The MainConcept HEVC SDK offers comprehensive encoding and decoding support for the 4:2:0 8-bit Main profile. The encoder also includes pre-configured templates for DivX HEVC 720p, 1080p and 4K profiles. The HEVC/H.265 decoder offers faster than real-time playback in various profiles and levels supported in the standard, up to 4K in version 2.0.
For solutions that cater to content preparation and transcoding into adaptive formats for digital delivery, such as DivX Plus Streaming™, DASH or Apple’s HLS, MainConcept offers SABET™; our patent-pending Smart Adaptive Bitrate Encoding Technology that enables efficient accelerated encoding across profiles. The technology allows encoding of up to 10 output streams from a single source while maintaining equal high quality across all levels within an adaptive stream set by leveraging shared data. SABET effectively provides software programmers the ability to enable their solutions to encode adaptive formats in less time, or with less hardware.
HEVC/H.265, the successor to AVC/H.264, more than triples the existing AVC intra-frame prediction modes to achieve significant bitrate savings, It is targeted to next-generation HDTV displays and content capture systems that feature progressive scanned frames and display resolutions from QVGA (320x240) up to 1080p and Ultra HDTV 4320p (7680x4320.) HEVC’s flexible Coding Units, which can be up to 64x64, replace fixed-sized H.264 macroblocks, sub-partitioning the picture into rectangular regions. In addition, the intra-picture or inter-picture prediction types provide higher encoding flexibility. The result is a codec that can offer up to 50% reduced bitrate at the same quality when compared to AVC/H.264.
MainConcept HEVC technology is also available throughout all of our HEVC content creation tools. Our premier, highly scalable transcoding application, TotalCode, along with MainConcept SDKs including DivX® HEVC profiles, are poised to build the world’s most comprehensive HEVC ecosystem.
|Smart Adaptive Bitrate Encoding Technology (SABET)||Efficient encoding of adaptive formats to maximize transcoding resources by sharing data across profiles, which reduces total encoding time by over 30 percent.|
|Profiles||4:2:0 8-bit (Main)profile and DivX HEVC profile support for 4K, 1080p and 720p.|
|Compression||I-, P-, B-Frames, Pyramid B-Frames, and fixed or adaptive GOP structure with scene change detection and adaptive B-Frame count.|
|Compliance||Encoder HM 11 compliant, with decoding support for all HM 11 anchor-streams.|
|Rate Control||ConstantQ, CBR 1-Pass, and VBR 1-Pass|
|HRD Conformance||Rate Control Extension for Streaming Applications.|
|Formats||Multiplexing and demultiplexing support for MKB and MP4 containers.|
|Quality Control||Full Pixel Motion Estimation, Sub-Pixel Motion Estimation, Deblocking, Sample Adaptive Offset (SAO), Transform Split, Transform Skip, Inter Partitioning including AMP, Intra Partitioning, Data Sign Hide, Strong Intra Smoothing, and Performance Tuning and Coding Tree Unit (CTU) Relevance Detection|
|Coding Unit Support||Up to 64 x 64 to support UHD (4K) resolutions.|
|Processor Architectures||Optimized for Multi-Core and Assembler.|
|Supported Platforms||Windows, Mac and Linux (32-bit/64-bit); HEVC Decoder is also available for ARMv7 platforms (iOS and Android)|
HEVC SDK v2.0 is made up of the following components available for evaluation:
- HEVC/H.265 Video Encoder (LL)
- HEVC/H.265 Config Tool
- HEVC/H.265 Video Decoder
- MPEG Demultiplexer (DS)
- Windows XP or Vista, Windows 7 32-/64-bit
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (Mac/Intel), 32-/64-bit
- Linux 32-/64-bit - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Please contact your local sales representative to verify SDK availability for your Linux distribution.)
|HEVC Codec SDK||Complete HEVC encoder and decoder w/out SABET|
|HEVC Codec SDK + SABET||HEVC Codec SDK including our Smart Adaptive Bitrate Encoding Technology|
|HEVC Decoder SDK||Stand-alone HEVC decoder SDK|
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