Monday, December 3, 2007

New version of H.264/AVC overview

I have posted a new version of my introductory overview, "What is H.264?". Visit the page and please contact me with any comments.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Computer-drawn or hand-drawn diagrams ?

I'm developing diagrams for a new edition of my book on H.264/AVC. I've been experimenting with hand-drawn vs. computer-drawn diagrams. I quite like the immediacy of hand-drawn diagrams. Here are a few examples - I'd like to have your opinions on these. Please leave a comment (or send me an email) with your views - do you prefer hand-drawn or computer-drawn?

The examples are in this file:

Thursday, March 29, 2007

New overview of H.264/AVC

I have written a new white paper that gives an overview of the H.264/AVC standard (here). It's intended to be a (relatively) non-technical introduction to the standard. The new paper describes what H.264 is, how an H.264 video codec works and why H.264 is an important industry standard. I'd be happy to receive any comments.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Topics for new tutorials

I will be posting a number of new H.264 tutorials over the next few months. I plan to update the existing tutorials (here) and add further topics. The first will be an "easy" introduction to the H.264/AVC standard. I'd welcome requests for new tutorial topics, so please add a comment if you'd like to suggest a topic for a tutorial paper.
- Iain

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Welcome to the newly-published Vcodex site. This site contains resources, links and information about video compression and about my work. I have kept the existing resources (including the popular H.264 tutorials) and added new material. I will continue to add resources to the site. Contact me if you'd like to suggest or request further resources, tutorial topics, etc, or to find out more about what I do.