HEVC Video Codecs Comparison (Tenth MSU Video Codecs Comparison)

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Objective Metrics SSIM SSIM, PSNR
Different types of analysis
Encoding quality, encoding speed, bitarte handling, speed/quality analysis etc. Encoding quality, encoding speed, bitarte handling, speed/quality analysis etc. (some graphs)
ColorPlanes Y Y, U, V and overall
Graphs Some graphs All the graphs for all the metrcis, codecs and presets
Test video sequences 20 HD video (only description) 11 4K video (only description) 20 HD video (available for download) 20 HD video (available for download) + 11 4K video
Hardware used for analysis Desktop and
Server configurations
Desktop configurations Desktop and
Server configurations
Tested uses-cases 3 different use cases:
Fast Transcoding, Universal and Ripping (some graphs)
1 use case 10 fps ecnoding(some graphs) 3 different use cases:
Fast Transcoding, Universal and Ripping
3 different use cases:
Fast Transcoding, Universal and Ripping + 1 use case 10 fps ecnoding
Number of figures 29 11 5000+ 5500+
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Video Codecs that Were Tested

Objectives and Testing Tools

HEVC Codec Testing Objectives

The main goal of this report is the presentation of a comparative evaluation of the quality of new HEVC codecs and codecs of other standards using objective measures of assessment. The comparison was done using settings provided by the developers of each codec. Nevertheless, we required all presets to satisfy minimum speed requirement on the particular use case. The main task of the comparison is to analyze different encoders for the task of transcoding video — e.g., compressing video for personal use.

HEVC Codec Testing Rools

The comparison was performed on two platforms:

For both platforms we considered three key use cases with different speed requirements.

Desktop

Server

Overall Conclusions

Overall, the leaders in this comparison are x265, Intel MSS Hevc and x264! Here are some overall graphs from report:

Speed/Quality trade-off for Riping use-case (Y-SSIM metric)

Average bitrate for Fast transcoding use-case (Y-SSIM metric)

Average bitrate for Fast transcoding use-case (Y-SSIM metric)

Professional Versions of Comparison Report

HEVC Comparison Report Pro 2015 version contains:

Acknowledgments

The Graphics & Media Lab Video Group would like to express its gratitude to the following companies for providing the codecs and settings used in this report:

The Video Group would also like to thank these companies for their help and technical support during the tests.

Thanks

Special thanks to the following contributors of our previous comparisons

Google Intel AMD NVidia
ATI Adobe ISPhone dicas
KDDI R&D labs Dolby Tata Elxsi Octasic
Qualcomm Voceweb Elgato

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Independent Codec Estimation Comparing to Other Codecs for Different Use-cases

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Contacts

E-mail: videocodec-testing@graphics.cs.msu.ru

15 Jun 2016
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