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YUVsoft Profile

  1. 1. YUVsoft Corp. Video Processing and Video Compression Technologies www.yuvsoft.com
  2. 2. Key Facts about YUVsoft <ul><li>A private company incorporated four years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Moscow, Russian Federation </li></ul><ul><li>The core team is 8 years old </li></ul><ul><li>About 20 persons are involved </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted at development and licensing of video processing, compression, quality measurement and computer vision technologies, R&D projects </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>The team is basically from Moscow State University (MSU Video Group) </li></ul><ul><li>The main background of the team lies in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>compression, video codecs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video filtering for quality enhancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>computer vision methods - depth estimation, stereo matching, object segmentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video quality measurement </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Videogroup Non-commercial Activity <ul><li>More than 30 members </li></ul><ul><li>The most notable projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.compression.ru world’s biggest site about compression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Series of filters/codecs/programs : 3.000.000+ downloads We claim the widest specter of available filters in the world and this is the answer, how we tune them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Series of codec comparisons : 400.000 + comparison downloads </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Video Technologies and Expertise Spectrum <ul><li>Preprocessing to improve quality and facilitate further processing </li></ul><ul><li>Processing for video editing, transcoding and elements of computer vision </li></ul><ul><li>Compression to increase quality for the same bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Postprocessing to improve visual quality </li></ul><ul><li>Video Surveillance Systems </li></ul>See www.yuvsoft.com/applications.html
  6. 6. Technologies: Video Preprocessing <ul><li>Deinterlacing </li></ul><ul><li>Denoising </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Color restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Deflicking </li></ul><ul><li>Deblur </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  7. 7. Technologies: Video Processing <ul><li>Automatic segmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Face-skin detection </li></ul><ul><li>Logo remover </li></ul><ul><li>Subtitles remover </li></ul><ul><li>Depth estimation </li></ul><ul><li>Watermarking </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  8. 8. Frame Rate Conversion Low frame rate video Processed video
  9. 9. Compressed video restoration Original Processed
  10. 10. Intel Media Processor ( Intel Digital Home )
  11. 11. Filters speedup <ul><li>We use following filters speedup : </li></ul><ul><li>CPU based (MMX/SSE, multithreading, cache optimization etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>GPU based (OpenGL shaders, CUDA) </li></ul><ul><li>HW based (no FP, no divisions, small buffers, parallel blocks etc.) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Technologies and Expertise: Compression <ul><li>Best compression lossless codec in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Testing of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 codecs </li></ul><ul><li>Tuning of an MPEG-4 codec rate control </li></ul><ul><li>Specific codecs for videoconferences </li></ul><ul><li>Compressed stream error recovery </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  13. 13. Technologies and Expertise: Video Quality Assessment <ul><li>The highest number of objective metrics in one tool: 12 + 5 plugins </li></ul><ul><li>More than 30 formats are supported </li></ul><ul><li>More than 100 000 downloads </li></ul><ul><li>More than 40 contributors </li></ul>MSU Video Quality Measurement Tool MSU Perceptual Video Quality Tool System for subjective video comparison tests Original Frame Blockiness Measure
  14. 14. Technologies and Expertise: Video Quality Assessment ViCoS: Video Codec Scoring System Fully automatic system to analyze codecs http://yuvsoft.com/technologies/vicos <ul><li>Pareto-optimal preset search – fast algorithm </li></ul><ul><li>Well-known analyzers + 12 unique quality analyzers ( Motion, RD, Noise, Blurring analyzers, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of metrics results per codec and advanced storage methods (MySQL, MS-SQL, Oracle support) </li></ul><ul><li>Results visualization </li></ul>
  15. 15. Technologies and Expertise: Video Quality Assessment ViCoS: Video Codec Scoring System Fully automatic system to analyze codecs http://yuvsoft.com/technologies/vicos <ul><li>Client-server architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Robustness (against codec failures) </li></ul><ul><li>Almost any codec support (CLI, GUI, DirectShow) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible licensing policies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Technologies and Expertise: Public Codecs Analysis <ul><li>We work directly with many companies </li></ul><ul><li>We make annual public H.264 comparison 6 years (150.000+ downloads) </li></ul><ul><li>Totally 400.000+ PDF reports downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Private comparisons with the newest industry codecs </li></ul>More than 20 contributors: http://www.compression.ru/video/codec_comparison/index_en.html
  17. 17. R&D, Licensing and Consulting Customers <ul><li>RealNetworks, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Intel divisions: Intel Digital Home, Intel Labs, Intel Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcom, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>MediaExcel, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Samsung divisions </li></ul><ul><li>LG Electronics </li></ul>
  18. 18. Selected Successful Projects <ul><li>Frame Rate Conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Post-processing of compressed video for quality increase </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic stereo to multiview video conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic billboard: semi-automatic algorithm for image and video insertion into video sequences </li></ul>
  19. 19. Frame Rate Conversion <ul><li>High quality video interpolation in time domain </li></ul><ul><li>Non-integer scaling factor </li></ul><ul><li>Special version for handling static text, subtitles </li></ul><ul><li>x86 optimization (SIMD, multithreading) and reference C code </li></ul><ul><li>Performance is about 1.5-2 fps for 1080p in high quality mode for double rate up-conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Several customers </li></ul>
  20. 20. Postprocessing of Compressed Video <ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Increase visual quality for compressed video clips playback on a large screen TV </li></ul><ul><li>Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Intel Atom, Linux (STB-like device) </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>High quality fast deblocking, special denoiser for deringing, smart sharpen, fast deinterlacing, fast high quality resizing </li></ul>
  21. 21. Automatic Stereo to Multiview Video Conversion <ul><li>Produces a given number of intermediate views between left and right stereo channels </li></ul><ul><li>x86 optimization (SIMD, multithreading) </li></ul><ul><li>Performance is about 1 fps for 1080p in high quality mode for 9 views conversion </li></ul>Left Right
  22. 22. Electronic Billboard <ul><li>Automated tracking of insertion place supporting different motion including zooming, partial occlusions </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic discovery of suitable regions for billboard insertion </li></ul>Image and video insertion in video sequences
  23. 23. 2009 Activity Highlights <ul><li>General Projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent increase of brightness and contrast for IR cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Frame Rate Conversion quality improvements </li></ul><ul><li>New high quality deinterlacer with efficient GPU optimization possibility </li></ul><ul><li>Technical: </li></ul><ul><li>GPU denoiser </li></ul><ul><li>GPU smart sharpen </li></ul>
  24. 24. 2009 Activity Highlights <ul><li>Vision and 3D: </li></ul><ul><li>Depth from motion, automatic mono to stereo video conversion for camera motion scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic stereo to multiview video conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic billboard: semi-automatic algorithm for image and video insertion into video sequences </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting: </li></ul><ul><li>Pipeline for efficient post-processing of compressed video </li></ul>
  25. 25. Company Strengths <ul><li>Broad spectrum of technologies </li></ul><ul><li>minimizes risks in new R&D projects, cuts costs and delivery time </li></ul><ul><li>Experience in algorithm optimization for software and hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Highly qualified scientific team </li></ul>
  26. 26. Summary of Company Activity <ul><li>Licensing of existing or derivative IP to large and medium-size technological companies </li></ul><ul><li>R&D projects exclusive and non-exclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting services solving difficult video processing problems, codec quality verification, etc. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Contact Information <ul><li>WWW: www.yuvsoft.com </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>P hone s : +1-(408)-426-5988 +7-(906)-744-0865 </li></ul>

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