AN OVERVIEW OF CORE CODING TOOLS IN THE AV1 VIDEO CODEC

Adrian Grange
Andrey Norkin
Ching-Han Chiang
Hui Su
Jean-Marc Valin
Jingning Han
Luc Trudeau
Nathan Egge
Paul Wilkins
Peter de Rivaz
Sarah Parker
Steinar Midtskogen
Thomas Davies
Yaowu Xu
Zoe Liu
The Picture Coding Symposium (PCS)(2018)
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Abstract

AV1 is an emerging open-source and royalty-free video compression format, which is jointly developed and finalized in early 2018 by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) industry consortium. The main goal of AV1 development is to achieve substantial compression gain over state-of-the-art codecs while maintaining practical decoding complexity and hardware feasibility. This paper provides a brief technical overview of key coding techniques in AV1 along with preliminary compression performance comparison against VP9 and HEVC.