ITU agreed on the new video coding standard ITU-T H.265 (HEVC)

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has officially agreed on the release of the new video coding standard ITU-T H.265 (HEVC) last Friday, January 25, 2013.

ITU-T H.265 / ISO/IEC 23008-2 HEVC will provide a flexible, reliable and robust solution, future-proofed to support the next decade of video. The new standard is designed to take account of advancing screen resolutions and is expected to be phased in as high-end products and services outgrow the limits of current network and display technology.

Companies including ATEME, Broadcom, Cyberlink, Ericsson, Fraunhofer HHI, Mitsubishi and NHK have already showcased implementations of HEVC. The new standard includes a ‘Main’ profile that supports 8-bit 4:2:0 video, a ‘Main 10’ profile with 10-bit support, and a ‘Main Still Picture’ profile for still image coding that employs the same coding tools as a video ‘intra’ picture.

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

To read the whole story, please go to the ITU official website
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