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Old 24th May 2013, 07:31   #1  |  Link
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MSU MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 2012 Video Codec Comparison - CALL FOR CODECS

Dear video codec developers,

Moscow State University Graphics & Multimedia Laboratory starts next ninth annual H.264 video codecs comparison.

New this year features:
  • New Software and methodology will be used for codec analysis.
  • Overall result for all encoders will be integrated value of quality, encoding speed and bitrate keeping.
  • Transcoder analysis (MPEG-2 -> H.264) as additional part (in case of 2-3 transcoders presence)
  • New video sequences including professional video sequences for video codec analysis
  • GPU codecs will be analyzed: Nvidia, AMD, and Haswell based encoders.
  • New video codecs including non H.264 standard
  • Only HD sequences
  • All participants will receive Software for codec analysis, video sequences and binaries of all free encoders used in comparison to verify the results for free.

Important Dates
June, 8 - Deadline for receipt of a H.264 codec with presets
June, 21 - Deadline for settling technical problems with codec
July, 17 - Report's draft will be sent to all participants
July, 22 - Deadline for reception of comments to the draft
July, 31 - Comparison report release

The full text of Call for Codecs is available at
http://compression.ru/video/codec_co...codecs_13.html

Variants of Participation
There are two variants for companies to participate in our comparison:[list type=decimal]
[li]Participation for free. All results of your codec will be published, except special cases of measurements problems due to codec instability.[/li]
[li]Private participation. A special report will be prepared only for your company. This report contains:
  • Your codec results and all material from the free version
  • Special additional analysis of your codec
[/li][/list]If you are interested in the private participation, please contact us for details.

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Dr. Dmitriy Kulikov,
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videocodec-testing@graphics.cs.msu.ru
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Old 24th May 2013, 07:39   #2  |  Link
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Could you elaborate the New Software and methodology will be used for codec analysis, please ?

btw, we are in 2013...
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Old 24th May 2013, 15:59   #3  |  Link
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Could you elaborate the New Software and methodology will be used for codec analysis, please ?
It's all in the link. But heck, I can copy and paste .

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New Software and methdology for encoder analysis

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Starting this MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison 2013 MSU will use new system with new methodology for video encoder estimation. This system/methdology is called VeQe - Video Encdoing Quality Estimation.
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New in This Comparison

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New Software and methodology will be used for codec analysis. This comparison will include some new features that were missed in previous comparisons. •Overall result for all encoders will be integrated value of quality, encoding speed and bitrate keeping.
•Transcoder analysis (MPEG-2 -> H.264) as additional part (in case of 2-3 transcoders presence)
•New video sequences including professional video sequences for video codec analysis
•GPU codecs will be analyzed: Nvidia, AMD, and Haswell based encoders.
•New video codecs including non H.264 standard
•Only HD sequences
•All participants will receive Software for codec analysis, video sequences and binaries of all free encoders used in comparison to verify the results for free.
This year we want to make GPU-encoders analysis more interesting and complex. For this analysis we plan to use top GPUs, e.g. Nvidia and AMD and also to analyze Haswell based encoder. You can send us your GPU-accelerated or GPU-based encoder with or without CPU-based encoder!
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Overall result for all encoders will be integrated value of quality, encoding speed and bitrate keeping.
Can you explain what you mean by "bitrate keeping" and how you going to calculate it. Is it going to be ratio of full sample average bitrate to specified target bitrate or this going to be some VBV keeping (i.e. local bitrate keeping)?
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It would be useful to see how VP9 performs comparing to H.264/H.265 in this independent test, as all features of VP9 are practically complete. https://groups.google.com/a/webmproject.org/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/webm-discuss/UzoX7owhwB0
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That certainly will, since IIRC the MSU Comparisons used to have speed requirements.
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