The evaluation of AV1, JEM and HEVC, which includes a comparison of the speed of the encoding/decoding, aims to help EBU Members choose the best codec for their individual needs. The
Several codecs are currently being worked on as alternatives to the now common HEVC standard. The two most important ones are the Alliance for Open Media’s AV1 codec, and JEM, which is developed by ISO and the ITU.
According to the EBU both codecs promise specific benefits: JEM claims a substantial increase in coding efficiency of >25% over HEVC, while AV1 promises a license-free solution that may compete with HEVC’s quality.
The results of this evaluation will be presented by professor Narroschke (University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden) at the EBU Production Technology Seminar 2018.