MSc Diploma Project
Study of JPEG2000 suitability in professional High Definition Television production applications
Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi
European Broadcasting Union
The digitization and the introduction of High Definition Television (HDTV) in the production environment have generated several questions on the broadcaster side. Which HDTV format and which studio compression algorithm to use is one of the most important issues. Manufacturers are proposing different implementations of studio video compression algorithms. This thesis investigates the currently proposed studio compression systems (Panasonic AVC-I, Sony XDCAM50) and compares them to the JPEG2000 standard. It is shown that the new open JPEG2000 standard provides an efficient alternative for broadcasters and vendors.