Everything you wanted to know about Video Codecs - but were too afraid to ask

@inproceedings{Wood1998EverythingYW,
  title={Everything you wanted to know about Video Codecs - but were too afraid to ask},
  author={David Wood},
  year={1998}
}
Digital video compression technology continues to evolve, and the choice of systems presents a difficult challenge for broadcasters and web content providers. In this article, the author explains some of the factors shaping the evolution of video compression technology, and offers some insights into the comparative performance of video compression systems. The article is based on a presentation given in spring 2003 to the EBU Technical Assembly in Moscow.