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Vanguard Video Announces Multi-Platform Support for H.265/HEVC

September 16, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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At the International Broadcast Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam,�Vanguard Video�announced H.265/HEVC codecs for a broad range of hardware and software platforms, including x86, ARM, OpenCL GPU, and FPGA IP Cores.

  • x86 software H.265 codec SDK.�Vanguard Video announced�version 1.1�of V.265, its pure software codec, which supports both Main and Main10 (10-bit, 4:2:0) encoding profiles, real-time 1080p30 encoding,real-time 4Kp60 decoding, ultra high-quality dual-pass encoding, and an extensive set of optimizations for broadcast, video teleconferencing, and internet streaming.
  • ARM mobile software H.265 decoder.�Also included in V.265 is a highly optimized, multi-core, real-time HEVC decoder, supporting the NEON SIMD optimizations. This provides developers the technology to create HEVC players on most existing Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
  • OpenCL GPU H.265 acceleration.�Vanguard Video is previewing an OpenCL GPU HEVC encoder accelerator that more than doubles the performance of the V.265 software encoder running on the main processor. This technology is being demonstrated at the Intel stand 14.106.
  • FPGA Real-time H.265 encoder pipeline.�Vanguard Video is showcasing a hardware-based HEVC Intra-frame encoder which implemented on Xilinx Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 reference platforms. The HEVC encoder is provided as an IP core to developers to integrate into their video processing FPGA solutions.

"As a long-time supplier of high-quality video compression technology, we are excited to be among the first to provide high-performance H.265 codecs across a broad range of hardware and software platforms," said Raul Diaz, CEO of Vanguard Video. "Our technology spans the gamut from the highest quality 4K and HD encoding in pure software to real-time GPU acceleration to power- and space-efficient FPGA IP cores, allowing our customers to create high-quality video compression solutions for broadcast, internet streaming and video conferencing."

About Vanguard Video

Founded in 1995, Vanguard Video (formerly Vanguard Software Solutions) is a supplier of professional, broadcast quality H.264 and H.265/HEVC codec SDKs to top tier customers around the world. First to develop a pure software commercial real-time H.265/HEVC codec, Vanguard Video offers unparalleled performance and quality in video compression technology for various industry markets including device and handset manufacturers, mobile platform providers, manufacturers of professional broadcast equipment, application service providers, network operators, software and services integrators, and cloud streaming services. Vanguard Video codecs support a wide range of platforms including software implementations for x86 and ARM microprocessors, OpenCL acceleration for GPUs, and IP Cores for FPGA devices.

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