The 1st 8K video dataset for HTTP Adaptive Streaming

Video is dramatically growing in the global Internet traffic. The frame rate (FPS) is more and more, from 24 FPS to 60 or even 120 FPS and more. The video is bigger and bigger; from 240p (426×240) to 4K (3840×2160). Recently, there’s a need for 8K video dataset for testing and comparing different video codecs.

Some screenshot from the 8K Video dataset

Recently, ATHENA team from Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria, has published a dataset that comprises Ultra High Definition (UHD) 8K content. The resolution of the videos in this dataset is up to 7680×4320 or 8K with up to 322 seconds of length. The team encode these videos with multiple state-of-the-art codecs. They are Advanced Video Coding (AVC), High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), AOMedia Video 1 (AV1), and Versatile Video Coding (VVC). To be used in HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS), the videos are chopped into 2 segment lengths: 4 seconds and 8 seconds.

The dataset can be found here.