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MGCOOL Explorer 2 Has Smaller Size and Higher Quality

by Shine Wong 7

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After some huge leaks, MGCOOL has finally taken the wraps off its new Explorer 2 and announced that the Explorer 2 will support 4K H.265/HEVC recording.

With the smaller size and higher quality, H.265/HEVC codec has become more and more popular codec used by more camcorder brands, like GoPro Hero 5.

What is H.265 codec?


H.265, whose full name is High Efficiency Video Coding, is a new video coding standard that specifies how to decode video, which is the successor to Advanced Video Coding (AVC), also known as H.264.

It is developed by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC), and the first version of the standard was completed, approved, and published in 2013. The second version was completed and approved in 2014 and published in early 2015, and includes format range extensions, scalable coding extensions (SHVC), and multi-view extensions (MV-HEVC).

Advantages of H.265 Codec


As data-intensive as HD is, 4K is even worse.HEVC’s main advantage over H.264/AVC is that it offers roughly double the compression ratio for the similar quality, though compression efficiency results vary depending on the type of content and the encoder settings, at typical consumer video distribution bit rates. This means that a video file encoded with HEVC can occupy half the storage space of its H.264 equivalent with no noticeable change in quality.

Moreover, when compressed to the same file size or bit rate as H.264, H.265 delivers significantly better visual quality. Sounds pretty good, isn’t it?

Now we know well that how is H.265 superior to H.264. Without doubt, Explorer 2 will offer its users with better experience by reducing file size with original quality being remained.

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  • Chandan Mitra

    4K, touch screen, voice control?? Enough surprises? Or anything left?? When in a news last week you said this to guess what can be added like GoPro or Yi2, I thought any one of this feature would be added in this but now I see they added all the features at once. Bravo!


    I don’t want but still I have to say, if they could bring this kind of epic upgrade in their devices they could spread theirselves globally very earlier, but it’s never too late. I liked this H.265. They took a step to be on the front line along with GoPro and YI

  • Cristian Cacciatore

    This is surely a good cam, it has got a really good quality with little memory occupied

  • Flavio

    The quality seems the best they’ve ever used. Anyway, I think they could do better in the future

  • JTiG

    It is great they have decided to include this feature in their new camera, this will allow people to take longer videos and those videos will take up less space! 🙂

  • Maya~

    i don’t think mgcool manufactures these cameras, they just stick their logo on them and that’s all…

  • Alex Morgan

    This is the device that I want….The features are just what I want ….4k video with touch screen and voice control….. Just a beast….