A story of unseen engineering: digital TV compression
The IET President's Address
11 October 2018 | IET London: Savoy Place
A story of unseen engineering: Digital TV compression
Access to hundreds of high resolution live TV channels and millions of YouTube videos is now the norm. Do you ever hit ‘pause’ to wonder how this came about?
What we now take for granted has actually developed over the last 50 years. Whilst the improvements in digital transmission speeds and storage have helped considerably, a fundamental enabler to the success of the modern video empowered world is “Digital Video Compression”.
This Presidential address will overview the highlights and evolution of video compression engineering, starting with the relative simple schemes of the late 1970’s through to latest sophisticated techniques in common use today.
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19:30 - Networking drinks & Technology Showcase
20:00 - President’s Dinner (fee applies)
21:00 - Showcase and drinks reception close
22:00 - President's Dinner finish
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