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.

3 comments:

Jean-Michel said...

Hi, I started with your book about H.264 and MPEG-4 video compression, and I really find it useful !
Your overview is good, very short (but it is an overview, the other tutorials are here for further precisions). Just one little thing, when comparing the three codec in the figure 5, it could be interesting to have the bitrate of the encoding, as you have written it is the same...

Iain Richardson said...

Thanks for the comment and for the suggestion. They were all coded at 150kbps (CIF resolution, 25fps).

Alexei said...

Your non-technical overview is very helpful. I had to explain H.264 (and MPEG in general) video compression basics to non-technical people so many times! Now I can refer them to your overview.