H.265 Usage Statistics 2019

By Sean Patton, Published Apr 19, 2019, 10:05am EDT

H.265 has been available in IP cameras for more than 5 years and, in the past few years, the number of manufacturers supporting this codec has increased substantially.

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However, major manufacturers including Avigilon, Axis, and Bosch still only support H.265 on a minority of their cameras. Plus, smart codecs have emerged as an important alternative means to reduce bandwidth usage (see Smart Codec Usage Statistics).

So how widely is H.265 being used?

180 integrators responded answering:

In the past year, what percentage of cameras did you deploy that used H.265 for streaming/recording video? Why?

Key ******

*** ********* *** ****** emerged:

  • * *********** ******** ** Integrator ********* ********* ****** to ** *** ** H265.
  • **** *** ********** ********* reported *** ******* **** using ****
  • **** *********** *** *********** over-estimating *** ********* *** storage *******
  • ***/*** ******* ** *.*** cameras *** *** ****** integrators **** **, ** did ***
  • ********* *** *** ********* H.265

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** *** **** ****, roughly * ***** ** integrators **** ** *.*** at ***, ******* *** spread ** ***** ****** integrators:

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Not ***** - ***** ****** *******

**** **** ***-***** ** integrators ******** *** ***** H.265 ** ***. *** common ******* *** ******** it **** ********* ***** codecs, *******, **** ********* was *** **** ******** branded ***** ***** *****. Integrators **** ***** * lack ** ******** ******, and ***** ************ ** choice *** ******** *.***.

****, ***** *** **** confusion ** ***** ****** manufacturers ***** *.***, *** that ***** ****** (*.*. Axis *********, ****** **********) are *** ********* ** H.264. ** **** ******, smart ****** *** ** used ** *********** **** H.265 *** *********** ******** in *********.

  • "*** *************/***** ** ******* we ********* *** *** not ***** *.*** ***, but * *** **** percentage ********** ******* **** year ** ** *** using **** ************* **** have *.*** *******."
  • "****. *** **** ***** codecs ** **** **** is **** *** ******, that *** ****** **** integration **** *********."
  • "*% *** ******. *********** not *****."
  • "*%, ** ***** ****** H264 ** *** ****** of *************."
  • "****, ********* ** *** Axis ******* ** *** h.264 **** *********."
  • "*% - **** *** Zipstream *** *.*** ** the ** ***** ********."
  • "*. **** **** ********* on *.***, *.*** **** not ******* ****** ******* to *********."
  • "****. ** **** *** it, *.*** ****** *********' purposes *** ******* ** far."
  • "** **** *** **** any *.*** ********* ******* yet."
  • "*. ** *** ****** Axis ******* ***** *****'* supported *.***."
  • "*% - **** ** still * *** ********** that ** *** *** using ** ** ***."
  • "*, **** ***** *** requirements."
  • "*% ** ***** **** legacy *********."
  • "**** - ** *****'* used **** ********* ****** yet."
  • "*% *** ******* ** currently ******* ** *** support *.*** ** **** time."

Not ***** - ******* / *********** ********

* ****** ** *********** who *** *** ***** H.265 ********* *** ****** a ****** ** **** it *** **********, ** when **** ***** ********* it **** ********** *********** issues, ********** ******* ** live **** ******** ** VMS *******:

  • "**** ****** *** *.***. H.265 ****** ***** *** cuts **** ** ******* but ******* *** ******** the ******* ** *** the ****. * ***** it **** *** ***** eventually *** ** ** my ******* *** ******* changes **** *** ** to *.*** *** *** in * **** ***. I ***** ****** ***** to *.*** *** **** use **** ******* *** better *******."
  • "*%. *** ******** ******* are *** **** ******* yet(coming ****). ** **** have ******** ***** ***********, mostly ******* ******* ********, from **** ** **** read ** ** **** be ******* ** *** weigh **** ******** ** performance"
  • "*%. ** ***** ** once *** *.*** *** such *** *********** ** the ****** **** ***** Exacqvision ** **** **** to *.***"
  • "** **** ******* *.***. We ****'* *** ** last **** ** ******** cameras."
  • "*% ** *** ******** to **** **** *** there *** ***** **** issues ** **** **** from ****** **** ********* the ******** ***** ***** means ********* **** ** use *** ****** ****** software."
  • "*% ** **** *****'* had **** ** **** it."
  • "*%. **** **** *** much **********"
  • "**** ** ** ***, as ** ** ***** being ********** ****** *** we *** ******** *** backend ** ***********."

