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HEVC (H.265)

HEVC or High-Efficiency Video Coding is a video compression standard. It is also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2. HEVC offers around twice the data compression ratio at a similar level of video quality, or considerably enhanced video quality at a similar bit rate in comparison to AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10 or H.264). Including 8K UHD, it supports resolutions up to 8192×4320.