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 Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) 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 Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 14496-2:02 (adoption of ISO/IEC 14496-2:2001). At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 14496-2:2004 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
This part of ISO/IEC 14496 specifies the coded representation of picture information in the form of natural or synthetic visual objects like video sequences of rectangular or arbitrarily shaped pictures, moving 2D meshes, animated 3D face and body models and texture for synthetic objects. The coded representation allows for content based access for digital storage media, digital video communication and other applications. ISO/IEC 14496 specifies also the decoding process of the aforementioned coded representation. The representation supports constant bitrate transmission, variable bitrate transmission, robust transmission, content based random access (including normal random access), object based scalable decoding (including normal scalable decoding), object based bitstream editing, as well as special functions such as fast forward playback, fast reverse playback, slow motion, pause and still pictures. Synthetic objects and coding of special 2D/3D meshes, texture, and animation parameters are provided for use with downloadable models to exploit mixed media and the bandwidth improvement associated with remote manipulation of such models. ISO/IEC 14496 is intended to allow some level of interoperability with ISO/IEC 11172-2:1993, ISO/IEC 13818- 2:2000 and ITU-T Recommendation H.263.
Amendment 5:2010 to CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 14496-2:05, Information technology - Coding of audio-visual objects - Part 2: Visual - Amendment 5: Simple studio profile levels 5 and 6 (Adopted Amendment 5:2009 to ISO/IEC 14496-2:2004)
Amendment 4:2009 to CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 14496-2:05, Information technology - Coding of audio-visual objects - Part 2: Visual - Amendment 4: Simple profile level 6 (Adopted Amendment 4:2008 to ISO/IEC 14496-2:2004)
Amendment 3:2008 to CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 14496-2:05, Information technology - Coding of audio-visual objects - Part 2: Visual - Amendment 3: Support for colour spaces (Adopted Amendment 3:2007 to ISO/IEC 14496-2:2004)
Amendment 2:2006 to CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 14496-2:05, Information Technology - Coding of Audio-Visual Objects - Part 2: Visual - Amendment 2: New Levels for Simple Profile (Adopted Amendment 2:2005 to ISO/IEC 14496-2:2004)
Amendment 1:2005 to CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 14496-2:05, Information Technology - Coding of Audio-Visual Objects - Part 2: Visual - Amendment 1: Error Resilient Simple Scalable Profile (Adopted Amendment 1:2004 to ISO/IEC 14496-2:2004)