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Sunday, January 01, 2006

15 times more efficient then JPEG compression

A new image format technology named MatrixView Universal (.MVU) is starting to see the light in the world of the internet. The new format claims to be 15 times more efficient then JPEG compression and does that without any image loss. Echoview, from Matrixview is the first product that uses this technology. It is a lossless and highly optimised continuous archival and retrieval system for Echocardiogram and Ultrasound images. I'm pretty sure additional uses of this technology will be appearing in the near future.

Average Compression Ratio:
EchoView: 32.9 times
JPG: 7.3 times
JP2: 8.5 times


  • This is some very interesting technology. I remember hearing about something similar that was supposedly a sofware-only solution, but consistant opinion labelled it as vapor-ware.

    These kinds of compression ratios would be wonderful to see in some kind of open standard...possibly even for use on the 'net? I wonder if this will ever happen, given the continuing proliferation of highspeed connectivity.

    By Blogger theMatt, at 10:39 PM  

  • Yeah, just imagin this being used on the internet.. It would probably help solve alot of bandwith problems, bringing down the cost of many related services.

    Unfortunatly, humans beings are lazy creatures by default, so I doubt they will do anything to replace actual standards, or won't do so for a LONG LONG time.

    I remember 10-20 years back when people were coding software to make them fit in a limited amount of memory, but with the progression / falling prices of technology, people just don't bother any more to make clean, efficient programs. They just write bloated, unoptimized code..

    Bah! 'nuff said

    By Blogger Kiltak, at 11:32 PM  

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