High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)

Overview

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is the current joint video coding standardization project of the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (ITU-T Q.6/SG 16) and ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11).

The Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) has been established to work on this project. The scope of this group has been extended to continue working on Rage extenstion (RExt), Scalable HEVC (SHVC) and Screen content coding (SCC) as extensions of HEVC.

The Joint Collaborative Team on 3D Video Coding Extension Development (JCT-3V) has been established to work on multi-view and 3D video coding extensions of HEVC and other video coding standards.

The first edition of the HEVC standard has been finalized in April 2013.

The second edition of HEVC including RExt, SHVC and MV-HEVC has been finalized in October 2014.

Software resources

Documents

Further information

Overview Papers

JCT-VC chairs

  • Jens-Rainer Ohm
  • Gary J. Sullivan

Draft editors

  • Benjamin Bross
  • Woo-Jin Han
  • Jens-Rainer Ohm
  • Gary J. Sullivan
  • Ye-Kui Wang
  • Thomas Wiegand

Software coordinators

  • Karsten Suehring
  • Karl Sharman
  • David Flynn