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MainConcept HEVC SDK

Bandwidth-Friendly HEVC/4K Encoding
30% Better
2.5X Faster
100% Reliable
bitrate encoding efficiency
than Open Source
performance with
Hybrid GPU acceleration
and easy integration, with 60 days free professional support

Try the HEVC SDK for free!

MainConcept HEVC SDK is a bandwidth saver compared to x265/open source. According to the latest Moscow State University (MSU) codec performance comparison, MainConcept HEVC encoders showed 30% better bitrate efficiency than open source for fixed resolution video encoding. This makes MainConcept the leading choice for encoding HEVC/4K video content, allowing broadcast and OTT networks to save on bandwidth - with no loss in quality.

MainConcept HEVC SDK comes equipped with powerful new features you won’t get from open source, including 8K/60fps live video encoding, Canon XF HEVC 4:2:2 10-bit decoder support, and advanced GPU acceleration to maximize video encoding performance on low-cost hardware, saving time and money!

Key Features

  • HDR decoder with support for HLG/PQ and SDR conversion
  • 4:2:2 10-bit chroma for professional video
  • Canon XF HEVC 4:2:2 10-bit decoder support


  • Hybrid GPU acceleration
  • 8K live
  • 30% encoding time savings with MainConcept’s patented Intelligent ABR (SABET™) technology