MPEG anticipates that video bit rate (with current compression technology is used) will go up faster than the network infrastructure will be able to carry economically in the future, both for wireless and wired networks. Reasons for this include the capability for higher quality ranges and resolution for both stationary and mobile devices, the increasing number of users, the increased consumption of video by each user, the increasing tendency towards individual download/upload/streaming. Therefore, it is anticipated that a new generation of video compression technology will be needed that has sufficiently higher compression capability than the HEVC standard, and is particularly supportive for high quality and high resolution video.
In order to enable more rigorous evaluation of new compression technology, test material is sought which reflects the types of video that future compression technology will be required to process. In particular, camera technology has quickly developed recently, increasing resolution while reducing noise, enhancing dynamic range and colour reproduction.
Owners of such test material are therefore kindly requested to consider providing their content to MPEG for the purpose of development, testing and promulgation of video coding standards.