Now this is interesting and potentially important to everyone shooting with HDSLRs – mpeg has released a new H.265 draft specification which will include new higher quality video with lower bit rates.
I won't pretend to be a compression expert, but it is curious that this specification is lowering bit rate while we keep asking for higher bit rate from the camera manufacturers. What will happen in the future with companies like Canon and Nikon with their video output?
And of course everyone will want to know will this be available as a firmware upgrade or will it require a new camera? I suspect new cameras will be required due to the processor chips having H.264 stuff built in (at least that is what I think – heck, I'm not a chip expert either – ha!)
“There’s a lot of industry interest in this because it means you can halve the bit rate and still achieve the same visual quality…” says Per Fröjdh, Manager for Visual Technology at Ericsson Research, Group Function Technology, who organized the event as Chairman of the Swedish MPEG delegation.
MPEG releases H.265 draft
from the article on AppleInsider where I first saw this…
The Motion Pictures Expert Group has issued a new video standards draft that promises to deliver twice the video quality at the same size, or alternatively, identical video quality at half the data rate as today's MPEG-4 H.264 standard.
The new H.265 draft specifically addresses mobile devices and networks overloaded with video. Products using the new H.265 video compression standard could begin to launch as early as next year.
What do you think?
What is this going to mean to us in the future? Will it really be ready by 2013?
Will HDSLR manufacturers incorporate a new version quickly?
And the biggest question will be will there be any additional fees?
(cover photo credit: snap from the mpeg group)