28 Feb '12, 11pm

MPEG LA Publishes MVC 3D Video Codec Licensing Prices

MPEG LA have announced pricing for licenses on the Multiview Video Coding 3D codec. It covers everything from hardware that will use it to subscription services and prices range from one cent per disc to $300,000 for big subscription services. Currently, MPEG LA is dedicating some of its time to undermining Google’s VP8 and state that they have 12 patents that apply to that codec. To me that means, no matter what they say about H.264 being free for certain uses, if they win out against VP8, that will probably dwindle over time to a very narrow amount of video or perhaps, none at all. Now they’ve got MVC which is also based on H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. It covers both stereoscopic and multi-view 3D. MVC also has free viewpoint in it (where users can change the camera view). Multiview video contains a large amount of inter-view statistical dependencies, since all cameras capture the ...

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