4K video set to be the norm as compression technology takes shape
MobileChoiceUK.com reports that thanks to a new video compression technology, you will be able to download or stream UHD videos in the near future using that same bandwidth that you need for streaming standard quality videos now.
V-Nova, a London firm that works on advanced video and image processing hardware, have developed a new technology named ‘Perseus’ that can reduce the size of 4k videos by nearly half without any noticeable change in video quality.
This means that instead of using up to 22 Mbps bandwidth of your home Wi-Fi, you will require as less as 7-8 Mbps to stream 4k videos once the new compression technology is adopted in the UK, which makes it three simultaneous 4k streams at the same time.
Even though the technology is yet to be implemented, it has garnered interest from major telecoms and broadcasting companies including Sky, Intel, and the European Broadcasting union.