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HEVC Video Codecs Comparison 2017
(Twelfth MSU Video Codecs Comparison)

MSU Graphics & Media Lab (Video Group)

Video group head: Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin

Project head: Dr. Dmitriy Kulikov

Measurements, analysis: Mikhail Erofeev,
Stanislav Dolganov,
Sergey Zvezdakov

There is Pro Version of HEVC Comparison 2017 report:

Free Version Pro Version (Enterprise)
Objective Metrics (SSIM, PSNR) Only SSIM YES
Objective Metrics SSIM SSIM, PSNR
Different types of analysis
Encoding quality, encoding speed, bitarte handling, speed/quality analysis etc. (some graphs) Encoding quality, encoding speed, bitarte handling, speed/quality analysis etc.
Graphs Some graphs All the graphs for all the sequences, codecs and presets
Test video sequences 31 HD video (only description) 31 HD video (available for download)
Tested uses-cases 3 different use cases:
Fast Transcoding, Universal and Ripping (some graphs)
3 different use cases:
Fast Transcoding, Universal and Ripping
Number of figures 42 5000+
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Report Overview



Video Codecs that Were Tested


  • HEVC
  • AVS2
  • Kingsoft HEVC Encoder
  • nj265
  • x265
  • Non HEVC
  • nj264
  • x264
  • SIF encoder

  • Overview



    Objectives and Testing Tools


    HEVC Codec Testing Objectives

    The main goal of this report is the presentation of a comparative evaluation of the quality of new HEVC codecs and codecs of other standards using objective measures of assessment. The comparison was done using settings provided by the developers of each codec. Nevertheless, we required all presets to satisfy minimum speed requirement on the particular use case. The main task of the comparison is to analyze different encoders for the task of transcoding video—e.g., compressing video for personal use.

    HEVC Codec Testing Rools

    The comparison was performed on Corei7 6700K (Skylake) @4Ghz, RAM 8GB, Windows8.1. For this platform we considered three key use cases with different speed requirements.

    Video sequences selection

    In “MSU Video Codecs Comparison 2016” we introduced a new technique for test dataset sequences’ selection. This technique was designed to create dataset containing representative set of sequences that encoders are facing in everyday life. In this report we use the same methodology for video sequences selection, but we have dramatically updated video database from which we sample videos for encoders’ comparison. We analyzed over 512,000 videos hosted at Vimeo looking for 4K and FullHD videos with high bitrates (50 Mbps was selected as a lower bitrate boundary). This enabled us to find and download, 662 new 4K videos and 1993 new FullHD videos.

    Video sequecnes selection

    Overall Conclusions

    Overall, the leaders in this comparison are Kingsoft HEVC encoder and x265! Here are some graphs from report:
    Speed/Quality trade-off for Fast use-case (YUV-SSIM metric)
    Average bitrate for Universal use-case (YUV-SSIM metric)
    Average bitrate for all use-cases (YUV-SSIM metric)

    Professional Versions of Comparison Report


    HEVC Comparison Report Pro 2017 version contains:
  • Additional objective metrics (PSNR, SSIM)
  • All metrics results for all colorplanes (Y,U,V and overall)
  • Results for all the sequences, codecs and presets used in comparison
  • Much more figures
  • etc.

  • Acknowledgments


    The Graphics & Media Lab Video Group would like to express its gratitude to the following companies for providing the codecs and settings used in this report:
  • SIF developer team
  • AVS2 developer team
  • Nanjing Yunyan
  • Kingsoft
  • The Video Group would also like to thank these companies for their help and technical support during the tests.

    Thanks


    Special thanks to the following contributors of our previous comparisons

    Google Intel AMD NVidia
    ATI Adobe ISPhone dicas
    KDDI R&D labs Dolby Tata Elxsi Octasic
    Qualcomm Voceweb Elgato

    Codec Analysis and Tuning for Codec Developers and Codec Users


    Computer Graphics and Multimedia Laboratory of Moscow State University:

  • 12 years working in the area of video codec analysis and tuning using objective quality metrics and subjective comparisons.
  • 27+ reports of video codec comparisons and analysis (H.264, MPEG-4 MPEG-2, decoders’ error recovery).
  • Methods and algorithms for codec comparison and analysis development, separate codec’s features and codec’s options analysis.
  • We could perform next task for codec developers and codec users.

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  • Deep encoder parts analysis (ME, RC on GOP, mode decision, etc).
  • Weak and strong points for your encoder and complete information about encoding quality on different content types.
  • Encoding Quality improvement by the pre and post filtering (including technologies licensing).
  • Independent Codec Estimation Comparing to Other Codecs for Different Use-cases

  • Comparative analysis of your encoder and other encoders.
  • We have direct contact with many codec developers.
  • You will know place of your encoder between other newest well-known encoders (compare encoding quality, speed, bitrate handling, etc.).
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    We perform encoder features effectiveness (speed/quality trade-off) analysis that could lead up to 30% increase in the speed/quality characteristics of your codec. We can help you to tune your codec and find best encoding parameters.

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