Hikvision Bets Against H.265

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jun 07, 2016

H.265 is a "solution in search of a problem", according to Hikvision.

In this report we analyze Hikvision's commentary explaining the tradeoffs between H.265, H.264 and smart codecs, looking at what the best codec will be in the future.

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Hikvision's ****** ***** *** *.***+

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** **** ***, **** ********* ******* ********* *.***+ *** *********** H.265, ** ***** **** **** ************* ****** *** ********** ** market ************ *** **** ******** ***** ************* ** ***** ** H.265 *** ******* ***** *** ***** *.***.

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******* ********** ** *** **** ****** *.***+ ** **** *.***, they *** **** ****** ** ***** ***same *********** *******, namely more efficient compression.

********, ****'** *** ************ ************. **** *** ****-******** **** **** smart ****** *** *.*** **complimentary ************, as indicated here:

*** ****** ******* ** ***** ***** *** **** ** * bit ******* ** *** *************...

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****** *** **** **** ***** *** ******** ***** * ******* h.265 **** ** *** $*** ***** ***** ** ***********.

***, ** ****** ** **** ******* *** ******* ******* ** our*.*** ** ******* ****.

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*******, **** ******** ****** ** ***** ** ****** ** *** H.265 *******, *** ***** ****** *************, **** *.*** **** **** doubling *.*** ********* ***** ** * **** *** ** **** dedicated ***** ****. ***** ****** ****** ** ***** ********** ** performance, ** ****** ******** ***** **** **** *** *.*** *** no ****** **** *.*** ********.

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* ***** **'* ********* ** **** **** **** **** (****** much *** ***** *** *** ***'*) **** ********* ******** *** decoding ****, ***** ***** ** **** ********* ** ******. ************ the ******** ******** *** **** *** **** ******.

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*** *** ****** ** ***** ********** *** ** ********** ** 6months-1years ****, ** ***'* ***** *** **** ***** ** ***** benchmarks *** *******.

* ***** **'* ********* ** **** **** **** **** (****** much *** ***** *** *** ***'*) **** ********* ******** *** decoding ****, ***** ***** ** **** ********* ** ******.

****, **** ***** ***** *** ******* ******** ** *** ***. Some ***** (*********, *******) *** ******* ** ***** ****.

******** *** ******* *** ********* *** *.*** ****** ******, **** will ********* ******* **** ******** ******** ******* **. **** ** assuming *.*** ******* ** ********** ** *.*** ** *** **** larger ***-************ *******.

*** ** **** ********* ********* *** ******* ********** ********* ***** H.265.

** ********* ***, ****** **** **/****** *** ********* *******.

**** ****** **** *********......... ****, * **** * **** ***** now!

*****, ** **** :)

** ******* ******* ****, ** *** ****** ************ ******** ***** ***** ******** / technology. *** ******** ****** *** * ********* *****...

***** **** ****** ** *** ** ******* ***** *** *** bet. ******* ** *** ******* **** *** ***** *** ******* the ******** **** **** *** *.***, ** * ***** ** more ** *** ******* ******* ****** *** *.*** *** *** top *******:

**** ** **** **** ***** *****won't ** *** **** *********.... Mass market industry needsmore efficient compressors to bring larger streams to our large 4K TV sets in our homes... No Smart Codec in TV because, to display Avatar from J Cameron it's realy very very bandwidth consuming in IPTV - no still pixels. 4K , 30MP...and more cameras located in very complex and moving areas will also need something better . So now H265 isn't mature, too new.. ok, like *** **** **** ******* in a camera, which improves H264 quality but put *** **** ** **** ** *** ** **** ******

*** ** **** **'* **** ** **** **** **** ** our ***-*** *** **** **** ***, *** **** ******* **** obsviously **** ********* ** **** ***** **** *** ***** *** efficiency ** **** *********. **** *** ******* & ******** ********* will ******** ****** ******* ** ****** ** **** ** *** of *** *** ****** ** ******** ***** , **** **** decide ** *** ********** ** ****** *** **** ********* ** not (** ***** ** ** **** ******* ** **** ** 2017..)

******* ***, **** ****** ******** ****** *** ************ *****, *** security ******* (******** ****, ***, ***, **** ******, ** ****) Right *** ******** ** **** ***** **** **** ***** ***'* realistic.A *** ***** ****** ***'* ****** ** ** **** ...so wait & see...

**** ** **** ** ** **** ******* **** ***** ***** ... ** *** ***** ********* **%.... **** ******** **** ********** and **** (** ****+) *** *** ***** **% ******* ** H264+

** **** *** ***** *ecord * *****, you can now record * *****...and keep H265 only for records and H264 streams for display to save CPU. How much does it cost you to choose right now a H265+/H264+ camera instead of a H264+ camera to prepare the future and eventually migrate later to a full H265 solution is the question ..

*** ***** ******** ** **** , **** ******* **** ****, do ** **** **% ** *** ******* and for which additionnal ***** ** the NVR? John; this could be tested once

** ****'* ***** **** ********* *******************.....? [**********]

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**** **** *********** **** ***.*** **** **** *** ******* *****?

******, ** *********'* *** ******, **** *********** *** ****:

"** ** ****** ***** ***, *** ********** *** ************ ************, H.265’s *********** ************ *** *** ***** *** ***% *********** ** claimed **** *.*** ** ** ****** *********** ********."

**** *****, ** ***** *** **** **** ***% *******, **** in ********** ****** * ********* *.*** ************ ******. *****, ** *** ***, this ****** ********* ** ** ** * ****, ** ******** unchallenging ********* *****, ******* ****** ** ****** ****.

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******* ****'** **** **** **** **** ******?

"***** ********* ** **** *** ********* ********** *** *** ******* "May *** ******* ******* ** ***%"."

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