About the Media Coding Industry Forum
The MC-IF gathers industry leaders from the entire media technology ecosystem and currently includes more than 30 member organizations.
Improving the Multimedia Experience
The Media Coding Industry Forum is an international not-for-profit organization, formed in September 2018 with a goal to facilitate cross-industry discussions around the non-technical aspects of deployment of media coding standards, including patent licensing.
The MC-IF has quickly become the focal point for discussions around deployment and licensing of the next-generation video coding standard, Versatile Video Coding (VVC).
Launch event collocated with IBC in Amsterdam, Netherlands
collocated with MPEG in Macau, China
collocated with LESI in Yokohama, Japan
Event during IBC, Amsterdam,
Hollywood, Los Angeles, US
The MC-IF operates with a relatively flat organizational structure. A Board of Directors with 9 Directors from the membership, governs the work and administers organizational matters. The actual work is performed in the four Work Groups (WGs): IP Ecosystem WG, Profiling WG, Interoperability WG and Marketing & Outreach WG. MC-IF has organized a series of workshop and outreach events alternating between Europe, Asia, and North America.
A key theme in all of these events has been to solicit an open discussion that includes both MC-IF members and non-members, for example around the different factors that impact adoption of new video coding standards. Licensing mechanisms and license structures have been frequently discussed topics, with an emphasis on learning from recent history (such as HEVC licensing).
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the MC-IF has not yet planned for additional in-person events since the Workshop in Hollywood in March 2020.
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