High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)

Part of the series Integrated Circuits and Systems pp 275-302


Compression Performance Analysis in HEVC

  • Ali TabatabaiAffiliated withSony Corporation
  • , Teruhiko SuzukiAffiliated withSony Corporation Email author 
  • , Philippe HanhartAffiliated withEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • , Pavel KorshunovAffiliated withEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • , Touradj EbrahimiAffiliated withEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • , Michael HorowitzAffiliated witheBrisk Video, Inc.
  • , Faouzi KossentiniAffiliated witheBrisk Video, Inc.
  • , Hassene TmarAffiliated witheBrisk Video, Inc.

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In this chapter, performance analysis of HEVC (Recommendation ITU-T H.265 | ISO/IEC 23008-2) in comparison with AVC (Recommendation ITU-T H.264 | ISO/IEC 14996-10) in terms of both objective as well as subjective quality assessments are given. Because of the increased flexibility offered by HEVC, methods to select the best coding parameters, in a rate-distortion sense, are also described. Special care has been taken to apply a unified approach when conducting subjective and objective quality evaluation between HEVC and AVC. Our overall evaluation study results show the coding efficiency of HEVC to be about twice higher than that of AVC.