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Vinod Kumar Malamal Vadakital



The MPEG immersive video standard (MIV) is one among a suite of MPEG-I standards which is focused on the coded representation of immersive media. MIV started as an exploration activity after the standardization of the Omnidirectional Media Format (OMAF) version 1. The mandate was to investigate coded immersive video representations that allow for more than a simple three degrees of freedom (3DoF) visual interaction, allowing viewers some amount of head translation motion; in other words, allowing for six degrees of freedom (6DoF) visual interaction.

What’s inside:

All through the process of exploration of new technologies, as well as the actual standardization process, one thing that was clear and agreed upon was the use of traditional two-dimensional (2D) video codecs for encoding the video data. After reviewing contributions and evaluating evidence of technology, a Call-for-Proposal (CfP) was issued in January 2019. Subjective and objective quality evaluation of responses was done in March 2019, and a common test model that combined concepts from multiple responses was established. The standard reached the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) stage of the standardization process in July 2021.

In this whitepaper, you’ll learn more about:

  • 3DoF Versus 6DoF
  • Inputs to an MIV Codec
  • Brief Overview of the Codec Design
  • Processing of Views to Generate Atlas Video Data
  • MIV Bitstream Format
  • Future Improvements for MIV
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