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AVC (Advanced Video Encoding)

AVC (Advanced Video Encoding): A common high definition video compression standard otherwise known as H.264/ MPEG-4 AVC.  Common for recording and distributing high definition video. Although AVC is a lossy compression algorithm, it is very efficient compared to MPEG-2 and yields high quality video signal with minimal visual loss. This is a ubiquitous format today. However, it is not an open access format; it has numerous software patents associated with it which can be a cause for concern regarding future access. [ Video Glossary ]

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