SHVC, the Scalable Extensions of HEVC, and Its Applications

    Yan Ye, Yong He, Ye⁃Kui Wang, and Hendry

[Abstract]This paper discusses SHVC, the scalable extension of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, and its applications in broadcasting and wireless broadband multimedia services. SHVC was published as part of the second version of the HEVC specification in 2014. Since its publication, SHVC has been evaluated by application standards development organizations (SDOs) for its potential benefits in video applications, such as terrestrial and mobile broadcasting in ATSC 3.0, as well as a variety of 3GPP multimedia services, including multi⁃party multi⁃stream video conferencing (MMVC), multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS), and dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP (DASH). This paper provides a brief overview of SHVC and the performance and complexity analyses of using SHVC in these video applications.

[Keywords] HEVC; SHVC; broadcasting; video conferencing; video streaming

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