Metadata Handling in Rugged Embedded Video Compression Systems

Feb. 3, 2017

Video data handling in rugged embedded computing environments has an immensely varied range of applications and requirements. Developing products that enable the effective handling of not just video, but also corresponding audio and metadata, is a significant challenge. Demands on video processing have increased with the proliferation of video technologies, HD cameras, additional sensors, and the necessity of remote sensing in unmanned vehicles. In order for the video data to have optimal value to the various viewers and consumers of the data, it is critical to have more than just the video itself. Audio obviously brings in a complementary element to the video displayed, but sometimes even greater value can be realized from other types of data that are associated with the video information. This ‘other data’ is generally known by the single term “metadata”.