The standardized JPEG XS codec was developed to handle media workflows from acquisition to distribution by using Ethernet settings and infrastructure only. Until very recently, digital image transmission for production and contribution could be done only by using specific interfaces such as SDI, IEEE1394, or CameraLink. However, with the availability of higher bandwidth of Ethernet interfaces, the handling of highest-quality images over internet protocol (IP) in local and wide area networks was required and JPEG XS is a codec enabling these requirements.
An update to the new video production codec for professional video
A low compression of up to 10:1 allows near-transparent transmission. JPEG XS – developed to offer lowest latency for multiple encoding-decoding cycles and moderate computational resource requirements while preserving image quality at the highest level – fulfills these demands to facilitate production/contribution settings, even for 4 and 8k images.
The core coding system of JPEG XS was standardized in ISO at the end of 2018 as ISO/IEC 21122-1, the remaining parts in 2019.