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Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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3D CineCast

Ultra HD in 2014: A Real World Analysis

Posted: 08 Apr 2014 10:51 AM PDT

An interesting white paper about UHD by Harmonic.

Vantrix Open Sources Free HEVC Encoder

Posted: 08 Apr 2014 09:21 AM PDT

Vantrix announced the creation of an open source version of the H.265 encoder, calling it the F265 project. The project aims to accelerate the industry-wide development and adoption of H.265, also known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).

H.265 is the successor to the industry standard H.264 codec used for video compression. The new specification, ratified in 2013, provides for double the data compression ratio of H.264 while ensuring the same level of visual quality. It is expected to be a major driver in the adoption of 4k Ultra High Definition and beyond by reducing the amount of transmission bandwidth required versus current standards.

Vantrix's F265 encoder will be licensed under the OSI BSD terms, enabling access to source code, free redistribution, and derived works. The intent is to encourage both researchers and commercial entities to contribute to the refinement and evolution of the code to accelerate the implementation of both software and hardware systems.

The project will initially target high quality offline encoding, but will not be limited to this scope. It is designed from the ground up to maximize quality and performance in offline and real time scenarios using recent hardware technology and interfaces such as the Intel AVX2 instruction set.

The F265 project site is in the process of being finalized and those interested in being notified of its availability can sign up at

Source: Vantrix

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