SAN FRANCISCO – A Texas Instruments researcher described a parallel approach to handling current and future compression standards.

The parallel algorithm described in a paper at the International Solid State Circuits Conference could become part of High Efficiency Video Coding (HVEC ), the follow on to today’s H.264/AVC standard. The work promises significant improvements in the quality and power consumption for tomorrow’s systems that create or play video on anything from 3-D TVs to mobile handsets.

The HEVC effort aims to deliver by January 2013 a successor to today’s mainstream H.264/AVC standard. It targets a 50 percent improvement in coding efficiency, enabling Quad Full HD video resolutions of up to 4,096 x 2,160 pixels.

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