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H.264: Low power implementation for consumer applications

Posted: 10 Jan 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:H.264  low power  MPEG-4-AVC  HD video 

The H.264 (also known as MPEG-4-AVC) standard greatly improves the MPEG-2 compression ratio in a wide range of applications from small size (mobile AV) to HD video. Many applications of H.264 technology have already been launched, including Blu-Ray Disc, HD-DVD, AVCHD-Camcorders (HD-CAM), iTune-video, 1-seg DTV (mobile digital TV in Japan), DVB-H for European handheld DTV, among others. This article discusses the two key factors behind the wide adoption of H.264 and gives a technological summary of H.264 in comparison to MPEG-2. It also presents this standard?s approach and solution to the video quality and low power requirements of portable consumer devices.

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