September 29, 2015
By Rechelle Tangcangco
Upgrading to the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC)
HEVC offers up-to 50% bandwidth reduction for the same video quality compared to AVC/H.264 but at the expense of up-to 10x processing complexity. Factor in the 4x pixel count of 4K and the resulting processing demand overwhelms the majority of existing encoder solutions. Advantech will demonstrate the advantages of its HVC-8700, which performs real-time 4Kp60 4:2:2 10 bit HEVC encoding at less than 15W power consumption in a simple-to-integrate accelerator board and show how the same technology combined with 4K-capable SDI, HDMI 2.0 and Display Port 1.2 inputs in the HVC-8701 can also be configured to capture and encode 4 independent Full HD channels. At BIS 2015 a new small form factor HEVC encoding and streaming module that extends HEVC bandwidth reduction benefits to the mobile contribution part of the workflow.