******* ** *** ****** and *** *******

*** **** ****** ******* in *** *.*** ** or ** *** **** is ** *** ***/*** supports **, ** *** integrator ********* ****** ************ offers **:

  • "** *** ** **** it's **** ***** ** 75%, ******* *** ****** Q ****** *.*** *****'* stream ** *** ****** app ** ***** **** some ** *** ** take **** ** *.***. All *.*** *** *** Axis ******* ****** ****."
  • "******** ****** **% - pending *** ******, **************, etc."
  • "**% *** **** *.***, taking ********* ** ************-********** cameras *** ***."
  • "**%. ******* ** *************. If ****** *** *** support **** ** ******, then ** **** **."
  • "**% - **** ** the ***** ***** ** got *** ** *** not **** **** *************. We *** **** ***** we ***."
  • "******** **%, ** **** still ***** **** ** cameras **** *** *** would **** ******* *.***"
  • "* ***** ***** **** than **% ***** ** are ***** *** ****** from ******** ** **** as **** **** *********. "
  • "* *******. *** **** if ***** ******** ****"
  • "**** ***** **% ** cameras ********* ******* ******** of ******** ***/*** **** supports *.***. *** ***** installs ***** ******* *** all * ** *** VMS ******** **** ** H.265 ** ** **** see * **** ****** in *** **** **-** of *** ***** ****** of ****** ***** ********* or ******** ** *.***."
  • "**** ******** ** *** the *** ** *** just ******** ******* ********** it"
  • "*%. *** *** *** not ******* **"
  • "**% **** **** ** vms ********* ************* **** h265"
  • "*** ******* ******** **** H.265 ***** *********"
  • "**%. **** ** ********** models ** **** **********."
  • "*% ********* ****** ** the ********'* ************."
  • "*%. *** *** ******* it ***** *** **** camera ********* ******* **."
  • "******** **%. ** *** it **** *********."
  • "********* ** *** ******* deployed, **'** ******* *** H.265 ***** *** ********* and *********. *** *.*** codec ** **** ********* on *** ******* *********."
  • "**% **** ***** ******* now ******* *.***."

*** ******** ** ********* that ***** *** ** almost *** ** ***** cameras ********* *.***, ************ cited ************ ******* ** the ****** *** ***** it:

  • "***% *** ********* ****** line ******** ** ** there's ** ****** *** to *** **"
  • "****** *** *** ******* installed ******** ********* *** were *** ** *.***. There ** ******* ** lose *** *** ** see * ******** ** bandwidth. ******** ******** **"
  • "***% *** ********* ******* have *.*** "
  • "***%. ** **** ** use *** ****** ********* (as **** ** ********) protocol."
  • "****** *** ** ****. All ******* ********* *** IPCs ** ****/******* *** already ****."
  • "******** **** **** ** got *** ******* ** H.265 *******"

Using - ******* / ********* **** *******

* ****** ****** *** using *.*** *** ********** network ********* *** ******* costs. ********* ** *** manufacturer, **** ******* ******* have ************* ******************** ** ********* *******, especially **** *.*** ***** Codecs:

  • "** ** **% *****, using ** ******* **** disk *******, **** ***** to ******"
  • "* ****** * *** projects *** **** ****'* close. * ** ********* putting ******** ******* ******* with *.*** *** ******* capacity ** * *** plus.."
  • "**** ** *** *** cameras ******* *.*** *** we *** *** ******* with **** **********. ***** there ** **** ******* savings, ** ***** ** this **** ** *** Customer ** ******* *** "leading ****" *******."
  • "***%, ****** ********* *** increasing ********* ****"
  • "** *** ******* ************* 50% *.*** *******. **** greatly ***** ******* ***** on *** *** *** simplifies *** ******* ****** since ** ***'* **** to ****** *** **** throughput."
  • "** *** ***% ** cameras **** ******* *.***. Sometimes ** ***** **** to *.*** ** ****** to ** ***** *** that **** *** ******* it. ** ***** ** more ******* ********"
  • "**** ** *** ******* we ******* ***** **** use *.***. *****, ** has ** ** **** bandwidth ************. ******* ** really *** ** ***** for **** ** *** larger *******, *** ************** has ******."
  • "**% - ** *** doing **** ** *** new ******* *** ** decreased ********* *** ******* requirements. ** ** ******** is ********** *** ********** to ******** *******."
  • "**% ** ******* ***** for *** ** ******** to *** *** **** as **** ** ******* as ** ***. "
  • "**% *** ******* ******* and ** ***** *** quicker ****** ******"
  • "**%. ******* ** ***** storage ********"
  • "** ***** ***** ** use *** ****** *********** to *** **** ** bandwidth ***** *** ******* space."

