An MMT-Based Hierarchical Transmission Module for 4K/120fps Temporally Scalable Video

Yasuhiro MOCHIDA, Takayuki NAKACHI, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI
2020 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
High frame rate (HFR) video is attracting strong interest since it is considered as a next step toward providing Ultra-High Definition video service. For instance, the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) standard, the latest broadcasting standard in Japan, defines a 120 fps broadcasting format. The standard stipulates temporally scalable coding and hierarchical transmission by MPEG Media Transport (MMT), in which the base layer and the enhancement layer are transmitted over
more » ... ferent paths for flexible distribution. We have developed the first ever MMT transmitter/receiver module for 4K/120fps temporally scalable video. The module is equipped with a newly proposed encapsulation method of temporally scalable bitstreams with correct boundaries. It is also designed to be tolerant to severe network constraints, including packet loss, arrival timing offset, and delay jitter. We conducted a hierarchical transmission experiment for 4K/120fps temporally scalable video. The experiment demonstrated that the MMT module was successfully fabricated and capable of dealing with severe network constraints. Consequently, the module has excellent potential as a means to support HFR video distribution in various network situations. key words: MPEG Media Transport (MMT), high frame rate (HFR), temporally scalable coding, hierarchical transmission
doi:10.1587/transinf.2020pcp0008 fatcat:uh67ps5zundzhd3qjcpl74tipa