Haivision delivers the highest performance and most flexible codec technology. Haivision has achieved a leading position in MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 performance encoding technology, making it the foundation for our entire product line.
What you need to know about H.264 and MPEG-4:
- MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), MPEG-4 part 10 and H.264 all refer to the same standard, jointly developed by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) together with the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)
- MPEG-4 AVC is not the same as traditional MPEG-4 (part 2) that has been available for many years.
- H.264 is not limited to video conferencing codecs. MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) is widely accepted by the streaming community (reference Quicktime and iPOD), the broadcast community (set top boxes now support MPEG-4 AVC H.264), and the communications/telecom community as the new standard for video compression. MPEG-4 AVC is the dominant specification for all new IPTV deployments.
- MPEG-4 AVC saves 60% of the bandwidth previously required for DVD quality MPEG-2. This means that for video transmission, you can save 60% of your monthly network fees. Deploying network video has never been simpler. T1 connections are now perfect for DVD quality video. For storage, MPEG-4 AVC is the format of choice for HD DVD and BluRay High Definition discs.
- MPEG-4 AVC is resolution independent, supporting ¼ resolution (SIF/CIF) all the way to High Definition (HD). Haivision’s current MPEG-4 AVC products are optimized for full resolution, 30 frame per second, low latency video. Our next progression is MPEG-4 AVC High Definition.
- Contrary to some bigger than life product propositions, 1 Mbps does not sustain high quality HD video. High quality standard definition (full resolution) video is achieved at between 700 kpbs and 900 kpbs for “talking head” content, and at 1.5 Mbps to 2.0 Mbps for DVD quality SD. 720p and 1080i High Definition is achieved between 4 Mbps and 10 Mbps video bit rates with this standard.