AV1, VP9, x265, x264 Video Codec Comparison - 562kb/s

Source are frames 13500 to 13900 from 1080 PNG Tears of Steel, (CC) Blender Foundation | mango.blender.org - Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

Source images are encoded in raw YUV420p .

ffmpeg -f image2 -pattern_type glob -r 24 -i '13*.png' -vf format=yuv420p source.y4m

macOS 10.12.4, 1.8 GHz Core i5 (I5-3427U), 8GiB 1600 MHz DDR3 - 2017-03-29

AV1

Aomedia AV1
version : 2016-04-07 v0.1.0 "AOMedia Codec 1"

./aomenc --fps=24/1 --end-usage=cq --target-bitrate=512 -o aom.webm source.y4m
Resutling file is 1170104B (561.65 kb/s) - speed 0.02 fps

file : av1_562.webm (won't play in browser)

AV1 2018-02

Compiled from source, 2018-02-12
AOMedia Project AV1 Encoder 0.1.0-8036-gbb87c66d0

./aomenc --fps=24/1 --threads=8 --codec=av1 --end-usage=cq --target-bitrate=512 -t 8 --cpu-used=0 --tile-columns=4 -o aom_512.webm source.y4m
Resutling file is 1202794B (577.34 kb/s)

file : av1-2018-02_577.webm (won't play in browser)

AV1 2018-06

Compiled from source, 2018-06-26
AOMedia Project AV1 Encoder 1.0.0-6-gce8f4811b (default)

./aomenc --fps=24/1 -u 0 --codec=av1 --end-usage=cq --target-bitrate=512 -t 8 --cpu-used=0 -o aom_512.webm source.y4m
Resutling file is 1145747B (549.98 kb/s)

file : av1-2018-06_550.webm (may play in future browsers)

VP9

Libvpx
version : VP9 Encoder v1.6.1-389-gd856157

./vpxenc --fps=24/1 --target-bitrate=575 -o vp9.webm source.y4m
Resutling file is 1169059B (561.15 kb/s) - speed 0.49 fps

file : vp9_562.webm

x265

x265
version 2.3+23-gd15361c

./x265 --fps 24/1 -p veryslow --bitrate 545 --pass 2 source.y4m -o x265.x265
Resutling file is 1173632B (561.71 kb/s) - speed 0.62 fps

file : x265_562.mp4 (won't play in browser)

x265 2018-06

version 2.8+24-289b8a3730ae

./x265 --fps 24/1 -p veryslow --bitrate 547 --pass 2 source.y4m -o x265.x265
Resutling file is 1169594 B (561.42 kb/s) - speed 2.52 fps

file : x265_547.mp4 (won't play in browser)

x264

x264
version : x264 core:148 r2762 90a61ec

./x264 --fps 24/1 --preset veryslow --bitrate 523 --pass 2 source.y4m -o x264.x264
Resutling file is 1170678B (561.93 kb/s) - speed 3.65 fps

file : x264_562.mp4 (playback bug in browser)

Frame 0

source - frame 0 av1 2017-03 - frame 0 av1 2018-02 - frame 0 av1 2018-06 - frame 0 vp9 - frame 0 x265 2016.04 - frame 0 x265 2018-06 - frame 0 x264 - frame 0

Frame 200

source - frame 200 av1 2017-03 - frame 200 av1 2018-02 - frame 200 av1 2018-06 - frame 200 vp9 -    frame 200 x265 2016.04 -   frame 200 x265 2018-06 -   frame 200 x264 -   frame 200

Frame 226

source - frame 226 av1 2017-03 - frame 226 av1 2018-02 - frame 226 av1 2018-06 - frame 226 vp9 - frame 226 x265 2016.04 - frame 226 x265 2018-06 - frame 226 x264 - frame 226

Frame 260

source - frame 260 av1 2017-03 - frame 260 av1 2018-02 - frame 260 av1 2018-06 - frame 260 vp9 -    frame 260 x265 2016.04 -   frame 260 x265 2018-06 -   frame 260 x264 -   frame 260

Frame 399

source - frame 399 av1 2017-02 - frame 399 av1 2018-02 - frame 399 av1 2018-06 - frame 399 vp9 -    frame 399 x265 2016.04 -   frame 399 x265 2018-06 -   frame 399 x264 -   frame 399