Use it with your existing images and workflows: all the features of JPEG 2000 plus lossless transcoding. It is designed to be used by all the current JPEG 2000 family of users such as D-Cinema, video post-production, film preservation, medical, satellite, etc.
The new file format will bring all the benefits of JPEG 2000 with lightning fast speeds. The format has been designed to be a material improvement to JPEG 2000 by minimizing the impact of changes on existing codestream syntax and structure, implementations, workflows and content libraries. This is intended to:
- provide substantially higher throughput than the existing block coding algorithm on a given platform (CPU, GPU, FPGA, ASIC…) without substantially reducing compression performance.
- allow transcoding to/from codestreams generated by the existing block coding algorithm, such that the transcoding is mathematically lossless and computationally efficient.
- improve power efficiency such that higher throughput on a given platform should be equivalent to reduced energy consumption per sample
- be used within all existing parts of the JPEG 2000 standard, with minimal syntactic and structural impact. The output of HTJ2K activity is now published as a part of the JPEG 2000 family of specifications (ISO/IEC 15444).