progression to Committee Draft (CD) of the Visual part of the MPEG-4 standard.
High Quality Video at High Resolution
At the meeting the parameters for coding video at MPEG-2 4:2:2@HL were reviewed and a Proposed Draft Ammendment PDAM document was released.