Video codecs and the benefits of HEVC


#1

I’m interested to know if anyone else has experience using HEVC (H.265) as a codec for their videos?
It has been incorporated in Adobe CC and from initial tests I can say it does everything it promises i.e. Compresses video to half the file size for the same quality as a H.264 encode or to the same file size at twice the quality.

Playing it on a HDTV it delivers the same results as a Blu-ray at half the bit rate (20 mbps compared to 40 mbps). I have also found it to encode files in half the time it takes to encode the same file at the same settings for a H.264 encode.

Anyone else interested in seeing this as a compression format for download on Videohive? Anyone know of any downsides to the codec?


#2

I think until it’s incorporated into Quicktime as standard, it won’t have the installed base. As far as I’m aware, Quicktime is still the industry standard for film and video.


#3

It’s still to early for that , h265 doesn’t work everywhere and you need a good computer to read it.
But yes it’s the future, great codec.


#4

Good point! It is annoying that it does not work with QuickTime.

Even though it has limited support at the moment I think there are still advantages to using the codec where it is supported. It looks great on HDTVs that support it and works with some video hosting sites.