MainConcept HEVC SDK

Bandwidth-Friendly HEVC/4K Encoding

Try the HEVC SDK for free!

30% Better
bitrate encoding efficiency than Open Source
2.5X Faster
performance with
Hybrid GPU
100% Reliable
and easy integration, with 60 days free professional support

MainConcept HEVC SDK 12.1 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 12.1 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