EBU activities related to video codecs, formats, and QC


Video Systems & Workflows
This group coordinates all work in the Video domain. Where relevant, dedicated groups are created to work on topics in more detail. This group is led by Simon Thompson (BBC). Current focus is on HDR monitors measurement and camera/lens testing guidance.

HDR Implementation Task Force
This group aims to help EBU Members use and deploy HDR technology. It is chaired by Andrew Dunne (BBC).

Video Evaluation
Group that covers all subjective & objective evaluations work, including production codecs, test sequences, AI-empowered algorithms testing, and SD -> HD / HD -> UHD upsampling. Liases with the EBU Distribution SP for video compression topics (e.g. 5G contribution). Led by Roberto Iacoviello (RAI).

UHDTV Strategy Support
A group to identify existing and missing information to help EBU Members create/update their UHDTV (UHD, HDR, NGA) strategies. This is a joint activity with the Audio Systems & Workflows group. This work is led by Karl Petermichl (ORF).

Quality Control
Group where the EBU.IO/QC collection was created and is maintained.

Hybrid & Cloud-based Production
This group is a transversal group, to share the best approaches to (live) cloud production.


Media Archives
Brings together EBU Members to exchange experiences around archives.

Non-Linear Editing Systems User Group
Brings together EBU Members to exchange experiences around video editing software.

Topical pages



Currently the following deliverables are planned in the video domain (green indicates the deliverable has already been delivered). Note that deliverables are dependent on enough participation in the work and that the planning is subject to change. New deliverables are added regularly.


  • status_med_12px.png UHDTV (incl. HDR & NGA) Survey (Q1 2022)
  • status_med_12px.png EBU Tech 3325 update (Q1 2022)
  • status_med_12px.png New video test sets creation (Q1 2022)
  • status_med_12px.png Real-time, Mezzanine Codecs Tests (Q1 2022)
  • status_med_12px.png Production Codecs implementation tests (Q1 2022)
  • status_low_12px.png (HDR) Video Monitors Measurement (Q1 2022)
  • status_med_12px.png HDR Workshop (plugfest) (Q2 2022)
  • status_low_12px.png Upressing algorithms benchmarking (Q2 2022)
  • status_low_12px.png Report on objective video quality metrics (Q2 2022)
  • status_low_12px.png Cameras/Lens testing guidance (Q2 2022)
  • status_med_12px.png EBU Production Codecs tests report Apple (Q3 2022)
  • status_med_12px.png Development of the EBU.IO/QC platform (Q1-Q4 2022)
  • status_med_12px.png Addition of QC Tests to EBU.IO/QC (Q1-Q4 2022)






* To have access to the files, EBU Members need to first join the Video Systems & Workflows Group.