Information technology — MPEG video technologies — Part 4: Video tool library (Adopted ISO/IEC 23002-4:2018, third edition, 2018-03)
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).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CSA ISO/IEC 23002-4 throughout.
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 23002-4:2018 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group 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 developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This document defines the description of the MPEG video tool library (VTL) based on the decoder description specified in ISO/IEC 23001-4. This tool library defines the specification of FUs, which are sufficient to build complete decoding solutions according to the following coding standards:
- ISO/IEC 14496-2 (MPEG-4 Simple Profile)
- ISO/IEC 14496-10 (MPEG-4 AVC Constrained Baseline Profile and Progressive High Profile)
- ISO/IEC 14496-16 (MPEG-4 SC3DMC), and
- ISO/IEC 23008-2 (HEVC Main Profile).
The objective of ISO/IEC 23001-4 is to define the general framework principles, and this document defines the MPEG VTL that includes relevant tools (or FUs) from the existing MPEG coding standards. Each FU is defined in the form of a textual description, which can be found in 4.1. The input and output behaviour follows the conventions described in Clause 5, Clause 6, and Clause 7.
This document compliant implementations can be designed using any software or hardware language and components. The reference software for the textual specification of FUs is written in RVC-CAL language of which a formal syntax is provided in ISO/IEC 23001-4.