H.264 is one the most common formats for recording, compressing, and distributing high-definition video. YouTube and Vimeo support this format and it runs natively in both Lightroom 4 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Word on the streets is that the The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and the Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) are teaming up and plan to release H.264ís successor as early as January 2013 -- H.265 or MPEG-H Part 2.
The question ishow much more efficient will H.265 be?
Supposedly it will have almost twice the amount of compression ratio from for a similar quality level as H.264.
This means that less memory cards, and less external hard drives.
Below is the only video test comparing H.264 and H.265 performed on an Android tablet by Qualcomm, a San Diego-based chip-maker that is listed as a member of the international standards group developing H.265.
The H.265 sounds good in theory, but there is another codec called VP8 coming out from NVIDIA.
Time will tell which will be adopted as the new standard. Do you think H.265 will be the new king of video compression? Please post comments and feedback below as I would like to learn more as well. Thanks.
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