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Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Internet, Software |

Proposed new MPEG video codec for high definition TV Ultra

Proposed new MPEG video codec for high definition TV Ultra

(Cc) Annie Roi

The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), an organization in charge of the video codec that bears his name, proposed a new standard that promises to halve the bandwidth needed to transmit video without compromising quality. It was named video of “high efficiency” or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), which doubles the current H.264 compression.

reduce the required bandwidth, which could allow streaming TV even higher resolutions to the current 1080, or increase the number of channels that can be transmitted in the same space.

HEVC was shown as a draft in July, when 450 representatives of telecommunications, computer, television and consumer electronics met to approve it.

The format is still in an early stage and may take years to reach the television on a regular basis, however, could be initiated earlier in mobile technologies, which reduce the bandwidth required is a key concern. The video is an important part of the data sent across networks, so it is essential to minimize size.

Link: MPEG video compression issues draft (Ericsson)

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