V-Nova Perseus: A Progress Report
By Jan Ozer – Streaming Media
It’s been almost a year since we looked at V-Nova’s technology and commercial progress. Since I was in London for the Streaming Forum, it was convenient to drop in to see what’s happened since then and what’s in the product hopper.
By way of background, V-Nova launched the Perseus codec in April 2015. There are two versions of the codec, pure and hybrid. Pure Perseus uses only the Perseus algorithm throughout, and it is used in V-Nova’s contribution encoders. Hybrid Perseus, which is for distribution, combines Perseus with other compression technologies, such as H.264. This enables backwards compatibility with H.264 players, and easy integration into existing H.264 encoding and decoding products.