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MSU Video Codecs Comparisons 2021

#1 codecs comparisons in the world
Video group head: Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin
Project head: Dr. Dmitriy Kulikov
Measurements, analysis: Dr. Mikhail Erofeev,
Anastasia Antsiferova,
Egor Sklyarov,
Alexander Yakovenko,
Nickolay Safonov,
Alexander Gushin,
Nikita Alutis Lomonosov
Moscow State University (MSU)
Graphics and Media Lab
Dubna International
State University
Institute for Information
Transmission Problems,
Russian Academy of Science



  • 17.05.2022: Publication of Cloud comparison
  • 21.04.2022: Publication of 4K & 10-bit comparison
  • 11.04.2022: Publication of Ultra-fast comparison
  • 11.10.2021: Publication of FullHD and Subjective comparisons postponed until November, 1 and November, 10
  • 10.10.2021: Application for 4K and Ultra-fast extended
  • 06.09.2021: Application for 4K and Ultra-fast extended till September, 30
  • 22.05.2021: FullHD application timeline extended till June, 14
  • 01.05.2021: Call for codecs published
  • 20.04.2021: Call for appliance

Comparison parts

Main comparisons

FullHD comparison 2021 Subjective comparison 2021 4K comparison 2021
50+ FullHD videos,
full-reference objective quality metrics

Released: October 2021

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Subjective comparison conducted on platform

Released: November 2021

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Comparison on high-resolution video sequences

Released: April 2021

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Special comparisons

and Ultra-fast encoders comparison 2021
Cloud transcoding services comparison 2021 Super-Resolution for Video Compression Benchmark 2021
Released: April 2022

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Released: May 2022

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Comparison of Super-Resolution models paired with different codecs

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Call for appliance 2021

All industry professionals will know about your codec success!

If you want to participate in MSU Codecs Comparisons 2021, please visit call-for-codecs page and fill in the appliance form, or contact us via e-mail.

We are open to any suggestions for 2021 comparison: use this form for any proposals. Your contribution is very important for comparison improvement!


Special thanks to the following contributors of our previous comparisons
Apple Google Intel NVidia
Huawei AMD Adobe Tencent
Zoom video communications Facebook Inc. Netflix Alibaba
KDDI R&D labs Dolby Tata Elxsi Octasic
Qualcomm Voceweb Elgato Telecast
ATI MainConcept Vitec dicas


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