Bart Kroon, Philips Research Eindhoven, Netherlands
Dawid Mieloch, Poznań University of Technology, Poland
Gauthier Lafruit, Université Libre de Bruxelles / Brussels University, Belgium
The tutorial gives a high-level overview of the MPEG Immersive Video (MIV) coding standard for compressing data from multiple cameras in view of supporting VR free navigation and light field applications. The MIV coding standard (https://mpeg-miv.org) is video codec agnostic, i.e. it consists of a pre- and post-processing shell around existing codecs, like AVC, EVC, HEVC and VVC. Consequently, no coding details like DCT block coding and/or motion vectors will be presented, but rather high-level concepts about how to prepare multiview+depth video sequences to be handled by MIV. Relations with other parts of the MPEG-I standard (“I” refers to “Immersive”), e.g. point cloud coding with V-PCC, and streaming with DASH, will also be covered.