The MainConcept HEVC Encoder SDK offers comprehensive support for 4:2:0 Main and Main 10 profiles including support for BT.2020 enhanced color gamut as well as SMPTE 2084 based HDR-10, and HLG transfer characteristics signaling in accordance with ITU-R BT.2100-0. Depending on whether used on a 6th and 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor the encoder can leverage Intel Quick Sync Video technology for hardware-accelerated 8-bit and / or 10-bit operation and significant CPU load reduction. The software encoder offers real-time 4K60 encoding for 8-bit and 10-bit profiles.
For solutions that cater to content preparation and transcoding into adaptive formats for digital delivery, MainConcept offers SABET™ enabling efficient accelerated encoding across profiles. The technology allows encoding of up to 12 output streams from a single source while maintaining equal high quality across all levels within an adaptive stream set by leveraging shared data.
The MainConcept HEVC/H.265 Decoder allows 8K60p real-time playback up to 10-bit 4:4:4 on dedicated systems. To obtain high-speed performance on supported low-end systems, the decoder offers a DXVA option to utilize GPU power for accelerated HEVC/H.265 playback on Windows. For HDR (High Dynamic Range) support, the HEVC Decoder fills dedicated HDR-10, HLG and PQ-10 data structure provided by UCC.
Boost MainConcept HEVC SDK with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
MainConcept is always looking for ways how to improve performance of the HEVC Encoder and Decoder components by doing extensive testing on various platforms. Recently, MainConcept compared its HEVC SDK 8.2 on IntelⓇ XeonⓇ E5-2699v4 @ 2.2 GHz x2 with latest Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 @ 2.7 GHz x2. The new IntelⓇ XeonⓇ Scalable Processors provide up to 42% performance improvements compared to previous E5 generations. On the decoding side, our latest HEVC SDK achieves up to 58% speedup for the same format and resolution.
Looking at HEVC 8K 10-bit playback, the MainConcept HEVC Decoder even obtains a performance boost of up to 82% on an Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 compared to IntelⓇ XeonⓇ E5-2699v4.
Powering production workflows and services with the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors results in significantly better quality for HEVC/H.265 4K live encoding or reduced conversion time for offline transcoding.
Smart Adaptive Bitrate Encoding Technology (SABET)
Efficient encoding of adaptive formats from a single source by sharing processing data across up to 12 different profiles, which reduces total encoding time by over 30 percent.
Up to 18% improved image quality compared to single-pass encoding with strict HRD- and target bitrate compliance.
High Dynamic Range Support
Signalling SMPTE 2084 based HDR-10 including SMPTE 2086 mastering display metadata and MaxFALL, MaxCLL. In addition, it supports HLG transfer characteristics signaling in accordance with ITU-R BT.2100-0.
Large Set of Decoding Profiles
Support of a many profiles in the MainConcept HEVC Decoder such as 4:2:0 8-bit (Main), 4:2:0 10-bit (Main 10), 4:2:0 12-bit (Main 12) and 4:2:2 8-bit (Main 4:2:2), 4:2:2 10-bit (Main 4:2:2 10) and 4:4:4 10-bit (Main 4:4:4 10), 4:4:4 12-bit (Main 4:4:4 12), DVB-T2. Additional, seamless hardware decoding of H.265 video for improved CPU consumption if capable GPU available.
MainConcept HEVC/H.265 SDK Data Sheet
Detailed information and feature set overview of the available packages and their included components.
|HEVC/H.265 Encoder SDK||Stand-alone HEVC Encoder with related multiplexers and audio encoders|
|SABET for HEVC Encoder||Add-on feature enabling Smart Adaptive Bitrate Encoding Technology for more efficient ABR content creation.|
|2-Pass Encoding for HEVC Encoder||Add-on feature enabling 2-Pass Encoding for highest visual quality in offline encoding.|
|HEVC/H.265 Decoder SDK||Stand-alone HEVC decoder with supported demultiplexers and audio decoders|
PlayBox Technology Case Study
PlayBox Technology Ltd. has licensed MainConcept’s HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, MPEG-2 and DVCPRO HD Decoder SDKs within their CaptureBox Neo and AirBox Neo solutions. Besides its market proven Codec technology, AirBox Neo is also using MainConcept’s SCTE-35 SDK for inserting Dynamic Ad markers on-the-fly into MPEG-2 Transport Streams.
Soliton Case Study
Camera operators shooting news or sports events in the field use professional camcorders with high-quality broadcast formats. For breaking news and mobile live broadcasting, bandwidth is limited and requires an efficient streaming codec. For encoding, Soliton Systems introduced the world's first HEVC/H.265 mobile hardware encoder for video transmission. On the client side, the MainConcept® HEVC Decoder SDK provides a flexible software solution that allows for real-time playback of HEVC/H.265 content.
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