Video compression standard - H.264

With many users now requiring CCTV recordings for 90+ days the focus has been placed on the storage costs of IP Video systems.Best compression technology and the right storage architecture IP- CCTV systems can easily accommodate this requirement. There are a number of compression standards currently employed in IP Video systems. H.264 is the latest official video compression standard, which follows on from the highly successful MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video standards and offers improvements in both video quality and compression. H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC) is a block-oriented motion-compensation-based video compression standard. As of 2014 it is one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of video content. The most significant benefit for IP Video systems is the ability to deliver the same high-quality, low latency, digital video with savings of between 25% and 50% on bandwidth and therefore on the storage requirements. By selecting a system based on H.264 further savings on storage can be achieved. Even though H.264 is more efficient than MPEG-4, there are still differences between vendors’ implementation of the standard and hence the amount of storage required.