HEVC - Can it deliver?

Posted on 05-04-2013

High Efficiency Video Coding(HEVC aka H.265) shows a lot of promise as being a legitimate replacement for the H.264 standard. But can it live up to the expectations? Technically, we feel that the standard is capable of reducing the bit rate by 50% or more on a subjective viewing basis. In addition, the standard has paid some careful attention to parallelization. While the complexity of encoding is 6x-10x that of H.264 to achieve the better than 50% bit rate reduction for comparable video quality, the decoding complexity is higher than H.264 but only marginally so...

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