Overview of the H.264/AVC video coding standard

Ajay Luthra, Pankaj N. Topiwala, Andrew G. Tescher
2003 Applications of Digital Image Processing XXVI  
H.264/AVC is newest video coding standard of the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group and the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group. The main goals of the H.264/AVC standardization effort have been enhanced compression performance and provision of a "network-friendly" video representation addressing "conversational" (video telephony) and "nonconversational" (storage, broadcast, or streaming) applications. H.264/AVC has achieved a significant improvement in rate-distortion efficiency relative to
more » ... ing standards. This article provides an overview of the technical features of H.264/AVC, describes profiles and applications for the standard, and outlines the history of the standardization process.
doi:10.1117/12.512557 fatcat:izrkkxd7p5enpmtbstvrnqc5xa