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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

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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Best regards,
Dr. Dmitriy Kulikov,
Moscow State University (MSU)
Graphics&Media Lab
Videocodec Testing Team
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