Standardization in the field of

  • Efficient coding of digital representations of images, audio and moving pictures, including
    • Conventional (natural, computer-generated and immersive) images, moving pictures and audio
    • Invisible light and other sensory (such as medical and satellite) images
    • Static and dynamic graphic objects


  • Efficient coding of other digital information, including
    • Multimedia, environment and user related metadata
    • Sensor and actuator information related to audiovisual information
    • Other digital data in agreement with the relevant committee, such as genomics


  • Digital information support, including
    • Synchronization, presentation, storage and transport of single or combinations of media
    • Media security and privacy management
    • Quality of Experience evaluation and system performance metrics


Download: Terms of Reference of SC 29/WGs and AGs 

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/AG 1  Chair Support Team and Management
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/AG 2  MPEG Technical coordination
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/AG 3  MPEG Liaison and communication
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/AG 4  JPEG and MPEG Collaboration
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/AG 5  MPEG Visual quality assessment
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1     JPEG Coding of digital representations of images
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 2  MPEG Technical requirements
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 3  MPEG Systems
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 4  MPEG Video coding
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 5  MPEG Joint Video Coding Team(s) with ITU-T SG 16
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 6  MPEG Audio coding
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 7  MPEG 3D Graphics coding
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 8  MPEG Genomic coding



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