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IDG News Service – An ITU group has approved a successor to the H.264 video encoding standard, opening the door to future video transmission using only half the bandwidth that’s now required.
The International Telecommunication Union’s H.265 standard is intended to help keep video flowing among smartphones, tablets, TVs and other devices as screen resolutions increase over the next 10 years. It should help to reduce the burden on wired and wireless networks, where video makes up a substantial portion of today’s traffic. Vendors and service providers are expected to phase in the new standard gradually as products and services outgrow the limitations of current technology.
Coming soon to an iPhone, iPad or Mac near you? H.265 video, which will deliver video quality in half the file size of the old H.264 standard, and open the door for the Retina-quality video formats of the next ten years.
IDG News Service – HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) will revolutionize delivery of TV services to all types of devices including smartphones and tablets, according to Ericsson, which will launch what it says will be the first live TV encoder compatible with the technology at the IBC trade show next month.
Technology giant Ericsson has introduced what it claims is the world’s first HEVC encoder unit for live video transmission in particular to mobile devices.
The units tap into the very latest in compression technologies and which could save broadcasters and operators up to 50 per cent in delivery bandwidth, while at the same time boosting download speeds. The encoders comply with the HEVC/H.265 compression algorithms which is now finalised and agreed and will be endorsed as an industry ‘standard’ in January 2013.
The latest draft of the high-efficiency video coding codec appears to point to early 2013 for the final specification.
By Tim Siglin
Last year’s MPEG standards buzz was around DASH (dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP) which provides a standardized way to segment H.264-based MP4 files for fragmented delivery. This year’s end-of-year buzz may very well be around the high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) codec set to replace H.264.
Known as H.265, the specification is currently in its draft stage, with the most recent draft being released last week. Hot on the heels of MPEG LA’s call for essential HEVC patents, which we covered last month, the newest H.265 draft — Draft 6 — is now available for your reading pleasure in a Zip file.
Draft 6 appears to be solid enough, addressing a number of outstanding questions from previous drafts, so we suspect MPEG is nearing the end of its draft versions and setting the stage for an early 2013 release of the codec…
Ericsson discusses the recent meeting of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), which issued a draft international standard of the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) video-compression format. It’s twice as efficient as current standards. Twice as efficient means half the bits, which means half the spectrum capacity is required for the same video quality.