InterDigital and Philips are working together to develop technology that will enhance telepresence and extended reality (XR) capabilities in immersive video applications.
InterDigital will contribute expertise on immersive codecs, including Visual Volumetric Video (V3), Video-based Point Cloud Compression (V-PCC) and MPEG Immersive Video (MIV). Philips will contribute critical six degrees of freedom (6DoF) immersive codec technologies in the areas of image reconstruction and rendering.
Volumetric video is a critical component in creating immersive experiences, said InterDigital, unlike traditional video, it is comprised of a sequence of frames, where each frame is a 3D representation of a real-world object or scene capture from a moment in time.
Volumetric content requires significant bandwidth, and compression is crucial to achieve data rates that are sustainable and economically viable for the industry, added the company. “Standards like MPEG V3C play a critical role in reaching this reality and ensuring interoperability for new and emerging experiences,” said InterDigital.
“Implementing real-time volumetric video will enable a much more realistic immersive experience, fostering remote collaboration, training and support in various sectors,” said Jako Eleveld, head of IP Licensing, Philips. “By adopting an open innovation approach, we can use our technology and intellectual property to bring innovations to the market through Philips propositions, and those of partners. Our collaboration with InterDigital will help to demonstrate the benefits of the MPEG V3C standard and its V-PCC and MIV extensions to accelerate its adoption across industries.”