[opendtv] Re: Analysis: Should Apple Buy Hollywood?

  • From: Ron Economos <w6rz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 09:15:39 -0800

Craig, you should be happy to know that the interlace
coding tools MBAFF (Macroblock Adaptive Field/Frame)
and PAFF (Picture Adaptive Field/Frame) have been
abandoned in the new HEVC/H.265 compression standard.

Some of us graybeards are a little concerned (given that
there is 60+ years of interlaced content floating around).

To quote one of my old pals in the compression biz, "They
are all convinced that broadcast is a dinosaur and everything
will be point to point video streamed to progressive-only
handheld devices".


On 3/2/2012 6:46 AM, Craig Birkmaier wrote:
Yup. But your not going to see that in the big distribution pipes. What you are seeing is the move to progressive scanning at all resolutions, in which case 4:2:0 works just as well as 4:2:2 for interlaced sources.

The problem is not MPEG, the problem is iNtErLaCe.


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