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Some applications of H.264/AVC fidelity range extensions
Author(s): Pankaj Topiwala
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Paper Abstract

H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Fidelity Range Extensions (FRExt), Amendment 1 to the new video standard, was created to allow for higher quality, higher bit depth coding with richer color space support. A key impact of this extension has been to also create an important new profile (High Profile) which supports the traditional 8-bit, 4:2:0 color space, but with improved performance. Finished in July, 2004, this new standard is being aggressively adopted by industry, especially for future high-definition TV and DVD applications. In this paper, we provide a high-level snapshot of what is new in the FRExt Amendment relative to the base standard, and indicate the many applications that now rely on it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5909, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXVIII, 59090S (23 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.623852
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Pankaj Topiwala, FastVDO LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5909:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXVIII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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