H.264 Advanced Video Coding is fundamental to a growing range of markets such as High Definition broadcasting, internet video sharing and mobile video. In this webcast, Iain Richardson will launch his new book, "The H.264 Advanced Video Compression Standard".
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The H.264 standard is popular because it can be used to compress video
more effectively than older video coding formats. However, getting the
best out of H.264 is not straightforward. There are many optional
modes within H.264 and choosing these options creates a problem.
Getting the best compression performance for a particular video
segment involves evaluating all the possible modes, but this can be
very computationally expensive.
In this talk I will explain the trade-off between processing
complexity and video compression performance in H.264 video codecs. I
will introduce techniques for choosing a compromise between three
inter-dependent factors: computational cost, compressed bitrate and
video quality. Understanding these concepts makes it possible to get
the best out of H.264 in practical situations.
Video compression or video coding is essential to a wide range of products such as broadcast digital TV, DVD and Blu-Ray disks, internet video and mobile video. H.264 Advanced Video Coding is an industry standard format for compressed video which is key to many of these products. Participants in this webinar will learn how H.264 makes it possible to compress video through a combination of prediction, transforms and coding and will gain an insight into how to get the best from this popular compression format.
About the presenter: Iain Richardson is the author of the two leading texts on H.264 Advanced Video Coding and is an internationally known expert in video compression. Director of Vcodex Ltd and OneCodec Ltd and Honorary Professor at RGU, Aberdeen, he is sought after as a speaker, consultant and expert witness on video compression technology.