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Reference EN 61883-8:2009
Title Consumer audio/video equipment - Digital interface - Part 8: Transmission of ITU-R BT.601 style digital video data
Project Number 21710
Abstract/Scope IEC 61883-8:2008(E) specifies a protocol for the transport of uncompressed or compressed video data in the 4:2:2 format of recommendation ITU-R BT.601 (including compatible extensions to this format for the higher and lower resolutions of other commonly used video resolutions) over high performance serial bus, as specified by IEEE Std 1394-1995 as amended by IEEE Std 1394a-2000 and IEEE Std 1394b-2002 (collectively IEEE 1394). The data formats for the encapsulation of video data are compatible with those specified by IEC 61883-1. Associated audio data, if any, should be formatted as specified by IEC 61883-6.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-01-22
Current Stage code deadline 2009-09-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 61883-8:2008 (EQV)
ICS 33.160.40 - Video systems
Keywords Consumer; Audio/video; Digital interface; Transmission; ITU-R BT.601
Note Initially handled by TC 206 (disbanded) * D141/C101: Transferred to new TC 100X
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6060 2009-01-22 2009-09-01 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2008-12-01 2009-02-01  
5060 2008-11-04 2008-11-18 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-08-29 2008-10-31  
3090 2008-07-25 2008-08-31  
5060 2008-06-23 2008-07-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-01-18 2008-06-20  
1090 2008-01-15 2008-01-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-01-22
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-12-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) SMPTE 267M:1995
ITU-T H.263:1998
SMPTE 293M:1996
SMPTE 296M:2001
VESA Monitor Timing Specifications
SMPTE 274M:1998
ITU-R BT.1358:1998
IEEE Std 1394:1995
IEEE Std 1394a:2000
IEEE Std 1394b:2002
IEEE 1394 Trade Association 2004006:2004
IEEE 1394 Trade Association 2003017:2003
IEEE Std 1394-1:2004
ITU-R BT.601-5:1995
ITU-R BT.656-4:1998
ITU-R BT.709-4:2000
ISO/IEC 11172-2:1993
EN 61883-1:2009

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