Friday, August 9, 2013

NTT Advanced Technology Intros H.265/HEVC Kit

NTT Advanced Technology introduced an H.265/HEVC codec software development kit (SDK) for applications ranging from mobile video to 4K video.

H.265/HEVC, also known as 'High Efficiency Video Coding' (HEVC), was approved by the ITU-T's Study Group 16 in April 2013.

NTT said H.265/HEVC provides approximately twice the compression performance when compared with conventional H.264/AVC.

Some key features of the SDK:

  • HEVC elementary stream I/O (Annex.B form)
  • CBR rate control / VBR rate control
  • Automatic scene change detection and key-frame insert specification
  • Frame reference structure specification
  • Pre-filter control
  • Progressive / interlace structural compatibility
  • Parallel encoding by slice structure and LCU pipeline
  • Adaptive-quantization matrix
  • DeBlocking Filter/SAO Filter Control

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