H.265 Video: here for real?

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H.265 Video: here for real?
10 months ago

A company named Aventura reports that it sells security and network videocameras that employ the h.265 high efficiency video codec, which is supposed to offer enhanced video quality, superior dynamic range, 50% less bandwidth, 50% less storage, 50% lower bitrate, resolution up to 35 megapixels, improved noise Levels, improved color spaces.

http://www.aventuracctv.com/h265/

Any security camera with higher resolution and lower storage requirements would obviously dominate the world market, whose current devices offer neither.

One of the company's models puportedly captures 1920x1080 video at 8mbps or lower.  If the claims for HEVC are true, the image quality might be on par with h.264 (XAVC, MP4 or AVCHD) files that are much larger.

Questions:

  1. Does Aventura offer real h.265 goods for sale in 2014?  Or is it taking advance orders from big corporate contractors for delivery at some date unknown?  No demos?
  2. Why no Google Android, Samsung, Apple, Nokia, or Netflix h.265 coders or players?  Wouldn't they find h.265 valuable to HD or UD video with less bandwidth?  There have been years of chatter (V9 vs h.265, etc) but no samples, other than perhaps screenshots with horrible WB.
  3. Might the h.265 video suitable for a security camera (whose competition is generally blurry, B&W) not be suitable for general consumer viewing?
  4. Why no h.265 cameras or players at any consumer electronics shows?
  5. How many CPU cores, and what speed, to the Aventura cameras require to encode h.265?  What cost, and how many watts of electricity, per 24 hours per camera?

Hitherto, the bottleneck impeding h.265 has been that it is too hard or slow to encode.  Presumably, most of the h.265 demos were captured real time using some easier codec, then converted to h.265 very slowly.

What that might mean is that h.265 may not appear in any commercial or consumer cameras for a long time, but that cameras will continue to use h.264, and YT or others will compress it to h.265 for more efficient streaming.  This might also insinuate that transcoding from h.265 to another format, and then back, might be very lossy (IQ loss), making it difficult to work with or edit.

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