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JCT-VC - Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding

​​​​​​​The Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) was a group of video coding experts from ITU-T Study Group 16 (VCEG) and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 (MPEG) created in 2010 to develop a new generation video coding standard to further reduce, by approximately 50% the data rate needed for high quality video coding, as compared to the then state-of-the-art AVC standard (Rec. ITU-T H.264 | ISO/IEC 14496-10).

JCT-VC developed the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) algorithm, that is published as twin text by ITU, ISO and IEC as Rec. ITU-T H.265 | ISO/IEC 23008-2. The group undertook further development and maintenance of HEVC until July 2020. Currently, HEVC is maintained in another joint t​​​eam of video coding experts, the ​JVET.
​In October 2017, the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded JCT-VC a Primetime Emmy for outstanding achievement in engineering for the development of HEVC that enabled efficient delivery in ultra-high-definition (UHD) content over multiple distribution channels and enjoys significant adoption in the marketplace.

Rec. ITU-T H.264 | ISO/IEC 14496-10, commonly referred to as H.264/MPEG-4-AVC, H.264/AVC, or MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC, has been developed as a joint activity within the JVT. This standard will also be maintained by the ​JVET.