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15th July 2016:

The output of the THIRA project has now become the Turing codec, an open source HEVC encoder. Please visit www.turingcodec.org for more details.



27th - 30th September 2015:

THIRA's collaborators demonstrated some of the latest project's results at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)


                               
                            

22nd September 2015:

The main papers describing THIRA's work are now available online.

- HEVC coding optimisation for Ultra High Definition television services: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PCS.2015.7170039

- Enabling Ultra High Definition Television services with the HEVC standard: The THIRA project: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICMEW.2015.7169824

- Multiple early termination for fast HEVC coding of UHD content: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2015.7178204


11th - 14th September 2015:

THIRA participants will demonstrate the latest development of THIRA at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam. Two demonstrations will be held:

- BBC R&D: EBU stand 10.F20 (Innovation Theatre) 11am - 11.30am from 11th to 14th September

- Parabola Research: DTG stand (5.A17) in Hall 5 and Future Zone with a poster about cluster encoding technology


                                    


30th June - 3rd July 2015:

THIRA participants will demonstrate some additional project's results at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia on Expo (ICME) in Turin, Italy. The demonstration will take place in the special session on European Union funded projects scheduled for June 30th, 10 - 11.20am. More information available here. Related paper is available here


                            ICME 2015


31st May - 3rd June 2015:

THIRA participants attended the 31st the Picture Coding Symposium (PCS) in Cairns, Australia. PCS is an international forum devoted specifically to advances in visual data coding. One of the main highlights from PCS this year is a special contest on image coding technologies where proposals were compared and assessed with both objective metrics and subjective tests. THIRA participants presented three papers on the work carried out in the project: one paper on adaptive motion vector accuracy for motion compensation, one on the evaluation of the HEVC tool set for UHD content and proposals to speed up HEVC encoding and the last one on reverse visiting order for compression of coding units. More information available in these three papers (1, 2, 3)

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12th May 2015:

Seventh THIRA at BBC R&D in London



19th - 24th April 2015:

THIRA participants attended the fortieth edition of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Sound and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in Brisbane, Australia. ICASSP brings together leading engineers and scientists in signal, image and video processing from academic and industry. THIRA participants presented a paper on Multiple Early Termination (MET), an algorithm developed within THIRA and to speed motion estimation in inter coding

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ICASSP poster THIRA




13th February 2015:

Sixth THIRA meeting at BBC R&D in London



12th November 2014:

Fifth THIRA meeting at BBC R&D in London



27th-30th October 2014:

THIRA participants attended the 2014 edition of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) in Paris



7th August 2014:

Fourth THIRA meeting at BBC R&D in London



28th July - 1st August 2014:

During the XX edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, THIRA participants set up a demonstration of video compression technology. Using UHD content recorded during the Games, the THIRA project showed a comparison between its own codec and the best AVC codec, x264. The demonstration was held at the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London

Demo Commowealth Games



14th May 2014:

Third THIRA meeting at BBC R&D in London


10th - 14th March 2014:

THIRA project has been advertised at the CeBIT trade show in Hannover (see the promotional video here)



13th February 2014:

Second THIRA meeting at BBC R&D in London



27th January 2014:

THIRA participants have demonstrated UHD content and HEVC coding benefits at BBC event "The future is now" in London


23rd January 2014:

THIRA participants attended the Digital TV Group (DTG) UHD forum in London



25th - 26th November 2013:

THIRA participants attended the EBU "UHDTV: Voices & choices" workshop in Geneva



14th November 2013:

Kick-off meeting at BBC R&D in London