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MPEG-2 4:2:2 profile at main level: an emerging high-quality video compression standard
Author(s): T. Naveen; Caspar Horne; Ali J. Tabatabai; Dean Messing; R. Eifrig
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe the MPEG2 4:2:2 Profile @ Main Level (abbreviated to 422@ML), and present a study of its characteristics. The MPEG2 422@ML provides a standard based conformance point that addresses, among other applications, the needs of the professional studio and post production environment. In the paper the requirements of such an environment for compressed digital video together with a functional description of the 4:2:2 Profile are given. The 422@ML provides a flexible compression solution that allows edit-ability, supports a wide range of bit rates, and provides good to excellent quality in both intra and inter studio environment. Our experiments show that the 422@ML is very robust in a multi generation environment, provides an efficient coding solution for transmission and storage, and provides transparency or near transparency in stressing operations such as digital video transformations, quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1995
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 10282, Standards and Common Interfaces for Video Information Systems: A Critical Review, 102820G (25 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227955
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T. Naveen, Tektronix, Inc. (United States)
Caspar Horne, Tektronix, Inc. (United States)
Ali J. Tabatabai, Tektronix, Inc. (United States)
Dean Messing, Tektronix, Inc. (United States)
R. Eifrig, Tektronix, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10282:
Standards and Common Interfaces for Video Information Systems: A Critical Review
K. R. Rao, Editor(s)

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