57 Results for

hevc

Article

What is HEVC? High Efficiency Video Coding, H.265, and 4K compression explained

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, promises twice the compression possible with Blu-ray’s best video compression methods. But how does it work, and is it enough to get us better-looking 4K content?

By April 18, 2014

Article

VLC steps into next-gen video wars with VP9, HEVC support

With VLC 2.1.1, VideoLAN continues to sidestep the software patent licensing minefield of video compression. Meanwhile, open-source allies put muscle behind the new Daala codec.

By November 15, 2013

Article

HEVC video standard finished; high-end improvements coming

A standards group completes its work on a compression technology called HEVC, or H.265, which promises to improve resolution, image quality, and color. Google's VP9 is waiting in the wings.

By January 28, 2013

Article

HEVC video compression could be the next step for 4K

A new study has indicated that High Efficiency Video Coding has significant improvements over H.264 in ultra high-definition video.

By August 28, 2012

Article

New HEVC video compression wins big over today's standard

When it comes to very high-resolution video, researchers concluded that a new video compression technology is a big step up from today's prevailing H.264 standard.

By August 28, 2012

Article

HEVC, a new weapon in codec wars, to appear in September

The technology, also called H.265 and the successor to H.264, promises to double video quality for better streaming and higher-res TV. But it'll come with a patent burden, too.

By August 22, 2012

Article

Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality

The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.

By September 12, 2014

Article

Over-the-air 4K broadcast of French Open? You bet

The new HEVC standard can squeeze 3,840x2,160 pixels at 50 frames per second into a radio-frequency broadcast. Not many have the high-end electronics needed to watch, though.

By May 27, 2014

Article

Patent licensing terms still murky for next-gen video

Plenty of patents are involved in HEVC, the leading technology contender for compressing 4K video. Several big names still haven't signed up for an effort to ease licensing.

By January 17, 2014

Article

Broadcom chip ushers in H.265 and Ultra HD video

The H.265 video standard, aka HEVC or MPEG-5, squeezes more pixels over a network connection to support new high-resolution 4K TVs. Broadcom's chip supports both and is due to arrive in volume next year.

By January 8, 2013