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What’s New in NVIDIA Video Codec SDK 6.0NVIDIA Video Codec SDK 6.0 adds following new features.
- Unified SDK for video encoding and decoding
- Windows 10 official support
- Support for H.264 Motion Estimation only mode
- Support for input surfaces in RGB format
- Support for SEI and VUI fields for H.265
- Support for Adaptive Quantization for improved subjective visual quality with H.265 (adaptive quantization for H.264 is already supported)
- GPUs supported for H.265 (HEVC) encoding
- GeForce GTX 960, GTX 980. GTX Titan X
- Quadro M4000, M5000, M6000
- Tesla M4, M6, M60
- Various quality and performance improvements in encoding
- SDK samples no longer require the CUDA toolkit installed in order to build.
The NVIDIA Encoder (NVENC) API enables software developers to access the high-performance hardware H.264 and HEVC (H.265) video encoder in Kepler and Maxwell class NVIDIA GPUs (See list of supported GPUs below).NVENC provides high-quality video encoding that is faster and more power efficient in comparison to equivalent CUDA-based or CPU-based encoders. By using dedicated hardware for the video encoding task, the GPU CUDA cores and/or the CPU are available for other compute-intensive tasks. NVENC on GeForce hardware can support a maximum of 2 concurrent streams per system. NVENC for GRID, Tesla and certain Quadro GPUs (see below) can support as many streams as possible up to maximum NVENC encoder rate limit and available video memory.To test NVENC with MediaCoder, please install the latest MediaCoder Full Edition and install the following update. Read the rest of this entry >>
MediaCoder's Segmental Video Encoding (SVE) is now working with H.265/HEVC encoding. SVE is a unique techonology in MediaCoder designed to improve the parallelism of those encoders unable to consume 100% CPU power due to the lack of or non-optimal multi-threading implementation. By observation, x265, the H.265/HEVC encoder used in MediaCoder, is not utilizing 100% CPU power on a quad-core i7 processor. That's when SVE becomes effective in boosting the encoding. Another importance of working SVE with H.265 is that it is the fundamental of future distributive encoding of H.265.