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New HEVC Video Compression Wins Big Over Today's Standard

When it comes to very high-resolution video, researchers concluded that a new video compression technology is a big step up from today’s prevailing H.264 standard.

 

CNET.comreports that A new compression technology represents a significant improvement over today’s standard, a new study found. The result could help pave the way for video with at least four times the pixels of today’s 1080p standard.

The new compression technology, called HEVC or H.265, is significantly better than today’s prevailing standard video codec, called AVC or H.264, researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, concluded.

With one challenging video, HEVC outdid H.264 at four out of five bitrates. MOS represents the average quality rating of 30 testers; a higher score is better.
With one challenging video, HEVC outdid H.264 at four out of five bitrates. MOS represents the average quality rating of 30 testers; a higher score is better. (Credit: Francesca De Simone,Philippe Hanhart, Martin Rerabek, and Touradj Ebrahimi/EPFL)