*******

*.*** ***** **** ********* grow, ****** ******* **** manufacturers *** ****** *******. However, ** ***** ******* show, ******* ****** *** been ********** ****** *** nowhere **** ** ********* as *** **** ** H.264 ** *** ******** of ***** ******.

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**'** *** **** ****** with ***** ************* ******* brands *** ***** ***** h.265. *.***, ** *******. 

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*.*** *** ********** ********* only ** ***** ******* T, *** ** ******* S. *** ** **** was *** ******.

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****** ******* ** *.*** in ****** *** ******** would ** * **** changer. ******* **** ******* h.264 ***** ****** *** easier ** ***.

*****://*******.***/#****=****

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*** *** ******* *** issue ** **** ******? I've **** ******* *** to *** *.*** ********* for * ****** ** years *** *** **** browsers *** ****** ******* do **** *** ******** perfectly ****.

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**** ** *** **** provided ** *** **** above ** *** *.*** support (*****://*******.***/#****=****)

 

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** * ******* ** not **** ** ******** play **** **** ***** are * ****** ** options:

- ** ********** ***** on * ****** ** something ******** *** **** takes * *** ** resources

- ** *** * special ****** (*****, ****, ActiveX, ...) *** **** compatibility ******** **** ********* browsers, ******* *** ************ are *** ** ****.

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***** ** **** ******, it ***** ***** ** still * *** ** misunderstanding *** *****. *.*** does *** ******** **** than *.***, ** ** a **** ********* *** of ***********. ***** *********** is **** ** *.*** than *** **** *** camera ** ** *** same ******* *** *********** value. ***** ****** ******* degrade ***** *******. *********, it's **** ** ****** that *** *** *********, but ** *****'* ****** work *** **** ****. Smart ***** ** ** way ***** ** ** a *********** *** *** benefits ** *.***. ** my **********, *** **************** is ******** **** ****** vendors *** *** *** adopt (** ***** **** a **** *** ** go) *.*** *** *** in ******* **** ** save ***** ***** **** catch **. ******* ** of *** **** **** analog ************* **** ******** the ** ********** ******** that ****** ** ******** because ** *********, ****, simplicity *** **** ** latency. **** **** ******** to ***** *************. 

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***** ***** ** ** way ***** ** ** a *********** *** *** benefits ** *.***

**'* ******** ****** ******* it ******* *** *** rate ************* *** ** lower ******** *** ********. H.265 ** ****** **** lose ** ********* ********** to ***** *.***. **** H.265 ***** ***** ****** to *******.

*********, **'* **** ** places **** *** *** important, *** ** *****'* always **** *** **** that

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*** **** ************ ** smart ****** ** *** dynamic * ***** ******** which ***** **** **** since ** ** *** reducing ******* ** ***, it ** ****** ********* for * **** ** motion ***, **** **** occurs, ** ********* *** I ***** ********, **** more ************* ******** ********* consumption **** *.*** *****.

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** ******** ********** ***'* a ******* ******* (********** understood **** ** ***** is, *** **** ******-**** decoding *** ***/********* *** client *******), ******, *.*** would ** *** ****** choice, ** ****** ***** instance.

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***** ********* ***** * lot *** *** ******-**** deciding.

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* ****** *** *** making ****** ***** ******** from ***-**** ***********.

**** *** **** *********** IP ******* **** **** user ********. **'* *** about ********** **'* ***** being ****** *** *** user. ********** **** "*******". You **** **** ** use ** ****** ** any ******* ***** ***** (or **** ** *****). While ****** ******* ******** TV ** ***.

** ** ****** *** h.265 ** *** **** friendly ******. ****** ******* player/add-on ****** ** *********** of *.*** ** ******* into **.** *** **** process ***** *** *** own ***********. 

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*.*** & *.***, ***? Too **** ****** ******** and ****** ******, **** that ** *** *.*** is *** ***.

*** *** * **** competitor **** **** *.***'* butt *** ****** *.*** without *** *** ******* lawsuits. *** *** *****-**** on *** ***** ** AV1 (***  * * I). ** ** ********* nerd *********, ** *** soon ** ** **** camera ** ***...*****-*****.

**'* *** **** *.*** does *** **** *** in ********** ** *** it ** *** ********** vs. *** *******. * really ***'* **** ****** but * ****** **** to **** **** *** RED ****, ******** ****..*** TEAM ****** ****.

***** ******!  /******

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*** **** ******* **** VP9 ** **** ** is *** ********* ** cameras' ***. ****** ******* me ** **** *********** is *** ** ****.

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* ******* **** **** change ************ **** *** to ***** ******* *. 

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