Home > Video > Pushing H.264 to the limit – Part I

Pushing H.264 to the limit – Part I

I’m experimenting day after day even more advanced encoding techniques, tricks and tips to get the best out of H.264 encoding standard. In a recent post, I showed an high quality footage encoded at 1026×576 @ 1.3Mbit/s. ( You can watch it here ).

A lot of people mailed my to congratulate for the overall quality but indeed I was not completely happy with the result. H.264 can do more ! Expecially in the low bit rate area. Therefore I tryed an almost impossible task: to encode the same video in HD at the lowest bitrate possible.

Take a look at this and tell me if it is not exciting:

720p High Definition (1280x720x25Fps) plus HE AACv2 audio @ 500Kbit/s

(try the full-screen mode double clicking on the movie)
Obviously the footage is a good one (no fast motion) and at this bitrate, some scene are not rendered with the same high quality, but you must think we are talking about only 500Kbit/s!

In a next post I’ll explore what we can do with generic video-clip and ultra low bitrate.

Categories: Video
  1. Paul
    20 September 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Amazing job.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: