This program is for readers who are generally familiar with video coding concepts and are interested in understanding the functions in HEVC (especially in comparison with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC). It is intended as
Official text specifications and reference software. In addition to providing a detailed explanation of the standard, this book also provides an in-depth understanding of the various tools for standard development and the trade-offs considered in the design process.
The first nine chapters of this book focus on the algorithms of various tools in HEVC and the methods used to improve coding efficiency. The last two chapters address the HEVC tool from an architectural perspective and discuss the considerations for its implementation and construction of hardware to support HEVC encoding and decoding.