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A Technical Overview of AV1

By Jingning Han, Bohan Li, Debargha Mukherjee, Ching-Han Chiang, Cheng Chen, Hui Su, Sarah Parker, Urvang Joshi, Yue Chen, Yunqing Wang, Paul Wilkins, Yaowu Xu and James Bankoski


The AV1 video compression format is developed by the Alliance for Open Media consortium. It achieves more than 30% reduction in bit-rate compared to its predecessor VP9 for the same decoded video quality. This paper provides a technical overview of the AV1 codec design that enables the compression performance gains with considerations for hardware feasibility

Topics: Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Image and Video Processing
Year: 2020
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