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Overview and performance evaluation of the ITU-T draft H.26L video coding standard
Author(s): Pankaj N. Topiwala; Gary Sullivan; Anthony Joch; Faouzi Kossentini
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Paper Abstract

We give a brief tour of the emerging ITU-T H.26L videocoding standard. Like its predecessors, H.26L is being designed partly for videoconferencing applications; however, many other applications are considered to be within the scope of the design effort and tests indicate that H.26L is fully suitable for a very broad range of applications. Starting from a clean slate, H.26L is a powerful new design that is forward-looking in its performance and scope of applications. We compare H.26L to the highest capabilities of the most complex and newest versions of prior standards such as H.263 and MPEG-4, and provide benchmarks for its performance. Our analysis indicates that the draft H.26L standard offers compelling advantages over all existing video coding standards. It has the potential to redraw the landscape of consumer and enterprise video applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 2001
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 4472, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIV, (7 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449763
Show Author Affiliations
Pankaj N. Topiwala, FastVDO Inc. (United States)
Gary Sullivan, Microsoft Corp. (United States)
Anthony Joch, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Faouzi Kossentini, Univ. of British Columbia (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4472:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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