Video Coding Using the H.264/AVC Standard

  • Kun-Bin Lee

15.1 Introduction

H.264/AVC is the latest international video coding standard [1, 2] jointly developed by the Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) of ITU-T and Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) of ISO/IEC. This standard is entitled “Advanced Video Coding” (AVC) and is published jointed as Part 10 of the MPEG-4 and ITU-Recommendation H.264. H.264/AVC uses state-of-the-art coding tools and provides enhanced coding efficiency for a wide range of applications including mobile multimedia broadcasting, video conferencing, internet protocol television (IPTV), digital cinema, IP multimedia subsystem (IMS), surveillance, etc. H.264/AVC can provide approximately 50% bit rate savings for equivalent perceptual quality relative to the performance of prior standards. Furthermore, H.264/AVC supports flexibilities in coding as well as organization of coded data that can improve error resilience. As might be expected, the increase in coding efficiency and coding flexibility comes at the expense of an...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kun-Bin Lee
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  1. 1.MediaTek Inc., No.1, Dusing RD.1HsinchuR.O.C.

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