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  • Google Snaps Up On2 (12 Comments)

  • Bijective BWT (37 Comments)

    David Scott has written a bijective BWT transform, which brings all the advantages of bijectiveness to BWT based compressors. Among other things, making BWT more suitable for compression-before-encryption and also give (slightly) better compression.

  • Asymmetric Binary System (172 Comments)

    Jarek Duda’s “Asymmetric Binary System” promises to be an alternate to arithmetic coding, having all the advantages, but being much simpler. Matt has coded a PAQ based compressor using ABS for back-end encoding. Update: Andrew Polar has written an alternate implementation of ABS.

  • Precomp: More Compression for your Compressed Files (9 Comments)

    So many of today’s files are already compressed (using old, outdated algorithms) that newer algorithms don’t even get a chance to touch them. Christian Schneider’s Precomp comes to rescue by undoing the harm.

  • On2 Technologies is Hiring (11 Comments)

    There aren’t too many companies working on cutting edge codecs, and of those few this one is hiring. Best of luck.

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Ever heard of JPEG 2000?

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2006

If you thought JPEG 2000 is not getting its fair share of attention, think again.

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The new world of digital cinema

Posted on Sunday, December 18th, 2005 We are on the brink of breaking through to the new world of digital cinema (D-Cinema). The key to unlocking this potential is data compression and researchers are set to have a starring role.

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Christie, FotoKem and Doremi produce first DCDM

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2005

Press Release: FotoKem, Doremi Labs and Christie Digital Systems, USA, Inc., have produced the first Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM) of a major motion picture that conforms to the specifications of the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI). The DCDM was then used to generate a Digital Cinema Package (DCP), ready for distribution.

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Motion JPEG2000 at U.S. National Library of Medicine

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2005

The U.S. National Library of Medicine recently hosted “Getting to Disk-Based Lossless Digital Video Compression,” a topical meeting that included the first public demonstration of real-time, full-screen, mathematically-lossless video compression and decompression based on the Motion JPEG2000 (MJ2) standard.

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Korea & QuVIS Provide Another Digital Cinema First, Take JPEG2000 Ahead

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

MegaBox Cineplex Inc., Korea’s premier motion picture exhibitor, is to install 50 QuVIS Cinema Players supporting DCI JPEG-2000 into Digital Cinema theatres throughout Seoul, Korea.

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The Internet Archive Chooses LuraTech’s LuraWave(R) JP2 and LuraDocument(R) PDF Compressor for Groundbreaking Open Library Project

Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

JPEG2000/Part 1 Solution Integrated Into Core Workflow and Selected as the Digital Master Solution; JPEG2000/Part 6-Style PDFs Selected as Key Distribution Access Format

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iTnews: Dolby to showcase DRM technology, Digital Cinema based on Jpeg2000

Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2005

Dolby to showcase DRM technology and JPEG 2000 compression standard based digital cinema. Dolby’s servers run on Linux.

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A Faster GeoJasPer Is Now Available

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Greg Coats announced an upgrade to GeoJasper, offereing 2 to 10 times speedup for Jpeg2000 conversions. Thanks to a contribution by Kaspar.

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DTS Partners to Bring DCI-Compliant Encoding Technologies for D-Cinema to Market

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Now Jpeg2000 also gets used for digital cinema, maybe Jpeg2000 will become mainstream.

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Topaz Labs Unveils Topaz Vivacity V1.0, an Image Enhancement Plug-In for Photoshop

Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2005

Topaz Labs Unveils Topaz Vivacity V1.0, advanced image enhancement Photoshop plug-in that reduces image noises with little loss of details; eradicates JPEG/JPEG 2000 compression artifacts; sharpens and corrects edges without overshooting and noise amplification; and creating amazing effects.

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