Key considerations when selecting a video compression algorithm: Part 3

A comparison between H.264, MJPEG and other common compression schemes for surveillance video

With H.264/temporal compression, system variability increases and predictability decreases, complicating overall system design. These complications can be accounted for and designed around when you are armed with accurate information. Our company places high value on providing all the information you need to build a system that exceeds your customers' expectations. We trust these articles have exceeded your expectations in providing such information.


1. Wikipedia - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
2. Adobe Developer Connection - Encoding Options for H.264 Video
3. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology - Overview of the H.264/AVC Video Coding Standard

About the authors:

Pete DeAngelis of IQinVisionPeter DeAngelis is president and chief executive officer megapixel surveillance camera manufacturer for IQinVision.  Before joining IQinVision, Peter was co-founder, Vice President of Engineering, and Chief Technical Officer of San Diego-based Rokenbok Toy Company. Previously, he served as Director of New Products at Newpoint Corporation, a division of Proxima Corporation. Mr. DeAngelis’ successful career in start-up organizations began with PC Devices Inc., a company he founded in the early 1990s to market and sell PC-based audio products. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine and holds numerous US and foreign patents.

Paul Bodell of IQinVisionPaul Bodell is chief marketing officer for IQinVision. He has spent over 15 years in the security industry with senior management positions at Sensor/HID, Silent Knight, and Philips CCTV. Paul is a regular contributor to top industry magazines and is active in SIA, the IP UserGroup, and other industry groups. He holds undergraduate degrees in Engineering from the University of Connecticut, Mathematics from Fairfield University, and an MBA from University of New Haven.