The beauty of film grain is back in the digital world. The grain will be reduced before encoding and transmitted via a grain table in the AV1 bitstream. After decoding the grain is added back and now it is possible to enjoy film look even at ultra low bitrates. First short AV1 encoded file with Wavelet Beam Grain & Noise Management and Film Grain Synthesis technology. Please note that only Google Chrome is supporting all AV1 features at the moment.

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16mm 1728x1248 -8bpc - AV1@1,3Mbit/s and Film Grain Synthesis - AV1 encoder test June 2019