The Cannes video codec builds upon the foundation of Chicago with support for mixed reality content including stereoscopic 3D, 360° panoramas, and spherical video. Similar to Chicago, Cannes was designed to serve as a testbed for further experimentation and research.
EVX is a collection of five evolutionary codecs that are used for experimentation and education. They are not designed for productization and lack many important features and optimizations. Nonetheless, they are an extremely useful tool for testing out new compression theories and formats. The following diagram illustrates the high level progression of each codec in the family.
virtual & augmented reality
3D video format support
large macroblock support
full rate YCbCr 4:4:4 mode
video analysis & debugging tool
The source code to Cannes is not yet available. In the meantime you can check out the source code for Cairo, which serves as the basic framework for Cannes.
For more information about the functionality of Cannes, check out this blog post. For more information about the predecessors in the EVX family of codecs, check out Chicago, Chennai, Cairo, and P.264 projects.