High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)

Algorithms and Architectures

  • Vivienne Sze
  • Madhukar Budagavi
  • Gary J. Sullivan

Part of the Integrated Circuits and Systems book series (ICIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gary J. Sullivan
    Pages 1-12
  3. Rickard Sjöberg, Jill Boyce
    Pages 13-48
  4. Heiko Schwarz, Thomas Schierl, Detlev Marpe
    Pages 49-90
  5. Jani Lainema, Woo-Jin Han
    Pages 91-112
  6. Benjamin Bross, Philipp Helle, Haricharan Lakshman, Kemal Ugur
    Pages 113-140
  7. Madhukar Budagavi, Arild Fuldseth, Gisle Bjøntegaard
    Pages 141-169
  8. Andrey Norkin, Chih-Ming Fu, Yu-Wen Huang, Shawmin Lei
    Pages 171-208
  9. Vivienne Sze, Detlev Marpe
    Pages 209-274
  10. Ali Tabatabai, Teruhiko Suzuki, Philippe Hanhart, Pavel Korshunov, Touradj Ebrahimi, Michael Horowitz et al.
    Pages 275-302
  11. Mehul Tikekar, Chao-Tsung Huang, Chiraag Juvekar, Vivienne Sze, Anantha Chandrakasan
    Pages 303-341
  12. Sung-Fang Tsai, Cheng-Han Tsai, Liang-Gee Chen
    Pages 343-375

About this book


This book provides developers, engineers, researchers and students with detailed knowledge about the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. HEVC is the successor to the widely successful H.264/AVC video compression standard, and it provides around twice as much compression as H.264/AVC for the same level of quality. The applications for HEVC will not only cover the space of the well-known current uses and capabilities of digital video – they will also include the deployment of new services and the delivery of enhanced video quality, such as ultra-high-definition television (UHDTV) and video with higher dynamic range, wider range of representable color, and greater representation precision than what is typically found today. HEVC is the next major generation of video coding design – a flexible, reliable and robust solution that will support the next decade of video applications and ease the burden of video on world-wide network traffic. This book provides a detailed explanation of the various parts of the standard, insight into how it was developed, and in-depth discussion of algorithms and architectures for its implementation. The book serves the video engineering community by:

●     Providing video application developers with invaluable reference to the latest video standard, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC);

●     Serving as a companion reference that is complementary to the HEVC standards document produced by the JCT-VC – a joint team of ITU-T VCEG and ISO/IEC MPEG;

●     Including in-depth discussion of algorithms and architectures for HEVC by some of the key video experts who have been directly involved in developing and deploying the standard;

●     Giving insight into the reasoning behind the development of the HEVC feature set, which will aid in understanding the standard and how to use it.



Advanced Video Coding H.264 H.264/AVC H.265 H.265/HEVC HDTV HEVC HEVC codecs High Efficiency Video Coding JCT-VC MPEG VCEG Video compression standards

Editors and affiliations

  • Vivienne Sze
    • 1
  • Madhukar Budagavi
    • 2
  • Gary J. Sullivan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.PlanoUSA
  3. 3.BellevueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06895-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06894-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06895-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1558-9412
  • About this book