WHAT IS THIS?
This is a performance comparison in terms of image quality and bandwidth usage between three parts. Of the one part, Vimeo, a brand interested in the image and content quality, among other things. Of the other part, Youtube,
a well-known company offering numerous features, and conducted by excellent software engineers ...
... and finally a set of encoding techniques created by a computer graphics professional with 20+ years’ experience, who is providing more image quality and lower bit-rate, via an automated encoding process using ...
H.264, HEVC/H.265, VP8/VP9.
MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and Adobe HDS.
You can decide by yourself once you watch the video. There are some noteworthy points anyway, above all taking into account that a timelapse composition is always a difficult kind of video to encode.
As you can see, it is possible to reach Vimeo’s quality using virtually 50% lower bandwidth, and with an imperceptible effect in gradients at high motion zones —like water or clouds—, and with
improved quality in details like ground, stones or trees, and all this within the limits of a difficult to believe 49.37% off using H.264 codec.
In the Youtube’s case, the difference is evident even using 40% more bandwidth than Human Factor’s approach. Feel free to pause video in daylight scenes to see the perfectible performance of Youtube.
In summary, you can see the results of a set of techniques developed by Human Factor Video, which are able to save much money on bandwidth while keeping and improving image quality. Take your own decisions in accordance with these facts.