MPEG has produced standards that have provided the industry with the best video compression technologies. In order to address the diversified needs of the Internet, MPEG is issuing this Call for Proposals (CfP).
This CfP calls for proposals on compression technology for video in progressive format with compression capability that substantially outperforms MPEG-2 and is comparable to AVC Baseline Profile.
To satisfy the requirements of this application domain MPEG will evaluate the submissions and will develop a specification (the Standard) that will include an initial profile (the “Baseline Profile”) where patent owners making declarations are prepared to grant a free of charge license to an unrestricted number of applicants on a worldwide, non-discriminatory basis and under other reasonable terms and conditions to make, use, and sell implementations of the Baseline Profile in the Standard in accordance with the ITU-R/ITU-T/ISO/IEC Common Patent Policy and which may include other profiles that may be royalty-bearing. MPEG recognizes, however, that a Baseline Profile may not be possible.
MPEG intends to subdivide royalty-free and royalty-bearing profiles into different standard parts.