H.265, also known as HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), is the latest video codec standard. The first version of the standard was ratified in April 2013. Versions 2 and 3 of the standard published since then have several range extension, scalable extension and multi-view coding profiles.
H.265 achieves up to 2X bandwidth savings over previous generation H.264/MPEG-4 AVC based technologies. Alternately, H.265 encoded streams can offer higher quality than H.264 streams encoded at the same bit-rate. The H.265 standard supports UHD resolutions, including 4K and 8K, and format range extensions (RExt) for higher bit depths and up to 4:4:4 chroma sub sampling.
These advantages are a key factor driving the adoption of the H.265 codec across the Digital Media Creation, Distribution and Consumption chain. Applications include
Ittiam has been at the forefront of development of products based on H.265/HEVC technology. Available and licensed since 2012, Ittiam’s i265 family of H.265 software codecs (Encoders and Decoders) are available on a range of Intel x86 and ARM Cortex Ax platforms. They have been deployed and are in production in a number of customer products and services including some of the largest players in the broadcast industry.
Ittiam’s i265 family of H.265 encoders includes two encoder products to address different market segments with varying quality and performance requirements. Additionally, each of these products have implementations targeted at specific platforms to achieve higher levels of performance and provide compelling cost and power benefits.
Ittiam’s i265 family of products includes H.265 decoders for Professional and Consumer applications.