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Origins of the performance of H.264/AVC: an account of the development of H.263 and H.264 coding tools
Author(s): Cliff Reader
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Paper Abstract

The development of the H.264 standard is described focused on increases in coding performance and reductions in implementation complexity. The lineage of the standard is described, with a historical overview including its relationship to MPEG4. The discussion is centered on the development of eight major coding tools, which was typically a two-phase development comprising first the basic algorithm, and then optimization for implementation. Each tool development includes an overview of the technology, summary of the development process and timeline, and citation of the original inventions and any major interim inventions. The incremental performance gains and complexity reductions are documented. The work is abstracted from a detailed report on the technology of .2641.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5909, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXVIII, 59090W (16 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.637515
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Cliff Reader, Reader LLC (United States)


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

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