Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Microsoft HD Photo considered for standardization by JPEG committee

"Microsoft's ongoing attempt to establish its own photo format as a JPEG alternative (and potential successor) took another step forward today when the JPEG standards group agreed to consider HD Photo (originally named Windows Media Photo) as a standard."

I think this is a step that should have happened years ago with JPEG2000. Thanks to legal issues it never took off and we were stuck with a older codec longer then we should have. HDTV broadcasts are no different. Instead of using MPEG-4 to provide the best picture possible they went with MPEG-2. While MPEG-2 can give a excellent picture. Many broadcasters have no clue how to correctly broadcast a sports game with out artifacts. Last years baseball season on Fox looked awful.

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