H.264 is a video compression standard


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H.264  is a video compression standard



H.264 is a video compression standard or may as well be a video codec standard. It is able to reduce the amount of Brandwidth required to transmit and save the video. This is made possible largely because of the video codec that can compress and uncompress a digital video. The amount of Brandwidth that is required to transmit and store the video is needed as the raw data rate of uncompressed CCIR 601 active digital video. This raw volume is usually at 30 fps. The raw volume is over 300 times the volume of a 512 kbp5 ADSL connection. This does not allow so much recording on an 80GB hard disk. It only allows a small recording of more than one hour that is supported by the raw volume.


H.264 is actually the latest official video codec standard. It offers superior video quality and compression. This is because of the MPED -2 and MPEG-4 video standards that it offers. IP Video systems are extremely convenient because they can deliver between 25 and 50 percent on Brandwidth and some of the storage requirements. This is because the IP video systems can deliver the same high-quality and low-latency digital videos. H.264 can achieve a high level of compression. This high compression could be achieved by conventional utilities such as WinZip or Gzip that produces a 10:1 compression. To achieve 300 hours recording to an 80GB hard disk, a 300:1 compression is needed so as to stream live video over an ADSL connection.


The Video compression standard of H.264 defines the syntax of a compliant bit stream. The compliant bit stream must be associated with a complement decoder that conforms accurately and can perform all the necessary tools defined by the standard in order to decipher the bit stream.
It can also easily implement a subset of the syntax that has been defined by the standard. Some of the implementations that have not been defined by the model are created by the designer of the encoder. These encoders could  offer streams of varying quality but with the same bitrate.


H.264 can provide a richer syntax than MPEG -2. This is so because it can also achieve a better video encoder then MPEG-2. This implementation can produce a video that has the highest quality with the same bitrate. It can also save the bitrates by generating the same quality video.