Encoding/Decoding of Omnidirectional video
ImmersiaTV is developing new codecs adapted to omnidirectional video.
The encoding of omnidirectional video sequences currently requires sphere-to-plane mapping, since currently available off-the-shelf video compression algorithms where designed for rectangular video formats. ImmersiaTV proposes a solution based on state-of-the-art knowledge on this subject, providing codecs that go beyond the assumption of rectangularity. These novel coding schemes will also be adapted to a multi-platform multi-resolution reality through foveated coding, a technique that allows having different resolutions on a single image. The goal will be to balance dynamically the available bandwidth with the resolution, and select the resolution differently in particular regions of interest defined from the user’s focus on a particular field of view of the scene being watched.