Cortech have enhanced their existing driver for the Bosch range of IP video products (video encoders, decoders and Divar XF) to include H.264 compression.
H.264 is an open standard that utilises the most efficient video compression techniques available today. Designed to compress and decompress digital video, H.264 is used to reduce the amount of bandwidth required to transmit and store video, offering new possibilities to reduce storage costs and increase efficiency.
- Lower storage costs without loss of image quality, frame rate and retention time.
- Higher quality images and higher frame rates at the same drive size, retention time and bandwidth.
Without compromising image quality, Bosch and H.264 can reduce the size of recorded video by more than 80% compared with the Motion JPEG format, by as much as 50% compared with the traditional MPEG-4 Part 2 standard, and by an estimated 30% compared with MPEG-4 compression.
H.264 is expected to be the video standard of choice in the coming years.