H.264 Objections Considered

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 09, 2009

IQinVision has released a 2 page document with a list of objections and issues when using H.264 compression.

Their claims summarized and our comments:

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  • "**** *** **** **** **** * *********** ****** ** *.*** bandwidth *** ******* ** ** ********** **** *** **** ** a ***% ***** ****** **** *** ***** ** *** ****."
  • "*.*** **** ***** ** ******** *** ******** ********** **** ***** degradation *** ********* ********* ** ***-***** ************." ** **** **** this ** **** *** *** *** ***** ***********'* *** ***** **************** *** **** *********** ** ***.
  • "**** *.***, ***** ****** **** ** ***** ******* ** *** wind *** **** * ******** ****** ** ********* *** ******* requirements." ** **** **** **** ** **** ***** ******** ***** *** *******.
  • "* *** ******* *.*** ****** ******* ** *.* ******/****** (***) may *** ******* * ****** **** ***** (*** *****) ** that ****** ******, ******* ********* ** “*********” ******, **** ****** clear ***** ** *** ******* **********." ** **** ***** **** this ** * ********* *****. ***** ***********, *** ****** *** be ******** **** *********, ** **** *** **** *** ***** to ** ********.
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