With the new H.266 codec there will be more quality video in fewer bytes


A new video compression codec has just come out, the H.266 VVC. This translates to higher video quality by requiring fewer bytes to store it. I suppose that the first to use it will be the big companies of streaming video platforms.

And bounce, ordinary users. Not only those who are dedicated to sending and receiving video files over the internet, of dubious legality, but also those who use our mobiles to capture video. Every time our devices record with more quality, already in 4K and with high levels of fps, and that translates into heavier video files. All compression is low.

Last week I was commenting on the news that the next iPhone 12 Pro may capture 4K video at 240 fps. The problem will be the space that said video files will occupy in that format. Well, today’s news comes from pearls to alleviate this problem.

He Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute today announced the official launch of the H.265 HEVC successor, the H.266 / Versatile Video Coding (VVC) video compression codec. Great news, no doubt.

Fraunhofer HHI notes that while H.265 / HEVC requires approximately 10 gigabytes data to stream 90 minute 4K UHD video, H.266 / VVC requires only 5 gigabytes, half of the data required for the same video quality.

This new video encoding has been specifically designed with 4K and 8K resolution video streaming in mind. With this reduction in data requirements, users will be able to capture higher quality images without significantly increasing storage space. It also means that streaming high-quality videos will need lower volume of mobile data.

It is certainly good news, but in the medium term. This codec has just been released, and it will be a while before it will be installed on future video chips that mount a device compatible with said codec. Both of coding after capture, as in his decoding to be reproduced.

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