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Game-Changing performance of V-Nova PERSEUS™ video compression validated by independent research

  • V-Nova PERSEUS delivers visually lossless 4K UHD contribution at just 200 Mbps
  • V-Nova PERSEUS inherently supports High Dynamic Range video
  • V-Nova PERSEUS is already capable of supporting 8K image compression

London, April 18, 2016 – V-Nova Ltd., a leading provider of video compression solutions, has published the results of an independent evaluation of its V-Nova PERSEUS™ video compression technology.

The evaluation methodology designed and carried out by independent consultancy informitv combines qualitative and quantitative examinations of sample material encoded using V-Nova PERSEUS. All the HD and 4K UHD tests were performed live on P.Link 4K, V-Nova’s contribution encoder and decoder solution already used for live coverage of the El Clasico football match and selected by Eutelsat for coverage of the European football championships in 4K UHD.

The results demonstrate that V-Nova PERSEUS compression is visually lossless for video contribution at compelling operating points:

  • 1080i25   at 75 Mbps
  • 1080p50   at 150 Mbps
  • 2160p50  at 200 Mbps

The evaluations also show that High Dynamic Range images encoded with V-Nova PERSEUS deliver higher fidelity output without any compression overhead. Furthermore, 8K UHD-2 format images of 7680×4320 pixels at 48 bits per pixel were visually lossless at 40:1 compression, which is equivalent to the data rate of uncompressed high-definition video.

“We were amazed by the claims for V-Nova PERSEUS but the results of our rigorous evaluations speak for themselves,” said Dr William Cooper of informitv. “V-Nova PERSEUS compression proved visually lossless for ultra-high-definition production applications at impressively low data rates, as confirmed by objective measurements. V-Nova can also deliver 4K High Dynamic Range video today and V-Nova PERSEUS compression is already 8K ready.”

Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO and Co-Founder, added: “We’re delighted that the independent evaluation by informitv showed that V-Nova PERSEUS is visually lossless for 4K contribution at these low bitrates. This confirms for potential users that our technology is ready today to provide a step-change in video compression efficiency as well being future-proofed, through intrinsic support for HDR and 8K.”

V-Nova PERSEUS™ is a video processing technology that addresses today’s video delivery challenges. It redraws the traditional quality-bitrate curve, enabling operators to contribute video at both higher quality and a lower bitrate. V-Nova PERSEUS software closes the capacity gap for high quality delivery to connected devices over existing networks.

White papers documenting the results of the qualitative and quantitative evaluations independently designed and conducted by informitv are available from the V‑Nova website.

About informitv

Advising people and organisations around the world, informitv provides independent research, expert analysis and confidential consultancy on the transformation of television and video services through new and emerging media technologies. Clients range from investors and new ventures to major multinational corporations.

About V-Nova

V-Nova is a London-headquartered software company providing advanced signal compression technology and software solutions to address the dramatic growth in global network traffic. V-Nova is at the heart of digitalisation, serving multiple industry segments, including TV & Media where it provides solutions spanning the entire media delivery chain, from UHD/4K contribution to distribution, to connected devices and set-top-boxes.

V-Nova’s award-winning PERSEUS™ technology closes the gap between evolving capacity needs and limitations associated with legacy compression technologies to process data and video in new ways. This means that data can be transported, stored and secured, faster and more cost-effectively, without the need for network upgrades. V-Nova is driving a new era in TV & Media with ground-breaking software solutions that shift the bitrate-quality curve to enable UHD at HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at sub-audio bitrates.

V-Nova is empowering a growing number of customers and partners to differentiate their products, increase market reach, and provide new services, all within currently available bandwidth and infrastructure.

For more information contact:

V-Nova Ltd.
One Sheldon Square
London W2 6TT, UK.

+44 (20) 7046 6270