NVIDIA’s Parallel Computing Architecture Driving Growing List of Groundbreaking Video Processing Solutions
Ambrado (Stand 11.C21, IDX Technology) designs, develops, and manufactures best-quality video processing solutions used in high-quality HD broadcast cameras and tapeless studio recording systems.
The Ambrado SR-2000 SuperRES Converter system, powered by the latest NVIDIA Fermi-based Quadro GPUs, is a CUDA architected SD to true HD up-down converter. SuperRES technology with Ambrado proprietary image processing algorithms produces superior video quality compared to standard up-down converters.
Blackmagic Design (Stand 7.B25) creates advanced video editing products, video converters, routers, color correctors, film restoration software and waveform monitors for the feature film, post production and broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s CUDA-optimized DaVinci Resolve, built on the NVIDIA CUDA architecture, is the industry standard for color correction, supporting more real time color correction than any other system. Accelerated with NVIDIA GPUs, all of the processing is always in real-time, even native 4K resolutions, stereoscopic 3D and real time grading direct from RED raw R3D.
BroadMotion develops and licenses high-performance JPEG2000 encoders and decoders for digital cinema and video devices. Combined with NVIDIA Quadro GPUs with CUDA technology, BroadMotion’s JPEG2000 2K DCP decoder platform can deliver real-time processing of DCI-compliant 2K bitstreams at 24 frames per second, an industry first on general purpose processors.
“Until now, processing digital cinema 2K streams required expensive, dedicated hardware,” said Jeff Brooks, CEO of Broadmotion. “The massively parallel processing power of CUDA technology enables BroadMotion to deliver a DCI-compliant solution for 2K JPEG2000 decoding on the NVIDIA Quadro GPUs. This creates new opportunities to deploy cost-effective solutions for digital cinema vendors.”
Elemental Technologies Inc. (Stand 13.C25) is the leading provider of massively parallel processing solutions for broadcast and online video decoding, encoding and transcoding. At IBC, Elemental is demonstrating its new NVIDIA CUDA-based Elemental Live solution as part of the Quadro Digital Video Pipeline, an end-to-end solution for GPU-accelerated acquisition, processing and delivery of standard and 3D broadcast video. The system will simultaneously encode, panelize and segment streams, saving valuable formatting time and eliminating traditional hardware.
“Elemental's product line leverages NVIDIA GPUs for compute-intensive video processing and conversion tasks,” said Keith Wymbs, VP of marketing, Elemental Technologies.
“3D encoding overwhelms the computational capabilities of most hardware platforms, but our solution shows that our CUDA-based Elemental Live can support 1080p 3D HD processing while simultaneously creating additional outputs for multiscreen adaptive bitrate delivery.”
MainConcept GmbH (Stand 2.C50) is a leading provider of software development kits for audio and video encoding, decoding, transcoding and streaming applications as well as codec plug-ins for key third party applications that enhance digital media workflows. MainConcept has implemented NVIDIA CUDA technology in its new CUDA H.264/AVC Encoder 1.0 as well as the Codec Suite 5.0 plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, both of which use NVIDIA GPUs for up to 10x faster encoding speed than possible on a CPU alone.
“Professional MainConcept customers can now easily take advantage of NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs for astounding performance improvements that outperform any other currently available H.264 codec,” said Muzaffer Beygirci, Managing Director of MainConcept. “Because of the mature CUDA eco-system, we were able to deliver our GPU-optimized products in record time and look forward to even more optimizations in the future.”