HEVC/H.265 vs. VP9 state-of-the-art video coding comparison for HD and UHD applications

Vishal Deep, Tarek Elarabi

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Abstract

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and VP9 are the latest state-of-the-art high-efficiency video coding standards. Both standards aim to decrease the bit-rate while improving the compression efficiency. HEVC/H.265 video standard was collaboratively developed by ITU-T and ISO/IEC with up to 50% bit-rate reduction as compared to its predecessor H.264/AVC. On the other hand, VP9 is an open source video standard developed by Google. While maintaining the same video quality, VP9 has achieved 50% bit-rate reduction as compared to its predecessor VP8. This research paper focuses on the comparison of HEVC and VP9 based on both subjective as well as objective assessments. First, detailed differences in design and specification of the two standards are discussed. Later experiment results are provided, which compare the coding efficiency of both standards on various high-definition 720p, 1090p, and 2160p sample test bench videos. According to our experimental results, it has been empirically proved that HEVC/H.265 outperforms VP9 in bit-rate savings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 30th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055388
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2017
Event30th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2017 - Windsor, Canada
Duration: Apr 30 2017May 3 2017

Publication series

NameCanadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
ISSN (Print)0840-7789

Other

Other30th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2017
CountryCanada
CityWindsor
Period4/30/175/3/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Deep, V., & Elarabi, T. (2017). HEVC/H.265 vs. VP9 state-of-the-art video coding comparison for HD and UHD applications. In 2017 IEEE 30th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2017 [7946796] (Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CCECE.2017.7946796