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Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science, 2023, 6(9); doi: 10.25236/AJETS.2023.060901.

A Comparative Study of Video Coding Standards for 8K Ultra-High-Definition Video: HEVC vs. AV1


Yiming Yuan, Jingya Zhu, Rao Fu

Corresponding Author:
Yiming Yuan

Yanching Institute of Technology, Beijing, China


This paper compares HEVC and AV1, two video coding standards, for 8K ultra-high-definition video based on four aspects: bitrate, quality, complexity, and compatibility. Using five objective metrics and eight video sequences, the paper shows that AV1 generally outperforms HEVC in bitrate and quality, but also has higher complexity and lower compatibility. The paper discusses the findings and implications of the study, compares them with the existing literature, and provides some suggestions for future research or practice on 8K video coding.


HEVC, AV1, 8K video coding, bitrate, quality, complexity, compatibility

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Yiming Yuan, Jingya Zhu, Rao Fu. A Comparative Study of Video Coding Standards for 8K Ultra-High-Definition Video: HEVC vs. AV1. Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 9: 1-9. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJETS.2023.060901.


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