H.264 vs. MPEG-4 for Surveillance

Started by Jaime Andres Aranguren Cardona December 18, 2007

Supose you need to compress two independent video streams, each one being 
4-CIF (704 x 480) at 15 fps for a surveillance application, and that they 
(both) need to be steramed thru the same network but the max bitrate that 
you have for that streaming function is 2 Mbps.

Which one of the following codecs would you use?

- H.264 Baseline Profile
- MPEG-4 Simple Profile
- MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile

Is the max bit rate dependent on the processor used for compression (or FPGA 
or whatever), or is it dependent on the codec itself?



Jaime Andres Aranguren C.
SanJaaC Electronics
Soluciones en DSP

Posted via a free Usenet account from