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News MPEG announces HEVC codec, halves video bitrates

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 15 Aug 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    How long before the free xHEVC version? :D
     
  3. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Just what the world needs, yet another video codec
     
  4. Dave Lister

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    Oh great I'll need to take a year off work to re-encode all my video's !
     
  5. WarrenJ

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    Looks like another good step towards SuperHD.
     
  6. themassau

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    could this also imply a greater quality for the same band white like 50 or 60 fps instead of 24 or just double the resolution?
     
  7. Salty Wagyu

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    Could this be a good thing for Freeview's limited transmission bandwidth if they used this new format?
     
  8. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Wait what? They say it is half the bandwidth and it needs to be developed yet. That's ridicule!
     
  9. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Half the bit-rate for the same quality, hopefully that will mean smaller file sizes for uploads to youtube etc.
     
  10. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    if it's recorded at 24 fps there's no increase in quality, and if it is recorded at a higher fps rate you get the whole Hobbit discussion going on...

    Quality an interesting area, surely depends on the raw capture specs?
     
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    It will probably be very processor intensive. Just like H.264 seemed very processor intensive when it was first released.
     
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    Make it easier for everyone to bit torrent Sasha Grey videos!
     
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    I read somewhere that this is the case, it makes sense though, everything is getting faster, but communications links aren't developing in the same way.
     
  14. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Half the bitrate with no quality loss? Colour me intensely sceptical until they show it in action. Even going from CBR MPEG2 to CRF Hi10p h.264 isn't going to net you half the filesize without any loss in quality.
     
  15. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    If existing hardware acceleration (smartphones, media players, IPTV boxes etc) can actually be used for playback, then this my be the best thing since.... well h264.
     

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