What is HEVC (H.265)?


High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is the latest generation video compression standard.

  • This standard was developed by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG), through their Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC)
  • HEVC is also known as ISO/IEC 23008-2 MPEG-H Part 2 and ITU-T H.265
  • HEVC provides superior video quality and up to twice the data compression as the previous standard (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)
  • HEVC can support 8K Ultra High Definition video, with a picture size up to 8192×4320 pixels