Video coding standards

AVS China, H.264/MPEG-4 PART 10, HEVC, VP6, DIRAC and VC-1

  • K.R. Rao
  • Do Nyeon Kim
  • Jae Jeong Hwang

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. K. R. Rao, Do Nyeon Kim, Jae Jeong Hwang
    Pages 1-36
  3. K. R. Rao, Do Nyeon Kim, Jae Jeong Hwang
    Pages 37-50
  4. K. R. Rao, Do Nyeon Kim, Jae Jeong Hwang
    Pages 51-98
  5. K. R. Rao, Do Nyeon Kim, Jae Jeong Hwang
    Pages 99-124
  6. K. R. Rao, Do Nyeon Kim, Jae Jeong Hwang
    Pages 125-158
  7. K. R. Rao, Do Nyeon Kim, Jae Jeong Hwang
    Pages 159-197
  8. K. R. Rao, Do Nyeon Kim, Jae Jeong Hwang
    Pages 221-269
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 271-499

About this book


Review by Ashraf A. Kassim, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Associate Dean, School of Engineering, National University of Singapore.



The book consists of eight chapters of which the first two provide an overview of various video & image coding standards, and video formats. The next four chapters present in detail the Audio & video standard (AVS) of China, the H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced video coding (AVC) standard, High efficiency video coding (HEVC) standard and the VP6 video coding standard (now VP10) respectively. The performance of the wavelet based Dirac video codec is compared with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC in chapter 7. Finally in chapter 8, the VC-1 video coding standard is presented together with VC-2 which is based on the intra frame coding of Dirac and an outline of a H.264/AVC to VC-1 transcoder.


The authors also present and discuss relevant research literature such as those which document improved methods & techniques, and also point to other related resources including standards documents, open source software, review papers, and keynote speeches. The numerous projects presented in the later chapters are particularly thought provoking and challenging. These would be useful for readers, especially graduate students, helping them develop a deeper understanding of the standards and also direct them to further research. True to its name, “Video Coding Standards” would serve as a unique resource for researchers, developers and graduate students in the video coding field, enabling them to achieve a good understanding of these current standards including the differences in performance and limitations, as well as keep abreast of latest developments.


AVS China Audio Visual Coding Standard DIRAC H.264 Image Processing MPEG MPEG-4 PART 10 Multimedia Design Telecommunications VC-1 VP6

Authors and affiliations

  • K.R. Rao
    • 1
  • Do Nyeon Kim
    • 2
  • Jae Jeong Hwang
    • 3
  1. 1.Neddermann HallUniv. of Texas at Arlington Electr. EngineeringArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Barun Technologies CorporationSeoulKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  3. 3.Radiocommun. Engrg.Kunsan National Univ.KunsanKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6741-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6742-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4870
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