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MovIM is a new video codec, developed since late 2018 by Reto Kromer and specifically designed for both conservation and restoration purposes. It is a generalisation and a replacement of his YCoCg and the MSMI video codecs. This work has been directly inspired by a discussion he had with Tommy Aschenbach at the AMIA Conference 2018. However, he wishes to acknowledge also the inspiration given in various occasions by Claudio Weidmann, Jim Lindner, Carl Eugen Hoyos and Jérôme Martinez.
The openMovIm package contains the libmovim C library, implementing the MovIm video codec, and the openmovim Bash command−line interface to libmovim, allowing to encode, decode, play and analyse virtually any moving images. The package is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and is provided «as is» without warranty or support of any kind.
A PDF of the current man page is available.
The source code will become freely available, as soon as a public beta not requiring special user’s skills will be released.
Our research partners can currently install and test an alpha by running the following command:
The Homebrew/Linuxbrew formula has been successfully tested on x86_64 architectures running on the following operating systems: