H.265, also known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), is a video compression standard developed by the JCT-VC organization. It is one of the potential successors to the widely used H.264 (AVC). Comparing to H.264, H.265 offers approximate double the data compression at the same level of video quality. H.265 also supports maximum video resolution of 8192 x 4320, including 8K UHD.
H.265 is an extension of the concepts in H.264. Both work by comparing different parts of a frame of video in order to remove redundancy. The primary changes for H.265 include the expansion of the pattern comparison and processing blocks from 16x16 to 64x64 pixels, improved variable block size segmentation, improved “intra” prediction within the same picture, improved motion vector prediction and motion region merging, improved motion compensation filtering and an additional filtering step called sample-adaptive offset filtering. Effective use of these improvements requires much more signal processing capability for compressing video, but has less impact on the amount of computation needed for decompression.
On May 2016, TeleEye launched a new MP400 Series IP cameras supporting H.265 and with maximum video resolution of WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels).