3D High Efficiency Video Coding (3D-HEVC)


Already during the initial phase of HEVC, multi-layer extentions were planned and the proper hooks were included into the base specification.

The JCT-3V was established to work on multiview and 3D video coding extensions of HEVC and other video coding standards.

The 3D extension of HEVC (3D-HEVC) provides increased coding efficiency by joint coding of texture and depth for advanced 3D displays.

3D-HEVC is included in the third version of HEVC, which was finalized in February 2015.


MV-HEVC and 3D-HEVC reference software

The reference software for MV- and 3D-HEVC is maintained in an own Subversion repository. Please use a Subversion client to access the repository links directly or use the source browser for web browser access.

Bug tracking

Specification and software bugs related to MV- and 3D-HEVC can be reported using the MV- and 3D-HEVC bug tracker:

Overview Papers

JCT-3V chairs

  • Jens-Rainer Ohm
  • Gary J. Sullivan

Specification editors

  • Gerhard Tech
  • Ying Chen
  • Jens-Rainer Ohm
  • Gary J. Sullivan

Software coordinators

  • Gerhard Tech
  • Hongbin Liu
  • Yi-Wen Chen