LAS VEGAS – April 25, 2022 – nablet, a leading provider of media processing technologies, announced the release of the JPEG XS SDK, making it easy to implement the powerful JPEG XS format, co-authored by Fraunhofer IIS . The SDK is available now, for Linux and Windows, and nablet will release additional technologies powered by JPEG XS.
JPEG XS means extra speed and extra small. This new standard for video production offers visually lossless quality with compression ratios up to 10:1. It also supports resolution up to 8K, and frame rates from 24 to 120 FPS. In addition, JPEG XS does not introduce additional loss on recompression; if a frame is compressed again, the image quality remains at its initial level. JPEG XS is designed for interoperability and easy, cost-effective integrations into IP-based infrastructures.
“The standardized JPEG XS codec makes it possible to handle high quality media workflows from acquisition to distribution by using Internet Protocol (IP) and Ethernet infrastructure. It bridges the gap between the transport of uncompressed video and highly compressed distribution formats by preserving low latency,” explains Prof. Dr. Siegfried Foessel, Head of the Moving Picture Technologies Department at Fraunhofer IIS.
“We are excited to be at the forefront of this exciting new video standard,” said Muzaffer Beygirci, founder and CEO of nablet. “New production challenges, such as higher resolution and frame rates, require new solutions. This new mezzanine codec replaces uncompressed video without reducing visible quality. Because of its benefits, JPEG XS already competes with existing production formats. As we believe strongly in its success, we decided to develop multiple tools for integration and interoperability.”
In addition to the SDK, nablet will offer several products based on JPEG XS:
- A DirectShow filter for decoding JPEG XS
- MXF components to support muxing and demuxing of JPEG XS streams
- An MXF DirectShow filter for demuxing
- A source filter for RTP playback
- A nablet player with support for file and stream playback of JPEG XS video
- An Avid Media Composer plugin
- An Adobe Premiere Pro plugin (powered by Fraunhofer IIS)
Additional information is available at nablet.com/jpeg-xs.
nablet is a leading provider of video codecs, transcoders and MXF technologies which are used widely in entertainment, sports, broadcasting and related industries. Clients include many tier 1 brands and other prominent companies around the world. nablet powers many of the best-known video products and services under the hood, creating and modifying millions of videos every year. In addition, nablet is the official developer of the Sony format plugins for Avid Media Composer.
nablet´s core product is the powerful mediaEngine transcoder, which is capable of processing multiple formats simultaneously. It works with all nablet SDKs and technologies, including Shrynk and Heightscreen AI media processing. mediaEngine powers many products in the market as their core for the media processing requirements including ingest, any-to-any transcode and playout, watermarking, smart rendering, closed caption support, HDR conversion and many more.
Based in Aachen, Germany, the company was founded in 2011 by industry veterans who developed many of the most widely used video codecs in use today. nablet develops all of its codecs and related technologies in-house to ensure full support to its clients, without relying on open source or third-party technologies.
Additional information is available at www.nablet.com.
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About Fraunhofer IIS
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, conducts world-class research on microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. Today, it is the largest institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. For over 30 years, the institute’s Audio and Media Technologies division has been shaping the globally deployed standards and technologies in the fields of audio and moving picture production. Starting with the creation of mp3 and continuing with the co-development of AAC and the Digital Cinema Initiative test plan, almost all consumer electronic devices, computers and mobile phones are equipped with systems and technologies from Erlangen today. Meanwhile, a new generation of best-in-class media technologies – such as MPEG-H Audio, xHE-AAC, EVS, LC3/LC3plus, Symphoria, Sonamic and upHear – is elevating the user experience to new heights.
Detailed information on: www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en.