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Date Added: Nov 2014
H.264/AVC is a recently completed video compression standard jointly developed by ITU-T and ISO MPEG standards committees. The standard is becoming more popular as it promises much higher compression than that possible with earlier standards. The intent of the H.264/AVC project was to create a standard, capable of providing good video quality at substantially lower bit rates than previous standards (i.e., half or less the bit rate of MPEG-2, H.263, or MPEG-4 Part 2), without increasing the complexity of design. This paper provides an overview of the H.264 features and summarizes the emerging studies related to new coding features of the standard.