29 Feb 2016

Three years in the making, over six thousand technical proposals from hundreds of companies... the numbers behind the popular High Efficiency Video Coding standard.

Have you ever wondered where video codecs come from? The popular HEVC video compression standard (High Efficiency Video Coding / H.265) was created by a joint committee of the ISO/IEC and ITU-T standards organisations. First published in 2013, the standard was the result of three years of intensive effort by engineers from a host of technology companies and organisations. Here are some of the key numbers.

To find out more, search the archives of the HEVC working group or visit our HEVC resources page.