ITU-T VCEG (Q6/16) and ISO/IEC MPEG (JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11) are jointly studying the potential need for standardization of video coding technology with a compression capability that significantly exceeds that of the current HEVC standard (including its extensions). Such future standardization could take the form of additional extension(s) of HEVC or an entirely new standard. The scope of technology consideration performed by the Joint Video Exploration Team (JVET), an informal collaboration group of VCEG and MPEG, includes a broad variety of video source content, e.g. camera-view content, screen content, VR/360 video and high-dynamic-range video for such applications as broadcast (with live or pre-authored content), real-time video conferencing and video chat, on-demand viewing, storage-based media replay, consumer generated content, and surveillance with fixed or moving cameras. It is now planned to enter a more rigorous evaluation phase, by issuing a Call for Evidence (CfE) on new superior-performance video compression technology, potentially followed by a formal Call for Proposals (CfP). This preliminary CfE will be updated in early April 2017, and responses to the CfE will be evaluated in July 2017, as further detailed below. The possible subsequent CfP would follow the evaluation of the responses to the CfE. Companies and organizations who have developed compression technology that they believe to have better compression capability than the Main 10 Profile of the HEVC standard (Rec. ITU-T H.265 | ISO/IEC 23008-2) are kindly invited to bring such information to JVET in the context of this Call for Evidence. The main purpose of a possible subsequent Call for Proposals and standards development will be to increase compression performance, but contributions are also sought as well that better support newly emerging application areas of video coding.