09.14.2005 12:00 AM
IBC2005: Thomson Taps JPEG 2000 for HD Camcorder
Established as an international standard in early 2001, the wavelet-based JPEG2000 image compression technology seems to at least be alive, if not in excellent health, judging from this year's IBC. At one time destined for digital still cameras on the consumer level, JPEG2000 had kept a very low profile lately, and not on purpose.

But now the industry's first professional HD camcorder to use JPEG2000 compression was introduced at the Amsterdam show by Thomson. The Grass Valley Infinity Digital Media Camcorder uses two identical JPEG2000 chips from ADI called ADV202. According to published reports, the chip both encodes and decodes, as well as integrates other codecs, including DV for SD and MPEG2 for HD and SD.

In contrast to JPEG and MPEG, which are widely used in a number of consumer products, JPEG2000's applications up until now have mostly been in the high-end (thus, costly) categories of imaging products such digital cinematography and satellite photo archives for the U.S. government, among other things. The new Grass Valley HD camcorder has an MSRP of $20,000.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology