NVIDIA’s Parallel Computing Architecture Driving Growing List of Groundbreaking Video Processing Solutions
Microsoft (Topaz Lounge) and Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro allow users to quickly and easily encode both live and pre-recorded video in a wide variety of file formats. With Expression Encoder, video production pros can customize their video and publish it to a Web server, guaranteeing viewers a rich, pixel-perfect media experience. Expression Encoder sets itself apart by enabling high-performance acceleration of H.264 output formats using NVIDIA GPUs with CUDA technology, far surpassing the performance capability of CPU-only solutions.
“When it comes to HD video encoding for professional video applications, time is money,” said Eric Zocher, General Manager for Expression at Microsoft Corp. “By collaborating with NVIDIA, Microsoft helps deliver a quality performance advantage with Expression Encoder.”
TDVision Systems, Inc. provides a complete acquisition, encoding, decoding and visualization platform for true 3D HD video. TDVision utilizes the NVIDIA Digital Video Pipeline to provide Full HD 3D to the home through CATV, IPTV, and Blu-ray. Its 2D+Delta system uniquely encodes stereoscopic video by comparing the left and right stereoscopic views and taking advantage of the redundancies between them, resulting in a reduction of bandwidth usage and huge cost savings.
“By utilizing the power of NVIDIA Quadro pro graphics and CUDA, we can perform very advanced mathematical processes to provide both a 2D and 3D signal on one channel,” said Ethan Schur, CMO, TDVision Systems. “This offers content providers the ability to transmit the highest quality 3D, up to 1080p at 60 frames per second per view, directly to the home, while still ensuring backward compatibility on 2D legacy decoders.”
The Foundry (Stand 7.J18), a leading provider of visual effects software, is utilizing the CUDA parallel processing architecture in its new Kronos retimer for Adobe AfterEffects. In addition, its Mari texture painting software is designed to utilize the full line of Quadro GPUs, leveraging the hundreds of processing cores of the new NVIDIA Fermi architecture and their massive framebuffers.
To learn more, visit: www.nvidia.com/quadro.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA’s expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The company holds more than 1,100 U.S. patents, including ones covering designs and insights which are fundamental to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.