Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This part of ISO/IEC 23001 defines various code points and fields that establish properties of a video or audio stream that are independent of the compression encoding and bit rate. These properties may describe the appropriate interpretation of decoded video or audio data or may, similarly, describe the characteristics of such signals before the signal is compressed by an encoder that is suitable for compressing such an input signal.