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Digital Video Concepts, Methods, and Metrics: Quality, Compression, Performance, and Power Trade-off Analysis by Shahriar Akramullah

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CHAPTER 3

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Video Coding Standards

The ubiquity of video has been possible owing to the establishment of a common representation of video signals through international standards, with the goal of achieving common formats and interoperability of products from different vendors.

In the late 1980s, the need for standardization of digital video was recognized, and special expert groups from the computer, communications, and video industries came together to formulate practical, low-cost, and easily implementable standards for digital video storage and transmission. To determine these standards, the expert groups reviewed a variety of video data compression ...

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