- MPEG RoSE
- Advanced IPTV Terminal
- High-performance Video Coding
Sensory Effect Description Language (SEDL): Provides basic building blocks (declaration, effects, group of effects, reference to effects, parameters), common attributes (timing, priority, intensity, etc.), and data types (void at the moment) for constructing/authoring sensory effect metadata which is associated to A/V content.
Sensory Effect Vocabulary (SEV): Provides a clear set of extensible effect types which are currently comprising effects for color (illumination), temperature (°C), wind (Beaufort), and vibration (Richter).
It is foreseen that the sensory effect metadata which comes along with the A/V content is translated (or mapped or adapted) - by a module (hw/sw) called RoSE engine - to commands that are understood by so-called sensory devices with certain capabilities. Both commands and capabilities are also within the scope of standardization. Hence, it should be possible to consume the A/V content timely synchronized with its effects for an increased user experience. Furthermore, user preferences might also affect this translation/mapping/adaptation process.
Advanced IPTV Terminal: This activity is about to define a terminal suitable for IPTV scenarios jointly with ITU which may result in a similar construction as the JVT for video coding standardization. However, nothing has been fixed yet and interested parties are invited to join the discussions via the corresponding Ad-hoc Group (AhG) [subscribe]with the following mandates:
- Look after the process of establishing the joint project with ITU-T so that SG16 may presented with a matured proposal for a new standard for Advanced IPTV Terminal
- Gather use case scenarios and requirements for Advanced IPTV Terminal
- Conduct collaboration with ITU-T Q.13/16 to prepare a joint meeting
Finally, MPEG got an Emmy! ;-)