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ITU approves low-bandwidth H.265 video codec for use

01/27, 5:01pm

Devices with H.265 hardware acceleration expected mid-2014

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has approved the H.265 video standard. The new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) promises to lower the amount of bandwidth required to stream current MPEG-4 H.264-standard content by half, potentially allowing mobile devices to view HD content over high-speed wireless connections with little to no buffering required.

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Video processor eyeIO releases 4K-capable StudioRes encoder

12/21, 8:16am

Existing eyeIO user Netflix likely to offer 4K media in future

Video processing company eyeIO has unveilled its second generation of video encoding technology. The new version includes a new option called StudioRes, which is capable of encoding 10-bit 4:2:2 H.264 video at a 4K resolution, as well as claims that it will encode video 45-percent faster than its previous incarnation.

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MPEG to halve video bandwidth with H.265 codec draft

08/15, 5:37pm

Proposal could double video content on existing bandwidth

The Motion Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) has released a draft for a new video codec, H.265. The proposed High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) hopes to slice space consumption by up to half of the current MPEG-4 H.264 standard, with the aim of reducing the amount of bandwidth used for online video apps, and making room for more.

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