Emerging Markets for H.264 Video Encoding
Already dominant in traditional applications such as video conferencing and TV broadcasting, H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) standards are expanding into applications that benefit from the use of high-definition (HD) content that can be stored and networked efficiently. These applications typically take advantage of today's highly integrated semiconductor solutions to minimize costs while achieving high-speed H.264 compression and decompression.
The emerging H.264 applications include:
- Medical operating rooms, where video from HD cameras is streamed to other locations and/or stored for archival purposes
- Universities and other educational institutions offering distance learning as well as an effective way for students to replay lectures
- Rural telecommunication providers that want to broadcast content to small communities