Chapter 5. H.264 Syntax

  1. Professor Iain E. Richardson

Published Online: 20 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470989418.ch5

The H.264 Advanced Video Compression Standard, Second Edition

The H.264 Advanced Video Compression Standard, Second Edition

How to Cite

Richardson, I. E. (2010) H.264 Syntax, in The H.264 Advanced Video Compression Standard, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470989418.ch5

Author Information

  1. Vcodex Limited, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470516928

Online ISBN: 9780470989418

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Keywords:

  • H.264/AVC syntax - H.264-compliant video sequence structure;
  • H.264/AVC syntax hierarchical organization;
  • picture handling in H.264;
  • frames - luma samples array and two corresponding chroma samples arrays;
  • RBSP (Raw Byte Sequence Payload) trailing bits;
  • NAL - Network Abstraction Layer;
  • NAL unit - coded H.264 data stored as series of packets;
  • parameter sets, activation - NAL units carrying decoding parameters;
  • slice layer - slice types and slice headers;
  • macroblock layer - macroblock coding type

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • H.264 syntax

  • Frames, fields and pictures

  • NAL unit

  • Parameter Sets

  • Slice layer

  • Macroblock layer

  • Summary

  • References