HEVC

DivX HEVC Video Profiles [DRAFT]

Version 0.5 - Beta
May 2013
FOR AUTHORIZED USE ONLY

Introduction (informative)

This document defines the DivX HEVC video profiles. Only constraints on the video bitstream are defined in this document.

“Normative” means that this section contains rules essential to profile adherence. “Informative” parts are included to shed more light and color. “Informative” sections are for information only and could be omitted or ignored.

Definitions

CPB Coded Picture Buffer
MaxLumaPS Max luma picture size (samples)
MaxLumaPS40 Max Luma picture size level 4.0
MaxLumaPS51 Max luma picture size level 5.1
MaxLumaSR Max luma sample rate (samples/sec)
MaxLumaSR40 Max luma sample rate level 4.0
MaxLumaSR50 Max luma sample rate level 5.0
Mb Megabit
Mbps Megabits per second
NAL Network Abstraction Layer
PPS Picture Parameter Set
SPS Sequence Parameter Set
VCL Video Coding Layer
VPS Video Parameter Set

References (normative)

Proper implementation of the DivX HEVC video profiles requires adherence to the following standard:

  • MPEG-H Part 2 (ISO/IEC 23008-2)

HEVC

HEVC video support is coming soon to DivX software, and this is where we'll publish our documentation so you can be among the first to learn about DivX HEVC video in HD and 4K resolutions.

Stay tuned for upcoming releases and remember, we want to hear what you think.

DivX HEVC Video Profile

Last updated on Wed, 10/16/2013

It wasn't just hype when we said earlier this year that DivX is among the first to deliver tools for HEVC content and playback. And it all starts with this first look at the new DivX HEVC 4K, 1080p and 720p profiles our team is developing. Keep in mind it only defines the VIDEO portion of the profiles at this time. Audio, features and everything else that make up a DivX profile are still in the works, so check back often or sign up for email alerts when we have something big to announce.

If you’re reading this and excited to start testing out the profiles, you already understand that HEVC, or H.265, is the next big thing in video technology. With the promise of up to 50% compression efficiency compared to today’s best encoding tools (AVC/H.264), we believe HEVC can help to drastically improve video streaming capabilities, particularly in a mobile environment, and facilitate 4K content production and delivery to new Ultra HD displays.

HEVC Tools

HEVC video support is coming soon to DivX software, and this is where we'll publish our beta tools so you can be among the first to create and play DivX HEVC video in HD and 4K resolutions.

Stay tuned for upcoming releases and remember, we want to hear what you think.