Poor old Fugly H.264, that brown paper bag wearing misfit is getting pushed out the door as the ugly lights are turned on. You’re going home with a new partner that H.265 in the corner you have had your eye on all night. High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC or MPEG-H Part 2 is the follow up to H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 or AVC Advanced Video Coding standard for video compression. The new H.265 spec is being drafted by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding and is expected to be standardized early on in 2013. So with H.265 / HEVC what is in it for you? Why should you get care or even get excited? We have put together a collection of videos that we think will help you understand what H.265 / HEVC is and why it’s going to play a part in your production workflow sometime real soon.


First up ericson explain what H.265 is with Tech Talk: High Efficiency Video Coding

Video thanks to ericson

The H.265 HEVC upcoming video encoding standard could shrink the amount of bandwidth needed to upload and download high-quality video by nearly half. H.265 is expected to support next gen video delivery from the first day of its release including 320×240 to 4K 3840×2160 and 8K 7680×4320 pixels resolutions.

Next up Cisco demonstrates H.265 – high quality video with great bandwidth efficiency

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and now thanks to Quicklink LTD we have some nice H.264 vs HEVC files

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Lastly put the kettle on, grab a beer, or pour a stiff drink for this one, the standardization of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) from ieeeCESocTV

Video thanks to ieeeCESocTV

Keep an eye on H265 for more details on HEVC.

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