MPEG-5 Essential Video Coding (EVC) is an international video compression standard under development by MPEG (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11). The standard will consist of bitstream specification, decoder specification, conformance specification and reference software.

The MPEG-5 project started in 2018, and a Call-for-Proposals (CfP) was issued in October 2018. Divideon was one of the companies that responded to the CfP and has continued to contribute to the standardization process. The MPEG-5 EVC standard is scheduled to be completed and published during 2020.

A draft specification text is available here.

A description of the Test Model used in the development process is available here.

An  introduction to the technology in MPEG-5 EVC (presented at ITU Workshop on “The Future of Media”) can be found here.

An overview paper of MPEG-5 EVC (presented at IBC 2019) can be found here.

If you are interested to learn more about MPEG-5 EVC or if you have an interest in preliminary results, early prototype and technical details of MPEG-5 EVC, please contact