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2nd Edition of MPEG-A, Augmented Reality Application Format reaches Committee Ballot status

The 2nd Edition of MPEG’s Augmented Reality Application Format (ARAF), ISO/IEC 23000-13 has reached Committee Draft (CD) ballot status at the 110th MPEG meeting, and is anticipated to be published in its final form at the end of 2015. ARAF is a format that enables augmentation of content representing the real world with synthetic media objects. Target applications for ARAF include geo-location based services, image-based object detection and tracking, mixed and augmented reality games, and real/virtual interactive scenarios.

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