The present document reports the evaluation of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) codec in 3GPP services. It
provides an overview of the codec and a comparison to H.264 (AVC) codec.
The support of H.264 (AVC) is mandated
for 3GP-DASH (TS 26.247
PSS (TS 26.234
MBMS (TS 26.346
3GPP file format (TS 26.244
MTSI (TS 26.114
MMS (TS 26.140
) in Release 11.
The present document reports on the performance of
H.265 (HEVC) when used in 3GPP services for video coding in comparison to H.264 (AVC) and the performance of
H.265 (HEVC) when used in 3GPP services for image coding in comparison to JPEG. Performance is evaluated in
typical 3GPP service environments taking into account bandwidth and coding efficiency, user experience and
complexity. Based on the performance results, recommendations are provided for the proper inclusion of H.265
(HEVC) in 3GPP services.