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 aspect ratios handling in workflows.

HDR Implementation Task Force
This group aims to help EBU Members use and deploy HDR technology. EBU Members can click here to join the Task Force, which is chaired by Andrew Dunne (BBC). The workspace is here.

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_done_12px.png UHDTV Glossary (Q1 2021)
  • status_done_12px.png HDR workflows in Adobe Creative Cloud - Webinar (Q2 2021)
  • status_med_12px.png Aspect Ratios guidance (Q3 2021)
  • status_med_12px.png EBU Tech 3325 update (Q3 2021)
  • status_med_12px.png Live UHD/HDR contribution parameters (Q3 2021)
  • status_med_12px.png File-based UHD/HDR contribution parameters (Q3 2021)
  • status_med_12px.png UHDTV (incl. HDR & NGA) Survey (Q3 2021)
  • status_med_12px.png Production Codecs implementation tests (Q3 2021)
  • status_med_12px.png Addition of QC Tests on IMF (Q3 2021)
  • status_med_12px.png New video test sets creation (Q3 2021)
  • status_med_12px.png Real-time, Mezzanine Codecs Tests (Q3 2021)
  • status_low_12px.png (HDR) Video Monitors Measurement (Q3 2021)
  • status_low_12px.png Upressing algorithms benchmarking (Q3 2021)
  • status_low_12px.png Report on objective video quality metrics (Q4 2021)
  • status_low_12px.png Lens testing guidance (Q4 2021)
  • status_med_12px.png EBU Production Codecs tests report Apple (Q1 2022)





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