V-Nova’s Perseus video compression technology is now ready for 8K and HDR output, according to an informitv evaluation.
The evaluation combined qualitative and quantitative examinations of sample material encoded using Perseus, with all HD and UHD tests performed live on P.Link 4K, V-Nova’s contribution encoder and decoder solution.
The results of the evaluation showed Perseus compression is visually lossless for video contribution for 1080i25 at 75Mbps, 1080p50 at 150Mbps and 2160p50 at 200Mbps.
The evaluations also found that HDR images encoded with Perseus deliver higher fidelity output without any compression overhead, and that 8K format images of 7680×4320 pixels at 48 bits per pixel were visually lossless at 40:1 compression.
“We were amazed by the claims for V-Nova Perseus but the results of our rigorous evaluations speak for themselves,” said Dr William Cooper, informitv.
“V-Nova Perseus compression proved visually lossless for UHD production applications at impressively low data rates, as confirmed by objective measurements.
“V-Nova can also deliver 4K HDR video today and Perseus compression is already 8K ready.”
Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO and co-founder, added, “This confirms for potential users that our technology is ready today to provide a step-change in video compression efficiency as well being future-proofed, through intrinsic support for HDR and 8K.”