Your preferite TV series in HD at 500Kbit/s. Impossible ?

Do you remember my 720p example at only 500Kbit/s ? Well, It has attracted a lot of attention around the potentialities of H.264. The video used for that experiment was indeed uncommon: slow pans, still pictures. Someone asked me to try with a more common footage like TV series. Let’s take a look at what it is possible to achieve encoding a typical TV serial’s scene. It is clip from Heroes (2° Season).

What do you think about it ? Remeber, the video is encoded in 1280×720 at only 500Kbit/s, a little more than a typical YouTube video ! H.264 is definitely powerful.
Dont’ forget to double click on the video with the left mouse button to fo full-screen.

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