Best of Coppa d'Europa 2016

Thursday, 05 May 2016

Paddy distilled hours of recording down to this film - the pure essence of motor racing for car enthusiasts and petrol heads. The film Best Of Coppa d'Europa 2016 contains only the best ingredients: speed, straight tracks, narrow roads, dangerous bends and classic cars, accompanied by the lovely sound of a V6 engine.

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Coppa d'Europa 2016

Coppa d'Europa 2016

There's one more thing: Paddy proudly presents the first film encoded in a new video compression standard called High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265. HVEC promises that it encodes video files up to twice as efficiently compared to previous standards like H.264 - that's a bold statement. So it's time for proof: Paddy encoded Best of Coppa d'Europa 2016 four times and used each time the same settings such as 720p, 60fps, 7000KB/s bit rate, two-pass.
Let's compare the results:

EncoderFile size [MB] (du -h)
VP9 (libvpx-vp9)431
H.264 (libx264)399
VP8 (libvpx)395
H.265 (libx265)366

That is a impressive result even if it's not half the size of the others. But, and there's always a but, most browsers don't support HVEC/H.265 yet. However, here is Best of Coppa d'Europa 2016 in H.265 - just play it in your favourite video player and see for yourself. Paddy would love to hear your feedback.