VVC today can be both useful and usable; let's hope that VVC IP owners can formulate a royalty policy that delivers the same.
With production challenge solved, smarter AI upscaling and enhanced codec technologies will enable 8K streaming to the home—inevitably.
Within 24 months, hardware support appeared, encoding became affordable, and AV1 became a much more realistic competitor to HEVC. Here's how the currently available AV1 codecs measure up.
Beyond the Pantos spec and into DASH, LL-HLS finds traction and a potential tie-in with CMAF